The Jim Bakker Show
Sixteen years to the date that Pastor Jim Bakker made the last broadcast from PTL, he and his wife Lori launched their new television ministry. The story of their life together and their television show, The Jim Bakker Show, are proof of the restoration of God’s Love.

The Jim Bakker Show is an hour-long daily Christian broadcast that is aired throughout the United States, Canada, and the entire world through multiple broadcasts on Directv, Dish Network and other world wide satellites, and the PTL Television Network.

Join Jim and Lori with co-hosts, Zach Drew and Sasha Volz as they bring to the stage today’s greatest prophets, health experts, and leaders of the Christian world to discuss and understand Biblical prophecy and the Revelations of God’s Word.

Jim Bakker

Jim Bakker

Pastor & Host

 

Pastor Jim Bakker, host and founder of...
Birth Name: Jim Bakker Born: January 2, 1940 in Muskegon, MI

Pastor Jim Bakker, host and founder of The Jim Bakker Show is a pioneer of Christian Television. From humble beginnings, he rose to build one of the largest ministries in the world.

As a young man, Pastor Bakker was called to make Jesus real to the world. During the golden era of television, he was divinely inspired on what medium he could use to do just that. He dreamed of a night-time Christian talk show-one that could display the format and quality of The Tonight Show hosted by Johnny Carson.

In 1966, his dream came true. While hosting Come on Over, a children’s show, on Pat Robertson’s fledgling Christian station in Virginia, Pastor Bakker became the founder and host for the first Christian talk show, The 700 Club.

For eight years, Pastor Bakker hosted the ground-breaking variety show with the top ministers and singers of the day. He and his family later joined Paul and Jan Crouch in California to pioneer a new television ministry. Pastor Bakker was the first President and a Founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network.

In 1974, Pastor Bakker relocated to Charlotte, North Carolina, to birth The PTL Club, The Inspirational Network, and a state of the art Christian retreat center, Heritage USA. From there the PTL Television Network was born.

Pastor Bakker also pioneered Christian television in 52 nations as well as founding Heritage School of Evangelism, Heritage Academy and related schools. In addition to his many responsibilities at PTL, he authored more than ten books, and developed several special editions of the Bible.

In 1987, Pastor Bakker resigned as President of PTL after a moral indiscretion he had committed seven years earlier that was brought to the public’s attention.

PTL was placed into bankruptcy by its new management and in 1989 Pastor Bakker was indicted and sentenced to 45 years in prison on charges of overbooking the lodging space at Heritage USA.

Pastor Bakker was re-sentenced in 1991 to 18 years and then later reduced to eight years in Federal prison. He was released on parole in 1994 after serving five years. On July 22, 1996, a Federal Jury ruled that PTL was not selling securities by offering Lifetime Partnerships in Heritage USA, affirming what Pastor Bakker said since the very first day he was indicted. His case was overturned and the judge was dismissed from the case.

In 1998, while working in the inner-city ministry of the Dream Center of Los Angeles, Pastor Bakker met Lori Graham. After an abusive marriage of years of substance abuse, Graham founded a ministry of women who were suffering the emotional scars from abortion. They married later that year and dedicated their lives to ministry.

In 2002, the Bakkers expanded their family with five children from the inner-city of Phoenix where Lori B. had ministered for years. In that same year, they were offered the opportunity to move to Branson, Missouri to begin The Jim Bakker Show, which later launched in 2003.

The Jim Bakker Show is a daily broadcast, taped on location at the new Christian Retreat Center, Morningside, located just outside Branson, Missouri.

Pastor Jim is considered to be one of today’s experts on the book of Revelation. Since prison, he authored I Was Wrong, The Refuge, Prosperity and The Coming Apocalypse, and more recently Time Has Come.

In 2015, Pastor Bakker relaunched the PTL Television Network.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Verse

For He hath said, "I will never, never, never leave thee, I will never, never, never forsake thee."

Hebrews 13:5

Personal Quote

God loves you, He really does!

