Oprah Winfrey, Chaka Khan, Jordin Sparks Attend Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 35th Anniversary Celebration in Dallas, Texas
Thousands Gather in Dallas to Pay Tribute to Worldwide Spiritual Leader.
On Friday, June 8, 2012, 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, Texas.
Produced by Ron Weisner Entertainment, the evening was filled with moving tributes, including a special surprise appearance from internationalmedia 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.
Sources: Tosha Whitten Griggs, Kayla Adams, The FrontPage Firm.
Photos Credit to: Cooper Neill, Vernon Bryant, courtesy of TDJ Enterprises/The FrontPage Firm
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