TD Jakes: There Are More People in Theaters on Friday Than in Pews on Sunday

Bishop T.D. Jakes
Bishop T.D. Jakes

In the Nov. 4 issue of JET magazine, the publication spotlights some of the most critically acclaimed films due to release this season, representing an array of established and up-and-coming black actors, directors and producers.

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.

“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.”

The media mogul dishes to JET about the latest medium added to his arsenal—a talk show. T.D. Jakes: Mind, Body & Soul, airing now on BET, uses celebrities and guests to address issues plaguing our community.

But the groundbreaking national platform isn’t his only big reveal. 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.

The Nov. 4 issue of JET magazine is now available on newsstands. 

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