The Ultra Conservative Catholic

Jim Bakker

This heretic was convicted of fraud and embezzelment. Jim Bakker was born in 1940. He bagan his televanglism career with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcast Network. (CBN) After teaming up with a friend of his, Bakker and his former wife Tammy Faye help found the Trinity Broadcast network(TBN) with Paul and Jan Crouch. A few years later Bakker and Crouch had a falling out and left the network. The Bakker’s puppet set was utltimately destroyed in controversy. Bakker and his wife founded the PTL (Praise the Lord) network where he’d ultimately defraud millions of people. He established the Heritage USA theme park and built a hotel. Also was sold was memberships and such to these parks and hotels and other complexes that were not actually built. On top of that Jim had an affair with a woman named Jessica Hahn in 1980. She was drugged and raped by Bakker and another preacher. She stepped forward and Jimmy Swaggart told the media that Bakker was “a cancer in the Body of Christ” Swaggart himself would be caught not once, but twice with a prostitute. Jim and Tammy Faye divorced in 1992 and she remarried in 1993 to one of her and Jim’s biggest creditor, Roe Messner. Bakker also remarried in 1998. In 1988 he was sentenced to 45 years in prison, but actually only served 15 months.

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