"This one-of-a-kind singles program from Christian Mingle will expand the opportunity for our singles to build a strong sense of 'like-minded' community with others, and may even spark some love matches!
The new initiative, launched in late February, allows congregants of Dallas-based megachurch The Potter's House, the church of popular preacher Bishop T. Jakes, to connect with one another on dating website Christian Mingle using dedicated search capabilities, discounted membership fees and personalized offerings exclusive to members of the megachurch.Christian Mingle provides partner churches with a virtual community where parishioners can connect with other members of their church as well as with the general Christian Mingle community of users.Member profile badges will identify a member's church affiliation and enable them to search for others in or outside their church.Spark Networks CEO Michael Egan expressed his excitement about the new partnership with Jakes' church. Jakes, who has been married to wife, Serita, for nearly 30 years, recently dispensed some relationship advice of his own — useful information that could benefit the more than 17,000 who attend his megachurch weekly, especially those who use the services of Christian Mingle in hopes of finding a spouse."Marriage requires work and expecting the unexpected," Jakes said, according to a previous report by The Christian Post.
"Having worked with numerous church leaders across the country to shape this unique initiative, we're excited that we continue to expand our ability to help single Christians meet others that share their faith while also strengthening their ties to their church."With more than 15 million registered users, Christian Mingle claims to "manually review" each profile and photo to ensure "quality Christian singles for the best relationships," according to its website. "Don't let other people design a marriage you can't live with. Every marriage is different."Dallas-based Potter's House was ranked No. Jakes says, you may be a "10-gallon person" with a large capacity for love.