CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

T.D. Jakes Helps Make “Sparkle” Shine

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Steve Pickett
Steve is an Emmy Award winning journalist. He has been recogn...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl T.D. Jakes Helps Make Sparkle ShinePick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 T.D. Jakes Helps Make Sparkle ShineCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 T.D. Jakes Helps Make Sparkle ShineViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 T.D. Jakes Helps Make Sparkle ShinePick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Dallas used to be all about J.R. and Southfork Ranch. Now, it’s all about T.D. and The Potter’s House.

T.D. Jakes is one of the most well-known men in the nation. While most people know him as leader of The Potter’s House church in Dallas, Jakes is also a rising star behind the scenes in Hollywood. “Wow, I’m flattered,” he said about comparisons to Larry Hagman’s legendary character. His most recent work is as producer of the highly anticipated movie “Sparkle.”

Although he is a national face of faith, with 30,000 members in his congregation, Jakes is now preaching from a different pulpit as the long-awaited and much talked-about motion picture opens Friday. “Sparkle” stars Jordin Sparks, and is the last film for singer/actress Whitney Houston. “I loved the movie, the original,” he told CBS 11 News, referring to the 1976 version of the film.

This remake is part of the mission — and message — that Jakes continues to spread. “I think ‘Sparkle’ ties into the making of a dream, the tenacity of a young girl, to learn to believe in herself and to fight for that belief. It’s a message America needs to see right now,” Jakes said. While his message is typically one of faith, it is also soaked in the power of possibilities. “We are very selective about the movies we choose to do. They may not always be faith-based films, but they’re always films with a message.”

Jakes and that message have found success well beyond the church, as a media brand with worldwide impact, and a businessman with the power to produce a major motion picture. As he said, “There are more people in the theater than there will ever be in the sanctuary.” And Jakes is also pretty confident that “Sparkle” will shine at the box office.

You could say that he has faith in the film.

Also Check Out:

View Comments