|Bishop T. D. Jakes|
reportedly traced his roots to Nigeria, where he has discovered that he
is actually Igbo.
known, was born in South Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1957 and
grew up in Vandalia, attending local Baptist churches.
Jakes spent his teenage years caring for his invalid father and working in local industries, the site says.
As posted on her Facebook wall on Friday,
Mrs Ifeanyi Adefarasin of the House on the Rock Church, notes that the
bishop of The Potter’s House, a nondenominational American mega church,
stepped on Nigerian soil for the first time this week.
Concerning Jake’s Igbo root, Ifeanyi Adefarasin writes, “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 TD Jakes with a copy of
Nigeria, Our Heritage…Our Commonwealth.
Welcome home! “Okeosisi – Umunne gi na asi gi nno.”
|Pastor Adefarasin presenting TD Jakes with a copy of “Nigeria, Our Heritage, Our Commonwealth”|