As the only son of Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart and his wife Frances, Donnie exudes the same evangelistic enthusiasm and cloak carried by his father and in this short biography of Donnie Swaggart, we hope to disclose a little of what makes him tick.
His dynamic and hard-hitting preaching style is all his own and having been invloved in full time ministry for over 25 years, Donnie Swaggart continues to be passionate about the tremendous call that God has placed on his life. His ministry has taken him across the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe ( including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium and France ), Ukraine, South America (including Brazil, Mexico Colombia and Costa Rica), South Africa, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Nigeria, India and the Democratic Republic of the Congo but he returns home to Baton Rouge, Louisiana where Donnie makes his home with his wife Debbie. In addition to traveling the world in evangelistic ministry, Donnie functions under the title of Pastor/ Evangelist, and is co-pastor of the Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Called by God, Donnie, in his own inimitable style, brings the message of Pentecost to those bound by cold, formal, lifeless religion, to reintroduce the Pentecostal fire and the Pentecostal way of life to those who have never gone beyond the initial baptism experience.
A regular speaker at the Jimmy Swaggart Ministry Campmeetings, Donnie, without fail, delivers a stirring message on the Holy Spirit. Deeply anticipated by those taking part in these Campmeetings, his Saturday evening messages have been affectionately termed “Holy Spirit Nights” by ministry followers.
Donnie’s ardor for his own life and for the lives of those to whom he ministers can be summed up in the following words taken from the Apostle Paul and found in Ephesians, Chapter 2, Verse 22, “In Whom you also are built together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.”
Proud parents of three children, Gabriel, Mathew and Jennifer, Donnie and Debbie are also grandparents to eight grandchildren. Gabriel Swaggart and his wife Jill, who head the Crossfire Youth Ministry ( Part of Family Worship Center ), have three daughters, Samantha-Gabrielle, Abby-Jill and Caroline Frances.
A gifted Photographer and television graphics artist, Mathew Swaggart and his wife Joanna live in Tulsa with their two sons, Ryder-Euin-Presley, Navy Matthew Aaron and daughter, Lola-Josephine-Rose. Jennifer, Donnie and Debbie Swaggart’s daughter, is a passionate teacher with a Masters in Education, who lives with her husband Cliff, their daughter, Harper and son Harrison Brooks in Atlanta Georgia. The Swaggart Family
Donnie’s dog, Boudreau