Who Are Sarah Jakes’s Children?

Sarah Jakes-Roberts, the daughter of T.D. Jakes, is a proud and happy mother of six children from her two marriages. The names of Sarah Jakes’s children are Ren Taylor Roberts, Teya Hunter Roberts, Malachi Jakes, Isiah Roberts, Makenzie Roberts, and Ella Roberts.

Three out of Sarah Jakes’s children are her own biological kids, while her marriage to her husband, Toure Roberts, gave her three more step-children that she is very happy to have in her fold. Sarah has a wonderful relationship with all her 6 children, and she is always full of praise and prayer for all of them as they journey through life and transition from teenagers to young men and women. It is no surprise that affection and love are mutual.

Sarah Jakes and her husband are pastors and have raised God-fearing children who are spending their time motivating their generation to seek God’s face and trust in Him through all the stages of their lives.

Sarah Jakes-Roberts Children’s Ages

Sarah Jakes-Roberts has 6 children, and this is no longer news today. Three out of the six children are her own biological children, while the other three kids became hers when she got married to their father, Toure Roberts, on November 23, 2014. Sarah and 5 of her children live happily together in their house in Los Angeles, California, while the oldest of her stepchildren is married and currently lives with her husband.

The ages of her children are as follows:

  1. Stepdaughter Ren Taylor Roberts – 27 years old
  2. Stepdaughter Teya Hunter Roberts – 25 years old
  3. Biological son Malachi Jakes – 21 years old
  4. Adopted son Isiaih Roberts – 21 years old
  5. Biological daughter Makenzie Henson – 14 years old
  6. Biological daughter Ella Roberts – 7 years old

Meet Sarah Jakes’s Six Children

Managing a blended family is never an easy feat, especially with grown daughters and stepdaughters, but Sarah Jakes has managed to make sisters and daughters of her stepdaughters, and the love between them is tremendous.

Here is a list of Sarah Jakes’s 6 children and all that we know about them –

Ren Taylor Roberts

  • Date Of Birth: May 21, 1996
  • Age: 27 years old
  • Father: Toure Roberts
  • Occupation: Budding Motivational Speaker and probably a Singer

Lauren Taylor Roberts is the first and oldest adopted child of Sarah Jakes’s children. She is not the biological child of Sarah Jakes, as she was a product of Sarah’s second husband’s marriage to Lori Roberts. She was born on May 21, 1996, somewhere in the United States of America, and she is currently 27 years old.

Lauren, or Ren as she prefers to be called now, has never revealed details about her early childhood, upbringing, or educational background to the press, but she is a Christian – like her father.

Ren Roberts is currently married to Ty Joseph Headlee – an actor and producer who she loves a lot. They got married on April 5, 2022, after dating for about 3 or 4 years. There is no news yet if she is pregnant, but it is something that may be revealed in the nearest possible future.

Ren shares videos and pictures of her life, love, and engagement via her Social Media handles – especially via Instagram,  and she seems to be having the best time of her life and trusting God for better things to come.

Ren has shared videos of interview sessions she has had on her Instagram handle, and she seems to love sharing stories from her life to inspire and motivate young adults like herself to trust in God absolutely and know that He will always give them His best at the right time. She also seems to be well invested in the affairs of her local church, as she also shares videos and pictures of such events on her Instagram. Several reports have it that she is a singer, but she has never portrayed herself as one on her Social Media handles at all. It is also not clear what her current profession/career is.

Teya Hunter Roberts

  • Date of Birth: February 11, 1998
  • Age: 25 years old
  • Father: Toure Roberts
  • Occupation: YouTube Content Creator and Blogger

Teya Hunter Roberts is the second adopted child of Sarah Jakes’s children, and you could call her the hidden diamond in the rough of the family. She was born on February 11, 1998, in the United States of America, and she is currently 25 years old. She seems very close to her biological mother, Lori, and she is the second child of the marriage between Sarah Jakes’s second husband and his ex-wife, Lori Roberts. In fact, she is believed to be the source of inspiration for her biological mother to become a children’s book author.

Teya and her stepmother, Sarah Jakes, also have a very special connection, and she definitely makes her feelings known to her stepdaughter at every opportunity. Sarah has expressed her admiration for the woman her stepdaughter is growing up to become while encouraging her to always look up to God at all times.

The very beautiful Teya has revealed that she suffers from Glossophobia and dreads speaking in public for fear of sounding dumb, incoherent, etc. – that’s a very funny phobia to suffer from when your parents actually make their living from public speaking.

She has a blog titled Journey2Me (www.journey2me.blog), which she started in 2018 – she aptly writes her feelings and calls it a safe space where the special and fearful collide. She also has a YouTube channel which, unfortunately, has just one video uploaded to date. Her preferred choice to reach out to the world seems to be via her Instagram handle, where she regularly posts videos of her thoughts and messages to others who may be afraid like her.

Malachi Jakes

  • Date Of Birth: October 3, 2002
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Father: Unknown/ Not disclosed
  • Occupation: Actor, Musician, and Blogger, popular for his blog “Moments In Mind With Malachi”

Malachi Jakes (the only child that Sarah Jakes has with the Jakes last name) was the first of Sarah Jakes’s children. She got pregnant when she was just 13 years old and was probably born in the Jakes’ household in Dallas, Texas, or the home of one of the family members of the Jakes. His mother got pregnant at such a tender age, especially being the daughter of a very popular pastor and televangelist, Bishop T.D. Jakes.

