Jimmy Swaggart
Jimmy Swaggart
Celebrated Name: Jimmy Swaggart
Real Name/Full Name: Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Gender: Male
Age: 89 years old
Birth Date: 15 March 1935
Birth Place: Ferriday, Louisiana, United States
Nationality: American
Height: 1.70 m
Weight: 76 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): Frances Swaggart (m. 1952)
Children: Yes (Donnie Swaggart)
Profession: American Pentecostal evangelist. Swaggart’s TV ministry
Net Worth in 2024: $12 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Jimmy Swaggart is a well-known Pentecostal evangelist from America. He is also an author, pastor, pianist, and Christian music singer. He started his TV ministry in 1971. His TV show has been broadcasted in more than 104 countries. He is the owner of the SonLife Broadcasting Network. Swaggart was involved in sexual scandals with prostitutes in the late 1980s.

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Early Life

Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born on March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana, to his parents Willie Leon Swaggart and Minnie Belle Swaggart. He is the nephew of Arilla Swaggart and is the cousin of Mickey Gilley and Jerry Lee Lewis.

During his childhood, he used to attend Ferriday’s Assemblies of God church. It was a small church with only 25 members.

Personal Life

At the age of 17, in 1952, Jimmy Swaggart got married to Frances Anderson. At the time of marriage, his wife was 15 years old. The couple has a son named Donnie Swaggart. He has got three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. His son and his grandchildren are also involved in ministerial work.

He was struck by poverty in the 1950s and used to do a lot of odd jobs. At that time, he used to survive on a salary of $30 per week. Although he got the help of his cousin, he turned down the offer to preach the gospel.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 15 March 1935, Jimmy Swaggart is 89 years old as of today’s date 19th May 2024. His height is 1.70 m tall, and his weight is 76 kg.


In 1955, Jimmy Swaggart became a full-time preacher. He started recording gospel music in 1960. Following that, he used to transmit in Christian radio stations. A year later, the Assemblies of God-ordained Swaggart.

In the 1960s, he found a small church called the Family Worship Center in Louisiana’s Baton Rouge. It later became affiliated to the Assemblies of God. At the same time, he used to transmit a 30-minute telecast on local TV stations. The show was done on a weekly basis. His show used to have Pentecostal denominations, Southern gospel, inspirational music, black gospel, stories with preaching, and teaching.

His TV ministry soon expanded in many stations across the United States. His weekly telecast became an hourly show in 1978. He started daily weekday telecast in 1980, and by 1983, it was televised in over 250 TV stations.

He has also released several music albums, including ‘Some Golden Daybreak,’ ‘Live from Nashville,’ and ‘Homeward Bound. He is the founder of SonLife Radio and has done several television programs. In 1984, Swaggart founded Jimmy Swaggart Bible College. He has also written more than 20 books on Christianity.

Awards & Achievements

One of the biggest career achievements of Jimmy Swaggart is to found the Jimmy Swaggart TV Ministry successfully. In 1976, his album called ‘Live from Nashville’ was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of Best Gospel Album. He became a Grammy finalist in 1980 for his album ‘Worship.’

Net Worth & Salary of Jimmy Swaggart in 2024

Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth
Jimmy Swaggart Net Worth

As of May 2024, Jimmy Swaggart has an estimated net worth of more than $12 million. This fortune comes from his various endeavors. Jimmy Swaggart’s ministry comprises of Family Worship Center, radio and TV programs, and The Jimmy Swaggart Telecast. He also owns the television network called SonLife Broadcasting Network. Apart from that, he has a 24/7 cable network and the website JSM.org. Swaggart’s ministry publishes the monthly magazine called ‘The Evangelist.’

Jimmy Swaggart is considered one of the most popular Pentecostal evangelists in the world. He has written 13 study guides on the Bible. He has written 13 commentaries on the Bible and is the author of ‘Expositor’s Study Bible.’ He was defrocked by the Assemblies of God in the early 1990s following his sexual scandals with prostitutes.


