Saints, Aint(s) and a few sinners are gearing up from one of the biggest Christian conferences in the country. Each year, folk head down to Texas to join mega preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes’ annual ‘Mega Fest‘. In a recent interview, the 56-year-old chatted about add Oprah Winfrey to his line-up, what viewers can expect from his new BET talk show and how he handles criticism. Check out a few excerpts below.

On what inspired him to include Oprah Winfrey in ‘Mega Fest’:

Then, we’re thrilled to have Oprah, who has agreed to bring her “Lifeclass” to MegaFest. She and I are going to tackle a problem that is eating the underbelly of so many communities, and that is fatherlessness. The stats are alarming with fatherlessness, it’s escalating everywhere, and it is the impetus for which we’re having problems in the penal institution, in the educational institution with teenage pregnancies and so forth and so on. To be able to declare my narrative from such a huge platform is a great opportunity, and I was glad that she would yield it to me so that we could have this discussion with a wider array of people and accomplish what I’m really trying to do for our community.

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