What Happened to Serita Jakes? Is She Alive?

By Cannon | Updated on May 10, 2023
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    Serita Jakes is the wife of T. D. Jakes, one of the most renowned senior pastors of The Potter’s House, a popular 30,000-member Dallas-based church. The couple’s journey as a married couple wasn’t that trouble-free as the two soon got involved in a horrific car accident that left Serita with severe leg injuries. Since then, there has been a constant query about her life and many even asked if Serita is still alive.

    So, let’s find out more about Serita’s car accident with her husband and her current whereabouts!

    Is Serita Jakes Still Alive?

    Serita, the wife of T. D. Jakes is still living her life full of vigor and vitality. She is an author and public advocate. As of now, Serita is an executive director of women’s and children’s affairs at The Potter’s House.

    She is there a supervisor of the God’s Leading Ladies Life Enrichment Program and Distinctively Debutante Program.

    What Happened to Serita Jakes? Her Car Accident

    Six months after Serita and her husband T.D. Jakes tied the knot in 1982, the newly married duo got involved in a terrific car accident. Both of the duo survived the dreadful accident but Serita was severely injured, especially her legs and foot.

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    Serita with her husband.

    After the incident, doctors even said that Serita may never walk again and her legs might be paralyzed. But, later, her health condition started getting improve, and is now fully recovered. Throughout her recovery, her husband Jakes stood by her side. He also said,

    “I prayed for her, I took care of her, I cooked for her, I washed her hair, I taught her how to walk — literally. [I] stood in front of her and said, ‘You can do this,’ and taught her to walk again.”

    Where is Serita today?

    Jakes currently resides in her house located in Fort Worth, a city in Texas. She started living there in the mid-2000s along with her husband and children. Her husband bought the mansion in December 2004 for $5.5 million.

    Before that, the couple used to live in West Virginia.

    How old is She?

    As of now, Jakes is 67 years old. Born in 1955, Serita celebrates her birthday on 19th August. In fact, her husband T.D. is two years younger than his wife. He was born on 9th June 1957, in South Charleston and is 65 years old.