Jermaine Jakes (born January 4th, 1980; Age: 42 years old) is an American data entry analyst who is best recognized as the second son of Bishop T.D. Jakes.
Jermaine once had a run-in with the Dallas authorities, which landed him in jail for six months. However, he learned his lessons from that experience and has since kept his life on the straight and narrow.
How Old is Jermaine Jakes?
Jermaine Jakes is 42-year-old as he was born January 4th, 1980, in the United States. His physical appearance is a testament to his African American root, but his nationality is listed as American.
Jermaine spent all his formative years in Texas in the United States, and though he has never opened up about his academic journey, it is common knowledge that he went to school in his hometown. However, the level he reached in education has never been disclosed neither has he said anything about the schools he attended.
Jermaine Jakes’s Parents are Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes
Jermaine Jakes was born to Bishop T.D. Jakes and his wife of over four decades, Serita Jakes.
Named Thomas Dexter Jakes at birth, Jermaine’s dad was born in South Charleston, West Virginia, on June 9th, 1957. The West Virginia native works in the vineyard of the lord as a preacher and founder of a popular non-denominational megachurch called The Porter’s House. He is also one of the key people at Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith – the church facade shop.
A man of several hats, the patriarch of the Jakes family is also listed as a movie producer, actor, author, and businessman. The popular bishop has acted in seven on-screen roles, functioned as the producer cum executive producer in 57 TV projects, has authored several best-selling books, and is the founder and owner of TDJ Enterprises publishing company.
Talking about Jermaine Jakes’s mum, Serita towed a similar career path with her husband. Searches revealed her to be a creative, motivational speaker and an actress with a few roles in her husband’s productions. The mother of five is also an author and a visionary.
Serita and Bishop T. D. Jakes Had Jermaine Before Marriage
Bishop T.D. Jakes and his significant other, Serita Jakes, were already two-time parents before deciding to get married, and Jermaine is one of their kids born outside of marriage.
They first welcomed Jamar Jakes, the oldest of the Jakes brood, in 1979 before Jermaine joined the family a year later in 1980. The bishop and his wife later got married in 1981 – a year after Jermaine was born.
When Jermaine and his older brother were born, their father was still trying to find his forte in life. His church only started thriving years later, and he began expanding his horizons.
Though it has not always been a smooth sail for the Bishop and his wife, their union has turned out to be an enduring one lasting over four decades and still counting.
How Many Siblings Does Jermaine Jakes Have?
Far from being the only child born to the bishop and his wife, Jermaine Jakes grew up alongside four siblings – Jamar, Cora, Sarah, and Thomas.
Born on the 4th of January 1979, Jamar Jakes is the only Jakes sibling that is older than Jermaine. He is currently engaged in both The Porter’s House and TDJ Enterprises as manager and business engineer/developer, respectively.
Cora Jakes is the immediate younger sister to Jermaine, born on the 19th of July 1987. Cora is seven years younger. She works as a preacher cum associate pastor in their family church and is married with two children.
Sarah Jakes was born on the 17th of July 1988 and is the last girl in the Jakes brood. She is arguably the one that has gained the most popularity among the bishop’s children. Sarah is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, media personality, businesswoman, and more.
The last child of Bishop T.D. Jakes is Thomas Jakes. Thomas was born on August 14th, 1994, and is named after the great bishop. Thomas is a media personality cum music producer.
What Does Bishop T. D. Jakes’s Son Do for a Living?
T.D. Jakes’s second son is engaged at T.D. Jakes Ministries, where he works in his capacity as a Data Entry Specialist. Besides being the son of a clergy, Jermaine is into the propagation of the gospel and plays an important role at his father’s church, The Porter’s House, which is situated in Dallas, Texas.
His rather tumultuous 2009 experience with the Dallas police taught him a hard lesson, and since then, the celebrity kid has been living a stable life. He is only active on the Twitter platform, which he joined in June 2011. Jermaine Jakes uses his handle in responding to tweets from his dad and siblings. The bishop’s son has so far garnered 5,463k followers and has tweeted 4,341k times.
Why was Jermaine Jakes Arrested?
The 3rd of January 2009 was a black day for Jermaine as he faced charges of indecent exposure in the presence of undercover Dallas police; this happened at Kiest Park.
According to the ensuing reports, Jermaine was at Kiest when he accosted an investigator with pants undone (he performed lewd acts) and later jerked off, establishing eye contact with the cop at the same time.
After he was arrested, the authorities rated his offense as a “Class B” misdemeanor, and according to the law, it was punishable by a $2k fine, and the offender can be locked up for six months. They later set his bond for $1,000, which was paid by his father; Jermaine was granted bail on personal recognizance. Describing his son’s detention, Bishop T.D. Jakes said it was sad, and it goes without saying that it tarnished the Jakes family name.
Jermaine is Still Single
Just like his big brother, Jamar, Jermaine Jakes is still a single guy. Nothing has been said about his past hookups and breakups, as the bishop’s second son is averse to bringing the details of his personal life to the public space.