What Does T. D. Jakes Hate About Megachurch Culture? The Cult of Personality Around Many Pastors

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It might seem strange for the Chief Pastor of one of the biggest churches in the country to have anything negative to say about megachurches. But Bishop T.D. Jakes has one major critique of megachurch culture, and it has to do with the role of the pastor.

While promoting his new book ‘Instinct’, Jakes spoke with HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill about what he hates most about megachurches: the cult of personality that often arises surrounding their pastors.

“There are pastors whose ego demands that type of adulation… It’s the part of ministry that I hate,” Jakes said. “I hate it because from the inside out I see myself as quite normal. The pressure to live up to all of your expectations frustrates me.”

No two megachurches are alike, Jakes said, and the size of the church shouldn’t define the pastor. “I’m the same guy that pastored 50 people on Easter Sunday,” he said. “I didn’t turn into some kind of creature when they became 5,000.”

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SOURCE: The Huffington Post
Antonia Blumberg

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