American Greetings is selling a new collection of inspirational and religious greeting cards featuring the pastor, titled “Gentle Guidance and Inspirational Messages by T.D. Jakes.” The pastor picked the messages himself, culling from years of sermons and books, spokesman Curtis Coat said.
“We think our messages are far and away some of the most moving on the market today,” he added.
One birthday card, for instance, urges the recipient to “celebrate who you are. You are the image of God.” Along with the message in each card is a Bible verse.
Mr. Jakes is pastor of the Potter’s House in Dallas, a congregation that has grown from 50 families to more than 30,000 members since the church opened in 1996.