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Bakker Home Sold for $600,000

September 04, 1987|Associated Press

PALM SPRINGS — The desert hacienda of disgraced TV preachers Jim and Tammy Bakker was sold today to a self-made pie magnate for $600,000.

Sam Apodaca, who worked his way up from janitor to owner of Luv-ly Fruit Pies Inc., paid the asking price for the rambling 3,200-square-foot Southwestern-style home, said real estate agent Emma Howard. She had listed the house for Bakker after he resigned his ministry this year following revelations of a sexual escapade with a church secretary in a Florida hotel. "It was more or less an impulse thing," said Apodaca, 52. "We said we wanted a home and we decided this would be it."

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