T.D. Jakes is on the cover and discusses his new TV show, upcoming film and how he has utilized modern technology to reach the masses on a spiritual level. While he is nationally known as a pastor Jakes has also gained recognition for producing popular African-American films, such as Jumping the Broom, Sparkle and Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day. Recently he went all in on the Preachers Of LA. for doing a reality show.
“The great commission calls Christians to go into the world and spread the Good News,” says Jakes. “We can use television, we can use books, but there are more people in the theaters on Friday nights than the pews on Sunday morning.”
On Thanksgiving Day, Fox Searchlight will release Jakes’ film Black Nativity, an adaption of Langston Hughes’ 1961 play, which stars Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker and Tyrese Gibson, to name a few.