Jay Bakker Biography
Jay Bakker is a renowned American pastor, author, and speaker. He is the son of televangelist Jim Bakker and Tammy Faye Bakker Messner of Prophetic End Time News show. In 1988, when Jay was just 12 years old, his father Jim was charged with eight counts of mail fraud, 15 counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy. This made him spent six years in federal prison.
The trauma from his father’s imprisonment and the subsequent by other Christians in the church and religious community led the young Jay to engage in substance abuse and partying at an early age.
Later on, Bakker became disillusioned with mainstream Christianity, becoming critical of Christian fundamentalism and the Christian right. He then became a much more liberal Christian and co-founded Revolution Church in 1994 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jay then preached at Revolution’s Atlanta location before evangelizing the New York City branch of Revolution Church. While here, Bakker held services at the bar and venue Pete’s Candy store in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
In 2013, Baker relocated to Minneapolis to evangelize in another iteration of Revolution Church. However, much of Jay’s story was detailed in a 2006 documentary on Sundance channel; One Punk Under God: The Prodigal Son of Jim and Tammy Faye. In addition, he has been featured in Time Magazine.
As an author, Bakker has written the book; Son of a Preacher: My Search for Grace in the Shadows. This is an autobiography that details his youth, relationship with his parents, his scandals, and the founding of the Revolution Church.
In 2011, he co-authored Martin Edlund’s book; Fall to Grace: A revolution of God, Self, and Society. This book explores the radical, transformation, and Inner nature of grace, challenging Christians to reassess their understanding of salvation. It further encourages non-believers to see Jesus with fresh eyes.
Jay Bakker Age
How old is Jay Bakker? Jay is 46 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 18, 1975, in Charlotte, North Carolina, the United States of America. In addition, Baker celebrates his birthday every 18th day of December.
Jay Baker Wife
Jay is married to Karin Aebersold since 2013. Previously, he was married to Amanda but later divorced. He is blessed with two children from his marriage.
Jay Bakker Sister | Siblings
Jay has his sister Tammy Sue Bakker-Chapman, an upcoming artist who recently released her first single on iTunes. We have no other information concerning his siblings. We promise to update you as soon as it’s available.
Jay Bakker Parents | Father
Baker was born to his father Jim Bakker and mother Tammy Faye Messner. We have no detailed information about his parents at this time. However, his father Jim is also an evangelist.
Jay Bakker Net Worth
Bakker has an estimated net worth of $1 million. This is mainly attributed to his successful career as a pastor and author.