Bishop TD Jakes Celebrates 37 Years of Love with Wife Serita

Bishop T.D. Jakes and his lovely wife Serita Jakes, are celebrating 37 years of marriage.

Bishop T.D. Jakes, the founder of The Potter’s House church, and his wife Serita, are celebrating 37 years of marriage.

The loved-up couple recently shared a series of photos on Instagram that illustrates that love, and the faith that is the rock-solid base of their union.

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I love being a mother & I cherish being a grandmother. I thank God everyday for the little miracles He assigned to me.⁣ ⁣ “Just for this morning I won't wash clothes, ⁣⁣ instead we will watch your favorite cartoon.⁣⁣ Just for this morning I won't wash dishes, ⁣⁣ instead we will color together.⁣⁣ Just for this afternoon I won't watch my soaps; ⁣⁣ instead we will go to the park and feed the ducks.⁣⁣ Just for this afternoon you and I will snuggle up on the couch ⁣⁣ and watch a favorite movie and eat popcorn.⁣⁣ Just for tonight I will let you help me fix dinner ⁣⁣ and I won't yell at you for making a mess.⁣⁣ Just for tonight I won't yell ⁣⁣ when you splash water all over the bathroom floor.⁣⁣ Just for tonight when I tuck you into bed ⁣⁣ and we snuggle together to read your favorite story ⁣⁣ I will hold you a little tighter and a little longer ⁣⁣ and Thank God for giving you to me.” ⁣ ⁣ #MothersDay #Miracles #Family #Love

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“Babe, You are my armor, my baker, and my one true love. Every love story is special, unique and beautiful – but ours is my favorite. I love livin’ it with you, but forever isn’t long enough. Happy Anniversary.⁣⁣” Serita Jakes


According to statistics, the average length of a marriage in the United States is about 9 years. 

Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita are celebrating quadruple the national average, and the secret of their longevity is simple: Love.

Bishop Jakes and his wife have five children together and a host of grandchildren


Bishop Jakes and Serita's daughter Sarah Jakes Roberts, who is a pastor like her father, celebrated her parents anniversary by thanking them for their shining example.

“Thank you each for holding my hand when the doctor told your teen daughter to push…Thank you for giving that wink when Touré came in town to meet…Thank you for a lifetime of love that has shaped my world…” she said.


Bishop Jakes responded to Seritas adoring message with his own quotation from the scriptures.

“He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor of the Lord- @SeritaJakes, you are my good thing! ? I am grateful that God blessed me so immensely when He gave me you! May our love grow stronger and burn brighter to the end of time. Happy 37th Anniversary!” he wrote.


Serita first caught sight of the 23-year-old future bishop when he was a guest preacher at her church in Beckley,

For Serita, it was love at first sight, and it didn't take long for the young preacher to pop the question, and they married in 1982.

Bishop Jakes and his wife have five children together and a host of grandchildren and their devotion to each other is an inspiration to their family and their congregation.


Rapper and actor Common and his ex-girlfriend Angela Rye stunned fans by being seen together at Bishop T.D. Jakes' church.

Some were wondering if the Bishop's influence will have them back together and heading for the altar, but li looks as if they are just good friends.

The 47-year-old rapper was invited up onto the stage by the Bishop to talk about his memoir, "Let Love Have the Last Word.." 

Common, who has a Grammy Award, an Academy Award, and a Golden Globe to his credit has been praised for the memoir which is considered both moving and inspirational.