The subject of this article:

  • exists in the Forrest Gump novel canon (including Gump & Co.)
  • is not mentioned in the Forrest Gump film canon
  • exists in real life (see Wikipedia article: Jim Bakker)

The Reverend Jim Bakker is an American televangelist, known for numerous scandals. Reverend Bakker is married to Tammy Faye and has an extramarital encounter with Jessica Hahn.

In Gump & Co. Edit

In Gump & Co., Forrest Gump, jailed for his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair, is allowed to leave prison in order to work at Bakker's Holy Land theme park. Forrest works in the David and Goliath exhibit, playing the Goliath. David, who is played by John Hinckley, Jr., annoys Forrest so much that Forrest picks him up and throws him, causing a cascading malfunction within the park.

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