Inspiring Story of Bishop TD Jakes Daughter: Sarah Jakes Roberts, Discusses Being Pregnant at 14 & Her Book Titled "Lost & Found"

Her upbringing was heavily influenced by her family’s deep involvement with the church – Sarah Jakes Roberts, the daughter of Bishop T.D Jakes, one of the world's most powerful and prominent pastors shares her unique childhood challenge...
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Sarah Jakes Roberts is a take-charge business-woman, writer and media personality who expertly balances career, ministry and family. In April 2014, Sarah released  a memoir titled, “Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life.” In “Lost and Found,” Sarah shares her story with a rarely seen transparency and because of that, people gravitate to her..

Sarah is an astute business woman and has been integral in the success of many major initiatives at TDJ Enterprises. She currently serves as the senior editor of eMotions, an online inspirational magazine designed to embrace, educate and empower women.  She is also the project manager for the Rx Connection Card and she was responsible for grassroots marketing efforts for the feature film, “Not Easily Broken.” Prior to joining the staff at The Potter’s House/TDJ Enterprises, Sarah served as an office liaison for The Air Force.

Getting Pregnant at 14
when she became pregnant at 14, Jakes faced the most difficult moment in her life.
“I was terrified,” Jakes told thinking back to the events leading up to her parent’s discovery of her pregnancy. “You have this idea of ‘I’m going to get in trouble,’ like ‘I’m going to be grounded forever’ because you have nothing else really at that point to compare it to.”
Jakes recounted the memories she still holds from that day, sharing that it was her sister who broke the news to her parents after she wrote a letter and left it in the family’s mailbox.
“My parents were speechless. I mean, my father was a preacher, who speaks for a living, and he was speechless,” Jakes said. “And that’s when it dawned on me that this was so much bigger than being grounded. [I was] bringing a life into the world and while I certainly had other options, whether abortions or adoptions, there was something inside of me that said I could do it.”
It was this tough experience – along with several other similarly trying moments — that motivated Jakes to write a book detailing some of the burdens she’s carried and the strength she found to overcome them.
Her Book: Lost & Found

Like every girl, Sarah Jakes dreamed of a life full of love, laughter, and happy endings. But her dreams changed dramatically when she became pregnant at age thirteen, a reality only compounded by the fact that her father, Bishop T.D. Jakes, was one of the most influential megachurch pastors in the nation. As a teen mom and a high-profile preacher's kid, her road was lonely. She was shunned at school, gossiped about at church. And a few years later, when a fairy-tale marriage ended in a spiral of hurt and rejection, she could have let her pain dictate her future.

Instead, she found herself surrounded by a God she'd given up on, crashing headlong with Him into a destiny she'd never dreamed of. Sarah's captivating story, unflinchingly honest and deeply vulnerable, is a vivid reminder that God can turn even the deepest pain into His perfection.

More than a memoir, Lost and Found offers hope and encouragement. Perhaps you, like Sarah, find yourself wandering the detours of life. Regardless of how lost you feel, you, too, can be found.

This post is credited to her blog which keeps inspiring me each time I visit


  1. Anonymous16.5.17

    Thats why I love her so much! Woman of God. Real yet loving God. God bless you sister


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