Bishop T.D. Jakes, has appointed his daughter and son in-law, Sarah and Toure Roberts, as one of the assistant pastors of The Potter’s House church, alongside other clergymen.
The couple were appointed as the church assistant pastors during its 27th year anniversary.
While weeping and praying for them, Bishop T.D. Jakes said;
“Before I give you the charge, I want to preface it by saying you might be surprised to be here. But God is not. He said before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee,” Bishop Jakes declared.
“I ordained you. Before any man can ordain, I ordained you. I sanctified you. I set you apart. I made sure you never fit right nowhere else.”
However despite Sarah Roberts ordination, she revealed some challenges she faced in her past relationship, where she was married for four year, while other pastors who were also promoted recounted and shared how they had faced several issues in ministry.
“To all of you, I charge you, minister of the word, and sacrament, brother, or sister in Christ, you have been called of God. You have been called by God. Through the leading voice of this congregation to be its minister. You have been called to help lead these people in the way of Jesus Christ. Within the common Ministry of all of us, you have been set apart for special service, each one unique in its own way to equip the Body of Christ for its ministry of reconciliation,” T.D. Jakes urged them.
“In the world, as you embark on this chapter of your life and your ministry, I charge [you] remember always that Jesus came not to be served, but to serve. I charge you to seek to live with the joy and confidence that comes from being rooted in the Gospel and in knowing the giftedness of life.”
In making the new appointments, T.D. Jakes, made it clear that he and his wife aren’t planning to step away from ministry just yet.
“We are still here and our strength is not abated, and our eyes are not blurred, but God has allowed us the privilege of more help for more reach.”