Donnie Swaggart divorced his second wife Judy, who is a five-time divorcee and was a member of his ministry, to remarry his first wife Debbie Swaggart. Debbie Swaggart is on the executive board of the Jimmy Swaggart World Ministries. Although divorce is condemned by the Bible, Donnie Swaggart continued to minister during the divorce process. Donnie Swaggart is the only son of famous televangelist Jimmy Lee Swaggart.
As of 2016, Donnie Swaggart lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with Debbie Swaggart. He has traveled to numerous countries preaching Christianity and is also the co-pastor of the Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Donnie and Debbie Swaggart have three children and are grandparents to six grandchildren.
Donnie Swaggart's father Jimmy Swaggart has also been involved in scandals. In 1988 and 1991, he was caught with prostitutes in New Orleans and was pulled over by police officers in the company of a hooker. He was forced to issue public apologies and stepped down as the head of Jimmy Swaggart Ministries. Jimmy Swaggart Minisitries makes millions of dollars per year, and the family lives lavishly. Donnie Swaggart's father has a private jet, lives in a $1.5 million home and receives lavish gifts from his followers.