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Jimmy Swaggart
Jimmy Swaggart

Jimmy Swaggart Biography

Jimmy Swaggart full name Jimmy Lee Swaggart, is an American Pentecostal evangelist, singer, author, pastor, and pianist. He was born March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.

Swaggart is the Pastor of Family Worship Center, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, a multi-cultural, interdenominational, Full Gospel Church.

Jimmy Swaggart TV

Reverend Jimmy Swaggart is the President of the SonLife Radio Network which is heard nationwide on over 78 stations and around the world via the internet. Since its launching on June 26 1995.

At the end of 2009 Jimmy Swaggart Ministries launched the SonLife Broadcasting Network. SonLife Broadcasting Network is a Christian Television Network which airs nationally and internationally to a potential viewing audience of over 80 million. The network is a outreach of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and offers live and pre-recorded programs that appeal to a wide audience base.

Jimmy Swaggart Music

Jimmy Swaggart Ministries has long been known for its anointed music. Reverend Swaggart has recorded over 50 Gospel Albums, with approximately 15 million Recordings sold worldwide. His first album, Some Golden Daybreak, was made primarily to have a record he could give people at his early revivals. Recognizing his gift, Frances Swaggart began encouraging him to contact radio stations. As Jimmy Swaggart’s songs began to be aired on radio, the public response was overwhelming. In the spring of 1958 Sam Philips (the producer who discovered Elvis Presley) had sent for the small town, piano-playing, preacher to come to Memphis. He wanted to sign Jimmy Swaggart as the first Gospel artist on the Sun Record Label. However, with a heart to minister the Gospel, the young Swaggart turned him down.

In 1974 Jimmy Swaggart was voted Favorite Gospel Music Artist for “Singing News”. In 1977 “Record World” Magazine honored him as Male Vocalist of the Year. In that same year Jimmy was a Dove Award finalist in three categories: Male Vocalist of the Year, TV Program of the Year, and Instrumentalist of the Year. Again in 1978 Jimmy Swaggart became a Dove Finalist as Instrumentalist of the Year, and in 1980 a Dove Award finalist in four Categories: Children’s Album of the Year for “Color Me a Story,” Instrumentalist of the Year, Year’s best Traditional Album for “Homeward Bound,” and Best Gospel Album of the Year for “Worship.” The prestigious Grammy Awards nominated Jimmy’s “Live from Nashville” for Best Album in 1976, and again in 1980, Jimmy’s “Worship” album became a Grammy finalist.

Jimmy Swaggart Books

Jimmy Swaggart is the author of several Christian works offered through his ministry as well as the author of the Expositor’s Study Bible (which has sold over 1 million copies and is available in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian languages, with German and French also in the pipeline). The leather bound edition of the Expositor’s Study Bible is the fastest selling Study Bible in the world. He has also written 13 Study Guides and 36 Commentaries on the Bible. The first issue of the monthly magazine, The Evangelist, was four pages and printed in black and white. The present full color glossy edition is distributed online and throughout the world.

Jimmy Swaggart Age

He was born March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana, U.S.

Jimmy Swaggart Wife

Swaggart has been married to Frances Swaggart since October 10, 1952. They met in church while he was playing music with his father.

Jimmy Swaggart Children

Jimmy Swaggart and his wife Frances Swaggart have one son, Donnie Swaggart. Donnie is named after Jimmy Swaggart’s brother who died in infancy. He has three grandchildren: Jennifer, Gabriel, and Matthew Swaggart and eight great-grandchildren: Samantha, Abby, Ryder-Presley, Lola, Harper, Harrison, Caroline Frances, and Navy Matthew. His grandson Gabriel and wife Jill, head Crossfire Youth Ministries.

Jimmy Swaggart Family

Swaggart is the nephew of Arilla Wells who was born in 1916 and died in 2015. He was the manager of Wells Grocery in Tunica, Louisiana. Jimmy is the cousin of rock’n’roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis and country music star Mickey Gilley. He also had a sister, Jeanette Ensminger who was born in 1942 and died in 1999.

Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth

Jimmy Swaggart has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

Jimmy Swaggart Albums

  • Living Waters – 2008
  • The Healing Jesus – 1991
  • Christ Is My Everything – 1988
  • Worship – 1980
  • Instrumental Standards – 2015
  • Your Grace & Mercy – 2015
  • Sunday Morning – 2008
  • Homeward Bound – 1980
  • Jimmy Swaggart & His Golden Gospel Piano – 2006
  • Let Me Thank You Again – 2008
  • Jimmy Swaggart Live from Family Worship Center – 2005
  • Sweet Anointing – 1985
  • The Message of His Coming – 1995
  • Lord, I Just Want To Thank You – 1993
  • It Is Finished – 2013
  • You Won’t Leave Here Like You Came – 1998
  • Burdens Are Lifted at Calvary – 2012
  • The Windows of Heaven Are Open – 1996
  • Tell Me His Name Again – 1998
  • Welcome Holy Spirit – 2016
  • His Voice – 2008
  • Then Jesus Came – 2003
  • There Is a Balm in Gilead – 2017
  • I Surrender All – 2008
  • At Calvary – 2011
  • How About Your Heart – 2013
  • More About Jesus – 2001
  • God Leads Us Along – 2015
  • Holy Spirit Flow Through Me – 2014
  • I’ll Never Be Lonely Again – 1997
  • It’s Beginning to Rain – 1986
  • Jesus Be Jesus in Me – 1987
  • Christmas Spirit – 1978
  • The Love of God – 2009
  • How Wonderful Your Name – 1989
  • Sometimes Alleluia – 1979
  • Jesus, Just the Mention of Your Name – 1982
  • Looking for a City – 1986
  • Joy Comes in the Morning – 1988
  • Healing – 2011
  • Memories – 1983
  • There Is Room at the Cross – 2008
  • Best of the Best – 1991
  • It Was a Great Thing That He Did for Me – 2013
  • The Psalms – 2016
  • His Blood Still Sets Men Free – 2009

Jimmy Swaggart Songs

  • Let Your Living Water Flow
  • He Washed My Eyes With Tears
  • There Is A River
  • Jesus Use Me
  • Mercy Rewrote My Life
  • Where The Roses Never Fade
  • Jesus, Just The Mention Of Your Name
  • Wasted Years
  • Leavin’ On My Mind
  • Looking For A City
  • I’ve Never Been This Homesick Before
  • One More Valley
  • Jesus Is the Sweetest Name I Know
  • Now I Have Everything
  • Draw Me Lord
  • He Was There All The Time
  • Because He Lives
  • He Chose Me
  • No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
  • Touching Jesus
  • Welcome Holy Spirit
  • If That Isn’t Love
  • It’s Beginning To Rain
  • Some Golden Daybreak
  • Through It All
  • I Don’t Need To Understand
  • Farther Along
  • I Met The Master
  • Thank You Lord for Saving My Soul
  • He Whispers Sweet Peace To Me
  • Jesus Now More Than Ever
  • Holy Ground

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