Lori Bakker’s life is one that has seen many unpleasant happenings. She had a troubled childhood and as Lori Bakker grew up, she got into drugs, sex, abortions, and ultimately, an abusive marriage. Her first marriage was plagued with spousal abuse and domestic violence, such that for the 10 years it lasted, it was a seemingly unending nightmare for Lori.
The end of the troubles that bedeviled Lori’s life came when she decided to fellowship with a church. It was there that she found solace which led to her life having a miraculous turnaround from a path headed for destruction to another which made her a blessing to others. Below is the story of Jim Bakker’s wife.
Lori Bakker Bio (Age)
Lori Bakker is an American author, motivational speaker, and televangelist who was born on the 30th of August 1957. She was born and brought up in a middle-class family which had their abode in Phoenix, Arizona. Her family had solid religious beliefs as they often attended church. It was with such high moral and religious standards that Lori was raised as a child.
However, when she became a teenager, she took a swerve away from her religious upbringing and immersed herself in things that her Christian faith warns against. Lori went into drugs which came with partying and sex. As a 17-year-old, she began a relationship with a man who thereafter married her. Nevertheless, the marriage was a living hell for her.
During this time, hard drugs were her momentary escape from the sad realities of her abusive marriage. But as she resorted to drugs, she got drowned more and more in her problems which seemed unending. In the course of her marriage, she got pregnant 5 times and in all of these 5 times, she aborted the pregnancy to keep her spouse who seemed not yet ready to raise kids. Her 5th abortion left her with a total hysterectomy which made it impossible for Lori to ever have children of her own. To escape all these pains, she clung tightly to hard drugs.
Well, no matter how far she seemed to have wandered off the path her parents showed her as a young girl, the grace of God still found her. Lori Bakker ended her sorrowful marriage in the year 1985. She then joined the Phoenix First Assembly of God where she began fellowshipping with other Christian believers in search of peace and healing of the painful wounds her poor choices in life had cost her.
As she kept attending the church, her turning point came in the year 1989 when she made a life-changing decision. Lori accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and personal savior. She began a new and higher journey of spiritual growth and enrolled in a Master’s Commission discipleship program. Lori earned her credentials in the program in 1991 and continued serving therein for almost 10 years. She volunteered in El Salvador and Mexico. Other areas in which she served include inner-city bus ministry, youth ministry, women’s ministry called Fashion Share, nursing home ministry, and prison ministry. Even, she participated in her church’s musical productions and illustrated sermons.
Some notable and commendable things which Lori Bakker has done in the past include setting up the Mourning to Joy Ministry which is a church ministry that provides support to women battling post-abortion pain and trauma. Lori also founded Lori’s House which creates supportive homes for pregnant women in difficult situations.
Lori Bakker’s Net Worth
As a result of the nature of the career which she has pursued over the years in Christian ministry and evangelism, it is somewhat difficult to calculate Lori Bakker’s net worth. Notwithstanding, if we put her husband into perspective and assume that what is his is hers, then Lorri enjoys with him such wealth that has been estimated at $500,000.
Other Facts About Jim Bakker’s Wife
Marriage With Jim Bakker
Lori Bakker first saw Jim Bakker sometime in February 1995 when he came to preach in her church in Phoneix. She then met him again and spoke with him for the first time on the 16th of July 1998 at The Dream Centre. The two became friends and not long after, began dating.
Jim was previously married to American Christian singer, evangelist, and media personality, Tammy Faye Messner. They had 2 children named Tammy Sue “Sissy” Bakker Chapman who was born on March 2, 1970, and Jamie Charles “Jay” Bakker born December 18, 1975. Jim and Tammy later divorced on March 13, 1992.
Lori and Jim got married just after 50 days of their meeting and speaking with each other for the first time. Their wedding took place on September 4, 1998, in Burbank, California.
Lori and Jim Bakker are the parents of 7 lovely children. They are Jim’s 2 children from his first marriage and 5 other children named Kelli, Nicks, Morgan, Nina, and Michelle Murillo; Lori adopted them all with Jim.
The Jim Bakker Show
The couple hosts the Jim Baker Show which is an hour-long daily broadcast with prophetic and bible revelations.