T.D. Jakes 35th Anniversary Celebration
On Friday, June 8, world leaders, dignitaries and celebrities gathered to celebrate spiritual leader and faith-based entertainment mogul Bishop T.D. Jakes' 35-year career in ministry at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, TX. Produced by Ron Weisner Entertainment, the evening was filled with moving tributes, including a special surprise appearance from international media icon Oprah Winfrey. Hosts Tyler Perry and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien were among the A-list celebrities participating in the black tie gala, aptly titled "A Triumphant Journey." The night included music performances from R&B artists Chaka Khan, Jordin Sparks, Ledisi, KEM, Kelly Price, gospel artists BeBe Winans, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Karen Clark Sheard, and Mary Mary, and jazz musicians Keiko Matsui and Kirk Whalum.