Category: Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker flattered by positive response in Branson

Associated Press, Apr. 14, 2003 BRANSON, Mo. – Jim Bakker has good reason to be happy as his six-piece band appropriately plays Kool and the Gang’s “Celebration.” Bakker, the disgraced televangelist who spent five years in prison for fraud related to bilking followers of his once-thriving PTL operation in South Carolina, is in the early stages of reviving that career in this southwest Missouri entertainment mecca, home to more than 40 theaters. “The Jim Bakker Show,” taped at the Studio City Cafe in Branson, is the 63-year-old Bakker’s latest venture into Christian television. Bakker’s hour-long show debuted Jan. 2,