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Bakker, James Orsen

Born: 1940 AD
Currently alive, at 81 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.