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Jesse Duplantis
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Jesse Duplantis, born on July 9, 1949, was raised as a Catholic and a Cajun. He grew up in Houma, Louisiana. As a member of the band "Summer Wine," he performed under the stage name "Jerry Jaxon." His mother used to call him a heathen and he learned to play guitar, specifically blues guitar, from a neighbour on a one-stringed banjo. He earned a living as an opening act and back-up band for jazz groups. Duplantis also performed as a glam metal replacement guitarist for several high profile bands on tour. He became interested in Protestantism after hearing Billy Graham speak about salvation and the love of Christ.

Published on 5 Feb 2013

JESSE DUPLANTIS AT BRIGHT CLOUDS CHURCH 4/7/2001
DANBURY CONNECTICUT

Published on 19 Jan 2015

This week's word is FUTURE!
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Evangelical career
Duplantis preached his first sermon in 1976. He was introduced by John Hagee as "The Apostle of Joy" on an international TBN, a phrase that became his professional PR slogan. He has been a full-time evangelistic minister since 1978, using his music and comic talent in his work. In the book "Close Encounters of the God Kind" Duplantis writes about his daily relationship with God, the reality of eternity, perspectives on Heaven and the depth of the compassion, forgiveness and love God has for humankind.
He is the founder of Jesse Duplantis Ministries (JDM), which maintains an international headquarters in America and branches in the United Kingdom and Australia. In 1997, he and his wife, Cathy Duplantis, founded Covenant Church, a local outreach of JDM on the International Headquarters property in Destrehan, Louisiana. The JDM official website states: "Jesse Duplantis Ministries is an evangelistic ministry dedicated to reaching people and changing lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our vision is world evangelism and our desire is to see God bless everyone in every way." Duplantis' books have been translated into thirteen languages, including Braille, and are distributed worldwide. Duplantis appears on the internet via webcasts, a variety of Christian television stations such as the Trinity Broadcasting Network, Daystar, and LeSEA, in addition to secular networks inclusive of the ABC, NBC and CBS.

Published on 12 Jan 2015

This week's word is FAITH!
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Published on 5 Jan 2015

This week's word is GLORY!
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Covenant Compassion Center (CCC)
In the fall of 2005, Covenant Compassion Center was opened at the JDM International Headquarters in response to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. JDM and the Covenant Compassion Center provided shelter for hundreds of relief workers, rented homes for displaced Katrina victims, provided finances for displaced people and churches in addition to distributing a spectrum of necessities inclusive of food, water, clothing, hygiene and household items.

Published on 29 Dec 2014

This week's word is joy!
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Published on 22 Dec 2014

This week's word is laughter!
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Christians United for Israel (CUFI)
In early 2006, Duplantis was invited to become the first Louisiana Director of Christians United For Israel. He states, "CUFI has asked me to be the Louisiana Director, and it’s an offer I’ve accepted. I believe that Christians like us should stand for Israel and the Jewish people." A diverse group of Christian leaders met in San Antonio February 7–8, 2006 to form the organization, which is chaired by John Hagee.
Published on 22 Jul 2013

Are you ready for a great big dose of joy and laughter? We're bringing you Volume 7 of A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine, which contains more of the hilarious, true stories that Jesse's preaching is known for.
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Uploaded on 25 Feb 2011

Need a face lift that everyone will notice? Jesse's story,"Grandpa said, Hit'em and Repent Later," will have you laughing until it hurts! For more information on this collection, go to: http://www.jdm.org/jdmdefault.aspx?ta....

Uploaded on 25 Feb 2011

Need a face lift that everyone will notice? Jesse's story, "Hot Boudin from the Best Shop," will have you laughing until it hurts! For more information on this collection, go to: http://www.jdm.org/jdmdefault.aspx?ta....

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol. 2

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol. 4

Losing My Temper At A Car Dealership

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol. 5

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol 3

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol. 6

A Merry Heart Doeth Good Like A Medicine Vol 1 "Night with the Swaying Demon"

What in Hell do You Want?

Word of the Week with Jesse, Week 49