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Subscribe today to support our mission and contributors. Jimmy Swaggart is a Pentecostal pastor based in Baton Rouge. Swaggart is pictured here during one of his televised sermons in the s. Defrocked by his denomination, the Assemblies of God, he continued as a nondenominational preacher but was implicated in another sex scandal in Born in Ferriday, Louisiana, Swaggart grew up poor in a community without electricity and paved roads.
The Reverend Jimmy Swaggart has preached the gospel of Jesus Christ on television longer than any other American evangelist in history. From the time Mr. Swaggart launched into full-time ministry in until now, where he preaches to a worldwide audience through his SonLife Broadcasting Network, the number of people who have heard him minister live and on television is incalculable. After a dramatic salvation experience at the age of eight, young Swaggart felt the call of God on his life. He spent hours reading the Bible, praying, and, after a certain revival meeting, decided to ask God for the talent to play the piano. The Music Musical ability runs in the Swaggart family. Both W.
Swaggart's TV ministry, which began in , has a viewing audience both in the U. Sexual scandals with prostitutes in the late s and early s led the Assemblies of God to defrock him. As a result of the scandals, Swaggart temporarily stepped down as the head of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. With his parents, Swaggart attended a small, member Assemblies of God church in Ferriday. In , aged 17, Swaggart married year-old Frances Anderson whom he met in church while he was playing music with his father. They have a son named Donnie. Swaggart worked several part-time odd jobs to support his young family and also began singing Southern Gospel music at various churches. Being too poor to own a home, the Swaggarts lived in church basements, pastors' homes, and small motels.