T.D. Jakes is a charismatic leader, visionary, provocative thinker, and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a 30,000-member Dallas-based church. He is also the founder of T.D. Jakes Ministries, a global humanitarian organization. Named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine and CNN, Jakes’ voice reverberates from the world’s most prominent stages. Beyond the pulpit, Jakes is the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards. His global impact has empowered leaders at high profile conference series, including the International Leadership Summit (formerly International Pastors and Leadership Conference), among others. He is also the founder of the new Jakes Divinity School. Additionally, his reach spans across television, radio, and countless films, including A Dog’s Way Home, Miracles from Heaven, and Jumping the Broom. Author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Instinct: The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive and DESTINY: Step Into Your Purpose, his latest release, Crushing: God Turns Pressure Into Power, is a must-have for leaders. Married to Serita for more than three decades, he is the father of five and a proud grandfather.