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July 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Enrollment at the Bible college named for defrocked Assemblies of God minister Jimmy Swaggart will drop 72% this year, but the school will proceed with plans to open a theological seminary, an attorney said. Enrollment at Jimmy Swaggart Bible College on Aug. 29 will be about 400, compared to 1,451 students last year, attorney William Treeby said this week. The estimate is based on the number of students who have registered and the inquiries from potential students.
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July 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Enrollment at the Bible college named for defrocked Assemblies of God minister Jimmy Swaggart will drop 72% this year, but the school will proceed with plans to open a theological seminary, an attorney said. Enrollment at Jimmy Swaggart Bible College on Aug. 29 will be about 400, compared to 1,451 students last year, attorney William Treeby said this week. The estimate is based on the number of students who have registered and the inquiries from potential students.
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March 14, 1988 | ROBERT L. JACKSON, Times Staff Writer
In the late 1950s, Jimmy Swaggart was roaming around the back roads of Louisiana in a broken-down Chevrolet, earning about $40 a week from his preaching and gospel singing. He has come a long way since then. The controversial evangelist now heads a tax-exempt enterprise that ranks, by almost any measure, as one of the most successful of its kind. Jimmy Swaggart World Ministries and its Bible college boasted revenues of $150 million in 1987--more than $500,000 each working day.
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March 6, 1988
Jimmy Swaggart's admission of sin and allegations of sexual misconduct have caused a sharp drop in donations, forcing his ministry to lay off 100 of its 1,200 employees and halt construction of a dormitory and offices at the Jimmy Swaggart Bible College in Baton Rouge, La. Gus Weill, a spokesman for Swaggart, was unsure how far donations had dropped since the television evangelist's tearful admission to followers on Feb. 21. The Jimmy Swaggart Ministries took in $141.6 million in 1986--$128.
SPORTS
March 3, 1989
UC Irvine's women's basketball team played Cal State Long Beach tough for a half Thursday but the 49ers rallied for a 97-68 victory in a Big West Conference game at Irvine. Cheryl Dowell, who finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds, scored the first four points of a 12-0 run to start the second half for Long Beach (24-4, 17-0), which has won 17 in a row. Penny Toler scored 21 points for Long Beach.
SPORTS
March 5, 1989
Kentucky Christian College defeated Pacific Christian, 78-70, to win the National Christian College Athletic Assn. Division II men's basketball championship Saturday at Jimmy Swaggart Bible College in Baton Rouge, La. PCC led, 42-34, at halftime, and maintained the lead until Kentucky tied the score at 65 with 5 minutes left. After Kentucky went up 66-65, PCC committed three turnovers and Kentucky Christian led, 72-65. Brian Keiser led PCC (32-10) with 18 points.
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March 16, 1991 | From Religious News Service
Three years after the sex scandal that led to his departure from the Assemblies of God, Jimmy Swaggart finds himself fending off lawsuits by creditors while seeking to persuade other pastors and congregations to join his World Evangelism Fellowship. During the last 15 months, nine television stations and a local contractor have filed suits to collect on more than $200,000 in overdue bills they claim that the Jimmy Swaggart Ministries owes them.
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April 10, 1988 | Associated Press
Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart on Friday announced his resignation from the Assemblies of God shortly after the church said it was defrocking him for rejecting punishment it had ordered for "moral failure." Swaggart said at a news conference that he knew dismissal was inevitable but insisted that he had no choice but to separate from the church to save his Bible college and $140-million-a-year worldwide ministry.
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August 27, 1988 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
Television evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, saying he is a "different" man with a rebounding ministry, opened a weekend crusade Friday night at the Shrine Auditorium before a crowd of less than 2,000. It was only his second U.S. preaching appearance outside his Louisiana base this year, since being defrocked over his alleged involvement with a prostitute. "We lost a lot of our supporters, but some of them are coming back," Swaggart said Friday.
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February 24, 1988 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart, who put his $142-million religious empire in jeopardy with a tearful public confession of sexual misconduct, waited Tuesday for the national leaders of his denomination to approve or modify the rehabilitation plan that prohibits him from preaching for three months.
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