The associate pastor of Family Worship Center and the caretaker of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Gabriel Swaggart, is a prominent figure in evangelism.

Gabriel followed the footsteps of his super famous grandfather, Jimmy Swaggart, and his famous dad, Donnie Swaggart

But in addition to their illustrious public persona, both Jimmy and Donnie have had quite a few headlines to their name: Jimmy for relationships with escorts and Donnie for divorcing his second wife to marry the first wife. 

Read the full article to know more about Jimmy Swaggart's son Donnie's two marriages and his children including Gabriel.  

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Gabriel Swaggart's Paternal Grandad Jimmy Swaggart's Escort Controversy

Jimmy, the founder of the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and television ministry Jimmy Swaggart Telecast and A Study in the Word, made headlines during the ‘80s and ‘90s, all for the wrong reasons, though.


After aggressively calling his contemporaries out for infidelity against their wives in 1988, photos of him with a, say, lady of the night, Debroah Murphy, circulated.

What had happened was Jimmy and Murphy were caught by churchman Marvin Gorman (died in 2017 at 83) outside a motel in New Orleans.

Due to this unsavory revelation, he was discharged from the Assemblies of God.

Jimmy Swaggart and his spouse Frances Swaggart celebrating wedding anniversary.

Jimmy Swaggart and his spouse Frances Swaggart celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. (Photo: Instagram)

He carried on as an independent preacher after that, but three years later, he was caught yet again with an escort in California by the police.

This perhaps was the final nail in the coffin for him as he soon handed the ministry over to his son, Donnie Swaggart, Gabriel's dad.

Gabriel Swaggart's Dad Donnie Swaggart's two Marriages 

Gabriel's dad, Donnie, followed his dad’s footsteps into the ministry. That being said, he kept a low profile and does so to this day.

Regardless of his low profile, news of his elaborate marriages has made numerous headlines. 

His first wife was Debbie Swaggart, with whom he gave birth to three children — Gabriel, Mathew, and Jennifer Swaggart. The marriage was broken off, and they divorced in 2003.

Donnie Swaggart's first wife Debbie Swaggart.

Donnie Swaggart's wife Debbie Swaggart and their three children, Gabriel, Mathew, and Jennifer (Photo: Instagram)

Later the same year, Swaggart tied the knot with his second wife Judy. This marriage, however, only lasted three years.

Towards the end of 2006, he reunited with Debbie, his first spouse, in matrimony.

However, there have been no reports of why he broke the marriage in the first place, went off elsewhere, and returned. 

The Current Status of The Swaggart Family

 As of today, both Jimmy and Donnie are in a happy relationship with their wives and children.


Donnie believes he is blessed to have a son like Gabriel and states that he and his spouse are proud of their son.

Pastor Gabriel, who is now the Ministry's successor, also reciprocates the same feelings toward his dad.

He continues to maintain a healthy relationship with his family. He admittedly loves to spend time with the three most important women in his life: his mother, his grandmother, and his spouse Jill Swaggart.

Gabriel Swaggart with his wife and kids.

Gabriel with his spouse Jill and their four children. (Photo: Facebook)

Gabriel Swaggart, who stands at the heigh of 5 feet and 6 inches, married his wife Jill on 5 December 2004.

The pair had a private wedding attended by close friends and family.  

Jill currently functions as the worship leader at Family Worship Center alongside her associate pastor husband Gabriel.

Over the course of their marriage, the duo welcomed four daughters into their family: Samantha Gabrielle, Abby Jill, Caroline Frances and Mackenzie Lee. 

The pair now live in their house in Baton Rouge, Lousiana with their children.  


On their 17th wedding anniversary, Gabriel took to Facebook to celebrate the big day. He posted an adorable picture with his spouse and wrote, "17 years ago today, we said I do."

Further in the caption, he noted how his partner had been by his side through all the years.

Then he called her his "best friend, my backbone, and my rock." "Happy Anniversary, Jill. I love you," Gabriel penned, ending the heartfelt message.

Who is Gabriel Swaggart's Net Worth?

The caretaker of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries, Gabriel Swaggart, has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of now. 

During the pandemic, the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries led church recieved between $2 million to $5 million in coronavirus aid from the US government.

How old is Gabriel Swaggart's Age?

Swaggart was born on 18 October 1954 in Louisiana, Gabriel has two siblings Matthew, a photographer and television graphic artist and Jennifer, a teacher.