Jentezen Franklin
Franklin in 2019
Born (1962-07-21) July 21, 1962 (age 61)
Cherise Franklin
(m. 1987)

Jentezen Franklin is an American evangelical pastor, author, and televangelist. He is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-site church based in Gainesville, Georgia and author of Right People, Right Place, Right Plan; Fasting; Fear Fighters and The Spirit of Python. His messages reach generations through modern day technology and digital media, his televised broadcast, Kingdom Connection, and outreaches. Jentezen is also a New York Times bestselling author who speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife, Cherise, live in Gainesville, Georgia, and have five children and four grandchildren.[1]


On his way to a musical career as a saxophone player Franklin became an evangelist. After Roy Wellborn, senior pastor of Free Chapel, died in 1989, Franklin was installed as pastor of Free Chapel.[2] At the time, Free Chapel was a small congregation of 300 people. In 2004 the church moved to a new location which had a 3,000-seat auditorium.[3] As of 2023, Free Chapel is a megachurch with multiple campuses across the Southern United States.

Personal life

Franklin and his wife Cherise married in September 1987. They have five children.[4]

Published works

  • Fasting: (Volume I) Private Discipline That Brings Public Reward (2004)
  • Fasting: (Volume II) Opening A Door To God's Promises (2005)
  • Take Hold Of Your Dreams
  • The Amazing Discernment of Women: Learning to Understand Your Spiritual Intuition And God's Plan for It (2006)
  • Right People, Right Place, Right Plan (2007)
  • Right People, Right Place, Right Plan Devotional: 30 Days of Discerning the Voice of God (2008)
  • Fasting: Opening the door to a deeper, more intimate, more powerful relationship with God (2008)
  • Fasting Journal: Your Personal 21-Day Guide to a Successful Fast (2008)
  • Believe That You Can (2008)
  • Fasting Study Guide: 5-Week Interactive Study Resource (2009)
  • Fear Fighters: How to Live with Confidence in a World Driven by Fear (2009)
  • Right People Right Place Right Plan (2011)
  • The Fasting Edge: Recover your passion. Recapture your dream. Restore your joy. (2011)
  • Fasting Student Edition: Go Deeper and Further with God Than Ever Before (2012)
  • The Spirit of Python: Exposing Satan's Plan to Squeeze the Life Out of You (2013)
  • Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt (2018)
  • Acres of Diamonds: Discovering God’s Best Right Where You Are (2020)

See also


  1. ^ "Jentezen Franklin". Jentezen Franklin. Retrieved October 26, 2022.
  2. ^ Franklin, Jentezen (2007). Right people, right place, right plan : discerning the voice of God. New Kensington, PA: Whitaker House. ISBN 978-0883682760. OCLC 85862208.
  3. ^ Blackwood, Harris (March 6, 2008). "Jentezen Franklin: 2 coasts, 1 message". Gainesville Times. Retrieved January 17, 2009.
  4. ^ About Jentezen Franklin

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