WORLD renowned tele-vangelist Thomas Dexter Jakes, fondly referred to as TD Jakes, is expected in Zambia on Monday to meet the presidential hopefuls in an effort to maintain the prevailing peace ahead of this month’s presidential election.
Freedom Summit convenor, Nevers Mumba said at a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday that Bishop TD Jakes would pay a courtesy call on the acting President, Rupiah Banda and meet all the presidential hopefuls before talking to the Christianity fraternity.
Dr Mumba said Bishop Jakes’ visit would give hope to the country which was expected to maintain peace during the political transition ahead and after this month’s presidential election following the death of president Levy Mwanawasa.
He was flanked by Miracle Life Church senior pastor Schurtz Walker, Northmead Assemblies of God Church Bishop, Joshua Banda and Barak Ministries pastor Godfrey Mhusambazi in Lusaka.
“This is the first time that Bishop Jakes will be visiting Zambia and he comes into the country to give hope to the nation through the Church leadership during this time of political transition,” Dr Mumba said.
He said Zambia had seen tragedy in the past such as the death of president Mwanawasa but was happy the country was a Christian nation, hence the peace, which was prevailing currently.
Dr Mumba said the summit to be held at Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC) was expected to attract the church and private sector, where Bishop Jakes would address them before having a business and leaders’ banquet at Padmozi Hotel.
He said currently, Bishop Jakes was in South Africa conducting a mega conference which was drawing an attendance of more than 100,000 men and women.
Bishop TD Jakes senior was born on June 9, 1957 and is the pastor of the Potters House, a 30,000 non-denominational member Church in Dallas, Texas.
The visiting bishop’s Church services and evangelical sermons are broadcast on the Potter’s Touch which airs on the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Black Entertainment and the Word network.
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