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He is he force behind the annual celebrity studded celebration of faith called ‘MegaFest’.

Bishop T.D. Jakes has become a sort of celebrity in his own right. In fact, Time Magazine once wondered if he might be America’s next Billy Graham.

Jakes, who leads a 35,000-member non-denominational Potter’s House mega church in Dallas gives a Sunday sermon in a stadium-style building.

Now he’s getting ready to reach the even larger Monday through Friday crowd as he takes to a more secular stage for T.D. Jakes — the talk show.

Jakes says viewers can expect, “A Dr. Phil meets Oprah sort of thing. I’m absolutely excited about it. We’re going to deal with everything–some of the pitfalls we get into–but more importantly how do we get out of them? It’s an opportunity to reach a lot of people with hope and encouragement and excitement. And it’s fun for me to be able to be on a platform where I can talk about everything.”

The hour-long weekday show will initially debut for a trial run on four TEGNA stations starting August 17, including WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland from 2-3 p.m.

“It’s nice to be challenged again at this stage in my life. I’m 58 years old and I have the opportunity to do something new and fresh and exciting.”

 

Will you be watching Bishop Jakes’ upcoming test show?  Comment below!

 

READ MORE: WKYC.com

Article Courtesy of WKYC Channel 3 News Cleveland

Picture Courtesy of Getty Images

Bishop T.D. Jakes Enterting the Talk Show Arena with a Test Run in August was originally published on wzakcleveland.com

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