Richard Young is a former educator, businessman, and pastor. The son of a Free Will Baptist pastor, Richard started preaching at fourteen and pastoring at twenty. He comes from a great heritage of preachers and pastors, as there has been a member of his family in the ministry consistently since 1876. Richard has been a writer all of his adult life, writing corporate training manuals and collegiate self-study courses, as well as two textbooks. He has written articles for both Christian and secular magazines and journals. His biographies are Joyce Meyer, The Rise of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, The Journey of T. D. Jakes, and Messengers of Healing (the story of Charles and Frances Hunter).Richard received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degrees from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He has completed the coursework for his doctorate in education at Oklahoma State University. He served as vice president of academics at American Christian College and Seminary in Oklahoma City, as well as dean of academics at Oklahoma Junior College. He also was a trainer for Century 21 across the state of Oklahoma.Richard and his wife, Brenda, have been married for more than three decades. Although they find great joy in helping people, their highest delight is spending time with their three children and nine grandchildren.
The Journey of T. D. Jakes: A Life of Faith, Blessing, and Favorby Richard Young
T. D. Jakes is the pastor of The Potter?s House, a 30,000-member megachurch in Dallas, Texas. This highly sought conference speaker, Grammy Award nominee, and entrepreneurial trainer was listed by Time magazine as one the twenty-five most influential evangelicals in America in 2005. But few people realize that just twelve years ago, he was the pastor of a church of fifty families in West Virginia. Here is a story of what is possible for ?those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose? (Romans 8:28). Thomas Dexter Jakes spent an impoverished childhood in the Appalachian Mountains. Entrepreneurial seeds wereplanted and bore fruit when, as a teenager, he shouldered the responsibilities of running his deceased father?s business. He also overcame the seduction of drugs and crime. From the trials and triumphs of T. D. Jakes, you will learn the power of vision, responsibility, integrity, and faithfulness. More importantly, you will know beyond a doubt that ?with God all things are possible? (Matthew 19:26).
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Does this author even know TD Jakes? I find it appauling that a author could write as bad as this. Maybe this author should stay selling phones and leave the book writing to a professional. TD Jakes is a great man. I wonder has he read this book!!!