Moral failures of Pentecostal preachers

Individual involved

Moral fault

Allen, A. A.

Divine Healer, Evangelist

Drunkard, died of alcohol abuse

arrested for drunk driving during a Tennessee revival in 1955, the first of many alcohol-related experiences

Bakker, Jim


adultery, lover of money, convicted felon

Coe, Jack

Divine Healer, Evangelist

lover of money

Dowie, John A.

Healer, 1st Restored "Apostle"

lover of money

Gortner, Marjoe

Divine Healer, Child Evangelist

lover of money, admitted fake

Grant, W.V. (junior)

Divine Healer, Evangelist

lover of money, convicted felon for tax fraud, a divorcee

Hagin, Kenneth

Apostle, Prophet, Pastor, Teacher

Kenneth Hagin - a.k.a. "Dad" Hagin, Father of the Word of Faith Movement, Prophet Hagin, Apostle Hagin.

Intellectual property theft: Kenneth Hagin has been proven to be a plagiarist, a plagiarist is someone who steals another person's writings and fails to acknowledge the original author of the work. D. R. McConnell proved beyond any shadow of doubt that Hagin stole much of his theology from E.W. Kenyon, the true Father of the Word of Faith Movement in his most excellent book "A Different Gospel." It seems dad Hagin also stole about 75% of John A. Macmillan's book entitled "The Authority of the Believer" written in 1932. This theft was discovered by Dale Simmons while working on a paper at Oral Roberts University Hagin was confronted about this theft and made few changes in subsequent editions of that book. He has never publicly admitted to stealing anything from Kenyon. It gets stranger! Hagin has also made the claim to have had no less than eight personal face-to-face visits with the Lord Jesus Christ His book "I Believe In Visions" makes this statement on the cover "The fascinating personal story of a man whose life and ministry have been dramatically influenced by visions of Jesus."

Hickey, Marilyn

Faith healer

Word of Faith teacher - shameless use of charismatic trinkets (blessed cornmeal, oils, cloths, seeds, coins, etc.).

Jenkins, Leroy

convicted felon for arson & assault.

Jones, Bob


Was one of the main "prophets" of the Kansas City Fellowship (The other being Mike Bickel). Despite being discredited in a sexual misconduct scandal in 1991 (Minister removed after confession of sexual misconduct, Olathe Daily News, 11/31/91), Bob Jones remains a "prophet" within the Vineyard.

Jordan, Bernard

Prophet, Bishop

lover of money

Khulman, Kathryn

Divine healer, Evangelist, Pastor

adultery, divorce

McPhearson, Aimee S.

Pastor, Evangelist

She is controversial because she faked her own kidnapping in order to carry on an adulterous affair in 1926. During the outcry against her over this affair she incorporated The International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, which later grew into a large Pentecostal denomination. The Foursquare denomination exists today. Sister Aimee died of a barbiturate overdose in 1944.

Parham, Charles Fox


In 1907, Parham was arrested and charged with sodomy in Texas and lost all credibility with the neo-Pentecostal movement he started through his disciple William Seymour! Seymour started the Azusa St Mission. Parham was also a racist.

Popoff, Peter

Divine Healer, Evangelist

lover of money, proven fake:

Swaggart, Jimmy


adultery, hypocrite, opulent lifestyle while crying broke on television

Tilton, Robert

Prophet, Pastor, Teacher

Word of Faith Televangelist: lover of money; 2 divorces, multiple law suits, caught in many lies, utters many false prophecies.


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