Bishop T.D. Jakes reveals plans for land he bought near Tyler Perry Studios

Here’s what the megachurch pastor plans to do with the land he acquired with Tyler Perry
Bishop T.D. Jakes reveals plans for land he bought near Tyler Perry Studios
John Hope Bryant and Bishop T.D. Jakes at the 2022 Global Hope Forums in Atlanta. (Photo credit: Rashad Milligan for rolling out)

Bishop T.D. Jakes has big plans. The celebrity pastor, author and daytime television host revealed his latest plans for real estate development in Atlanta at the 2022 Hope Global Forums.

He’s bought land near Tyler Perry Studios in East Point, Georgia, on what was formerly U.S. Army Military Base Fort McPherson. According to a June 2021 report, Perry and Jakes purchased 132 acres in the area.

“[Tyler Perry] had the ROFO, which means nobody could buy the land without it first being offered to him,” Jakes said to John Hope Bryant during the conference. “I called him on the phone and said, ‘If you give me the ROFO for a certain amount of time and I don’t make it happen, I’ll give it back to you.

“Gentlemen’s agreement. Signed no contracts. We just made a deal.”

While scouting the land, Jakes noticed something disconcerting about the area.

“The neighborhood behind it is stuck between Tyler Perry Studios and Microsoft, and I can’t find a grocery store in miles,” Jakes said. “I can’t find a cup of coffee for miles. I can find payday loans places … they target the impoverished for the desperation they have to have money. You can find liquor stores, you can get a Magnum Gold, you can get strip clubs, you can get a whole lot of stuff, but you cannot get a cup of coffee.”

With the land, Jakes plans to build grocery stores, CVS pharmacies and affordable housing.

“These things have always existed, but they haven’t been grouped together,” he said.

Jakes said it’s a land model he plans to follow in as many cities as he can.

The pastor, who has over 4.6 million Twitter followers, said at 65 years old, he’s no longer going after ventures for his well-being, but for future generations.

“I want to leave this world better than I found it,” Jakes said. “I think all of us should leave this world better than we found it. If we do that, you can’t be so preoccupied with your own success that you don’t lift up others because it is impossible to be successful without a successor.”

In 2013, Perry gave Jakes’ Potter House church in Texas $1 million.

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I’M NOT A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE PASTOR/PREACHER: BUT, I HAVE SOMEWHAT AGAINST T.D. JAKES DECISION OF THIS PROPERTY AND PLANNING. #1. WHEN AND THE FACT THAT MOST OF THE $$$/DOLLARS COLLECTED BY Jakes’ Potter House church in Texas=WAS COLLECTED FROM THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS AND SOO, WHY COULD NOT HAVE Bishop T.D. Jakes Done a similar type “PLANNING and Development Program and mission within the Dallas, Texas Metro areas, where he “collected $$/Dollars/Money” from the Texas Members/People, for so many years??? #2. Does His Project/Plans offer “The Small REIT Investors” of either Texas and/or of The Areas of Georgia any “Affordable Shares of Stocks of Basic Citizen’s Ownership of the Planned Projects?? I have more questions; But, I will stop with those 2/two!!???

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