Still wrestling with the devil

Balmer, Randall
March 1998
Christianity Today;03/02/98, Vol. 42 Issue 3, p30
Features Jimmy Swaggart, a preacher at the Family Life Center, who was the center of a sex scandal in 1988. Preachers who influenced his life; Drop in the number of attendees at the center after his confession on February 21, 1988; Description of the center before and after the scandal; Response of his congregation to his call ten years after the scandal; Role of his son, Donnie Swaggart, to the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries.


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