The news of her pregnancy rocked Christendom in America and especially the Jakes household, and it was almost treated as a scandal. However, although Sarah’s parents were shocked and hurt, they still rallied around her and helped her through that very difficult time of her life.

Malachi Jakes went to Rock Canyon High School, where he obtained his high school leaving diploma, and his artistic nature pushed him to enroll at the Colorado School of Acting in 2017, where he attended an Advanced Film Acting Diploma Course to hone his budding acting talent.  He also enrolled at the AMDA College and Conservatory for Performing Arts, and in 2020 he took Six-week Acting Conservatory course with The Barrow Group in New York.

Malachi is also a singer, and he recently put out an advert where he was looking for other black African-American musicians to come to join him to form a band to make very good music. Not much information is available about Malachi’s love life as we do not know who he is currently dating or if his sole attention is on his career right now.

Malachi is also very popular for his blog titled Moments In Mind With Malachi, hosted on Square Space, where he shares his perspectives on life, wholesome living, and the scriptures. He is still a very young man, and we hope to see more from him in the future regarding his life and career progressions.

Isaiah Roberts

  • Date of Birth: October 30, 2002
  • Age: 21 years old
  • Father: Toure Roberts
  • Occupation: Artist

Isaiah Roberts is the only male adopted child of Sarah Jakes’s children, and he is the only male child that the union between Sarah’s current husband and his ex-wife produced. He was born on October 30, 2002, in the United States of America, and he is currently  21 years old. Information about his early childhood and educational background is very scarce, but we do know that he has a very shy but artistic side.

He stated that though he loves music and singing – having simply described himself as an Artist, he has always been afraid to share his brand of music with the whole world. His stage name is simply given as Zaye. He participates in a podcast show with his other siblings, where they share their personal experiences about any topic that they are currently discussing. Isaiah seems to have a very endearing persona and personality and does know how to dress for the occasion. In fact, some of his fans have even suggested that he takes up a modeling career because of his certain facial and stud-like appearance.

Isaiah seems to have a very soft spot in her stepmother’s heart as she took to her Instagram handle to share the information that their ride to middle school and the conversations they had in the car were some of the very first things that helped her settle down in Los Angeles. She also shared a story about Isaiah’s stepbrother, Malachi – who is just a few weeks older than him, asking her for a twin brother when he was 5 years old. Little did she know that the young boy was prophesying into their future that he would have a brother almost like a twin.

Makenzie Henson

  • Date Of Birth: August 14, 2009
  • Age: 14 years old
  • Father: Robert Henson
  • Occupation: Printmaker and Photographer

Makenzie Henson is the second biological child of Sarah Jakes’s children, and she was born on August 14, 2009, somewhere in the United States of America. She is currently 14 years old. She was the first and only child that came out of her mother’s first marriage to Robert Henson – a former football player who played as a linebacker for the Washington Redskins.

Sarah got married to Robert sometime in 2008, and they had Makenzie a year later. She filed for divorce from her father after 4 years of being together – and some believed that her husband was unfaithful to her during their union.

Makenzie Henson is currently in junior high school as her mother posted her picture on her Instagram handle on her first day in Grade 8, and by her age, she may still be in the 8th grade or may have moved on to higher grade in high school. Makenzie is believed to be a hobbyist photographer who also has excellent skills as a Graphics Designer – all of which is just her hobby for now or something she may decide to take on as her career in the future. The exact details of her school are not known, as the information has not been divulged to the public either for her privacy or simply to protect her from any harm.

Ella Roberts

  • Date of Birth: February 10, 2016
  • Age: 7 years old
  • Father: Toure Roberts
  • Occupation: Student in preschool

Ella Roberts is the last biological child of Sarah Jakes’s children, and she is the product of her second and current marriage to Toure Roberts – an author and pastor who she probably met at The Potter’s House, where her father is the Senior Pastor of the church.  Ella was born on February 10, 2016, either in Denver or Los Angeles, California, where her parent’s ministry is based.

Ella is currently 7 years old and should be in preschool at the moment. She is her mother’s baby, and she appears in some of the pictures and videos that she regularly shares on her Social Media pages.

Ella’s parents are full-time Christians and preachers who have both authored a few books, and they move around to speak to a large congregation of children and young adults – as is their current mission in life. Anywhere that her parents go, Ella may not be too far behind.

Who is the Father of Sarah Jakes’s Son?

The identity of the father of Sarah Jakes’ first biological child, Malachi Jakes, is still a much talked about subject to date, as so many folks simply just want to know who the father of the boy is. She got pregnant at the very tender age of 13 and had to go through the weight of bearing a child when she was, in fact, still a child herself.

Though her parents were very devastated when she got pregnant, the love they had for her overshadowed the shame her pregnancy brought to them, and they rallied around her to help her through the process.

The family has never to date revealed who exactly the father of Malachi is, and this has got more people wondering if Sarah herself even knew who the father was or if she was sexually molested by someone she could not readily identify or who they did not want to reveal. Malachi was given his mother’s last name rather than the last name of his father, and to date, no one knows for sure who his father really is.

Feyisayo Oluokun
Feyisayo Oluokun
Feyisayo is a passionate writer, voracious reader and a lover of romance. She is interested in doing intensive research, traveling and exploring new things.


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