DALLAS – June 8, 2012 – World leaders, dignitaries and celebrities from across the globe descended upon the city yesterday to attend a historic event honoring global humanitarian and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 35 years of spiritual leadership. Aptly titled “A Triumphant Journey,” the two-hour, black-tie celebration was hosted by director/writer/producer Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, at the state-of-the-art AT&T Winspear Opera House in downtown Dallas.
Bishop Jakes, senior pastor of the 30,000 member Dallas-based church The Potter’s House, was celebrated for a career spanning more than three decades. A true man of God, Bishop Jakes was lauded for his accomplishments in ministry and entertainment, as well as his dedication to humanity and family, in front of a packed audience comprised of family, friends, parishioners, dignitaries, celebrities and fans.