Jim Bakker is a television evangelist who had a spectacular and very public fall from grace. Sex scandals led to his resigning as chairman of the Praise the Lord (PTL) ministry. He was convicted on 24 counts of mail and wire fraud and conspiracy. Jim Bakker was born James Orsen Bakker on January 2, 1940, in Muskegon, Michigan. He graduated from Muskegon High School in 1959. Jim Bakker met his future wife, Tammy Faye, at North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1961, they left the school and got ...

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