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T.D. Jakes | Source: Getty Images
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T.D. Jakes Shares 5 Children with His Wife of over 4 Decades – inside His Family

Gaone Pule
Dec 15, 2023
07:22 A.M.

Bishop T.D. Jakes and his longtime spouse, Serita Jakes, have an enduring marriage that produced five kids who are now all adults. The couple has been married for over 40 years.

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Renowned public figure T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes are the famous husband-and-wife duo of The Potter's House church based in Dallas, Texas.

T.D. is a Christian preacher, and Serita serves alongside him as the First Lady at their non-denominational church. The couple got hitched on May 29, 1982, and welcomed five children. On her Instagram account, Serita commemorated the pair's wedding anniversary in May 2023.

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She shared throwback pictures from their wedding day and penned a lengthy tribute to her beloved spouse. "I married this amazing man of God 41 years ago today! […] There's nothing I'm prouder of than the life and home @BishopJakes and I have built together with God at the center," Serita captioned her post.

The family matriarch revealed she and T.D. have had challenges and triumphs throughout their marriage, but they made it this far, and it is all thanks to teamwork. "Happy anniversary, my love!" she added. The lovebirds are parents to two daughters and three sons. Here's more about them.

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Sarah Jakes Roberts

Like her parents, Sarah Jakes Roberts is also a woman of faith. She and her husband, Touré Roberts, are co-pastors at The Potter's House in One LA and the Potter's House in Denver. Of her spiritual journey, Sarah once said:

"If you would have told me five years ago that I would be in full time ministry, I would have asked if you were talking to the right person."

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Sarah is also a businesswoman and a best-selling author. She has been honored several times and was celebrated as a National Overcomer by Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities in partnership with broadcast journalist Robin Roberts.

In addition, the YouTuber has been featured in several media outlets, including "Dr. Phil," "The Today Show," The Associated Press, and Essence. Moreover, Sarah is a gifted scholar who attended Texas Christian University, where she studied journalism.

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Of all that she has achieved, Sarah is most proud of the life she has built with her beloved spouse, with whom she welcomed six children. One of the couple's kids, Malachi, is active on social media and has an Instagram account with over 20,000 followers. He describes himself as a writer in his bio.

In a September 2023 social upload, Sarah expressed that her work journey has been challenging but that her father has been her pillar of strength. She shared a snapshot of him kissing her head as she closed her eyes and wrote, "Thank you for knowing daddy. I love you."

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Jermaine & Jamar Jakes

T.D. and Serita also have twin sons, Jermaine and Jamar Jakes. Jermaine serves alongside them at their ministry as a volunteer. He works as a Data Entry Specialist.

Per his LinkedIn account, he has worked there for six years since January 2018. In addition, Jermaine also works as a Production Specialist on a freelance contract at Moonie Productions and has been there for two years.

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Aside from that, Jermaine is also active on Instagram but has set up his account, which has over 1,000 followers in private mode. He has 500 posts on his page.

His twin brother Jamar is also on the platform and has over 12,000 followers on his page. In his bio, Jamar writes that he is a producer, writer, and creative director.

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In January 2023, Serita paid tribute to her sons online, sharing a side-by-side photo of them, including a throwback snap from their childhood. She captioned the post:

"The twins have become individually gifted, talented, and hopeful. […] I loved you then, I love you now — and you know that I always will."

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Thomas Dexter Jakes Jr.

T.D. and Serita's other son is Thomas Dexter Jakes Jr. Thomas describes himself as a content creator on his Instagram account with over 30,000 followers.

In March 2020, he married Brazilian native Larissa Piao in a wedding ceremony at The Potter's House of Dallas. The religious organization released a statement announcing the celebration on its Facebook page.

⁣"The couples' excitement filled the room as they each expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the love and support of friends and family!" the statement read.

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The bride donned a Bohemian-inspired wedding dress from the 2020 Stella York Bridal Collection. The gown featured floral pattern embellishment, shimmering tulle, and delicately crafted details. Following the newlyweds' nuptials, they headed to their honeymoon in Hawaii.

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In June 2023, Thomas paid homage to his 66-year-old father. He expressed gratitude for all he has done for him. Thomas further explained that his dad's "unwavering support, wisdom, and love" played a big part in shaping him into the person he is. T.D. has guided his son, who is thankful for all he has taught him.

"You have been an amazing father, always there to offer a helping hand and a listening ear. You have been a true friend and a role model, and the memories we have created together will always hold a special place in my heart," Thomas captioned his post.

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He shared two pictures of him and his dad, with one showing the father and son duo posing side by side while smiling. In another snapshot, Thomas and T.D. were captured facing away from the camera.

He further thanked T.D. for being a great father and making sacrifices for the family. Thomas is fortunate to have his beloved dad and will always cherish the memories they have created together.

Cora Jakes Coleman

T.D. Jakes and Serita have an older daughter named Cora Coleman Jakes. Like her family members, she is also a believer and describes herself as a spiritual advisor, a mentor, and a best-selling author on her Facebook page with over 200,000 followers.

Cora is married to Brandon Coleman, whom she wed in June 2011. The couple share two children: daughter Amauri and son Jason Coleman. She directs the children's ministry at The Potter's House in Dallas and runs her own Cora Jakes Ministry efforts.

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