12. February 2009 · 61 comments · Categories: Uncategorized

By:  Lynn Green

   Okay. I was veeeeeery careful yesterday to make it clear to you all that the allegation of an arrest of Jermaine Jakes was just that—an allegation.

However, a person came to this blog and offered up more details and I was then able to trace the link to confirm that yes, Jermaine Jakes has been arrested for a SECOND TIME.

I say second time because under his mug shot is a notation that the mug shot is from 2003. 2003? This is 2009. That tells me that Jermaine Jakes is a very twisted and troubled individual.

The first time I saw Jermaine Jakes was when he and his twin brother appeared on TBN back when TBN was worth watching. I was disturbed by what I saw. He sat there with two giant sized earrings in his ears and spoke in a very effiminate voice.

The part that bothered me the most was when he said, “I just listen to music all day long…”

Huh? What is a grown man (with a rich daddy) doing sitting around listening to music all day long? Why is that grown man not in college or trade school to prepare himself for a future? I’ll tell you why, he has a rich daddy who would not hold his son’s feet to the fire and make him take any responsibility for anything.

He claimed that his job was to work as some type of a music producer and apparently that was this adult’s excuse for sitting on his fat butt listening to music all day long. But let me ask you this. Have you seen or heard anything that Jermaine Jakes has produced in all these years? Me either. But as I said, he has a rich daddy who refuses to look his son in the eyes and call that spirit out of him.

Jermaine Jakes is a prime candidate for HIV (if he does not already have it). Do you know how dangerous it is to go to a park to solicit for sex with strange men? Check this out:

Detective X and Detective X entered the wooded area. Suspect Jakes walked directly over to where Detective X was, and stood next to Detective X with his penis exposed through his unzipped pants.

Suspect Jakes then began to masturbate his erect penis whi his left hand for several seconds while making eye contact with Detective X. After Detective X made a case, Detective X who was standing nearby in view, was signaled that a case had been made. Suspect Jakes masturbated his erect penis in order to gratify himself and Detective X.

Suspect Jakes made no attempt to conceal his erect penis from Detective X, or any other person who might be offended by his actons. There were people walking and jogging at the park on the jogging trail next to the wooded area during the time of this offense. Detectives X and X both identified themselves as Dallas Police Officers. Detectives X and X followed suspect Jakes to his vehicle where a valid Texas Drivers License was obtained for positive identification.

Suspect Jakes was photographed and released pending an at large case filing for Indecent exposure.

Suspect Jakes committed the offense of indecent exposure by exposing his erect penis in a public place with his intent to gratify or arouse the sexual desire of himself. Suspect Jakes was reckless about whether another was present who would be offended or alarmed by his actions. This offense occured in Dallas, Dallas county Texas.”

King Soloman said that if you spare the rod, you spoil the child. T.D. Jakes obviously did a great deal of rod sparing and “covering” for his children. His daughter got married at 19 and there is a cloud of rumors covering her. I won’t go into any of them without proof but she has an alleged history. That makes me wonder what type of home training these individuals received.

And now his son is on at least his second arrest (I have no idea what the first arrest was about). This explains a great deal. Jakes had no end to what he was planning to do to make his son comfortable in his state. He even backed off of homosexuality as a sin in spite of God making it clear that it IS an abomination. Don’t hate the sinner. Hate the sin. I have nothing against homosexuals. But they are in sin.

One more thing. I recall Jakes saying that his son had a heart attack a few years ago.  Heart attack? A young man like that?  I’m wondering if he has a history of heart troubles.  If not, then even the heart attack raises eye brows.  Hello?

Jermaine Jakes’ arrests were swept under a rug but truth always emerges from darkness, doesn’t it? And hopefully a day will come when both Jermaine Jakes and his daddy, T.D. Jakes will learn that sin must be confronted. And sin must be called out. Sweeping it into a closet won’t help. Watering down the bible and lying and insinuating that King David and Ruth were homosexuals won’t do anything but raise God’s eyebrows in a negative way. Why did Jakes try to make David and Ruth homosexuals? To make his son feel better about himself—that’s why. Misery loves company.

