It could be argued that Jimmy Swaggart is the greatest Pentecostal preacher that ever lived. Perhaps more people were saved and baptized in the Holy Ghost under the minsitry of Jimmy Swaggart than any other man in the twentieth century. I first heard Jimmy preach in 1969. I thought he was the greatest preacher I had ever heard. Forty-five years later I still feel that way.
Swaggart was raised in the Assembly of God church in Ferriday, Louisiana. From there he launched a ministry that changed the world. In the 1970s and 1980s his radio and television broadcasts circled the world. Swaggart led some of the largest mass evangelism crusades of the period.
Today, Swaggart still is a major presence on cable televison but he primarily preaches in the church he founded, Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge. A prolific writer, Jimmy has written dozens of books and a multi-volume commentary on the whole Bible.
Also known as a singer and musician, Swaggart has sold millions of records, tapes and CDs. Perhaps more than any other Christian artist.