As of October 2015, T.D. and Serita Jakes remain married. The couple married in 1981 and together head T.D. Jakes Ministries and the Potter's House of Dallas, a Christian mega-church with over 30,000 members.
T.D. and Serita use the titles bishop and first lady, with T.D. serving as senior pastor for Potter's House and Serita serving as the executive director of the Potter's House women's ministries. Their marriage produced five children.
The couple appeared together on the front cover of the February 2013 edition of Ebony magazine, in which they provided advice and insight concerning love and the keys to a successful marriage. According to Bishop Jakes, "marriage requires work and expecting the unexpected."