Bishop T.D. Jakes will return to Atlanta, the home city for many years of the fan-favorite international gathering, for the conclusion of the Women, Thou Art Loosed! The Grand Finale conference at the Georgia World Congress Center Sept. 22 - Sept. 24, and will host thousands of women from around the world.
Jakes held the first Women, Thou Art Loosed! conference in 1996 after discovering the impact his Bible study message had on women. Over the years, Jakes has seen breakthroughs in thousands of women and Women, Thou Art Loosed! has since become a worldwide movement. Jakes, a pastor and accomplished entrepreneur and entertainment leader, is known for his influence beyond the pulpit as the conference spurred a stage play and movie.
The conference will take place over three days and will consist of distinguished speakers, including Serita A. Jakes, Pastor Cora Jakes, Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts, Carloyn D. Showell and Priscilla Shirer.
In honor of this year's final gathering and to pay homage to the conference's original location, soft drink giant Coca-Cola will partner with the conference in support of the T.D. Jakes Foundation to celebrate the deep seated community roots in Atlanta.
For more information on Women, Thou Art Loosed! The Grand Finale and how to register, visit WTAL.org
Thursday, Sept. 22 - Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022
Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
2022 CONFIRMED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:
- Bishop T.D. Jakes is the senior pastor of The Potter's House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church located in Dallas, and has been named "America's Best Preacher" by Time magazine. A New York Times bestselling author, film producer and real estate developer, Jakes is the founder and creator of Woman, Thou Art Loosed!
- Mrs. Serita Jakes is the executive director of The Potter's House women's ministry, WoMan-to-Woman, and founder of the acclaimed God's Leading Ladies Life Enrichment program for women and The Potter's House's Debutante Program for teenage girls. She is the author of three books: Beside Every Good Man, The Princess Within and The Crossing.
- Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of faith. Her messages spread throughout the world, defying cultural, religious, gender and socioeconomic boundaries. Through her bestselling books, sermons and viral messages, she reaches people who are seeking to make peace with their past, maximize their present and deepen their relationship with God.
- Pastor Cora Jakes is a powerhouse preacher, associate pastor, and overseer of the children's ministry and intercessory prayer ministry at The Potter's House of Dallas. She is also an accomplished speaker and bestselling author of Faithing It and Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise. In Ferocious Warrior, Jakes shares her powerful testimony of how she battled obstacles including infertility, loss, and depression and won. A powerful prayer warrior, Jakes has made it her mission to teach people how to fight for the life they want, armed with the weapons of faith, hope, and prayer.
- Priscilla Shirer leads Going Beyond Ministries, which provides spiritual support and resources to the body of Christ, serving every denomination and culture across the spectrum of the church.
- Carolyn D. Showell, PhD, is a certified Christian therapist. She has worked as a psychometrist for the Baltimore City Schools, a special projects developer for the Johns Hopkins School of Business and Administration. Showell was a finalist chosen for HUD's Community Builders Program and received certification in Faith based Economic Development from the Harvard University Summer Leadership Institute. She returned as a member of the SLI teaching staff. She was selected as a member of the Steering Committee of the Black Alumni Network of Harvard University-The Divinity School. She serves as executive pastor of First Apostolic Faith Church in Baltimore, Maryland. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Joint College of Bishops and is currently the dean of the Senior Shepard's Track. In 2014, Showell was consecrated the first female Bishop in the Global United Fellowship under the visionary leadership of Bishop Neil C. Ellis.