Bishop T.D. Jakes and wife, First Lady Serita Jakes, celebrated their eldest daughter’s ministerial elevation.
This weekend, Cora Jakes-Coleman officially received her graduation certificate from The Potter’s House School of Ministry, making her an ordained Elder.
Bishop Jakes beamed on Instagram in a sweet open letter to his daughter who is also an author, saying how proud both he and his wife First Lady Serita Jakes are.
“You’ve always said from the age of five, that you were called to preach,” wrote the pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas, the mega church from where Jakes-Coleman earned her license.
“It was my honor to witness this mighty moment give birth under my hand and in my life time!” continued Jakes. “Of all the other roads you could’ve taken some honorable but not sacred, others could’ve left you in a prison or dead (the perils of parenthood) you immediately or eventually rejected them all! So to me, this is a celebration of good judgement, spiritual submission and a lot of prayerful nights, as much as calling!”
Elder Cora also wrote a beautiful message to her old self on IG:
Goodbye Minister Coleman we have had good times and bad, and you have shown me the true meaning of Minister. Never forget who you are, and always have faith to fight. Eldership isn’t easier, but God has graced your feet to walk this journey. Not everyone is going to love you focus on the ones that do. You have people who care about your sound focus on them. You’ll lose good people and you’ll lose bad. Friends that once loved you will become a distant whisper hold fast to your freedom never waiver in love and giving kindness. Approach this next journey with power and humility. You were destined for greatness never get stuck always move. Love you your biggest fan ME!! #fromMinistertoElder#faithingit #newseason #itwasinmybag
Congrats Elder Cora Jakes Coleman!!!!!!!
Pic Credit: CoraJakesColemanIG