The following video was brought to my attention by a former Jimmy Swaggart Ministries supporter. This originally appeared on CNN and was a special piece done by Investigative Reporter Art Harris. I was personally not aware until viewing this, that any video of Debra Murphrey even existed. If there was truly evidence of repentance in this man’s life I would not be bringing this up again. However, you must consider that it was only a few short years after his tearful confession that he was once again caught in the company of a prostitute. This time, instead of confessing to his church, he told them it was flat-out none of their business! Does that sound like a repentant man to you? Also, think about this for a moment. Do you really believe that the only two times this man solicited the company of a prostitute he was unfortunate enough to be caught? What are the odds? He must be the most unluckiest man in the world!
While I am not aware of any recent sexual indiscretions, I am aware of the sexual indiscretions of one of the members of his pastoral staff; indiscretions which I might add that have been completely unchecked by the Swaggarts. I am also aware of the ongoing sexual indiscretions of one of the members of the worship team.
Having worked for this ministry, I can honestly say that what I witnessed there was far worse than any corporate or secular environment I had ever been a part of. Swaggart claims to have changed after receiving “The Message of the Cross” in 1997, however I think the way Jimmy Swaggart dealt with the printing scandal by sweeping it under the rug and firing all who knew about it speaks volumes about how “changed” this man really is.
You can view the video HERE: Jimmy Swaggart: Straying and Preying from Art Harris Investigates on Vimeo.