Bishop T.D. Jakes has signed a two-year deal to bring his sermons to streaming platform Amazon Freevee.
The megachurch pastor’s most popular sermons will be available on-demand, starting Dec. 1., Amazon said in a recent press release.
The deal also includes a free, ad-supported streaming (FAST) channel known as “The T.D. Jakes FAST Channel,” launching next year. The channel will feature 300 hours of content, including new and archived sermons and interviews. It will be available for customers to stream on the Freevee app and within Prime Video in early 2023.
“The launch of our channel with Amazon Freevee signals a major step forward in providing a protected and trusted space for audiences’ emotional and spiritual fortitude,” Jakes said in a statement. “As Amazon continues to innovate and offer audiences meaningful content, I’m proud to illustrate to the world how ministry and philanthropy can be done in an ever-evolving culture.”
Jakes is the first faith leader to have their ministry available on the service, according to Amazon.
“As we build our faith-based offerings alongside our entertainment selection, we are honored to be the exclusive video streaming home for Bishop Jakes’ decades-long ministry, and proud to be a destination for viewers to find an ongoing source of spiritual inspiration,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD original content and programming at Amazon Studios.
Variety, which was the first outlet to report details of the agreement, said the FAST channel will also include T.D. Jakes on The Road programming from Australia, London, and Africa, as well as the pastor’s conversations with celebrities and political leaders.
Jakes is the bishop of The Potter’s House, a non-denominational megachurch and humanitarian organization. He also serves as CEO of T.D. Jakes Enterprises, and has produced films including Woman Thou Art Loosed (2004), Not Easily Broken (2009), Jumping the Broom (2011), and Lifetime’s Seven Deadly Sins franchise.