Bakker, James Orsen

Portrait
Born: Jan 02, 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Evangelists


US television evangelist

 

1940 - Born on the 2nd of January in Muskegon, Michigan.

 

1961 - He married to Tammy Faye Bakker  (divorced 1992).

 

1964 - Ordained by Pentacostal Assemblies Of God and Begins working with Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network.

 

1965-1972 - Worked with Tammy Faye Bakker, co-eponym and co-host of evangelical show "The Jim and Tammy Show".

 

1966-1972 - with Pat Robertson, co-host of evangelical show "The 700 Club".

 

1973 - He is the co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network.

 

1974 - Created PTL (Praise The Lord) TV show.

 

1976 - Co-wrote autobiography "Move That Mountain!".

 

1978 - Founded Heritage U.S.A. theme park (orig. Heritage Campgrounds and Christian Retreat, Inc.).

 

1987 - Resigned post at PTL due to sex scandal involving Jessica Hahn.

 

1988 - Charged with illegally diverting millions from PTL for his own personal use.

 

1989 - Convicted on 24 counts of fraud and conspiracy, and sentenced to 45 years.

 

1991 - His sentence reduced to 18 years.

 

1992 - He divorced by Tammy.

 

1994 - James moved to halfway house.

 

1995 - He released from incarceration.

 

1996 - He wrote memoir "I Was Wrong".

 

2003 - James begins new TV show "The Jim Bakker Show" with new wife Lori.

 

 

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