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Team Draft Co-Founder joins T.D. Jakes on BET Networks: Mind, Body and Soul

T.D. JAKES PRESENTS: MIND, BODY & SOUL – Airs Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00 P.M. ET/ 11 A.M. PST on BET.

Atlanta, GA. Former NFL linebacker and co-founder of Team Draft Chris Draft, will join bestselling author, producer and philanthropist T. D. Jakes as he teams up with BET Networks to empower, enlighten and uplift viewers in his new talk show — T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul. The hour long, weekly chat fest combines an entertaining mix of celebrity interviews, impassioned discussion and expert advice while shining a spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary stories.

Over the course of 11 episodes, T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul seeks to equip viewers with life skills and information as told through Jakes’ trademark teaching. Each show takes a topical approach to relevant issues that audiences face including family, fitness, finance, living without limits, body image, relationships, healthy living, violence in our communities and more.

As a testament to Jakes’ far reaching appeal, celebrity guests and performers include former NFL linebacker Chris Draft, fellow talk show host and author Steve Harvey (“The Steve Harvey Show”), hip hop legend and actor LL Cool J (“NCIS”), superstar gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp, film studio executive DeVon Franklin (“Jumping The Broom”), Laz Alonso (“Jumping The Broom”), Jennifer Williams (“Basketball Wives”) and Beverly Bond (“Black Girls Rock!”). Rising R&B star Luke James and soul diva Angie Stone are also slated to perform during the season.

For video sneak peeks and first looks of the new season of T.D. JAKES PRESENTS: MIND, BODY & SOUL, visit their official pages respectively at Viewers can also find series updates on Facebook by liking the fan page Also, join the conversation about the show on Twitter by using hashtag: #TDJAKESMBS; follow the shows for all updates & special surprises @BETGospel. For more information about these series visit

Team Draft, an initiative of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, is dedicated to raising lung cancer awareness and increasing badly needed research funding by shattering the misconception that lung cancer is a “smoker’s disease.” The fact is, anybody can get lung cancer. Yet, despite the fact that between 20,000 and 30,000 people who have never smoked—including Keasha Rutledge Draft—are diagnosed with lung cancer in the United States each year, the smoking stigma negatively impacts lung cancer research funding, which pales in comparison to funding for other major cancers and diseases. Team Draft is out to change all that. “If we can take away the stigma that says you have to be a smoker to get lung cancer, we have a real chance to educate people about the true nature of the disease,” explains Draft.