Now what, Jakes? God has exposed the mess. Now, what?

SOURCE

NOTE:  Disregard sources that claim that Jermaine is Jakes’ stepson. Jakes does not have any stepchildren.  That’s his son.

61 Comments

  1. Lynn: Wow…this sad. From my understanding, Sister Jakes had two children before she married Bishop Jakes, but they were young when they got married…Not sure but my friend who used to go to their church told me this; so not sure if it is documented…

  2. Okay, but they look like him to me. If someone can confirm, please do.

    In any event, this is a bizarre situation.

  3. That is interesting… I always thought he and his wife had 4 children the twin boys and 2 daughters. I see Lynn’s note and have never in all these years heard about him supposedly having stepchildren. That boy does look like a cross between TD Jakes and his wife Serita.

    And BET is reporting the story as well.
    http://www.bet.com/NR/exeres/4F55BDB6-CDFA-4988-8AD7-49B7081087CE.htm??Referrer=%7b0471DDF0-D0D8-48A8-9E30-ADD40CBE0269

  4. I saw it last night at 9pm on the Dallas news also.

  5. He has five children.

  6. Jakes has five children. He has twin sons, two daughters, and a young son.

  7. Lady Jakes had already given birth to the twins before they married. The two girls and the youngest son, Bishop Jakes and Lady Jakes had together.

  8. Those boys look just like Jakes and Serita. Is it possible that Jakes fathered them prior to marriage or you believe there is a different father?

  9. Serita Jakes wrote it in her book “The Princess Within” also she has mention it at one of their leadership conferences.

  10. Wow, that arrest warrant is explicit. I can’t wait to hear what the good Bishop has to say about this because there is no way that he can ignore it, or claim that it’s a personal matter.

    It’s one thing to be gay, but what would make him carry on like that in a public place? He’s as bad as George Michael.

  11. I just realized it was five children and not 4. He and his wife got married in 1981, so if she is claiming that two of her children were not his they would have to be older than 27. Is there any word as to how old he is?

  12. Her twins are 29, I believe. At least that’s what is being reported.

    Getting down to the nitty gritty. Have the Jakes children been listening to any of their father’s sermons?

    Clearly this Jermaine character is not even saved. He has done nothing to get healed. Going into woods is sick regardless of your sexual preference. Whipping your sexual organs out in public is perverted regardless of your sexual preference.

    Obviously the Holy Spirit is no where near this man. So his father’s teachings have not touched him on any level. He is all the way out there. Not even trying to do right. And he is one of those very aggressive types of homosexuals. The fact that he would start walking towards the undercover officer says it all. He has an aggression to his. That tells me that this has been ongoing for a very long time. He is comfortable with it. He has fully embraced it.

    Again, he has a rich daddy who has continued being supportive of him in the midst of his sins. Jakes should have demanded that all of his children receive a B.S. degree at a minimum. Either that or get cut off financially.

    An idle mind is a playground for the devil and the devil has been having a field day at Jermaine Jakes’ expense.

  13. Please allow me to clear up something the son that had a heart attack was not Jermaine it was Jamar. They are his step children, she had just had them when they met. Now please people don’t crucify the father for the sins and bad decisions of the son, HE IS GROWN. People are on here talking as if they have never sinned or never seen children of preachers make mistakes, have addictions, or do anything thats inappropriate.

    Thats what makes a preacher or speaker affective is his or her ability to minister or talk to people from their own experience and pain. For all we know he has had a problem and has been receiving counseling for this problem. But like anything you get counseling for it takes time to get thru it. So instead of saying all the negative things why not do what Jesus would do and pray for Bishop and his family. That God would get the glory out of this. Lets pray that what satan meant for bad God would turn it around and use it to expose others dealing with the same kind issue Jermaine is having.

    God has used Bishop to minister to people all of the world and speak words of encouragement that brought people out of all kinds bad situations. The shoe is on the other foot its time for us to pray for him and his family not cast stones because we ALL live in glass houses, and correct me if I am wrong but I don’t think any of us is without sin. Lets not do that lets help him and his family….Pray and speak words of encouragement.

    Blessing to all who read this.

