The daughter of one of America’s top televangelists and mega-church leaders is looking to sell a home for nearly eight figures. The preacher’s daughter, who lives in the same community as the Kardashians, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, Kanye West, Drake, and a host of other celebrity influencers, seeks to unload a mansion she purchased only two years ago.
Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of the most successful businessmen in the Black Christian church and one of the richest pastors in the world. His ministry connected faith, entertainment, and commerce in such a way that he yields a personal estimated net worth of $20 million to $60 million. His main Potter’s House church in Dallas, Texas, outside of T.D. Jakes’ multiple businesses, is the 25th largest church in the nation and welcomes 16,140 weekly visitors in person, according to CBS News.
Who is Sarah Jakes Roberts?
While her father’s financial portfolio is impressive, so is that of Sarah Jakes Roberts.
The 34-year-old Texas Christian University alumna is currently worth a whopping $15 million as an author, motivational speaker, founder of Women Evolve, leader of “Woman Thou Art Loosed!” conferences, and co-pastor of two branches of The Potter’s House in Los Angeles and Denver.
The majority of her earned wealth is attributed to her various books and working as clergy in her father’s ministry.
She is the author of five books “Lost and Found,” “Colliding with Destiny,” “Dear Mary,” “Don’t Settle for Less,” and her 2022 title, “Women Evolve.”
Time to Sell: Inside Her Family’s Calabasas Abode
Now, according to Dirt.com, she and her husband Touré Roberts are looking to sell their home in an exclusive gated enclave in the San Fernando Valley community of Calabasas. The two purchased the $3.5 million home in the summer of 2020 but have since decided to unload the Venetian-style mansion, listing it for a little under $9.5 million.
The 9,500-square-feet home was built in 2004. It includes six bedrooms and eight baths. The two-level living space beautifully showcases a mix of stone and marble floors, designer light fixtures, high coved ceilings on the interior, and a stucco and terra-cotta-roof structure on the outside, according to a listing held by Dana Olmes and Jeff Biebuyck of Frontgate Real Estate.
The property includes a plush chocolate-hued movie theater with leather recliners, solar panels and a generator, a gym, an office, and an upstairs family room in their new home.
Jakes Roberts Speaks on Black Church and Mental Illness
The news of the sale comes days after Jakes Roberts made a statement apologizing for the Black church and the church hurt that has come from messages espoused from its pulpits and taught from the pew about mental illness.
“I think that it would be remiss of us to not acknowledge that there have been moments within the Black church where you were not allowed to bring the truth of who you are into the space,” she said at Charlamagne Tha God’s Mental Health Expo. “Whether you’re like me and you broke some of the church rules or you just became a disgrace to the dignity of what it means to be a Christian through the lens of religion and the religion and the lens of the church, I think that we have to take a moment and at least acknowledge and perhaps for some of you invite you to look beyond God being hailed in the hands of man and maybe challenge you to consider that though man may have dropped you or mishandled you or deformed you in an effort to mold you that that was not a reflection of God’s heart towards you.
“I don’t know how much it counts,” Jakes Roberts continued. “But I will say that I apologize as a faith leader for the moments where you were told to just pray it away, for the moments where you were told that you’re never going to be one of the ‘good girls’ or the ‘good guys’ or you’re always going to be damaged. I apologize that you received those messages.”
She also said, “If you have to bypass the church to get to God … I get it.”