Jamar Jakes (born January 4th, 1979; Age: 43 years old) is the first son of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes.
Jamar is employed in his father’s enterprise at both The Potter’s House as a manager and TDJ Enterprises, where he fills the position of a business engineer cum developer. The 43-year-old is yet to get married and there is nothing to say about his relationship status.
How Old is Jamar Jakes?
Jamar Jakes is a 43-year-old American born on the 4th of January 1979. His place of birth is the United States which confers American citizenship on him. However, Jamar is of African American ethnicity.
The son of Bishop T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes spent his formative years in his place of birth where he acquired basic academic qualifications. According to the records, Jamar is a college graduate and attended one of the prestigious universities in America.
Jakes Had to Battle a lot of Health Challenges Growing Up
Bishop T.D. Jakes visited Nigeria in 2004 on missionary work when the man of God was alerted that his first child had a heart attack. The news sent the bishop who believed that one’s first calling is his family running back to the United States to take care of his son.
Before the month ran out, Jamar suffered additional two heart attacks but was soon put on the way to recovery. No other attacks have been recorded to date.
Who is Jamar Jake’s Father, T. D. Jakes?
Jamar Jake’s dad is Bishop T.D. Jakes. His full name is Thomas Dexter Jakes Sr. and he is listed as an American author, actor, filmmaker, gospel preacher, and businessman.
As an actor, he has recorded seven acting credits in productions such as Jumping the Broom (2011), Not Easily Broken (2009), Refreshing Times Conference (2012), and more. The bishop’s career as a producer cum executive producer has seen him work on 17 projects, including Not Easily Broken, Jumping the Broom, Winnie Mandela, and more.
He can boast three writing credits in Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day, Not Easily Broken (novel), and Woman Thou Art Loosed (novel)
As a preacher of the gospel, TD Jakes founded the Texas-based “The Potter’s House” – a none-denominational megachurch, and the church facade shop, Greater Emanuel Temple of Faith has him as its minister. He is also the founder of TDJ Enterprises – a publishing house responsible for publishing his books and producing his films.
Some of the books written by Jamar Jake’s father include The Crushing Is Not the End Study and Anointing Fall on Me.
What Does Jamar Jake’s Mother Do For a Living?
The matriarch of the Jakes family Serita Jakes is a motivational speaker, author, visionary, and actress. She was part of the cast of her husband’s film, Not Easily Broken.
Her writing credit includes books such as Beside Every Good Man: Loving Myself While Standing By Him and The Princess Within: Restoring the Soul of a Woman
Jamar was Born Before His Parent’s Marriage
Jamar Jakes, who came into the world in January 1979, was already two years when his parents decided to culminate their relationship in a 1981 wedding. Even his immediate younger brother, Jermaine Jakes, was also born out of wedlock.
His birth occurred at a time when the African American bishop was still creating a niche for himself as a preacher before he widened his horizon into a megachurch and other successful ventures.
As the first child of the Jakes family, Jamar is very close to both parents. Serita dotes on their first son and he was always with them during his growing-up years. It is worthy of note that the bishop’s union with Serita has lasted for over four decades and still going strong.
Jamar Jakes is the Oldest of Five Children
T.D. Jakes and Serita Jakes are parents to five children, including Jermaine Jakes, Cora Jakes, Sarah Jakes, Thomas Jakes, and of course Jamar Jakes
Jermaine Jakes is Jamar’s Immediate Younger Brother
Born on the 4th of January 1980, Jermaine is one year younger than his big brother Jamar. Jermaine courted controversy in the US when he displayed obscene behavior in the presence of two people whom he later found out were undercover vice cops.
Cora Jakes is Jamar Jakes’ First Sister
Cora Jakes was born in the United States on the 19th of July 1987. She is currently working with her dad at The Potter’s House Church as a preacher cum associate pastor. Her job is to oversee the children’s ministry.
Cora is married to Richard Brandon Coleman and has two children.
Sarah Jakes is the Most Successful of the Jakes Brood
Serita and TD Jakes gave birth to their second daughter, Sarah, in West Virginia on the 17th of July 1988. She is listed as a media personality, a motivational speaker, an entrepreneur, and one of America’s best-selling authors.
She became famous with the publication, Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours. Sara has graced the screens of TV shows including The 700 Club, and The Associated Press.
Thomas Jakes is the Baby of the Family
Between Jamar Jakes and Thomas Jakes, there is a gap of 15 years as Thomas was born on the 14th of August 1994. The last child of the African American bishop is married to Larissa Piao.
Jamar Jakes Works in His Father’s Company
It would appear that all of the bishop’s children are involved in their family business in one capacity or the other. Jamar for one functions as The Potter’s House’s general manager. He also works with his father’s company, T.D. Jakes Enterprises as a business engineer cum developer. He takes care of the firm’s business development department.
His Social Media Accounts are Private
Jamar is active on social media but because of his penchant to keep things under wraps, he made his IG handle @jamardjakes private. He has only shared three posts on Instagram and has accumulated 11.5k followers.
Jamar became part of the Twitter platform @JamarDJakes in 2010. He has garnered over 13.2k so far and has tweeted 24k times.
Is Jamar Jakes Married?
Jamar Jakes is not married and searches have not revealed any past marriage or romantic relationship for the first child of Bishop T.D. Jakes. However, some online sources have speculated that he may be dating someone and keeping it under wraps.