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The Potter’s House Celebrates 25 Years of Ministry and Service – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

The Potter’s House celebrated its 25th anniversary with a big party on Sunday and many familiar faces.

Videos of previous sermons and speakers over the past quarter century moved church members and Bishop TD Jakes, who watched them with his family.

Jakes founded his first church in 1980 in a storefront in Montgomery, West Virginia. The church moved and grew and Jakes then moved to Dallas, where he founded The Potter’s House in 1996.

Since then, the congregation has grown to over 30,000 members at its Dallas site and at the Frisco, Fort Worth, Denver and Los Angeles campuses.

Only a fraction of those whose lives were touched by The Potter’s House attended church in Dallas on Sunday, but many more were watched online.

“We can have 70,000 people watching, and we can have 8,000 people in the church,” said Frank Dyer, COO of The Potter’s House of Dallas.

Gospel legend Yolanda Adams was the guest artist for the anniversary celebration. His voice filled the four walls with passion and praise.

A number of familiar faces made an appearance during the celebration.

Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, Former First Lady Michelle Obama, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson and Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. delivered their congratulations via video message.

“When you have personalities, celebrities and local leaders who are literally known the world over, stop by and recognize The Potter’s House and Bishop TD Jakes and the ministry team here, it says we are making an impact.” , spokesperson for The Potter’s House said Jordan Hora.

The church has also made service part of its mission and among its outreach activities is the MegaCARE program, which aims to provide humanitarian aid where it is needed.

Earlier this year, The Potter’s House was instrumental in the deployment of the COVID-19 vaccine when the Dallas campus was transformed into a vaccination center.

“This ministry is truly changing lives, and I’m truly grateful to be able to witness it and bring my family and be a part of it,” Hora said.