  14. Big Ed,

    Thanks for the clarification about which son had a heart attack.

    One thing that always happens when topics like this come up is that people SEARCH for blogs that are discussing the case and then they complain that the topic is being discussed.

    No one here said that any of us are without sin. However, it is unrealistic to think that no one is going to discuss this.

    1. Folks were suspicious when Jakes stop calling sin a sin. Started accusing biblical characters of being homosexuals.

    2. Folks wondered why he did not say a word about AIDS or homosexuality when he was doing his big gigs in Atlanta, the black gay center of the country.

    3. With a son who brags about just listening to music all day long, while talking like a woman. People have questions.

    Lurkers, don’t come in here trying to rebuke us for discussing this topic. Stop being a hypocrite. If you don’t like it, stop reading it.

  15. Another thing. Don’t tell me who to pray for. And I’m not in a glass house. I’m not hanging around woods exposing myself.

    This is not Jermaine’s first arrest. He was arrested in 2003.

    Jakes is not confronting or dealing with his son’s issues. I see him cloaking.

    So no, I won’t shut up on a blog I own. Just stay away from here if you don’t want to read it.

  16. I’m speechless…just speechless.

  17. Clarify…I’m speechless about the arrest. By all means it should be discussed.

  18. I understood you, Mo!

    I’m not really surprised about the arrest. Jakes has perfected the art of covering for sin, which is why I stopped listening to him.

  19. My issues with Jakes stem from his unwillingness to have anything meaningful or public to say of note in the wake of the Juanita Bynum domestic violence.

    For him to have nothing to say (until I helped goad him into it) said volumes to me.

    I wonder if he’ll be as “silent” here. I’ll wait…and then respond if he doesn’t, or underwhelms me with his response.

  20. It’s been quite obvious for sometime that this son is mentally challenged. It was obvious during the TBN interview when Jakes had his family on for MegaFest. There is a ROOT to this problem.

  21. Same here Lynn, I stopped listening to him 2 yrs ago because it was drivel. Also in response to Big Ed, I agree with my girl Lynn on this one, “Don’t tell me who to pray for”! I’m tired of hearing don’t talk about them, they need pray. We all need pray. But right is right and wrong is wrong! This mess has given more cause for the Name of the Lord to be blasphemed!
    Please read ALL of the epistles where Paul gives very clear instructions on how to deal with people that CONSTANTLY turn their back on God’s truth. What would Jesus do? He would cast the demons out of Jakes,his son and anybody else in the line.
    Sheriff Lynn, I got both my 6 shooters if ya need em~

  22. Its true that Jermaine is his own man who can make his OWN bad choices in life.

    However, T.D. Jakes promotes himself as a person that can influence people to turn their lives around and lead them to Jesus.

    Yet look at the people around him that he has had some influence over shall we.

    PAULA WHITE: twice divorced life coach who left her husband and the church they started, and said that Paul couldnt preach.

    JERMAINE JAKES: Now TWICE arrested son who he may not have fathered but did raise, cant seem to keep his Penis in his pants around other men.

    SARAH JAKES: Other than marrying at a young age (19) I dont have much. But she allowed her FATHER TO PICK OUT A WEDDING DRESS?

    JUANITA BYNUM: TO MUCH TO LIST.

    DR.PHIL: He doesnt think anything is wrong with homosexually either.

    Truly T.D. Jakes needs our prayers because his inner circle is tainted.

  23. LadyD said: “What would Jesus do? He would cast the demons out of Jakes,his son and anybody else in the line.”

    There you go! We need to return in the church to the days when there was the laying on of hands. When demons were cast out and when holy oil was put on folks.

    This is the type of discussion I want to have!

  24. @ MoKelly, I had forgotten about his lack of response to the domestic abuse situation. Thanks for reminding us about that!

    @ SugaCoales, I missed the program you are discussing. What was he doing that gave you the impression that something is amiss?

    @ Cop – On target as usual! Good points.

  25. There IS a warrant out for his arrest.

    If you see him, would you tell him that the police are looking for him, please?

