All parents want to see their children succeed in life and have a lovely family of their own. Donnie Swaggart, an American preacher, and his wife, Debbie, are no exception—they have three children to whom they have passed on their trust in God. Fortunately, the couple’s parenting has shown positive consequences, as their children are all established in their lives and doing their best in everything they are involved in.
The Swaggart’s Have Three Children
Donnie and Debbie have three children, two boys called Gabriel Swaggart and Matthew Swaggart, and a girl named Jennifer Swaggart. The co-pastor of the Baton Rouge-based Family Worship Center Church and his wife, Debbie, are two of the proudest parents who have managed to carry on their family history of passing on one of their most important beliefs to their children.
Gabriel and Matthew, both of their boys, are active members of the Family Worship Center Church and its two sibling organizations, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Crossfire Youth Ministry. Gabriel is also the church’s full-time assistant pastor. Matthew is also a skilled photographer and a competent TV graphics artist. Jennifer, their daughter, is a teacher as well as a graduate who just obtained her master’s degree in education.
Their children have a family of their own.
Donnie and Debbie’s children have grown up to the point where they have all married and settled down with their various spouses by 2021. Furthermore, as a result of their children’s marriages, the pair have become the grandparents of eight children.
Gabriel and his wife Jill have three daughters: Samantha Gabrielle, Abby Jill, and Caroline Frances. Similarly, Matthew and his wife, Joanna, have three children: two boys called Ryder Euin Presley, Navy Matthew Aaron, and Lola Josephine Rose, and a daughter named Lola Josephine Rose. Jennifer and her husband, Cliff, also have two children, a boy called Harrison Brooks and a girl named Harper Riley. Jennifer resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her family.
Donnie Swaggart’s Unusual Marital Life
When compared to other people’s marriages, the American pastor/marriage evangelist’s is rather uncommon. Donnie married three times, and in two of them, he married the same lady twice! He was formerly married to Debbie, his current wife. However, owing to an unidentified cause, the two decided to separate ways in 2003. Later that year, he married a lady called Judy.
However, it didn’t last long, as the couple separated in 2006, barely three years later. Following his divorce from Judy, Donnie married his first and present wife, Debbie, for the second time. Fortunately, since they’ve been together after their second marriage, the second time worked like a charm. However, since Donnie and his wife choose to keep the reason for their divorce, the birthdates of their children, and other specifics about their marital connection private, no more information on those issues could be uncovered.