Monday, September 9, 2013

Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest 2013

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Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest 2013

By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist

By Rych McCain, 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
Mega is almost an understatement for the three-day festival, hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife Serita, known as MegaFest.  Held in Dallas, Aug. 29-31, 2013 the ultimate intersection of faith family attracted more than 75,000 participants during its three-day run at multiple venues in the city: The Dallas Convention Center, the Omni Dallas Hotel and the American Airlines Center.
     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, 

Jennifer Hudson & Holly R. Peete
 Oscar and Grammy winner, Jennifer Hudson, who headlined the Woman of Purpose concert and participated in the first International Faith and Family Film Festival, Steve Harvey,

Kerry Washington ABC-TVs Scandal
 "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 MegaYouth. 

Niecy Nash & Ced The Entertainer
  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 Festival.
(L-R) Robert Townsend & Kevin Frazier
    Other notable personalities who attended, performed or participated in MegaFest activities include:

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.
Comic Gary Owen

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

 MegaFest 2013

   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. 

Editor's note: 

To see Leroya's performance at the Beverly Hills Country Club click on  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 com/watch?v=wf7y9joqIJI

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