Sharing new photographs via the Do Not Be Surprised blog. Here is a partial excerpt. Read the full report here.

Via Do Not Be Surprised:

The Christian Post reported on 8 June:

A black-tie gala featuring a surprise star-studded guest list will be held Friday night to celebrate Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 35th anniversary of ministry service. The event titled “Triumphant Journey” will be held at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.

In addition to celebrating 35 years since he entered into ministry, Jakes will be marking several other milestones, including his 30th wedding anniversary to Serita Jakes, his 55th birthday, and 15th anniversary of The Potter’s House of Dallas, Inc.


At the time, we commented that

apparently the phrase “star-studded guest list” was not an exaggeration, depending upon one’s definition of a “star.” Rev. James Meeks, who pastors Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, was among the many invited to attend this “Triumphant Journey” down Jakes’ memory lane. Meeks spent the evening tweeting out updates to his Twitter followers, thus revealing who were among the “stars” at this celebration of T.D. Jakes. The presence of the three most well-known names who graced the stage ought not surprise: Oprah Winfrey, pastrix Paula White and Bill Hybels. (Source)

Nearly one month later, however, we no longer have to rely on the tweets of James Meeks or on reporters or the media. T.D. Jakes Ministries recently uploaded onto their Facebook page 184 pictures (as of this writing) detailing the “35th Anniversary Weekend.” These photos tell a story of glitz, glamour, fame and exaltation. In fact, one would barely recognize the event as one designed to honor an under-shepherd of the Lord Jesus Christ. But then, perhaps that is because the Christian should seek to honor Christ Himself, and not men.  (…more)