All parents want to see their children succeed in life and raise a lovely family of their own. Donnie Swaggart, an American pastor, and his wife, Debbie, have three children to whom they have passed on their faith in God to help them grow into good people.
Fortunately, the couple’s upbringing has yielded positive effects, as their children are all settled in their life and excelling at whatever they do. Donnie and Debbie Swaggart have three children together: two sons named Gabriel and Matthew, and a daughter named Jennifer.
The co-pastor of the Baton Rouge-based Family Worship Center Church and his wife, Debbie, are undoubtedly two of the most proud parents who have managed to pass on one of their most cherished beliefs to their children.
Gabriel and Matthew, both of their boys, are active members of the Family Worship Center Church and its two sister ministries, Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and the head Crossfire Youth Ministry. Gabriel also works at the church as a full-time associate pastor.
Matthew is also a skilled photographer and a competent TV graphics artist. Jennifer, their daughter, is a teacher as well as a recent graduate with a master’s degree in education.
The Children of the Couple Have Their Own Families
Donnie and Debbie’s children are all grown up by 2021, having all married and settled down with their separate partners. Furthermore, the pair has become the grandparents of eight children through their children’s marriages.
Samantha Gabrielle, Abby Jill, and Caroline Frances are the three daughters of Gabriel and his wife, Jill. Matthew and his wife, Joanna, have three children: two sons, Ryder Euin Presley and Navy Matthew Aaron, and a daughter, Lola Josephine Rose.
In addition, Jennifer and her husband, Cliff, have two children, a son named Harrison Brooks and a girl named Harper Riley. Jennifer’s parents and siblings live in Atlanta, Georgia.
Donnie Swaggart’s Unusual Marital Life
When compared to other people’s marriages, the American pastor/is evangelist’s rather unusual. Donnie married three times, twice to the same woman in each of those marriages! Debbie, his now-wife, was his first wife. However, in 2003, the two chose to separate ways for an unclear cause.
In the same year, he married Judy, a woman he met on the internet. But it didn’t last long, as the couple divorced in 2006, just three years after they married. Following his divorce with Judy, Donnie married Debbie, his first and present wife, for the second time. Fortunately, since they’ve been together after their second marriage, the second time worked like a charm.
However, because Donnie and his wife prefer to keep the reasons for their divorce, the birthdates of their children, and other details about their marriage private, no additional information on those topics could be uncovered.