Tammy Faye Bakker Messner was born in International Falls, Minnesota, the eldest of eight children. She attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis. She is the mother of Tammy Sue Chapman and Jamie Charles Bakker, and the grandmother of James and Jonathon.

Tammy helped build the three largest Christian television networks in the world:
  • CBN (The Christian Broadcasting Network) with Pat Robertson. Tammy worked for Pat for nine years.

  • TBN (The Trinity Broadcasting Network) with Paul Crouch.

  • PTL - Jim and Tammy Bakker. In its last year in existence, six million people visited the theme park Heritage USA.

Tammy has spent over 25 years in television. She was the host of her own show, "Tammy Faye's House Party." In 1996, she was the co-host of the syndicated "Jim J. and Tammy Faye Show" with JM J. Bullock.

She has made guest appearances on a number of television shows, including Larry King Live, Sally Jessy Raphael, Good Morning America, CBS Chicago, CBS This Morning, CBS' "Where Are They Now?", John and Leeza, Caryl and Marilyn, The Drew Carey Show, Roseanne, Tom Snyder, Prime Time, and many others.

Tammy was listed in the "Outstanding Young Women of America."

Tammy has recorded over 25 singing albums.

She is the author of two best-selling books, "I Gotta Be Me" and "Run Towards The Roar." She has recently completed her autobiography, "Tammy: Telling It My Way," published by Random House.

Tammy is a minister of the gospel and ministers in churches around the nation.

At the present time, she is working on another television show,...

Tammy presently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband Roe Messner, her two little puppies, Muffin and Tuppins, and a cat named Tinkerbell.


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