“He keeps signing things to protect the church, and he’s helped Israel, and recognized Israel. He’s fulfilling the Bible, whether you like it or not. ” Only saved people can love Trump.”
Bakker is a controversial preacher who has resurrected his ‘career’ with his own show. He and televangelists like Kenneth Hagan, Kenneth Copeland and the like are from a period of Christianity that many would like to forget.
With his former wife Tammy Faye he hosted
the The PTL Club, an evangelical Christian television program from 1974 to
1989. He also developed Heritage USA, a now-defunct Christian theme park in
Fort Mill, South Carolina.
A cover-up of hush money paid to a church secretary, Jessica Hahn, for an alleged rape led to his resignation from the ministry. Subsequent revelations of accounting fraud brought about his conviction on felony charges, imprisonment and divorce. Bakker later remarried and returned to televangelism, founding the Morningside Church in Blue Eye, Missouri.
He currently hosts The Jim Bakker Show,
which focuses on the end time and the Second Coming of Christ while promoting
emergency survival products. He has written several books, including I Was
Wrong and Time Has Come: How to Prepare Now for Epic Events Ahead.