Popular American pastor, author and filmmaker, Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes is an Igbo man. Mrs. Ifeanyi Adefarasin, wife of Pastor Paul Adefarsin of House On The Rock Church posted on her Facebook wall on Friday 8th September, 2017:
“Since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop Thomas Dexter Jakes’ first time stepping on the Nigerian soil, with the knowledge that this is where he truly comes from.
“It was a special honour for me in particular, as a native sister, to present T.D Jakes with a copy of Nigeria, Our Heritage… Our Commonwealth. Welcome home! Okeosisi – Umunne gi na asi gi nno.”
For those who don’t know, Pastor T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House, a nondenominational American mega church is now in Nigeria to spend time with his Igbo people.
He was born in South Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1957 and grew up in Vandalia, attending local Baptist churches. He spent his early years caring for his invalid father and working in local industries.