Jentezen Franklin: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth

Jentezen Franklin: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth: Jentezen Franklin is a televangelist, author, and preacher in the United States. He is the lead pastor of Free Chapel in Gainesville, Georgia with additional locations in California and Georgia.

Franklin is known for his charismatic preaching style and has gained a significant following through his television broadcasts and books on Christian spirituality, personal growth, and faith. He often addresses topics such as prayer, fasting, and living a purposeful life.

One of his notable contributions is his emphasis on the practice of fasting as a spiritual discipline. He has written books on the subject, including “Fasting: Opening the Door to a Deeper, More Intimate, More Powerful Relationship With God.”

Jentezen Franklin has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts and community outreach programs through his church, focusing on helping those in need and making a positive impact on the community.

Pastor Jentezen Franklin


Jentezen Franklin was born to the family of Billy Franklin and Katie Franklin Lancaster. His father was a traveling preacher in North Carolina. He passed away in 1991, but his mother is still active at Free Chapel.

Franklin was born in Wilson, North Carolina where he grew up with his other siblings, namely: Richie Franklin, Jennifer Franklin, Jill Franklin, Doyle Franklin. Unfortunately, Richie died in December 2012

Jentezen Franklin: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth
Pastor Jentezen Franklin Family


Jentezen Franklin Age

Jentezen Franklin was born on the 21st of July, 1962

Family Life

Franklin and his wife Cherise married in September 1987. God blessed their marriage with five children, namely: Drake Franklin, Caressa Franklin, Caroline Franklin, Conner Franklin, Courteney Franklin.

In addition, they are grandparents to two lovely grandchildren.

Jentezen Franklin: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth
Pastor Jentezen Franklin, and wife Cherise


Jentezen studied music at the Atlantic Christian College (Now Barton College) where he took lessons on tenor saxophone under Frank Mayes. Franklin and his brother Richie played in the college jazz band.

However, he did not finish college as he left to pursue ministry under the guidance of his father, which he eventually ended up being an evangelist.


After Roy Wellborn’s death in 1989, Jentezen was appointed as the pastor of Free Chapel. He founded the second Free Chapel in Irivine, California, in 2007. The church held its maiden service on August 5, 2007, with roughly 163 people in attendance. Since then, the Free Chapel of Orange County has grown dramatically, now serving thousands of people each week. Since 2004, Franklin’s church has hosted an annual student conference called Forward.

In 2014, he opened the Gwinneth Church in Suwanee, Georgia. Two years later, he set up another campus on Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Free Chapel hosts an annual Forward Conference, an event that featured performances by Jeremy Camp (a Christian singer-songwriter with 4 Gold-certified albums) and other renowned Christian musicians.

Pastor Franklin is the host of a television program called Kingdom Connection. They broadcast this weekly television show on major networks all over the world.

Jentezen Franklin: Biography, Family Life, Ministry, And Net Worth

Jentezen Franklin Sermons 2022

  1.  This Is Your Year
  2. The Overflowing Cup
  3. One With Him So I’ll Be One With Them
  4. You Can’t Do Nothing
  5. Sticks and Stones
  6. Act Like A Man

  7. Celebrating The Little Victories

  8. The Blood, The Cloud and The Sea
  9. Don’t Give Up Now
  10. Seek


Pastor Franklin is a New York Times Best Seller and some of his works include:

  • The Spirit of Python: Exposing Satan’s Plan to Squeeze the Life Out of You (2013);
  • Fasting Student Edition: Go Deeper and Further with God Than Ever Before (2012);
  • The Fasting Edge: Recover your passion. Recapture your dream. Restore your joy. (2011);
  • Right People Right Place Right Plan (2011);
  • Fear Fighters: How to Live with Confidence in a World Driven by Fear (2009);
  • Fasting Study Guide: 5-Week Interactive Study Resource (2009);
  • Believe That You Can (2008);
  • Fasting Journal: Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast (2008);
  • Fasting (2008);
  • Right People, Right Place, Right Plan Devotional (2008);
  • Right People, Right Place, Right Plan (2007);
  • Fasting: Opening A Door To God’s Promises (2005);
  • Fasting: Private Discipline That Brings Public Reward (2004).
  • Acres of Diamond

Pastor Jentezen Franklin Net Worth

Pastor Jentezen Franklin has an estimated net worth of $1.25 million. Franklin earned most of his wealth from being the senior pastor of Free Chapel. In addition, his books also earn him a decent amount.


Social Media

You can follow Pastor Franklin on the following social media platforms:

Instagram: @jentezen

Twitter: @Jentezen Franklin

Facebook: @Jentezen Franklin

YouTube: @jentezen franklin

One can also visit his website @

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