    PRESS HEREfor VIDEO

  26. If anyone gets information about the first arrest in 2003, please email me at hicktownpress@gmail.com

    I’m interested in knowing why he was locked up the first time.

  27. Lynn, I have to agree with you that the Bishop is cloaking… If this is Jermaine’s second arrest that WE now know of, who is to say how many times it may have happened before? Clearly the 2003 arrest was swept under the rug and now because this is a repeat offense, it has come to light.

    And yes, no one is perfect, but for this man to boldly go to a public park and brazenly whip out and play with his dingaling trying to arouse other men (who turned out to be cops) is a sign that he feels he is beyond reproach.

  28. Check this out.

    #1 – He has a wealthy daddy and the world is his oyster in terms of material needs being met.

    #2 – He has access through his rich daddy to famous and interesting people.

    #3 – His daddy dines with presidents so he has access even to the very highest authority of the land.

    #4 – Clearly, even at the age of 29—pushing 30, he is not being told by his rich daddy to get an education and a job. That means he gets to just be idle and “listen to music” all day long.

    Given all of the above, what does he do? He goes to the local woods, walks into those woods, pulls out out his sex organs and engages in heaven knows what all he does—with strange men.

    Obviously he has been doing it long enough to feel comfortable. This is a miserable, lost soul.

    WHY is he not being confronted? I blame T.D. Jakes for this. He set up the environment to help his son feel comfortable in his sins.

  29. I got one name for you Lynn: Eli the priest, I Samuel-chap 3

  30. LadyD,

    For the lurkers who don’t know God, please summarize what you mean by the scripture.

    Lynn

  31. Last time I checked 1 Tim 3:4-5, one of the Biblical qualifications for bishops / overseers was that they rule their own house well:

    “…4He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?)…”

    That last sentence sums up my feelings.

    Mo’Kell, I can’t wait to see what you will have to say in the next MoKelly report.

  32. @ SugaCoales, I missed the program you are discussing. What was he doing that gave you the impression that something is amiss?
    ___________

    We’re discussing the same TBN program for MegaFest. First of all, he didn’t seem to be too engaged in the program and was like a little kid. He always appeared to be far away. When he did answer, he really didn’t have anything to say other than that he worked at the record company and listen to music all day. 2. At the last Megafest, he acted as if he was 16 -18 years old. At that time he was around 25 years. When it came time for the Jakes children to report back to the main session in the Georgia Dome, he was the only child who didn’t speak. They show him, but he wasn’t engaged at all.

  33. Thursday morning, Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Kimberlee Leach said Jermaine Jakes surrendered to law enforcement authorities earlier in the day. Jakes turned himself in at a local jail, Leach said, but she did not know which jail.

    After his surrender Thursday morning, a judge released Jakes on a personal recognizance bond.

    Various reports have identified Jermaine Jakes as the son of T.D. Jakes and also as his step-son. Faith Johnson, the attorney, told CBS 11 News he was T.D. Jakes’ step-son. But on Thursday afternoon we talked to Curtis Coats III, who is the Chief of Communications for The Potter’s House. Coats said at various times T.D. Jakes has identified Jermaine using both terms, and told us either is acceptable.

  34. I don’t fault the father for the sins of the son – I hope Jermaine can get his life together. He is a grown man and his decisions and choices are his alone. It is my hope and prayer that he can get his life together and turn from his ways and become the man God intended for him to be.

  35. I blame Jakes for the cloaking. I blame him also for allowing his son to veg out on his father’s money.

    The son’s lifestyle speaks to his home training. Too much was tolerated.

  36. Just looking at his photos, you can see that he is tormented by perverted and lustful demons. Much prayer and deliverence needed, unfortunately, he won’t get that at his daddy’s church. Lynn, we sure do need good old fashioned deliverance ministries today…unfortunately they are few and far inbetween! Most are now trying to go to the “next levels” with the same old “devils!”

  37. As disturbed as that 29 year old man is, nothing short of divine intervention will help him. Again, I don’t believe he has ever been confronted. He’s too comfortable in the perverted behavior.

