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 38 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.
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.
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.
Reverend 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.
Family Worship Center
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.
The Music of Jimmy Swaggart
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.