Jimmy Swaggart Ministries
Jimmy Swaggart Ministries founder, Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with capacity crowds around the world and, pioneered televangelism through his weekly telecast.
In the 1980's his television programming transmitted to over 3,000 stations and innumerable cable systems each week. Reverend Swaggart's telecasts were seen by more than 8 million people in the United States and by more than 500 million people worldwide, making it the most widespread mass communication of the Gospel in history!
Reverend Jimmy Swaggart first started his television ministry in 1975 and it continues today, over 33 years later, airing nationally and internationally to a potential viewing audience of over 80 million. The weekly Jimmy Swaggart Telecast and A Study in the Word are seen nationwide and abroad on 78 channels in 104 countries and live over the Internet.
Reverend Swaggart is married to Frances Swaggart and has one son, Donnie. He has three grandchildren, Jennifer, Gabriel and Matthew Swaggart, and has two great-grandchildren, Samantha and Ryder Swaggart. His beautiful wife, Frances, is a co-laborer with him and also hosts the popular SonLife Radio program, Frances and Friends.
His son, Donnie Swaggart, a dynamic minister in his own right, serves with his father and also travels at home and abroad boldly preaching the unchanging Word of God. Donnie's son, Gabriel Swaggart, serves the ministry as pastor of Crossfire Youth Ministries.
Television has enabled Jimmy Swaggart Ministries to carry the Good News to people in every part of the world and his messages have been translated into 11 different languages. From the vast slums in Manila to the mission fields of Russia, television is the primary tool this ministry is using to reach countless numbers of lost souls.
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.
Rev. Swaggart is the Pastor of Family Worship Center, in Baton Rouge Louisiana, a multi-cultural, interdenominational, Full Gospel Church that continues to be the spiritual hub of the ministry. Thousands of lives are touched in the three Campmeeting Services held each year, while the weekly Services continue to grow under a fresh Anointing of the Holy Spirit.
UNITED STATES Office
8919 World Ministry Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
PO Box 262550
Baton Rouge, LA 70826
(225) 768-7000 Prayer Line
(225) 768-8300 Main Line
Jimmy Swaggart Ministries website is: jsm.org