Several prominent Christian ministers, including World Changers International Church Pastor Creflo Dollar and award-winning gospel singer Marvin Sapp, will be joining Pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes, and Joel and Victoria Osteen at this year's MegaFest gathering in Dallas, Texas, this summer.
MegaFest 2013, an annual multi-day family festival featuring faith, empowerment and entertainment activities, will also feature Pastor Sheryl Brady of The Potter's House of North Dallas, Dr. IV Hilliard of New Light Christian Center Church in Houston, Dr. Jasmin Sculark of the Shiloh Baptist Church in York, Pa., and Pastor E. Dewey Smith of The Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in Decatur, Ga. Speakers especially for youth attendees will include Kingdom Church founder and Senior Pastor Dharius Daniels of New Jersey, Chris Durso, Youth Pastor at Christ Tabernacle in NYC, and John Gray, who was named associate pastor at Lakewood Church earlier this year.
The 2013 MegaFest, which combines some of Bishop Jakes' most popular conferences (such as the Woman Thou Art Loosed and ManPower conferences), will also be the final stop on the McDonald's-sponsored Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour, which features recording artists Smokie and Ashton Norful, Tamela Mann, John P. Kee and New Life choir, Lecrae and tour host Vickie Winans.
The annual gathering, started nine years ago by Bishop Jakes, takes place Aug. 29-31. Organizers expect anywhere from 50,000 to 100,000 people to flock to the Dallas Convention Center and American Airlines Center, primary venues for the events.