Dallas is the place to be this weekend if you’re a person of faith. Bishop T.D. Jakes’s MegaFest is going on. It’s estimated that more than 50,000 people from 40 countries will attend the annual three-day festival.
Special guests include Oprah Winfrey, who will tape two “Oprah’s Lifeclass” episodes with Jakes during the Festival, Jennifer Hudson, who will perform at the “Women Of Purpose” concert and take questions from fans, Cedric the Entertainer, Pastor Joel Osteen, Mary Mary and Babyface. This is the first time ever that MegaFest will be held in Dallas, home to Jakes’ mega-church, The Potter’s House.
“We’re taking all the buildings that we can get in Dallas,” Jakes told the Tom Joyner Morning Show. “We’re expecting 50,000, but we’re prepared for more if we get it, we’ve got overflow and we’re braced for it. We just don’t know which way we’re going to go.
The traffic, the phone calls, the Twitter, the Facebook, the Instagram have all indicated that people are really excited about this event. It’s good for us to be able to manage if from our own city and our own members have access to it. The City of Dallas has been so amenable to us and we’re excited to have it here.”
Mega Fest includes a wealth of conferences and seminars that Jakes is known for, including an International Faith and Family Festival, concerts with LaCrae and the “Women Of Purpose” concert, along with ManPower, MegaKids, Woman, Thou Art Loosed and other events.
MegaFest will also include the Faith and Film Festival as part of its lineup, showcasing faith-based films like the upcoming “Heaven Is Real” and “Black Nativity” which Jakes produced through his film production company. Jakes’ media onslaught continues with “T. D. Jakes Presents Mind, Body and Soul” his debut weekly talk show on BET.
“I’m excited about that,” Jakes said. “It’s starting on October 6. It’s going to be fun and [provide] opportunities to talk about things that go beyond the pulpit just to life itself in general. I think it’s going to be entertaining and informative.”
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (6/18-6/24)
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1. Me & the homie @jaleelwhite #RujohnFoundation Happy to be in Jamaica! Good times
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5. Good Morning. Early day in Detroit! Making press rounds for @thebossnetwork's Ladies That Lead Tour. Thank you @traycemadre and @colourbynumbr for my glam.
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6. POWER the best show on TV @djenvy, Queens we so big out here. #EFFENVODKA #FRIGO
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7. They said u lost a step, wasn't explosive as once was, the best days was in the real view, questioned your drive, your leadership, your commitment, you don't have killer instinct, going back home is the worst mistake in your career, he got the coach fired, players traded, won't work between him and Kyrie, Him and Kev won't work, love your teammates to much, there's no way he can deliver a championship in his hometown, etc etc etc.... But guess what THATS NONE OF MY BUSINESS #StriveForGreatness #ThisOneIsForTheLand #PutSomeRespeckOnMyName Hahahaha!!! Yes sir
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8. Oooooh weeee this man right here is responsible for at least three of our four babies!! #JOE ❤❤❤🎤 #rnb #king #voicelikebutter #ForPeetesSake
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9. Hanging with my @abcnetwork family! @abcunclebuck tonite y'all check us out ! @anthonyanderson @traceeellisross
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10. My broski ( @sayeedshahidi ) and I are on Top 5 Live on @go90 at 5 (which is super duper close)! Make sure to tune in :) #UncleBuck #Blackish
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11. Lights out💤 #GoodNight
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12. Late nights mornings
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13. Ran into the lovely talented @siedahgarrett on this brutiful favvuz deh!
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15. Big Hair and Optical Illusions #OceanDrive #MiamiLiving #coverparty
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16. MAMA and THE SAVAGES ... ⚓️ #supportyourlocalgirlgang
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17. From the bottom of my ❤️, thank you new followers & old! & hello fellow night owls! #grateful #racheltrue #naturalhair #curlyhair #curlygirl #healthyhair
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18. I feel so grateful because I met these amazing young minds, visiting from Houston TX, during their college tour stop today at #usc.These students are ALL extraordinary and embody academic excellence so I'm humbled to have shared a few moments with them to applaud and celebrate their bright futures ahead! Thank you @EmergeFellows for inviting me to speak and blessing me with your love and attention this afternoon!
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19. Happy Fathers Day Pops. U taught me how to be a man. Lessons of love, hard work & gratefulness. Sorry the fishing didn't stick. LOL. I Love U!
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20. Sky Zone and Ice Cream! Best Fathers Day Ever!! Photo credit @mariahcarey
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21. Look what finally came in the mail 😎 #mtvmovieawards2016 💥+🌽! #straightouttacompton
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22. Claudia Jordan: ....
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23. 'Member that time I almost knocked a bajillion dollar camera off the car? Really? Yeah, me neither! #Greenleaf Episode 2 comin atcha!
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24. Full of love. #birthday #Cabo
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