Online education for ministry leaders. Tacit knowledge, experiential learning, and practical wisdom. Exposure to insights from T.D. Jakes Ministries and through residency opportunities.

Online Degrees and Short Courses at Jakes Divinity School

Forming leaders for innovative ministry in the church and society.

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Save the Date: Lead Like King Virtual Awards and Scholarship Drive

Join us Monday, January 18, 2021, at 7 pm CST for the Lead Like King Virtual Awards and Scholarship Drive. This event will be a co-sponsored event with the Urban Renewal Center in Norfolk, Virginia.

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JDS Spotlight

Doctor of Ministry Program

JDS is proud to announce the all-new, mostly online Doctor of Ministry (DMin) degree in Spirit-filled Leadership in the Global African Diaspora. The DMin is a professional doctoral degree that aims to form faith leaders for the church and society. It deepens their understanding of and commitment to local and global ministry. This unique doctoral program is regionally and professionally accredited by virtue of JDS's partnership with Portland Seminary at George Fox University.

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A Message from the President

Welcome to the JDS family!

“I am thrilled to be part of a vision that transforms lives. Jakes Divinity School (JDS) is an ideal opportunity for those in pursuit of strong scholarship and experiential learning from a Spirit-filled perspective. The walls that once separated the mind, the heart, and the hands are now crumbled in a generation that is motivated by spirituality that integrates all of life.

Through our education partners, global reach, and spiritual emphasis, JDS is uniquely positioned to train leaders to respond to a deep yearning for integrated learning. Our founder, Bishop T.D. Jakes has exemplified multi-dimensional leadership and ministry. His living legacy inspires students to think deeply, imagine what could be, and reach globally.

As a young boy, I dreamed of the opportunity to serve the Lord in powerful ways. Theological education became a doorway to opportunities imagined but were beyond my reach. I believe God will take you further than you may be prepared to go. Invest today for the ministry leadership opportunities in your future. We hope that you consider being a part of the JDS family!”

Because of Christ,

Antipas L. Harris, DMin, PhD

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Jakes Divinity School prepares leaders through academic rigor with experiential learning, spiritual formation, and creative innovation that are necessary for the future of ministry in the Church and society. Our curriculum incorporates an emphasis on effective preaching, vibrant worship, biblical thought, tacit knowledge, and quality instruction. The school is committed to integrating faith, scholarship, and integrity of the practice of ministry.

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