Lori Bakker is a televangelist, author, and motivational speaker. She has been in the limelight for a long time. Her marriage to controversial preacher Jim Bakker catapulted her to fame. Many people love her outspoken nature, especially when she talks about bouncing back after a difficult past.
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Lori Bakker is passionate about transforming people's lives through preaching. She is also keen on providing love and support to women undergoing difficult patches in life. Discover more about her life today.
|Full name||Lori Bakker (born Lori Beth Graham)|
|Date of birth||30th August 1957|
|Age||65 years (as of 2022)|
|Place of birth||Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America|
|Current residence||Branson, Missouri, United States of America|
|Height in feet||5’ 6”|
|Height in centimetres||168|
|Weight in pounds||154|
|Weight in kilograms||70|
|Profession||Televangelist, author, and motivational speaker|
Who is Lori Bakker?
The televangelist was born Lori Beth Graham. She is a famous televangelist, author, and motivational speaker who works closely with her husband, a preacher deemed controversial by many people.
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How old is Lori Bakker?
Lori Bakker's age is 65 years as of 2022. She was born on 30th August 1957, and her Zodiac sign is Virgo.
Where is Lori Bakker from?
The author was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. She is based in Branson, Missouri, United States of America.
Young Lori Bakker was raised in a middle-class family. Her parents took her to church, and she has a brother named Mark Graham. She started abusing substances and partying hard in her early teens.
She had procured five ab*rtions by the time she was 22 years. The last one led to complications leading to a total hysterectomy at 22.
Little is known about the televangelist's life before becoming famous. On Easter Sunday in 1989, she attended a service at Phoenix First Assembly of God. She was tired of living a difficult life, so she got saved and started her journey of spiritual growth.
She joined the Master’s Commission discipleship programme and served there for a decade. She received her ministerial credentials in 1991. She also served at Phoenix First Assembly's outreach and volunteer programmes and participated in music production and sermon illustrations.
In 1994, she founded Mourning to Joy Ministry, an organisation that assists women in coping with grief and trauma after an ab*rtion.
After getting married, she and her husband ministered at Camp of Hope, Florida. They later got an invitation to Branson, Missouri, where they started The Jim Bakker Show. She hosts the one-hour daily television programme to date. The televangelist has five filmography credits, as listed below.
|The Eyes of Tammy Faye||2000||Self|
|One Punk Under God||2007||Self|
|Marcus & Joni||2013||Self|
|Life with Lori||2019 - 2020||Self|
|The Jim Bakker Show||2003 - 2022||Self|
In 2000, the televangelist documented her spiritual Cinderella story with her husband in a book titled More Than I Could Ever Ask. Her second book is Happily Ever After: Experiencing the Desires of Your Heart.
Following a prophetic revelation, the televangelist and her spouse built Lori’s House. The house is used to minister to women in their time of need and remind them of God's love. It is a safe and supportive home for pregnant women facing difficult situations.
The services offered include counselling, life-building, job training, parenting, and Bible classes. The televangelist does not advocate for pregnancy termination. Instead, she offers women options and the opportunity to build their lives again.
How much is Lori Bakker worth?
Lori Bakker's net worth is not available in the public domain. Her husband has a net worth of $500 thousand.
On 4th September 1998, the motivational speaker married controversial preacher Jim Bakker. This was her second marriage. Details of Lori Bakker's first husband are scarce, but she has disclosed the union lasted a decade and was abusive.
Jim was also married to Tammy Faye LaValley, who died at her home on 20th July 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Tammy divorced Jim in 1992 and married Roe Messner.
The pair first met at the Los Angeles International Church (The Dream Centre), where Lori was invited to speak. At the time, Pastor Jim was serving at the inner-city outreach after his release from prison. The two had a short but fairy courtship.
Jim and his wife married 50 days after their first meeting. The two exchanged vows in front of a 250-guest audience at their friends' home in Burbank, California.
The lovebirds do not have biological children. They have five adopted children named Kelli, Nicks, Morgan, Nina, and Michelle Murillo. All five were adopted in 2002. Jim and Lori Bakker's house is filled with love, and the members are close-knit.
Besides the five, Lori is the stepmother of Jay and Tammy Sue from her husband's previous marriage.
Where are Jimmy and Lori Bakker hiding?
Jimmy and his wife are not in hiding. The two are still ministering the word of God from their Branson, Missouri, home. In 2020, Jim took a sabbatical after suffering a stroke.
Height and weight
The televangelist is 5’ 6” or 168 centimetres tall and weighs about 154 pounds or 70 kilograms. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.
- She shares a house with her mother and other church staff members.
- She visited El Salvador and Mexico on her first international trip with the Master’s Commission.
Lori Bakker is a celebrated American televangelist, author, and motivational speaker. She is passionate about helping motherly love and care to women facing challenging situations.
Before she married her husband, she was a college athlete. She played volleyball with Olympians, including Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor.
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