A pregnancy at 13, baby in her womb while her father who is a pastor delivers a sermon about the virtues of abstinence, had a baby at 14, dropped out of college, worked as waitress at a strip club to support herself, got married at 19, got a divorce at 23 and left with two children to take care of; please tell me how difficult your life is again
Sarah Jakes Roberts is the daughter of mega church pastor, bestselling author and film producer, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Mrs. Serita Jakes, author, media personality and business executive. In April 2014, she wrote her first book, a memoir titled, “Lost and Found: Finding Hope in the Detours of Life”, in which she told her captivating story of survival and triumph after facing some of life’s most challenging obstacles. In sharing her story with openness and honesty, Sarah has inspired others all over the world to remain hopeful in times of hardship
She exemplifies even more courage through sharing her story publicly in the hopes that it would help others learn and be inspired by the personal tribulations she faced and eventually overcame. She is happily married today to Pastor Touré Roberts with six children to raise.
Lesson learnt: Life may not always go as planned and you may get bruised along the way BUT where there is a will, there is a way. Be vulnerable and do not diminish the pain you feel that has the capacity to heal others.