Jimmy Lee Swaggart

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Jimmy Lee Swaggart Wiki Biography

Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born on the 15th March 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana USA. He is a Pantecostal pastor, televangelist and author of books which are the sources of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth. He is the host of television shows “A Study in the Word” and “Jimmy Swaggart Telecast” which are broadcast since 1975. Currently, the shows are being aired in 104 countries and in the USA, as well as on the internet.

Is the preacher rich? According to the latest estimations, the net worth of Jimmy Swaggart is as much as $2 million.

At the very beginning of his career as a preacher, he lived in poverty trying to survive, having only $30 per week. The family of Swaggarts lived in pastors’ homes, basements of churches and cheap motels. At the end of the 1960’s, Jimmy began transmitting his own telecast for Baton Rouge television stations, and then bought a radio station which was focused on preaching, teaching based on Christian Faith, playing gospel music and telling feature stories. Creating and selling radio stations became some sort of a business for Jimmy Swaggart throughout the decades of the 1980’s and 1990’s. Currently, his ministry owns the SonLife Radio on the FM band, which is also streamed on the Internet. On the whole, radio is an important source of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.

In 1975, Jimmy Swaggart went preaching the television. At the beginning of the 1980’s his telecast spread to many cities of the USA, and later he became known internationally. Currently, the Ministries of Jimmy Swaggart own the SonLife Broadcasting Network which is aired 24 hours per day on various local, cable and satellite televisions. His programs on television also add considerable income to the total size of Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.

Another source of Jimmy Swaggart’s wealth is music recording. He debuted with the album “Some Golden Daybreak” (1973), and was even named the Male Vocalist of the Year by Record World Magazine in 1977. Jimmy was nominated for Dove Awards a number of times as the Male Vocalist, Instrumentalist, for the Program of the Year, Children’s Album of the Year and other categories. More, he was twice nominated for Grammy Awards.

In 1984, Swaggart founded Jimmy Swaggart Bible College, and though it is not accredited, the college offers various Bachelor degree programs. More, Jimmy has published more than 20 books including “Expositor’s Study Bible” and other books. The monthly magazine The Evangelist is also published by his ministry, and that also adds revenues to Jimmy Swaggart net worth.

Finally, in the personal life of the preacher, he married his wife Frances Swaggart in 1952, and the family has a son. Unfortunately, Jimmy Swaggart has experienced several spiritual downfalls which resulted in several sexual scandals in the end of 1980’s and 1990’s. Then he temporarily left the position of leader in the ministries. The scandals involving the prostitutes resulted in him losing many followers, who might otherwise have brought additional income into Jimmy Swaggart’s net worth.

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Jimmy Lee Swaggart Quick Info

Full NameJimmy Swaggart
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthMarch 15, 1935
Place Of BirthFerriday, Louisiana, United States
ProfessionTelevangelist, Preacher, Christian music singer, Author
EducationAssemblies of God church
SpouseFrances Swaggart (née Anderson) (m. 1952)
ChildrenDonnie Swaggart
ParentsMinnie Belle Swaggart, Willie Leon Swaggart, Jesus, Just The Mention Of Your Name, Welcome Holy Spirit, Jesus Use Me
SiblingsDonnie Swaggart, Jeannette Swaggart Ensminger
NicknamesSwaggart, Jimmy
AwardsDove Award finalist – Male Vocalist of the Year/TV Program of the Year/Instrumentalist of the Year/Year’s best Traditional Album
Record LabelsSun
AlbumsThe 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)
NominationsGrammy Awards Best Gospel Album/Best Gospel Performance, Traditional Worship (album) (1980), Favorite Gospel Music Artist (Singing News magazine, 1974)
TV ShowsJimmy Swaggart Telecast (1971- present), SonLife Radio Network, Frances and Friends, The Message of the Cross (on SBN)

Jimmy Lee Swaggart Trademarks

  1. Known for emotional, tear-filled pleas for money to “carry on the Lord’s work” and his fiery sermons against sin and immorality.
  2. Also known for being caught in motel rooms with prostitutes, which resulted in many television stations cancelling his program.

Jimmy Lee Swaggart Quotes

  • [on the stupidity of marrying men] I’ve never seen a man in my life I wanted to marry.
  • I do not plan in any way to whitewash my sin. I do not call it a mistake, a mendacity; I call it sin. I would much rather, if possible – and in my estimation it would not be possible – to make it worse than less than it actually is. I have no one but myself to blame. I do not lay the fault or the blame of the charge at anyone else’s feet. For no one is to blame but I take the responsibility. I take the blame. I take the fault.
  • [on humor] It’s a humorous statement that doesn’t mean anything. You can’t lie to God – it’s ridiculous.
  • I get amazed, I can’t look at it but about 10 seconds, at these politicians dancing around this, dancing around this, I’m trying to find a correct name for it, this utter absolute, asinine, idiotic stupidity of men marrying men.
  • I’m knocking our pitiful, pathetic lawmakers. And I thank God that [President George W. Bush] has stated, we need a Constitutional amendment that states that marriage is between a man and a woman.
  • [When he asks Christians to know their enemy]: Evolution is a bankrupt speculative philosophy, not a scientific fact. Only a spiritually bankrupt society could ever believe it. Only atheists could accept this Satanic theory.
  • I’m not knocking the poor homosexual, I’m not. They need salvation just like anybody else.
  • [When he was worried if he’d no longer preach] If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell.

