Jermaine Jakes - Updated Jul 2024

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Jermaine Jakes

Jermaine Jakes is one of the sons of an American bishop, author, and filmmaker T.D. Jakes and his wife Serita Jamison. Jermaine Jakes rose the fame only because of his son and father’s relationship with T. D. Jakes.

Early Life and Childhood

Jermaine Jakes’s birth date is 4th January 1980 and his birthplace is the United States. His age is 44 years. He is the son of his father T.D. Jakes and his mother Serita Jakes.

He has 4 siblings and they are Jamar Jakes, Cora Jakes Coleman, Sarah Jakes Roberts, and Thomas Jakes, Jr. Malachi Jakes, Makenzie Hensen, Isaiah Roberts, and Jason Coleman are his nephew.

His uncle is Ernest Jakes. Likewise, Amauri Noelle Coleman, Ella Roberts, Ren Taylor Roberts, and Teya Roberts are his nieces. Edith Jakes and Ernest Jakes, Sr are Jakes’s grandparents.

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Caption: Jermaine Jakes with his mother (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

There is no information even from their parents regarding his romantic relationships. As of now, he must be single and enjoying his singlehood.

Jermaine Jakes – Scandal

Jermaine was in the headlines for his wrongdoings back in the year 2009 when he was fined with improper subjection and was kept in custody by the Dallas Police Department.

He reputedly revealed himself and presented lewd acts in front of two people who turned out to be undercover vice detectives at Keist Park on the night of January 3.

He was out on a personal recognizance bond but not before tarnishing the name of his father and family. After the thundering times of 2009, his life in 2020 is a lot more improved and a lot more underrated.

He lives an unexceptional life out of the limelight bestowed upon him, courtesy of his father’s stature in the Christian community and the entertainment industry.

Jermaine Jakes  – Net Worth 2024

As there are no clear details regarding his profession so, it is hard to tell his exact net worth. However, there was enough wealth to fulfill his needs. His father has a net worth of $20 million.

Jakes has worked in films like Woman Thou Art Loosed, Not Easily Broken, Jumping the Broom, Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, Sparkle, Heaven Is for Real, Winnie Mandela, Miracles from Heaven, and also A dog’s way home.


In 2003, Jake’s album A Wing and a Prayer became the winner of the “Best Gospel or Chorus Album” at the forty-sixth Grammy Awards.

Likewise, he has even got Grammy and Dove Award nominations for the album “Live at The Potter’s House”.

PBS Religion and Ethics Newsweekly titled Jakes on America’s “Top 10 Religious Leaders”. Time magazine reviewed Jakes on the cover of its September 17, 2001, issue with the provocative question, “Is This Man the Next Billy Graham?”

In addition, on the PBS program African American Lives, Jakes had his DNA analyzed; his Y chromosome showed that he is descended from the Igbo people of Nigeria.

According to his family history record, it was recommended that he is also dropped from them by his grandmother. Jakes was chosen in Oprah’s SuperSoul100 table of visionaries and influential heads in 2016.

Career and Professional Life

Jermaine Jakes came into the limelight of the media just because of his blood relationship with T. D. Jakes.

Apart from this, there is no information about what he does for a living and as his profession. However, it is not the same in his father’s case.

T. D. Jakes, is an American bishop, author, and filmmaker. Moreover, he is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch.

Jakes has published numerous books including best-selling books like Woman, Thou Art Loosed: Healing the Wounds of the Past; Woman, Thou Art Loosed Devotional; Not Easily Broken, and Instinct: The Power To Unleash Your Inborn Drive.

In addition, he is also the producer of various films like Heaven Is for Real, Winnie Mandela, Miracles from Heaven, and Faith Under Fire.

When he was at the age of twenty-five, Jakes turned into the pastor of Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith, a storefront church in Smithers, West Virginia, with 10 members in 1982.

Then, he attended the denomination Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies founded by Bishop Sherman Watkins in 1988. Jakes migrated to South Charleston, West Virginia, and his congregation raised again, to three hundred members in 1990.

He migrated to Cross Lanes, West Virginia in 1993. Then, in 1995, he introduced “TDJ Enterprises” which publishes his books and produces his films.

From the year 1995 to 1996, Jakes was the host of a weekly radio and TV show “Get Ready,” with national distribution through syndication.

In 1996, Jakes established The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas, a non-denominational church.

Situated on a 34-acre hilltop campus, Potter’s House attributes a 5,000-seat auditorium, also offices for workers and staff.

Jakes went along with President George W. Bush when he was going to the places destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

More about his career

On January 20, 2009, Jermaine Jakes escort the early morning prayer facility for President Barack Obama at St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.

Then, in 2009, Jakes partnered with Dr. Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw, and CBS TV Distribution to launch a syndicated, non-religious talk show; however, due to economic issues within the syndicated television market, the program never premiered.

From August 17 to September 11, 2015, Jakes would air an experiment run on Tegna stations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Dallas, and Minneapolis.

Additionally, on May 10, 2016, Tegna announced that it would begin airing Jake’s show on September 12 in over 50 markets across the country. Tegna reported that T. D. Jakes got canceled due to low ratings and low clearances on March 15, 2017.

Even though Jakes was turned within Oneness Pentecostalism, he told in an interview with Mark Driscoll in the year 2012 that he affirms the Trinity.

Moreover, Jakes didn’t affirm the eternality of the individual persons of the Trinity which is refused by Oneness churches.

Jakes is an advocate of sexual temperance and has made a presence recommending it on Good Morning America and Dr. Phil.

In 2015, Jakes reported that his opinions on homophiles and LGBT rights are progressing.

However, Jakes reported that his words were mistaken and that while he doesn’t support similar-sex marriage, he said  “respect the rights that this country affords those that disagree…”

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Caption: Jermaine Jakes with his family heading out at an event (Source: Instagram)

Jermaine Jakes – Social Media

On the social platform, he seems to be quite active. He has an Instagram account with 4k followers.

However, his previous account is no more usable. Likewise, he has a Twitter account under the username “@JermaineJakes” with 5.5k followers.

Jakes began using social media accounts by creating his Twitter account and uploading his first tweet, “N a very interesting mood … think it’s time fa change …” in June 2011. As of now, he quite often posts or tweets anything on his social media accounts.

Body Measurements

Regarding Jermaine Jakes’s body measurements, he has an average height of 5 feet 4 inches. Similarly, he has a body weight of 70 kg, and his chest size is 32 inches. He has tiny black hair with black eyes.

Also, he is of dark complexion. Apart from this, there is no further information regarding his waist size, biceps size, dress size, shoe size, etc.