  38. Yes, why can’t Jermaine just “REPOSITION HISSELF” according to his father/stepfather’s teaching; no scriptual background…Some things don’t come out accept by fasting and praying…I quit watching TBN years ago, TD Jakes included…Next time you seer him on TV..Turn down the volume and all of his movements are EFFEMINATE…Everyone thanks for the research, wasn’t sure, I just remember a friend mentioning the twins weren’t his.

  39. As a parent, I can only speak from my heart. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink. While your children are young, you can raise them as best you can, but that doesn’t mean that you have any control over their choices once they get grown. And if they make what we consider to be the wrong choices before or after reaching adulthood, that doesn’t mean that they cease being your children, that you cease to show them love, or that you should turn your back on them. What should Bishop Jakes have done other than what he did, which was to include ALL of his children in whatever he was involved in-TBN or whatever.

    Do you think that Bishop Jakes didn’t know that people would be able to see that there was something different about the character of his son? The very fact that he allowed Jermaine to be on the show (TBN or whatever) in the first place, doesn’t suggest “cloaking” to me.

    Jermaine is a GROWN man, and whatever he has become and is doesn’t have to mean that he was raised improperly or that anyone else in the Jakes’ family is ungodly and/or perverted, as has been insinuated on this website.

    Bishop Jakes has helped a lot of people come to Christ, and to be delivered from all types of sins and bondages. I don’t think he should now be held accountable for anyone in his own household that has fallen-however many times he’s fallen. What would any one of you have done if it just happened to be your son? Would you have just set him out in front of everybody and told everybody about his private life and what he had done or become? I don’t think so!

    And, JUST LIKE ANYONE ELSE WHO’S BEEN HURT, they ALL are deserving of our prayers. And none of my statements are about telling anybody who to pray for! This is just my opinion and it’s all just “DISCUSSION”.

  40. I could not figure out the delay with the news media the incident happen in January and its February now. Could it be Jakes movie was coming out and they did not want the negative publicity which would result to low ticket sales and money?

  41. delivrdbtb, I will explain to you what I meant by “cloaking”.

    Jakes suddenly started backing off of calling homosexuality a sin. He suddenly started accusing King David and Ruth of lesbianism and “close to homosexuality”….insinuating strongly that those biblical characters were homosexuals. I am certain that in so doing, he turned God’s stomach. There are no leading characters int he Bible who are homosexuals. That’s by design. God knew what He was doing.

    He did something else that was interesting. He held Megafest in the black gay city of the U.S. Atlanta. And he NEVER mentioned AIDS or homosexuality. How is that? Why is that? In fact, he made the STUPID comment that AIDS is not mentioned in the bible. In other words, cloaking.

    Why was he cloaking? To make his sick son comfortable in his mess. And here we are.

    Rev. SowaSeed dropped this LINK here a while ago. It is a podcast of G. Craige Lewis and Rev. Patrick L. Wooden discussing Jakes and his cloaking.

    The truth of the matter is, God is not “silent” on anything. He speaks to everything under the sun. Including AIDS and homosexuality. He may not call it AIDS but it’s in there, as AIDS is a manifestation of sin. It started with sodomy. God is clear that sodomy is an abomination.

  42. FROM LYNN:

    LadyD,

    Your response was so excellent, I deleted it from here and made it an actual article!

    GO HERE to see it

  43. “In fact, he made the STUPID comment that AIDS is not mentioned in the bible. In other words, cloaking. ”

    I heard Jakes say something simular. That he doesnt talk about AIDS because its not in the Bible.

    Neither is internet porn, cancer, or gettin your nasty freak on in the park. However they should be talked about as well.

  44. FROM MARLA:

    And has anyone else seen G. Craig Lewis’ other post about Jezebel’s Finest Hour where he talks about TD Jakes? It’s very interesting. http://gcraige.blogspot.com/2008/07/jezebels-finest-hour-part-2-effiminate.html

    I apologize if this is old news, but I just finished it and wanted to share.

