Jimmy Swaggart (1935–) is a pastor, musician, television host, and televangelist. He founded the Family Worship Center church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he serves as pastor.
After graduating from Bible college in 1961, Swaggart was ordained by the Assemblies of God; one year later, he began his radio ministry. His radio program, The Camp Meeting Hour, was aired nationwide. In 1975, Swaggart started his television ministry, which consists of a weekly telecast of his preaching and Bible study.