West Virginia was once considered home for many famous faces. Here are some of the famous people with ties to West Virginia.
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Thomas Dexter "T.D." Jakes is a preacher who was born in South Charleston June 9, 1957. He started his interest in ministry as a child, when he preached to imaginary congregations and carried a Bible to school. He began his ministry in West Virginia, but has expanded to a 30,000-member, nondenominational Potter's House church in Dallas, Texas. T. D. Jakes Ministries, the nonprofit company that sells Jakes videos and audiotapes, grossed $19 million in 2000. Jakes has written 22 books, including "Woman, Thou Art Loosed!," which has sold more than one million copies, and "Maximize the Moment," a New York Times business bestseller.