  45. Bishop T.D. Jakes offers Support to son Accused of Indecent Exposure

    Bishop T.D. Jakes of Dallas says he is offering “help, support and restorative grace” to his son, Jermaine, who faces an indecent exposure charge. “It is in moments like these that I am so grateful that we do not preach that we are the solution, but we look to Christ for resolution,” Jakes, pastor of Dallas’ megachurch The Potter’s House, said in a written statement provided to The Dallas Morning News late Friday night. “So then, as a very human family with real issues, like many other people, we will draw from the same well of grace to which we have led others to drink and be refreshed,” the statement said.

    http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou090214_ks_bishop-jakes.16edcd22.html

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  47. when did God make us so heartless that we can not care for the welfare of our brethren. some blogs are just about jealousy if the shoe was on the other foot you would want someone-everyone praying for you give the bishop the same respect, do you really want to go by what Jesus said or only the parts that you want to chose eat the whole loaf or leave it alone ,touch not His anointed do His prophet no harm,if you dig a ditch watch out you might just be the one to fall in it. as for casting stones be careful watch out for Gods sheild the stone just might come back as a boulder.

    RESPONSE from LYNN: I’m going to write you off as someone in need of counseling.

    1. You obviously searched out information on Jakes

    2. You sat down and read every word

    3. Instead of contacting HIM….the one hanging out in parks masturbating, and instead of contacting the HUNDREDS of blogs and news outlets reporting this old story, you contact ME?

    Yes, you need help.

    Don’t come back here.

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  49. I breast fed my son in church, He was raised in church. I am an ordained minister, and I pastor a church. My son is in prison for dealing drugs. I wrote him and asked him to tell me where I went so wrong in raising him up. I even apologized for the things I figured I may had failed in. My son responded; he said,” mama, you and daddy were good parents. ” (I have been hard-headed, and I just meant to do as I pleased)… Ever heard of the PRODIGAL SON? Jakes and me, and millions of other christian parents are waiting for our prodigals to come home

  50. Regardless of his reasons for being out there soliciting sex with strangers, he was out there. That tells me he is very disturbed.

  51. As the mother of an adult son I realize that you don’t always know what your kids are doing. My mother never knew exactly who I hung out with and where I went once I was a teenager; although my past exploits pale significantly in comparison to what young folks are doing today. At the same time I understand that it is difficult for a pastor to reveal to his congregation what his son has done and face the music. My previous pastor never addressed the fact that his teenage son impregnated a teenage girl in the church, first lady threw the son out and she tried to force an abortion on the girl and was basically giving the young girl’s family hell throughout the pregnancy and had the church divided on the issue. Some of the church sided with the young girl because she was basically depicted as a gold digger (not true) and the others sided with the first lady who played drama queen and behaved as though the girl set out to ruin her precious baby boy’s life. Yet every Sunday pastor would preach as though all was normal while the congregation gossiped and waited for him to address the obvious. A couple of times he came close but I heard that first lady gave him such fierce looks that he back down. My pastor never publicly discussed it and it was the elephant in the room for the longest time. Members even got into arguments with each other about it. My husband and I were new in Christ and this confused us and made us question for the first time our pastor; the man that lead us to Christ. To us that would have been a teachable moment for the youth of our church! Why ignore the obvious? I understand that pastors are human and not perfect but I believe that he really missed the boat on that one. He let his wife rule him before his father in heaven. His addressing that elephant would have made a difference. That was the beginning of the end for us at that churc

  52. Oregonsistah ~ you are correct. The twins are not Jakes biological children. Sister Jakes had the boys before she met Bishop. I was also a member of his church and can confirm this to be true. Bishop adopted the boys shortly after they were married.

