|This article must adhere to the biographies of living persons policy, even if it is not a biography, because it contains material about living persons. Unsourced or poorly sourced contentious material about living persons must be removed immediately from the article and its talk page, especially if potentially libellous. If such material is repeatedly inserted, or if you have other concerns, please report the issue to this noticeboard. If you are connected to one of the subjects of this article and need help, please see this page.|
|WikiProject Biography||(Rated Start-class)|
|WikiProject Christianity / Charismatic||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
This article is biased insofar as it parrots Duplantis' view of his activities; see the following:
- For more than twenty-five years now, Jesse Duplantis has had one vision, one goal and one mission - World Evangelism. He is committed to using every available tool to give everyone an opportunity to know the real Jesus. Approachable, personable, compassionate and full of joy - that's the Jesus that Jesse Duplantis knows and loves. And, it's his mission in life to make sure that everyone on earth has the opportunity to know Jesus too.
Looks like a vanity page for Duplantis.
While I could be considered sympathetic to Duplantis, Copeland, etc., I have to agree. This article is a mess and badly needs to be cleaned up, both to improve the appearance and to remove any potential POV violations.
WAVY 10 02:13, 4 January 2007 (UTC)
Itinerant evangelical? An itinerant is a person who travels from place to place with no real home. Hmmm... CTS10866 04:22, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Charisma Magazine reports: A diverse group of Christian leaders met in San Antonio February 7- 8, 2006 to form Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a national organization to support Israel. Hosted by Dr. John Hagee, pastor of Cornerstone Church and a long-time supporter of the nation of Israel, the 24-hour event drew more than 400 invitation-only attendees representing(a) mega-churches, (b) television networks, (c) businesses and (d) international ministries. Participants included Benny Hinn, Matt Crouch, Kenneth Copeland, Dr. Jesse Duplantis and Charisma founder Stephen Strang, who also serves as regional director for CUFI. Also attending the inaugural CUFI meeting were Jewish leaders, including San Antonio Rabbi Aryeh Scheinberg and author David Brog, who offered insight on the challenges surrounding the historical relationship of Jews and Christians. The stated purpose of CUFI is "to provide a national organization through which every pro-Israel organization and ministry in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters of biblical issues." (Charisma + Christian Life Magazine, May 2006 http://www.charismamag.com/display.php?id=12885) CTS10866 04:32, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
Jesse Duplantis, raised as a Catholic Cajun, was born on July 9, 1949 and spent his childhood in Houma, southeastern Louisiana. A member of the band "Summer Wine," he performed under the stage name "Jerry Jackson," earning a living as an opening act and back-up band for rock groups. Duplantis also performed as a heavy metal replacement guitarist for several high profile bands on tour. During one music tour, his focus was redirected from music to evangelism after hearing Dr. Billy Graham speak about salvation and Jesus. The irony and humor of being converted to the faith in a hotel bathroom was never lost Duplantis as evidenced by the unique humor laced throughout his empirical perspectives concerning theology and life. Dr. John Hagee once introduced him as "The Apostle of Joy" on an international TBN broadcast and the phrase quickly became as synonimous as a professional title or name. In full-time evangelistic ministry since 1978, Duplantis often uses his talent for music and comic performing in his evangelistic organization. In the book "Close Encounters of the God Kind" Duplantis reveals numerous facts concerning (a) his daily relationship with God, (b) having formerly engaged in the substance abuse of hard drugs and alcohol, (c) the reality of eternity, (d) emperical perspectives on Heaven and (e) the depth of the compassion, forgiveness and love God has for humankind. (Joseph Tura, Mini Biography, IMDb; "Praise The Lord" TBN.org; "Close Encounters of the God Kind" Harrison House: April 1996) Although his comic genius has made him a surprise hit with some, it has also posed problems for him with others, such as not being taken seriously. When the Omnisports de Bercy in Paris, a 15,000 seat arena, was booked by Jesse Duplantis, Justin Timberlake, Blue Man Group and John Legend, it was reported that the only "sold-out show" belonged to Jesse Duplantis, France's favorite American "comique." According to Lark News, "While Duplantis's American audience is limited mainly to TBN viewers and Word of Faith churches, in Paris he's built a following as a comic genius. After his recent appearance a French newspaper called him a "brilliant showman and deft satirist of all things religious and American." Recently at a packed 15,000-seat arena Duplantis called people forward for prayer, which the French audience gamely did, clamoring for him to touch their foreheads. Some even fell over backwards for effect." (LarkNews.com: Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2007)
CTS10866 18:08, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 59—BY REPRESENTATIVE BEARD A RESOLUTION: To commend Dr. Jesse Duplantis, to express appreciation for the pride he brings to his family, friends, community, state, and nation, and to welcome him to the Louisiana House of Representatives. Read by title. On motion of Rep. Beard, and under a suspension of the rules,the resolution was adopted. CTS10866 00:25, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
It's got more info, but it's got a long way to go, especially considering there is little to nothing mentioned about Duplantis' teaching (pro or con). WAVY 10 17:26, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Hi WAVY 10, I'm working on researching proponents and opponents views on his teachings. I have an outline and am trying to form several synopsis of his best known work and the theological contruct of each foundation. I am waiting for answers from several sources who also have been requested to provide source material and cites. I hope to post new material in a few weeks. If not, then when I return from vacation mid September. CTS10866 23:25, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
In early 2006, Dr. 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." http://www.jdm.org/jdmDefault.aspx?tabindex=-1&tabID=80 CTS10866 23:52, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
Added Internal Links
I have added Internal Links and corrected spelling in this article. As I am not an American I have used the Penguin Pocket Spelling Dictionary as my reference. Kathleen.wright5 21:36, 22 September 2007 (UTC)