Sarah Jakes Roberts’ Named to TIME 100 Next –  TIME’S List of the Next 100  Most Influential People in the World

TIME has named Sarah Jakes Roberts to the 2023 TIME 100 Next list.

An expansion of the TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world, TIME 100 Next highlights 100 emerging leaders who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, health, science and activism, and more. The full list and related tributes appear in the Sept. 25, 2023 issue, now at

Jakes Roberts is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of faith. As a wife, mother, author and businesswoman dedicated to honoring her father’s (T.D. Jakes) mission of empowering underrepresented communities—including the disappearing middle class—her messages have spread throughout the world defying cultural, religious, gender, and socio-economic boundaries. She has a unique way of reaching people who are seeking to make peace with their past, maximize their present and deepen their relationship with God.

Like the annual list of the TIME100 most influential people in the world, the TIME100 Next list features surprising pairings of the list members and guest contributors TIME selects to write about them. The third annual list includes: Emma D’Arcy on Bella Ramsey, Elliot Page on Mae Martin, Ziwe on Ice Spice, Shania Twain on Kelsea Ballerini, John Legend on Metro Boomin, Peyton Manning on Jalen Hurts, Ashley Graham on Hailey Bieber, Aurora James on Everette Taylor, Nancy Pelosi on Shalanda Young, Chelsea Handler on Alexandra Cooper, Melinda French Gates on David Moinina Sengeh, and more.

“The honorees on this year’s TIME100 Next are rising stars whose work and determination is creating a better future,” said TIME Chief Executive Officer Jessica Sibley. “We’re looking forward to celebrating these extraordinary individuals at our upcoming TIME100 Next event in October.”

Of the rising stars and changemakers on the 2023 list, TIME Editor-in-Chief Sam Jacobs writes: “With efforts like Person of the Year and TIME100, we have used the power of our spotlight to draw attention to those who have achieved peak influence in their fields. A great magazine and a great media company should not just reflect the present, it should push us forward, showing what is possible as well as what society’s future and future leaders will look like. That is our ambition for TIME100 Next.”

On October 24, TIME will host the third annual TIME100 Next event to celebrate the individuals spotlighted on the 2023 list. The event, which will take place at SECOND in New York City, will be hosted by TIME CEO Jessica Sibley and TIME Editor-in-Chief Sam Jacobs and will feature a special musical performance by singer-songwriter Kelsea Ballerini, honorary tributes from members of this year’s list and much more. The 2023 TIME100 Next event is presented by signature partners Novo Nordisk and Verizon and supporting partner LaCroix Sparkling Water.