Minster T.D. Jakes and the President-Truth! and Fiction!

Statement by Dallas Pastor T.D. Jakes After Meeting With President BushTruth! & Fiction!



Summary of eRumor:
Pastor T.D. Jakes, a prominent minister from Texas, was called to Washington D.C. to meet with President Bush.  When he returned, he told his congregation that he couldn’t reveal what the president had told him, but he warned that they should stock up on bottled water, canned foods, and nonperishable food items.  He said that when war breaks out, it will be a chemical war.

The Truth:

According to his office at The Potter’s House in Dallas, Pastor Jakes did meet with the president on September 20, just before Mr. Bush addressed Congress.  It was not just the two of them.  There were leaders from a variety of faiths in the meeting.  In a statement, Pastor Jakes said he did encourage the congregation to be prepared for emergencies by having food and water supplies on hand.  A spokesperson for Pastor Jakes said he did not mention chemical weapons or war. 

For another perspective, go to Max Lucado’s version of the meeting.