Tyler Perry hosted the grand opening gala for his new historic 330-acre state of the art studio in Atlanta over the weekend with Hollywood A-listers. To cap off the elaborate event, the filmmaker hosted a church service.
The gospel brunch and service was held in a replica church of the sanctuary that was featured in “The Color Purple” and featured performances from a gospel choir and the Clark Sisters, and a sermon delivered by Bishop T.D. Jakes.
“The View” host Sunny Hostin said Jakes honored Perry who “had a door opened for him and he turned it around and built a platform.”
The new Tyler Perry Studios was built on a former confederate army base, which is the first time in history that a black American has owned his own studio. On the property, Perry built 12 sound stages, each named after black actors and actresses that influenced the writer and visionary.
Clips of the brunch showed former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Yolanda Adams, P Diddy, Chris Tucker, Don Lemon and many others in attendance.
A video of Oprah showed the mogul in tears as a Gospel choir sang while heading into the church.
The famous “Madea” creator took to Instagram after the grand opening to give God the praise for his success.
“Glory to Glory – Couldn’t close the weekend without Jesus meeting us on the lawn at the studio!! Having a full heart and a thankful soul to all that have prayed me all the way here,” Perry testified.
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Jeannie Law