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.

A Message from the Chancellor

Welcome to the JDS family!

“Welcome to Jakes Divinity School (JDS)! We are an emerging institution with a vision to educate leaders for the church and society in a Spirit-filled and academically rigorous environment. Leadership is key to transforming our world for a positive and productive future. After more than 40 years of ministry and leadership, I want to see future generations step into their God-ordained purpose and soar into their spiritual calling. At JDS, we are partnering with some of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning to offer fully accredited degrees and prepare women and men with the very best training. Now is the time; the world is waiting for leaders like you. How will you prepare for the opportunities and challenges ahead? I would like to invite you to prayerfully consider the role of Jakes Divinity School in your path to success.”

In His Service,

Bishop T.D. Jakes, Founder & Chancellor

Women in Leadership

Jakes Divinity School is excited to announce our new Women in Leadership Certificate program!

In partnership with Serita Jakes’ widely celebrated enrichment program, God’s Leading Ladies, this six-week, interactive program is uniquely curated to prepare women with the skills, knowledge, and strategies needed to stand out as impactful and innovative leaders in the church, workplace, and society. The Women in Leadership curriculum will feature courses that delve into the essentials of strategic leadership, effective communication strategies, networking, work-life balance, and more! Registration is now open for the Spring 2023 semester!

Learn More About JDS

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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