Lori Bakker

Lori Bakker

Co-Host


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Birth Name: Lori Beth Graham Born: August 30, 1957 in Phoenix, AZ

Lori Bakker is a co-host on The Jim Bakker Show

Bakker was accepted into the discipleship program of Master’s Commission.  While there she volunteered with community outreaches that included inner-city bus ministry, nursing home ministry, youth ministry, prison ministry and a women’s ministry dubbed Fashion Share which helped women prepare for job interviews and face the world feeling good about themselves.  

In 1994, Bakker began the organization that has become Mourning to Joy Ministry.  The ministry, featured in noted publications such as Charisma, has been featured for its cutting edge memorial services for the children lost through abortion and healing of the women involved.  

Bakker was invited to speak and minister at the Los Angeles International Church, also known as the Dream Center.  There she met her future husband, Pastor Jim Bakker.  They celebrated their marriage on September 4, 1998. Lori chronicled the romantic adventure of their Cinderella story in her book, More than I Could Ever Ask.

After many appeals from those touched by her story,  her new book tentatively named, “Happily Ever After” will be released later this year. National and international audiences have embraced Lori through her appearances on programs that include Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Today Show, and a host of notable broadcasts.    

In 2002, the Bakkers expanded their family with five children from the inner-city of Phoenix where she had ministered for years during her Master’s Commission training and through Phoenix First Assembly. 

The Bakkers moved to Branson, Missouri, and launched The Jim Bakker Show

Lori B. is the Founder and Executive Director of Lori’s House, a supportive home for pregnant women in difficult situations. She now uses her story of restoration and faith to speak to audiences globally.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Verse

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those that are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28

Favorite Quote

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Zach Drew

Zach Drew

Co-Host

 

Pastor Zach Drew is a television...
Birth Name:  Zachary Drew    Born:  September 22, 1990 in Decatur, IL

Pastor Zach Drew is a television personality and producer for Christian television. He has served as co-host and researcher on the The Jim Bakker Show since 2011. Drew also co-hosts the PTL TV Network breaking news broadcasts.    

Zach had his own plans for life, which led him down a dark and dreary road. Through a set of supernatural, life-transforming experiences. Zach devoted his life to Jesus Christ and discovered his passion and a calling, to proclaim the deep truths and mysteries of God through media.

The Lord called Zach to Morningside Ministries and the Master’s Media program founded by Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker where the deep calling to spread the gospel through media was brought to fruition.  

Zach began his Christian Television career through the Master’s Media program, first on the show Safelock produced by the Master Media students for 2009 and 2010 and then as host for the generation NOW show from 2012 to 2014.   

On July 17th, 2015, Zach was ordained into ministry by Pastor Jim Bakker and Bishop Ron Webb. Zach'’s passion is teaching the bible and discovering the hidden treasures contained in God’s Word.

Fun Facts:

Favorite Verse

It is God's privilege to conceal things and the king's privilege to discover them.

 

Proverbs 25:2, NLT

Favorite Quote

There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments, and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is condemnation before investigation.

 

William Paley

Sasha Volz

Sasha Volz

Co-Host

 

Sasha Volz is the...

Birth Name: Sasha Volz    Born:  July 22, 1992 in San Francisco, CA

Sasha Volz is the Co-host and Producer of The Jim Bakker Show.  Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she knew from the age of 7 that one day she would have a career in television broadcasting. Following this dream led her to Morningside Ministries, where she was given the opportunity to blend her passion for God with her visions of media.

Volz graduated from Morningside School of Media, formerly known as Morningside Master’s Media with certification in show producing and news research.  She began her Christian Television career as one of the hosts and producers of the young adult program, generation NOW, a tv show with a reach of 60 million people.  She has since joined The Jim Bakker Show alongside Pastor Jim and Lori Bakker, and fellow graduate Zach Drew.

Within the past several years, Volz has received the training and experience that it takes to be able to write, produce, interview, and co-host a World Wide Christian Television program.  Aside from working on the show Sasha also serves as a leader for Morningside’s School of Media, mentoring and teaching the student interns a foundation in television broadcasting.  When working with the students she teaches them to trust their abilities, never doubt what they are capable of, and to make their dreams become their reality.

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Favorite Verse

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities nor powers, neither things present nor things to come, neither height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38-39 (MEV)

Favorite Quote

For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.

Eric Roth

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