Pastor, wife, daughter, and mother, Sarah Jakes Roberts wears many hats in her world. She is fierce, down to earth, full of humor, and known for her contemporary style on and off the pulpit. Robert Jakes is a true reflection of her inner beauty. She is the daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, First Lady of The Potter’s House at One LA and The Potter’s House Denver with her husband Touré Roberts. Like many Christian leaders, her church also pivoted into virtual sermons. During her virtual speaking session with ESSENCE Wellness House Virtual Summit: Taking Care In The Wake Of Global Pandemic, she shared three ways that are “useful and helpful to you in maintaining faith.” First, stay present in the season, secondly, give gratitude to what has not changed, and lastly, take time to yourself. Her hope is that these simple acts can uplift communities during any difficult time.


Your breakthrough is coming. Your story is yours, and yours only to tell. Each chapter of your life reclaims something good. Trust your struggle and bear the fruit of your labor.

<“My fellow believers, when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can!. For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. 4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.” - James 1:2-4