To our podcast listeners,
The speculation surrounding the adoption of Ms. Cora Jakes’ second child has come to our attention and we are saddened by the online statements. Cora Jakes, the eldest daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, and her former husband, Brandon Coleman, adopted two children during their union. As you know, the ‘With The Quickness Podcast’ features weekly post-sermon commentary on the Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas and First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. Neither Resa nor I know anyone in the Jakes family personally, nor are we in communication with Michelle Loud regarding her allegations.
It's our humble prayer that the two mothers at the center of this situation find a resolution privately. Whether it is a courtroom or a clergyperson’s office, each mother should be heard by the proper authorities, so all allegations can be addressed. We realize the adoption process is difficult, but there are many ethical adoption professionals willing to help expecting mothers navigate the process without inappropriate behavior or coercion. Ms. Loud states she was isolated from such resources, and if that claim is proven factual, we pray the appropriate advocates will intervene. In the interim, we ask our audience to keep the minor child and his siblings in mind before commenting online. Please remember a social media comment sent out in an emotional moment can be saved via screenshot by strangers and reposted, which can make it searchable decades from now.
For our part, we’ll not comment on the anguish experienced by Ms. Loud and Ms. Jakes. Nor will we search the sermons given at the Potters House for speculated hidden messages directed at Ms. Loud. Instead, starting Sunday, July 17th, the ‘With the Quickness Podcast’ will feature a seven-week pastoral series in the Potter’s House segment slot. As a new podcast such a programing change may hurt our growth, but we are committed to elevating new and rededicated followers of Jesus Christ with sermons that strengthen their faith.
We send our continue prayers to the families of Ms. Michelle Loud and Ms. Cora Jakes and ask God to cover everyone with His grace.
Angeline Bishop Thomas
and Mil’resa (Resa) Crippen
Co-Hosts, With the Quickness Podcast
With The Quickness Podcast
A weekly podcast featuring post-sermon commentary on First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens (FBCLG) in Somerset, NJ and other houses of worship. It helps new and rededicated Christians enjoy their lives as followers of Jesus. Each episode contains Sermon Takeaways, Latest Contemporary Gospel Hits, Faith-Based Movies, and Christian Experience Interviews.