*Bishop T.D. Jakes is one of those preachers people respect and criticize all around the world. His words are important to many and influence the faith of millions. Recently, he’s been thinking a lot about life after death… heaven. He spoke with The Houston Chronicle recently, sharing his thoughts about projects, life, and afterlife.

He’s imagining what it looks like, sounds like, smells like. Does it hold our loved ones in the form we know them? Does it have dogs and cats and other pets?

Since the success of Jumping The Broom, the recent feature film he co-produced, Jakes’ schedule has gotten even busier. The Potter’s House pastor was in Houston last weekend to preach three sermons at Lakewood Church, but he first took time to talk about the movie, music and what comes next.

On his way from the airport to his hotel, Jakes was reading scripts for what will be his next couple of projects, co-producing a made-for-TV movie titled On the Seventh Day and, later, a movie based on the Todd Burpo-Lynn Vincent book, Heaven is for Real, a true story about 4-year-old Colton Burpo, who claims to have experienced the afterlife during emergency surgery.

There’s still no script for Heaven, but during this development phase Jakes and his team will figure out how heaven will be physically presented in the film, he said.

Read more at TheHoustonChronicle.