DALLAS (AP) - Megachurch Pastor T.D. Jakes is bringing his MegaFest inspirational event home to Dallas for the first time this week, and it will feature everything from a film festival to a conversation with Oprah Winfrey.
More than 50,000 people from around the world are expected to attend the three-day event, which kicks off Thursday. Bishop Jakes says the event is designed to help bring families closer together.
On Thursday, Winfrey will be joined by Jakes as she films a new episode of her series "Oprah's Lifeclass." Jakes says their discussion will touch on the issue of children who grow up without fathers in their lives.
MegaFest was first held in Atlanta in 2004. It was held there again for the next two years before moving to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2008.