Jimmy Lee Swaggart is an American Pentecostal televangelist, gospel music recording artist, pianist, and Christian author. The television ministry, which began in 1971, and was originally known as the “Camp Meeting Hour”, has a viewing audience both in the U.S. and internationally.
Jimmy Swaggart Biography
|Full Name||Jimmy Swaggart|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
|Date Of Birth||March 15, 1935|
|Place Of Birth||Ferriday, Louisiana, United States|
|Profession||Televangelist, Preacher, Christian music singer, Author|
|Education||Assemblies of God church|
|Spouse||Frances Swaggart (née Anderson) (m. 1952)|
|Parents||Minnie Belle Swaggart, Willie Leon Swaggart, Jesus, Just The Mention Of Your Name, Welcome Holy Spirit, Jesus Use Me|
|Siblings||Donnie Swaggart, Jeannette Swaggart Ensminger|
|Awards||Dove Award finalist – Male Vocalist of the Year/TV Program of the Year/Instrumentalist of the Year/Year’s best Traditional Album|
|Albums||The Psalms (2016), Christ Is My Everything (1988), The Healing Jesus (1991), Jimmy Swaggart Live from Family Worship Center (2005), It Was a Great Thing That He Did for Me (2013)|
|Nominations||Grammy Awards Best Gospel Album/Best Gospel Performance, Traditional Worship (album) (1980), Favorite Gospel Music Artist (Singing News magazine, 1974)|
|TV Shows||Jimmy Swaggart Telecast (1971- present), SonLife Radio Network, Frances and Friends, The Message of the Cross (on SBN)|
Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Date of Birth:||Mar 15, 1935 (87 years old)|
|Nationality:||United States of America|
Jimmy Swaggart grew up in the little town of Ferriday, Louisiana, with his family. Jeanette Swaggart Ensminger is his younger sister. Jimmy used to attend a church where a group of 25 people gathered to pray to God. His family was not affluent, and they encountered numerous challenges in their early years. He and his father, Willie Leon Swaggart, used to make a living by playing music in the church. They used to sing a variety of Christian tunes in various churches.
Jimmy Swaggart began his career playing Southern Gospel music in churches at a young age. Later, he began airing his sermons for half an hour on the radio. Until 1970, Jimmy made every attempt to promote his message as widely as possible. Swaggart’s TV ministry was started in 1971, and his show was carried not only in America but also in 104 other countries on 78 different channels. This was a truly remarkable feat for him. SonLife Broadcasting Network and Family Worship Centre are his current businesses. Everything was well until his name was used in connection with a prostitution scandal. As a result, his name and reputation have suffered greatly, and she has been expelled from the Assembly of God. He was withdrawn from Swaggart’s TV ministry for the time being.
Dating, girlfriends, wife, and kids
When Jimmy Swaggart used to go to church to study the Bible, he met a girl named Frances Anderson. When he first encountered Frances, a 15-year-old girl, he was 17 years old. In 1952, they married in the church where they used to worship. Donnie Swaggart, their lovely kid, was born to them. Jimmy named his son after his late brother, who died when he was a child. Because of his family’s financial situation, Jimmy needs to put forth a lot of effort to keep them alive. He has worked in a variety of jobs to support his small family.
Jimmy used to work at a church where he was paid $30 per week to perform Southern Gospel music. He couldn’t afford to buy his family a home, so they used to live in the church’s basement. Sam Philips, the producer of Sun Records, reportedly asked him to be the channel’s first Gospel singer. It was a fantastic opportunity for him to make money, but he declined.
Jimmy Swaggart has been forced to resign from the Assembly of God’s due to his involvement in various prostitution scandals. He admitted to his first offense, but he remained defiant after that. Donnie Swaggart, his son, has to temporarily declare that his father is stepping aside as president of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.
At the time of Jimmy Swaggart’s birth, his family’s financial situation was precarious, and the world as a whole was in bad shape. Jimmy has never attended a formal school or college, but he did attend a church where he learned a lot about the Bible. His Bible study has shown to be really beneficial.
The Swaggart family resides in Baton Rouge as of 2012. The estate includes a gazebo, a pond, three houses, and twenty landscaped acres. In addition, Jimmy also has a 9,337 square-foot mansion having a four-columned Jacuzzi with a gold swan that spouts water into an eight-foot-long tub.
Jimmy Swaggart Awards
Jimmy Swaggart has never received an award. However, he is well-known throughout the world as a result of his show, which is carried on various channels via cable or digital television in over 104 countries. He used to broadcast his show on a variety of radio stations. Jimmy Swaggart pursued his own path in life and has accomplished a lot.