Serita Jakes - Updated Jul 2024

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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Dallas, Texas, USA

Serita Jakes

Serita Jakes is an American Non-fiction Author. Serita Jakes is popular for being the wife of Pastor TD Jakes of The Potter House. She has penned books such as The Princess Within and Beside Every Good Man.

Early Life

Serita Jakes was born on August 19, 1955, in Dallas, Texas, USA. She is 68 years old and is under the astrological sign, Leo. She holds American nationality and her ethnicity is African-American.

The names of Jakes’s parents are not available at the moment. However, we do know that her father was a coal miner. Sadly, her mother passed away due to the exceedingly rare Guillain-Barre syndrome which causes paralysis.

Also, her childhood was lonely as well. She was bullied due to her weight. She used to have an older brother but he was shot dead at a local hangout. And, she was raised in church.

Serita Jakes – Education

Regarding Jakes’s educational background and qualifications, she studied theatre and mass communications at college. However, she returned home without completing her studies because of the death of her brother and her boyfriend’s abusive behavior.

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Caption: Serita Jakes along with her friends (Source: Instagram)

Career and Professional Life

Serita Jakes began her career after her marriage because she started working alongside her husband in church. During that time, she even went on to publish a few books. And the names of those books are “The Princess Within” and “Beside Every Good Man”. Her books became popular at that time.

Then, in the year 1996, Sarita along with her husband moved to Dallas and founded a non-denominational megachurch. The name of the church is “The Potter’s House”. The church featured a 5000-seat auditorium as well as offices for employees as well as the staff. On top of that, the church membership grew rapidly as it was able to double the number of members in just 2 years.

Again the couple went on to establish the Christian preparatory, “Clay Academy” in Woodstock, Illinois, in the year 1998. She is also the founder of the Potter’s House Debuntane Program and the God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program.

Likewise, Jakes is very popular for being a public speaker along with thorough knowledge as well. She has been able to make appearances on Television where she spoke about different topics on CNN, Fox News, Oprah’s Next Chapter, and The Dr. Phil Show as well.

Moreover, she had a small role in the film “Not Easily Broken” in the year 2009. The film stars Morris Chestnut and Taraji Henson. The film was produced by Serita’s husband, based on his book of the same name.

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Caption: Serita Jakes publicly speaking (Source: Instagram)

Relationship Status

Serita Jakes tied the knot with her husband, TD Jakes in the year 1981. They were a longtime couple before finally getting married. They have been married for forty years as of now.

The couple has five children together and their names are Sarah Jakes, Cora Jakes, Jermaine Jakes, Thomas Jr., and Jamar Jakes. And all of their children are adults who are currently working in different fields.

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Caption: Serita Jakes with her husband, TD Jakes (Source: Instagram)

Serita Jakes – Body Measurements

Serita Jakes’s body measurements such as her height, weight, chest size, waist size, hip size, and others are not available and are still under review. Moreover, Jakes’ has black hair and dark brown eyes.

Social Media

Serita Jakes is pretty active on all of her social accounts. She owns her Instagram account under the name “seritajakes” and has garnered 699K followers on it. She also owns a Twitter and Facebook account and has mustered 358.4K and 936K followers respectively until now.

Net Worth 2023

As per marriedbiography, Serita Jakes has a net worth of $1 million – $5 million and her main income source seems to be her work in the church and others.