  1. I think the guy can preach and sing and play the piano very very good, I think his heart is in the right place, He cares about people and the world he is going to leave behind someday,

  2. I believe Jimmy is a Child of GOD because he made a mistake in his life, but he came out with it, and asked GOD to forgive him, I admired this because GOD lead him to do this. People should look at their own mistakes and Remember no one is perfect, they will judge other people instead of looking what they did wrong. I love his BroadCastings, and I believe in his Preaching, not because he is Pentecostal, but he Preaches from the Bible.

    • That is exactly why he should not have gone after Jim Bakker and Gorman. Sweep around your own doorstep before you try to clean someone else’s. Love to hear him play that piano.

      • i agree with that, and I also believe it was for his own good, he had to be exposed so that God could forgive him once he came out of his hiding and asked God for forgiveness. All peoples hidden sins must be uncovered and brought to acknowledgment ( to ourselves ) to be forgiven

  3. I actually look back to the Books of Kings and Chronicles….”and did evil in the sight of the Lord…” Jimmy Swaggart from Louisiana will answer to God ; and the sins of the fathers will visit…on this Easter Sunday, 2020. I pray I will never be like him….a liar….a cheat….and a thief. The Assemblies of God and Marvin who caught him the first time of his pornographic fantasies (by the way it does continue) were right. Just get rid of him as a liar, a cheat, and a thief. Claim to fame is Jerry Lee Lewis and Micky Gilly. Birds of a feather flock together. I do pray…do you master Jimmy?

    • You don’t have any right to judge him,he is only answerable to God. People make mistakes in life that’s it’s human nature until we reach the fullness of Christ.

    • Im glad youre NOT God.God forgave Jimmy for his sexual sin because he admitted it & stopped it.You,sir just might be in judgement for YOUR judgement of Jimmy The Bible says—-judge and you will be judged. That neans God will taking into YOUR account your judgement of Jimmy Swaggart. If you dont believe me find it it YOUR Bible.

  4. ” Quem não tem pecado, que atire a primeira pedra “.
    Faça alguma coisa em prol do próximo, em vez de ficar criticando quem faz.
    A insignificância dos pobres de espírito passarão sem deixar vestígios. Mas os grandes e ricos em amor ao próximo, ficarão marcados para sempre em muitas gerações.
    Deus é amor.

  5. ” Quem não tem pecado, que atire a primeira pedra “.
    Faça alguma coisa em prol do próximo, em vez de ficar criticando quem faz.
    A insignificância dos pobres de espírito passarão sem deixar vestígios. Mas os grandes e ricos em amor ao próximo, ficarão marcados para sempre em muitas gerações.
    Deus é amor.

  6. Jesus said to let him with no sin cast the first stone. No stone in my hands heaven forbid. We’re told to restore unto that one that is weak, not to humiliate them. I’ve failed God many many times in my walk but the Holy Ghost convicted me and I fell on my face before a righteous judge and I asked Him to cleanse me and He has never failed to. When God calls, He doesn’t change His mind because I (you) failed. We are to repent, pick our cross back up and strive even harder to please Him. When I stand before Him, as all will, I would hate for Him to remind me of the time I spoke against one of His anointed. Pray for wisdom and knowledge and you’ll never speak words that one day you might regret

    • Great words Mark we have all sinned- we will all be judged one day but we have a merciful God. But sin does leave scares and does hinder our work for God. Look at King David what a cross he had to bear.

  7. Jimmy Swaggart u are the best to me l feel like crying for joy when l listen your music it soothes my soul always n l played your music everyday.You are the piano master Oh my Lord…God bless u with many more years

  8. I’m a sized that he only has 12 million after all he has done in his profession.books bible ,songs ministry . Most all the other evangelist has tripled in money ,with certainly not as much talent . He must b an honest Christian . He could have gained much more money than that but he chose to put it into Gods work . I highly respect that !

