How Old Was Frances Swaggart When She Married Jimmy Swaggart?

How Old Was Frances Swaggart When She Married Jimmy Swaggart?

Frances Anderson Swaggart was 15 years old when she married 17-year-old Jimmy Swaggart. As of 2015, they have one son, Donnie, who was named after Jimmy Swaggart's brother who died as a baby. Frances Swaggart hosts the TV show "Frances and Friends" on the SonLife Broadcasting Network.

Swaggart is a Pentecostal pastor and televangelist. At the height of his career in the 1980s, his telecast reached more than 3,000 stations each week. However, a scandal caused the Assemblies of God to defrock him.

As of 2015, he is the leader of the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his son. Frances was a fellow parishioner at the ministry of Jimmy's father, which is where the two met. They married on October 10, 1952.