Is Jimmy Swaggart Still Alive?

By Aishwarya Acharya | Updated on July 17, 2023
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    The multi-talented televangelist, gospel musician, and author, Jimmy Swaggart has successfully excelled in each field he’s involved in. Although his active involvement in the television industry, many people do not have any idea about his present life.

    Son, in this article, we will know whether Swaggart is still alive or dead. Along with this, we will also know about the several health issues he might have faced in his entire life.

    Is Jimmy Swaggart Still Alive?

    Yes, Jimmy is still alive and living a life full of ups and downs. Born in 1935, the artist currently ages 88 years old now. Even at his golden age, the televangelist has maintained his life in good shape.

    Swaggart is still alive and is 88 years old.
    The Gospel Singer, Swaggart is still alive. All the news related to his death is fake.

    More than his occupational involvement, Swaggart had been a topic of conversation for several scandals over the years. Due to the rise in popularity in the most negative way possible, several hoxes about his death came out too.

    Swaggart’s Death Hoax on YouTube

    Jimmy’s popularity led to a lot of controversies that also included several news about his death. For the past two years, there are several YouTube videos all over claiming that the author is dead with titles like The Life and Tragic Ending of Jimmy SwaggartRest in Peace “Jimmy Swaggart” (1935-2023), and so on.

    All the videos have more than thousands of views and likes. Some videos’ comment sections are filled with condolences from Jimmy’s fans and well-wishers.

    On the other hand, the other videos have turned off their comment sections indicating indicates that they are spreading false hoaxes all over the media.

    Jimmy Was in Therapy for a Long Time

    The multi-popular gospel singer was in great health until his professional life was dragged into an unannounced trauma. Swaggart had to take leave from his professional life to seek counseling and therapy for more than 5 years.

    The reason Jimmy had to go through all the medical help was because of several accusations of him being involved with sex workers and prostitutes. He was even defrocked from the Assemblies of God in April of 1988.

    Jimmy went for counseling after the traumatic defamation.
    Jimmy got the help of counseling and therapy to get out of the traumatic scandals he got into.

    The televangelist got into huge defamation and stress after the incident. Despite this, he was not ready to seek any counseling for long.

    Has Swaggart Retired?

    Swaggart had a passive professional life for nearly 10 years. This also caused him a loss of a $10 million defamation lawsuit for the allegations. After no longer being a part of the Assemblies of God, Jimmy also decided not to lead the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Inc.

    He handed over the lead of his ministries to his son, Donnie. This was thought to be the end of his career, but it was not so. Swaggart made a comeback in 1995.

    He launched the SonLife Radio Network on national radio stations and later on the Internet.  Today, Swaggart still is working continuously as a television host on his Broadcasting network and also runs the Family Worship Center Church.

    Swaggart Today Lives in Louisiana

    Jimmy is living his life in the late 80s in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Along with living there, he also still works as the senior pastor of the Family Worship Center, which is located at the same place.

    Jimmy lives in Louisiana today.
    Swaggart lives and works as a head pastor at a church in Louisiana today. Source: Instagram

    Despite being in his near 90s, he still is involved in every possible work of his interest that he could be. He is active on Instagram and uploads several posts regarding his belief in Lord and also all about his musical pieces.