Pastor T.D. Jakes Selected for Inauguration Day Sermon

Bishop T.D. Jakes, the Dallas megachurch pastor, will preach at the private church service that President-elect Barack Obama will attend the morning of his inaugural.

The Associated Press learned that Jakes will give the sermon Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church. That's according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information.

 St. John's, dubbed the "Church of the Presidents," sits across Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House.

Jakes is founder of The Potter's House, a multiethnic church with more than 28,000 members.

He is also a Grammy-award winner, filmmaker and author of more than 30 books.

The Dallas megapastor did not make an endorsement in the 2008 presidential election, but participated in the Obama campaign's prayer conference calls and expressed admiration for the then-candidate.

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