  9. I’m a surprised that he only has 12 million after all he has done in his profession.books bible ,songs ministry . Most all the other evangelist has tripled in money ,with certainly not as much talent . He must b an honest Christian . He could have gained much more money than that but he chose to put it into Gods work . I highly respect that !

  10. i listen to donnie this morning he is way off beam on the holy spirit he kept saying you have got it read i coritians 13 verses 8 t0 13 these things shall remain faith hope and love

  11. Jimmy Swaggert is a shinning example of God’s saving grace. I certainly grateful that Jesus covered my sins on the cross.

  12. My name is Pastor Michae Elikana Lusana from Tanzania. I have been a good partner of God’s servant Jimmy swaggart for a long time through the Internet. I pray that he will be my spiritual father. I will be very happy to receive Amen my phone number is +255679743545 thank you so Much

  13. From cover to cover, my Bible is filled with folks who failed, consumed in their sin. Some failed big and bad. But my God, I say MY GOD, used them mightily to build His Kingdom and God continues to do the same today. Preachers and presidents, rich and poor, those from the high place and those from the low place, we all receive reconciliation to Father from the same bowl of grace. Brother Jimmy repented, has been redeemed and this same transaction is available to all of us. Amen? AMEN!


  15. I would like a preacher to teach the Bible using scriptures. J Swaggart may read a scripture but he then uses his theatrics to turn the light upon himself. His ego is huge; directs each moment, plays piano & sings good; but he has to do his fake tears. God said not to lay up treasures on earth. His multi-millions …hmmmm. God will be his judge.

  16. The problem with Mr. Swaggart is his arrogance, pride and hypocrisy. His defenders are quick to point out his “repentance.” However, he NEVER fully repented and continues to refuse to do so. When you repent, yes, you ask God to forgive your moral failings. However, you must also ask those you sinned against for their forgiveness and make an honest effort to accept responsibility. Swaggart REFUSED both. While he televised his apology to God & family in February of 1988, he thumbed his nose at the ecclesiastical leadership, whom he was in obedience to by virtue of his ordination. (Remember, when we sin or commit a crime, we are forgiven by God. However, we must still suffer the consequences of our sin/crime be it punishment or prison.) Swaggart REFUSED to accept his punishment by his own ruling body. They accepted his apology and agreed to forgive him and allow him to keep his ministerial license. However, Swaggart refused to accept his punishment from his brothers whom ordered him off the air for 90 days as a response to his public sin, breach of trust and bringing reproach on the cause of Christ. Swaggart was more concerned about the financial impact upon him personally that he was to obeying those who loved him and had authority over him. The dollar was more important than honesty and humility. He refused to accept the punishment from the very body of which he had vowed to upon his ordination. Instead, he quit the Assemblies of God to escape punishment for his egregious conduct thereby compounding his sin. His reply was that he answered only to God, not man. That is NOT they way it works when you agree to abide by the rules of the very body you seek ordination from! How arrogant and self-centered. He quits and starts “HIS” own church so he will not have to answer to his brothers.

    That, friends. is a total lack of humility and personal integrity. Money over morality.

    Swaggart may have escaped the punishment of his brothers but he won’t escape the punishment of God for failing to “submit to those who rule over you and care for your soul.” You can’t just take your marbles and go home when you don’t like the way the game is going. Instead, he fell even deeper into sin and continued to pursue other prostitutes in other states and dance with the devil years after his “apology” on TV.

    Yes, he is a wonderful entertainer, pianist, speaker and singer. However, he remains a HYPOCRITE.

    • Well I’d love to stand with you and Jimmy Swaggart at the Bema seat and hear God’s verdict on JS.. I believe you will fall short on your comment made of him and hang your head in shame. He has repented and one can sense the anointing on him and his ministry. He will see the harvest of souls from his ministry one day in heaven. As for your take on him, I guess you should not read the bible as it covers many fallen and repentant souls. Do you judge them on your assumptions? Are you judge and jury? Leave that to God.

