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Nearing 60, Bishop T.D. Jakes strives to bridge racial, political divides

Bishop T.D. Jakes is preparing for MegaFest, his four-day, faith-and-family gathering in Dallas, where he makes his home and built his megachurch.

The June 28-July 1 event he calls “a bit of a vacation in a spiritual atmosphere” drew 90,000 when it was last held in 2015 — a predominantly black crowd that also included whites, Hispanics and people from 40 other countries.

Jakes, an author, media producer and pastor of The Potter’s House, talked to RNS about bridging racial and political divides, coping with terrorist threats, and his approaching 60th birthday.

The interview was edited for length and clarity.

Read More at the Religious News Service.