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Tammy Faye Messner

Tammy Faye Messner in April 2004
Born Tamara Faye LaValley
(1942-03-07)March 7, 1942
International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
Died July 20, 2007(2007-07-20) (aged 65)
Loch Lloyd, Missouri, U.S.
Cause of death Colon Cancer
Occupation Christian singer, evangelist, entrepreneur, author, actress, television personality, co-founder of Heritage USA and PTL-The Inspirational Network
Years active 1962–2007
Spouse(s)

Jim Bakker (1961–1992)
Roe Messner (1993–2007; her death)

Children Tammy Sue Bakker Chapman, Jamie Charles Bakker
Parent(s) Carl LaValley and Rachel Fairchild
Website tammyfaye.com

You don't have to be dowdy to be a Christian.
I talk to God every single day. And I say, 'God, my life is in your hands, and I trust you with me.'
Tammy Faye Bakker
Sometimes, poor people don't smell too good, so love can have no nose.
That's a real secret. You can trust God. I feel I love the Lord with all of my heart, and he will not put more on me than I can bear. And so I always say, 'Lord, I trust you with me.' So I figure, anything that happens in my life, I must be able to bear it, or he wouldn't allow it to happen.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Don't let fear rule your life. Live one day at a time, and never be afraid.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Honey, God loves everybody. It's human beings who mess things up.
Every single day, I get up and I say, 'I am going to live and not die.'
Tammy Faye Bakker
When you – when someone dies in your family and you think you're over it, and then you wake up in the morning and it hits you, 'I won't ever see my brother again. I won't ever see my mom again.' And it just kind of hits you like that.
Tammy Faye Bakker
Religious people today are courts and juries. When it comes down to it, Jesus died on the cross so that we could learn to love others like we love ourselves, not judge them or persecute them.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I wake up every morning and I wish I were dead, and so does Jim.
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
I shop, therefore I am.
I believe when I leave this earth, because I love the Lord, I am going straight to Heaven.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I can trust in Jesus. And this Gospel that we preach does work. So those who are hurting and suffering today, hang in there. The sun will shine again.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I don't want my faith level to go up or down. And so I don't fear.
I think people need to know that there's great peace and joy in knowing the Lord – the Lord Jesus Christ – as your savior.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I wish people could have seen what they called our mansion. They would have been so disappointed, because it was just an old house that we fixed up, and I love the old house.
Tammy Faye Bakker

I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
The Bible says, 'Judge not lest ye be judged.' Our lives are supposed to be hospitals, not courtrooms.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I've been disappointed by so many movie stars that I've seen, and they go out and they don't do it up, you know. And they don't – I just get so disappointed.
Tammy Faye Bakker
You can educate yourself right out of a relationship with God.
I won't be in gay parades – I don't think they need them. I believe in class – I believe that people should have a bit of class about them.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I'm a real simple person. I believe that the Bible means what it says, and says what it means.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I've been very ill. You just have to trust the Lord.
People think that if they read something in the newspaper or see it on TV, it has to be true.
Tammy Faye Bakker
I don't think God cares what you put in your body or on your body.
Honey, I am going to my grave with my eyelashes and my makeup on.
There's a verse in the Bible says, 'In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.' And what brings me peace is the scripture.
Tammy Faye Bakker