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T.D. Jakes, Liberty University, Jim Bakker, and Paula White

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ONE YEAR AGO: On May 1, 2023, MinistryWatch reported that Bishop T.D. Jakes announced a 10-year, billion-dollar partnership with Wells Fargo to revitalize neighborhoods, foster economic opportunity, and create long-term change in communities in need across America. In February of this year, the T.D. Jakes Foundation announced the recipients of $9 million in grants. Read more here.

TWO YEARS AGO:  On May 5, 2022, MinistryWatch reported that the federal Department of Education began investigating Liberty University’s handling of student reports of sexual assault. In a statement to ProPublica, the school pledged its “full cooperation” with the investigation. In March of this year, the Department of Education announced it had fined Liberty $14 million for “material and ongoing violations” of the Clery Act, “including with respect to its published crime statistics and treatment of sexual assault survivors.” Read more here.

FOUR YEARS AGO On May 6, 2020, MinistryWatch reported that televangelist Jim Bakker was under investigation for allegedly making false claims about COVID, and for selling treatments for COVID on his television program. Read more here.

FIVE YEARS AGO:  On May 10, 2019, MinistryWatch reported about concerns of nepotism at the church of Trump advisor Paula White. Read more here.

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Kim Roberts

Kim Roberts is a freelance writer who holds a Juris Doctorate from Baylor University. She has home schooled her three children and is happily married to her husband of 25 years.