  17. Yes, he certainly is an entertainer who apparently is always asking for money, mostly from the unsuspecting elderly who live on pensions. My mother was already giving a substantial amount to his ministry every month and
    I don’t know what was said today , but now she says she has to DOUBLE that. He ought to be ASHAMED of himself. If Swaggart actually believed what he preaches, he would be living more MODESTLY and donating the rest for the disadvantaged and the ministry.

  18. I’m not going to defend either side here but I will say this we need to examine by the fruit that’s what the Bible says to do I do not hear really swagger using the doctor that he is presenting to to get money like the word of faith that are using the word of faith doctrine to make it out to be money God wants us to be rich I mainly see his doctrine talking about soul and salvation please examine the doctrine please examine the fruit

  19. By the Grace of God. He never claimed to be perfect. Why is it that we are so quick to judge others when we need to be asking God to forgive us from our OWN SINS? I know Jimmy Swaggert and his Ministry have helped me become a better Christian and to live a better life. I am stronger and my Faith is stronger than it ever has been because of the words he has spoken. I thank God for Jimmy Swaggert and all he went through to help others come to a better undertanding of Jesus Christ and God in Heaven Above!!!!! Amen and Amen! GLORY TO GOD!!!!!

  20. Praise the lord mr swaggart. You’ll answer to him soon. Frank Zappa knew what a absolute disgrace you were. Teenage prostitute !!! ( a few moments with brother a west ) cowboy Jim. People google frank Zappa. Reference Jimmy swaggart to see and laugh at this “ holy” disgrace to society

  21. 1st Corinthians “as one does not say I follow Paul, or I follow Aopllos… we all follow Christ.”
    Gavin Gordon I agree with you. It would have been expedient to step down for 90 days, as the Assemblies of God had asked. If only to show humility, repentance & obedience. A very similar situation happened in the church I was attending st the same time. The parties who were discovered having an affair were asked to step down temporarily from leadership positions – which they did. As a fairly new member of the Assembly of God church, I learned a good lesson backed up by Scripture in regards to obedience to Christ by my actions thru ministry, humility, true repentance. This came in so valuable to me later on when I stumbled, as I realized we are to “confess our sins to one another that we may be healed” as Scripture says in the Book of James, we are to submit ourselves to the Gospel & one another as in obedience to Christ. I only say this so as to help anyone who is sincerely pursuing Christ & His Holiness, that we can all grow together in love. I would ask that the Swaggart Ministries should stop vilifying the Catholic Church or any faith that recognizes Jesus Christ as the One & only Son, Begotten of the Father & Holy Spirit. Yes, Tribune Hothead. Just like the Swaggart Ministries preach & Christ’s sacrifice once for all for the forgiveness of sin. That is the one thing we have that gets us into the Kingdom. I know, I had 10 years of Chaticism. Brother Swaggarts are very innacurate in many of their beliefs & preaching about that Church & it is devisive. It profits them no good thing. Thank you.

  22. I watched Jimmy Swaggert preached on television. He was so emotional and good acting but is uninteresting and unbelievable because he look a phony like the rest of other televaligists.

  23. Just watched him sing before the offering and said “ now that we have you in a happy spirit we need your money” that is a trick all ministers do before the offering to get your money. That to me is a trick from the devil.

  24. I have followed Jimmy Swaggarts ministry for a long time. I believe he is sincere in his calling to present the full meaning of Christs dying on the cross to every nation he is allowed to. I appreciate his teaching because in so many churches today, the only time you hear about the cross and its meaning is on Easter sunday, otherwise the Easter bunny and new outfits outweigh what and why Christ died for us. None of us are perfect, so if you don’t. like him, find someone else to be critical about.


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