Jimmy Lee Swaggart Important Facts

  • His mother, Minnie Bell Swaggart, had Jimmy, when she was 18.
  • His father, W.L. “Son” Swaggart, died in 1999.
  • Recognizing his gift of music, his wife, Frances, began encouraging him to contact radio stations. As his songs began to be aired on radio, the public response was overwhelming.
  • Before he was a successful televangelist, he used to work as a construction worker near his hometown in Ferriday, Louisiana.
  • He is known to be a very private man.
  • He, along with Frances and Donnie, lived in poverty during the 1950s as he preached throughout rural Louisiana, struggling to survive on $30 a week.
  • When he was 17, he had absolutely no choice other than to reunite with his father, at a church in Wisner, Louisiana. It was there that Swaggart played piano, in the services.
  • Moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife and son, when Swaggart was only 33, in 1968, and has lived there ever since.
  • When he was only 5, he and his family moved to Houston, Texas, to continue building a family. But after Jimmy lost his brother, he and his family moved back to Ferriday, Louisiana, to be closer to his grandmother, Ada Lewis Swaggart.
  • Began his contract singing career with Sun Records in 1958.
  • His wife, Frances Swaggart, gave birth to Donnie, when Jimmy was only 19.
  • Grandson of Ada Lewis Swaggart.
  • Got married at age 17.
  • He recorded his first album “God Took Away My Yesterdays.”.
  • Is very good friends with Robert H. Schuller.
  • After he married Frances Anderson, he lived not too far from his grandmother.
  • Grandfather of Jennifer, Gabriel and Matthew.
  • As of 2015, he has recorded over 50 gospel albums.
  • Preaching ran in his family.
  • Began ministry full time when he was only 20.
  • Is a Republican.
  • Great-grandfather of Samantha, Abby, Ryder, Lola, Harper, Harrison, and Caroline.
  • Was voted Favorite Gospel Music Artist by readers of the magazine Singing News in 1974.
  • Is a friend of Benny Hinn, who visited Swaggart’s church, prior to his scandal.
  • Sun Records producer Sam Phillips wanted to start a gospel line of music for the label (undoubtedly to remain in competition with RCA Victor and Columbia, who also had gospel lines) and wanted Swaggart for Sun as the label’s first gospel artist. Swaggart’s cousin Jerry Lee Lewis, who had previously signed with Sun, was reportedly making $20,000 per week at the time. Although the offer meant a promise for significant income for him and his family, Swaggart turned Phillips down, stating that he was called to preach the gospel.
  • Brother of Jeannette Swaggart.
  • His mother, Minnie Bell Swaggart, died after surgery, on June 9, 1960.
  • Friend of: Billy Graham, Robert H. Schuller, Oral Roberts, Kenneth Copeland, Jack Van Impe, Jim Bakker, Tammy Faye Bakker, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Kenneth E. Hagin, Jesse Duplantis, Jerry Savelle, Marilyn Hickey, Charles Stanley, Morris Cerullo, Charles Swindoll, James Dobson, James Robison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mickey Gilley, John Osteen and Rex Humbard.
  • Before he was a successful televangelist, he worked as an oilman.
  • His idols were B.B. King and Ray Charles.
  • Met wife, Frances Anderson, while attending his father’s church, playing piano. They married later that same year.
  • When he was 14, he had enough of his father’s strictness. Along with his cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Swaggart was sneaking out to nightclubs, listening to blues music.
  • Started playing piano at age 14, along with Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • Went to high school with cousins Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • His parents, W.L. “Son” and Minnie Bell Swaggart, were married in 1934. The couple had Jimmy, the following year.
  • His parents, W.L. “Son” Swaggart, a minister, and Minnie Bell (Herron) Swaggart, was a devoted housewife and a minister.
  • Born to local sharecroppers.
  • Father of Donnie Swaggart.
  • Is portrayed by Alec Baldwin in Great Balls of Fire! (1989)
  • His son, Donnie Swaggart, was named after his younger brother, who passed away in March 1941 of pneumonia.
  • Underwent successful surgery at Baton Rouge General Hospital after complaining of chest pains, also an angioplasty procedure to clear a blockage in an artery leading to his heart. [3 February 2001].
  • Cousin of rock singer Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • Cousin of country singer/actor Mickey Gilley.

Jimmy Lee Swaggart Filmography

The Rachel Maddow Show2010TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Jimmy Swaggart1977TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Eighties2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – TelevangelistArchive Footage
The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us2013TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
This Is England ’882011TV Mini-SeriesHimselfArchive Footage
Beware the Gonzo2010HimselfArchive Footage
Retrosexual: The 80’s2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)Archive Footage
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Spin1995DocumentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Perverse Preachers, Fascist Fundamentalists and Kristian Kiddie Kooks1991Video documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol1990DocumentaryHimself (‘I have sinned against you’ sermon) (uncredited)Archive Footage
Hell1984Video shortHimselfArchive Footage