Quick Facts Jimmy Swaggart
- NameJimmy Swaggart
- Birth NameJimmy Lee Swaggart
- Birth Year1935
- Birth month03
- FatherWillie Leon Swaggart
- Birth PlaceFerriday, Louisiana, United States
- ProfessionSinger, Writer
- Siblings Jeannette Swaggart Ensminger and Donnie Swaggart
- Mother Minnie Belle Swaggart
Jimmy Swaggart is an American Pentecostal evangelist, singer, as well as a writer. Swaggart is married to Frances Swaggart and has a son Donnie Swaggart from his marital relationship.
His weekly programs Jimmy Swaggart Telecast and A Study in the World were broadcasted all over the U.S. and on 78 channels in 104 other countries. Swaggart currently owns the SonLife Broadcasting Network.
Jimmy Swaggart Early life and Education
Jimmy Swaggart was born on 15th March 1935, as Jimmy Lee Swaggart in Ferriday, Louisiana, United States. His parents are father Willie Leon Swaggart and mother Minnie Belle Swaggart. His father was also a musician.
Swaggart grew up along with his sister Jeannette Swaggart Ensminger and brother Donnie Swaggart. He belongs to an American nationality. Along with his cousins Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee Lewis, Swaggart attended high school.
Jimmy Swaggart Career
Jimmy Swaggart began a full-time evangelistic work in 1955. He began to record albums on gospel music and transmitted them to Christian radio stations in 1960. Swaggart broadcasted Christian feature stories through radio and television.
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Furthermore, he has also written some books including, Jimmy Swaggart, The Rachel Maddow Show, and The Swaggart Seduction. But Swaggart was found to be involved in prostitute so several television stations canceled his program. Currently, Swaggart owns and operated SonLife Broadcasting Network.
Jimmy Swaggart Is Married to Frances Swaggart
Jimmy Swaggart is married to his girlfriend Frances Swaggart. Swaggart met his wife Frances while he was playing music with his father at a church. The couple exchanged their vows on 10th October 1952. Their wedding was held at Assemblies of God church in Ferriday.
At the time of their wedding, Swaggart was just 17 years old and his spouse Frances was 15 years old. From their relationship, the duo has a son Donnie Swaggart born on 18th October 1954. In order to support his family, Swaggart did several part-time odd jobs.
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Swaggart even lived in poverty during the 1950s along with his wife and son. However, the pair successfully maintained their relationship and are still together. The husband and wife are living happily with their son without facing any rumors of divorce and extramarital affairs.
Jimmy Swaggart Age and Height
Jimmy Swaggart, aged 83, stands the height of 5 feet 7 inches tall. Furthermore, he has also maintained a perfect physique.
Jimmy Swaggart Net worth
As of 2018, Jimmy Swaggart has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million. From his career as an evangelist, Swaggart earns a fortunate amount of money. Similarly, Swaggart has released several singles as well as albums through which he earns a tremendous amount of money.
Furthermore, Swaggart also adds money from the books which he has written. Moreover, he has also broadcasted several programs on radio and television.