  53. FOR WHATEVER REASON I JUST FOUND OUT ABOUT TD JAKES SON”S SITUATION,ALTHOUGH I’AM SURE WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE SOMEONE WHO IS HOMOSEXUAL IT STILL DOESN’T MAKE IT RIGHT ACCORDING TO THE WORD OF GOD, IT HURTS ME WHEN MEN AND WOMEN OF GOD ARE EXCEPTING THIS ABOMINATION BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO LOOSE MEMBERS OR MONEY OR THEIR CHILDREN MAYBE GAY,I JUST HEARD THE OTHER DAY THIS BISHOP JIM SWILLEY JUST CAME OUT TO HIS CONGREGATION AS BEING HOMOSEXUAL SOME PPL LEFT AND THE REST ARE STAYING AND SUPPORTING HIM,HOW TWISTED AND SICK IS THIS,MARK MY WORDS IF SAME SEX MARRIAGES ARE ALLOWED IN THE STATE HE’S IN HE IS GOING TO MARRY A MAN AND THAT MAN IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST MAN OF THE CHURCH “DISGUSTING”! LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS WHAT’S GOOD IS GOING TO BE CALLED BAD AND WHAT’S BAD IS GOING TO BE CALL GOOD,WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY ARISES WE AS CHRISTIANS NEED TO TELL GODS TURTH AND STOP SUGAR COATING THINGS(SOME OF US) AND STOP FEELING LIKE WE ARE OFFENDING PPL GOD’S WORD OFFENDS EVERYBODY SOMETIMES ESPECIALLY IF WE ARE IN THE WRONG! GOD BLESS

  54. @SARAH-OMG! I”AM SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT WENT ON IN YOUR CHURCH ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND WERE NEW BABES IN CHRIST,WHY IS IT THAT PPL THINK GOD CANNOT SEE AND HEAR EVERYTHING WHEN THEY GET CAUGHT UP IN THEIR MESS! ISN’T ABORTION A SIN! FIRST LADY WAS WILLING TO SHED INNOCENT BLOOD TO SAVE FACE! WOW! GOD HELP US PLEASE!@HAZEL KIRKZEY SIS YOU DID WHAT GOD TOLD YOU TO DO AND THAT’S ALL YOU CAN DO HE’LL(GOD) WILL TAKE IT FROM THERE! GOD BLESS YOU SIS

  55. We all fall short

    Jermaine is the step son of Bishop Jakes. I work with him (Jermaine), he is mad at his father for not paying his tuition. He wants to major in fine arts and his dad wants him to major in communications, so he has decided to rebel against his dad. His dad does not cover up sin. He dad does has influence over him, but there is a power struggle going on, the son against the father and when you stand and tell the only man who has raised you that they can’t tell you what to do anymore because they are not your father then that’s what you get a prodigal son. He is purposely trying to bring shame upon his father for putting him out the house for not wanting to be productive!!

  56. @We all fall short…

    I appreciate your inside perspective, but a few things concern me:

    1. Why is a parent paying tuition for a 29 yr old??

    2. Why does a 29 year old feel the need to ‘get back’ at a parent? I have a 13 yr old who doesn’t play games like that-not if she wants to keep her teeth…

    3. Even if an unemployed 29 yr old angry with a parent for not paying tuition chooses to get back at said parent, SURELY he could come up with a better plan.Was he mad at T.D. the other time(s) as well?
    .
    No, it’s apparent this was part of the younger Jakes lifestyle, and while it did bring shame on his father, that wasn’t the original intent. Ole boy was just trying to get his freak on.

    Seems that there is more than one prodigal in this story….

  57. Pamela, I believe he is in his 30′s now. That is a grown man. I agree with you on the fact that this is a choice Jermaine is making. A very dangerous choice, by the way in hanging out in bushes in parks having sexual contact with perfect strangers in a land of disease.

  58. Rachel Tetamahsimba

    Just like in the secular world no father or mother can say i will go to prison for my child thas how it is with God Bishop Jakes and Madam Serita are on earth just like pagans and despite them knowing the Word their children may not turn out like them………..focus on jeramaine and not the Man of God.

  59. I’m unclear why you are signing this old thread

  60. Ya’ll overlooking Bishop Jakes isn’t dealing with his own bi-sexuality which, if that ever comes out, is going to make Eddie Long look like a choir boy. IJS

  61. For the record, I have no proof that T.D. Jakes is a bisexual or a homosexual. If you have no proof to offer for your allegations, Princess, you should not make such a claim, as you are opening yourself up for a defamation lawsuit.

  62. No one is perfect. Just because these are famous people and are pastors,don’t make them perfect. They are human,not God or Jesus. You can’t blame folks for the next person actions.

  63. True, no one is perfect….and no one should be in parks soliciting for sex acts either—-particularly someone with a rich daddy who preaches.