Televangelist Jim Bakker calls his Missouri cabins the safest spot for the Apocalypse

Belleville News Democrat

Televangelist Jim Bakker suggests that if you want to survive the end of days, the best thing you could do is buy one of his cabins in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains. And while you’re at it, be sure to pick up six 28-ounce “Extreme Survival Warfare” water bottles for $150.

Bakker, 78, made comments promoting his Morningside church community alongside his co-host and wife, Lori, on an episode of “The Jim Bakker Show,” which aired Tuesday. The show is filmed there, near Branson.  

Bakker was known for hosting the evangelical Christian TV program “The PTL Club” in the ’70s and ’80s — up until 1987, when his empire came crashing down amid a sex scandal and charges of fraud.

Jessica Hahn told The Charlotte Observer last December that Bakker had manipulated her into having sex in a hotel room in 1980, back when she was a church secretary. At the time, Bakker was married to Tammy Faye.

He was convicted in 1989 on 24 counts of wire and mail fraud and conspiracy, and served five years in federal prison. Tammy Faye filed for divorce while he was in prison.

She died in 2007 and was buried in Kansas.

Now, surrounded by buckets of food and “warfare” water bottles in the Ozarks, Bakker is in front of the cameras once again, preparing his viewers for the Apocalypse.

“Where are you going to go when the world’s on fire? Where are you going to go? This place is for God’s people. … We need some farmers to move here,” Bakker said on Tuesday’s show.

The screen cuts to images of the pastor’s end-of-the-world cabin homes in Blue Eye, Missouri.

Later in the show, Bakker says the Ozarks is “the safest place to live” versus living in large cities elsewhere in the country, like Chicago and New York, The Christian Post reported.

“Do you know the people from the government, from NASA, the research from so many of them, they have said in their research that the safest place to live in troubled times is right here. That’s why God brought us here,” Bakker said.

The Friendly Atheist blog says it’s unclear what specific research Bakker is citing.

“Bakker is just trying to sell property using the same fictional scare tactics he uses to sell buckets of disgusting glop,” the blogger, Hemant Mehta, wrote Thursday.

Right Wing Watch also pointed to Bakker’s comments this week, adding that Bakker “bizarrely” brags about the appeal of living near Branson in preparation for End Times while at the same time complimenting the city’s “number-one Christian theater,” Sight & Sound Theatres.

Along with advertising the cabins and survival equipment, The Christian Post reported, Bakker’s Morningside community has also been making plans to add an amphitheater and a chapel.

The full episode from Tuesday is available to view on the show’s website.

19 thoughts on “Televangelist Jim Bakker calls his Missouri cabins the safest spot for the Apocalypse

  1. He still sells the magical refilling food buckets on his site. I hear they’re only a good deal if they refill themselves at least 10x and taste like s@#t. What a huckster for “Christian zionists”.

  2. Not a very smart thing to advertise , If one were to ask me

    that is , unless its really all about the money , and not about the peoples survival

  3. What happened to feeding the poor and preaching the gospel Jim?
    You gutless coward……..

  4. Henry and all, i am listening to Dave Hodges interview 5G/smart meters/ cell towers/wireless lady in Fort Collins Co and what she is going thru. I don’t know how to send it to you Henry so i apologize, i just posted here and maybe someone else will? This is important to listen to, thank you so much

    1. Tess, FTT stopped posting Hodges a few years ago. He’s a blatant fearmonger, he only tells partial truths, and like AJ… he NEVER outs the stinking jews.

  5. Survive the “apocalypse” eh? (And “brother” Jimmy boy, do you even know what “apocalypse” even means??? It means THE REVEALING? You know, the REVEALING of Jesus Christ at His Second Coming???) After all these years of preaching “the rapture”? Shame on you, boy!

    1. Hell, DL, he knows what it means, he’s just trying to cash in and get the hell out of Dodge before Jesus shows up.

  6. I see this Son of a Bitch is still taking big donations. Living free off the people, while doing nothing. His flock are idiots, he should have been bitch slapped when he took the first dollar after getting out of prison.

    This piece of shit should still be behind bars.

  7. [Warning Bad Limerick]

    Parental Excretion Advised.

    Rated [PE]

    There once was a man named Bake er…

    Who was a charlatan and evangelist faker.

    Sam Kinison rocked…

    The MTV video with his wild thing c**k. ..

    Now Jimmy Swaggert is his Apocalypse cabins undertaker.

    Ok…. I warned you…goddamint.

    But as usual you don’t follow instructions.

    Fkn… trenchers…


  8. “Jessica Hahn told The Charlotte Observer last December that Bakker had manipulated her into having sex in a hotel room in 1980, back when she was a church secretary.”

    Right… manipulated.

    He said “Let’s screw.” She said “When and where?”

    “At the time, Bakker was married to Tammy Faye.”

    No wonder he boinked Jessica…

          1. That’s enough to make any sane person suicidal.

            If you had to live with it, that is. 🙄

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