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Thousands Gather to Pay Tribute to Worldwide Spiritual Leader, Bishop T.D. Jakes

Bishop T.D. Jakes and his wife, Serita


On Friday, June 8, world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities gathered to celebrate spiritual leader and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes‘ 35-year career in ministry at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX.

Produced by Ron Weisner Entertainment, the evening was filled with moving tributes, including a special surprise appearance from international media icon Oprah Winfrey. Hosts Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien were among the A-list celebrities participating in the black tie gala, aptly titled “A Triumphant Journey.”

The night included music performances from R&B artists Chaka Khan, Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, KEM, Kelly Price, gospel artists BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, and Mary Mary, and jazz musicians Keiko Matsui and Kirk Whalum.


Check out some pictures from the event below:

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Media mogul Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King

CNN's Soledad O'Brien and producer/writer/director Tyler Perry

Bishop T.D. Jakes and actress Angela Bassett

Jordin Sparks


Music legends Bebe Winans and Chaka Khan


Actor Derek Luke and wife Sophia


Sony Pictures executive DeVon Franklin and actress Meagan Good

Photos courtesy of TDJ Enterprises

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  1. Dean

    June 11, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    Congratulations, Bishop Jakes. May God continue to Bless you; so that you can continue to be a Blessing to others.

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