The Potter's House is an international humanitarian organization and also a nondenominational church in Dallas, Texas, which T.D. Jakes founded in 1996 with a membership of 50 families. Jakes is the senior pastor of a congregation of 30,000 who help others in their communities and worldwide, as of 2015.
The Potter's House building began as the Eagle's Nest Family Church. The name was changed when Jakes and his West Virginia followers purchased it. The $45 million sanctuary, which was completed in 2000, seats approximately 7,600 people. The Potter's House operates dozens of ministries, including programs for the homeless and illiterate. The organization even provides a satellite network that broadcasts to more than 260 prisons nationwide.