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Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest 2013
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
By Rych McCain, www.twitter.com/rychmccain and Facebook
Photos by Vernon Bryant Courtesy of The Front Page Firm
Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest Brings Hollywood To Church In Dallas, Festival Attracts 75K Participants
Three-day Festival included Empowerment Sessions,
Inspiration & Prayer, and Entertainment
Oprah and Bishop T.D. Jakes' discussion about fatherless children in America
|Bishop & 1st Lady Serita|
The largest event of its kind, MegaFest featured four of Jakes' most popular conferences: ManPower, Woman Thou Art Loosed, MegaYouth and MegaKidz along with celebrity entertainment, business and other inspirational features for the entire family.
Oprah Winfrey kicked-off the festival with the taping of her Lifeclass in front of thousands at the American Airlines Center. This was followed by numerous headliners including Joel and Victoria Osteen, who hosted an empowerment session,
Oscar and Grammy winner,
Jennifer Hudson, who headlined the Woman of Purpose
concert and participated in the first International Faith and Family Film Festival,
"Scandal's" Kerry Washington, Kenneth
"Babyface" Edmonds, and of course, Bishop T.D. Jakes who
spoke at numerous sessions including Woman Thou Art Loosed, ManPower and
Cedric "The Entertainer" and Niecy Nash hosted the
"Just Churchin'" Comedy Show, while "OMG! Insider's" Kevin
Frazier moderated multiple panel presentations during the Film
|Jennifer Hudson & Holly R. Peete|
|Kerry Washington ABC-TVs Scandal|
|Niecy Nash & Ced The Entertainer|
|(L-R) Robert Townsend & Kevin Frazier|
|Tyler Perry Laying hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes|
Tyler Perry, Brandy, Ray J, Robert Townsend, Tamar Braxton, Terrell Owens, Michelle Williams, Ben & Jewel Tankard, Isaac Caree, Tisha Campbell Martin, Holly Robinson Peete, Kim Burrell, Mary Mary, Marvin Sapp, Alan Houston, Malinda Williams, Nicole Ari Parker and Boris Kodjoe, Meagan Good and DeVon Franklin, Ray Chew, Emmitt and Pat Smith, Fred Hammond, David and Tamela Mann, Jacob Latimore, Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Kierra Sheard, Mali Music, Anthony Mackie, Toccara, Wesley Jonathan, and more.
|Pastor Marvin Sapp|
"The success of MegaFest in Dallas is above and beyond my expectations," said Bishop T.D. Jakes. "I couldn't be more proud of my team who worked tirelessly to produce this three-day event and provide a platform for faith, prayer, inspiration and encouragement. I see why God sent me to Dallas. And I thank him for all his blessing."
|Comic/Poet/Writer Leroya Sanford|
With 75,000 attendees, the three day MegaFest extravaganza, “Faith & Family” in Dallas Texas was inspirationally empowering. Did I mention that Oprah Winfrey was there along with countless other celebrities? Bishop T.D. Jakes put an incredible program together. If you missed it you have to check out a small fraction of it airing on the OWN Network - Oprah’s Life Class on Sunday September 8th, 2013. To combine entertainment with powerful business, family and inspirational messages, it left everyone walking on clouds.
To see Leroya's performance at the Beverly Hills Country Club click on www.youtube.com/watch?v=abb1bBcaDvg or go to youtube and type in "Leroya Poetry & Comedy at the Beverly Hills Country Club."
To see her on ABC-TVs "The View"click on