On the evening of 8 June 2012, the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas was filled with people who had come to honor and celebrate the 35th anniversary of T.D. Jakes and his ministry. Prior to the event, The Christian Post reported:
A black-tie gala featuring a surprise star-studded guest list will be held Friday night to celebrate Bishop T.D. Jakes’ 35th anniversary of ministry service. The event titled “Triumphant Journey” will be held at the AT&T Winspear Opera House in Dallas, Texas.
Organizers of the event told The Christian Post that the famed black preacher will have no idea of what to expect, including the list of speakers, presenters and performers. Naturally, all the special guests will be those who have worked with the pastor over the past three decades in the areas of church, humanitarian efforts and entertainment.
With the event now concluded, Erin Benziger of Do Not Be Surprised reveals some of the “star-studded” guests, among them Oprah Winfrey and Bill Hybels, who appeared on stage to honor the well-known prosperity preacher.