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Birth of Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart

Rev. Jimmy Swaggart, 2009
Source: Jimmy Swaggart Ministries

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Televangelist Jimmy Swaggart is born. Starting out as a street preacher while still a teenager, Swaggart will develop a large evangelical organization and eventually his own television show, broadcasting his sermons across the United States. To stand out from an increasingly crowded market of TV ministers, Jimmy Swaggart will develop a unique and identifiable style.

Jimmy Swaggart's power and influence take a nosedive when it's revealed that he has spent a lot of money over many years on prostitutes. His tearful apology on live television becomes famous, but it's not enough to entirely salvage his career.

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