Internationally acclaimed preacher, Thomas Dexter Jakes ­popularly known as TD Jakes­ is set to make his maiden visit to Zimbabwe in September.

The Porter’s house church leader is coming in the country to grace the Zimpraise 10th anniversary where he will be a guest of honour.

In an interview, Zimpraise chief executive Joseph Madziyire confirmed TD Jakes’ visit.

“I am pleased to inform you that Bishop TD Jakes will be coming for the first time to Zimbabwe and, as Zimpraise, we are privileged to be the ones hosting him.

“In Christian circles I know a lot of people have been hoping for Bishop TD Jakes to come and God has heard our prayers,” he said.

Madzire added that his relationship with the renowned man of cloth came after he visited Porter’s House.

“I got to know Bishop TD Jakes some few years back when we went to Dallas Texas and we got the opportunity to perform at his church.

“From then we had a good relationship, he became my mentor because I would consult him on different things,” he said.

Bishop TD Jakes is the founder of the Potter’s House church, a non­denominational American mega church with 30 000 members located in Dallas, Texas.

Apart from preaching the man of cloth is a writer, film producer