Since its founding in 1996, the congregation of The Potter’s House have filed down the aisle in order to witness Bishop T.D. Jakes preach stirring sermons from the pulpit. On June 21, 2008, however, it was the Bishop’s turn to walk down the path which led to the altar as he linked arms with Sarah Jakes, his 20-year-old daughter, and escorted her to the young man who was waiting to make her his wife– TCU student and football player Robert Henson.
In May 2000 Bishop T.D. Jakes was co-officiant at the wedding of football great Emmitt Smith and his wife, the former Patricia Lawrence, who smiled as they watched the father of the bride take his place by his wife’s side and Bishop Noel Jones, the other co-officiant who had presided over their union, pronounced the couple husband and wife.
The Potter’s House, which welcomes up to 30,000 church members for services, opened its doors to a gathering of glitterati for the happy occasion. In the following news report, NFL legend Deion Sanders and his wife Pilar, who enjoyed a 1999 wedding at Ocean Club in the Bahamas and Dr. Phil and his wife Robin offer marriage advice for the newlyweds, who embarked on a honeymoon to the Hawaiian islands following the ceremony.