Dallas-based Bishop T.D. Jakes, a TV personality in his own right, has scored a big “get” for his MegaFest 2013, which will take place Aug. 29-31 at the Dallas Convention Center, American Airlines Center and other venues: TV queen Oprah Winfrey is coming to DFW to help Jakes launch what’s being called one of America’s largest Christian events.
Winfrey and Jakes share a concern for fatherless children throughout the United States, which will be one of the topics as Winfrey helps Jakes kick off MegaFest at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 29. The appearance will be filmed for Oprah’s Lifeclass on Winfrey’s OWN cable channel. On an earlier episode, Winfrey and life coach/OWN personality Iyanla Vanzant had addressed the subkject of fatherless children (according to the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 21 million children in the United States live in fatherless families).
The Dallas-filmed episode is expected to air in September on OWN. Tickets for the show will be available beginning noon CDT July 5 via tdjakes.org/oprahslifeclass.
According to a MegaFest release, more than 50,000 people are expected to attend the conference, which will be in the United States for the first time since 2006. The family-oriented event rounds up four Jakes conferences: Woman Thou Art Loosed, ManPower, MegaKidz and MegaYouth. Tickets are $60 each; package and group rates are available. For tickets, go here.