Last month, Jay Bakker, the preacher son of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, moved his non-trad ministry from Atlanta to Williamsburg and has begun holding services at Pete’s Candy Store bar. New York magazine’s Shana Liebman was one of the 15 people who showed up the first week, and she asked him 13 questions – a Bakker’s dozen. Here are three.
Are there lots of Christian hipsters?
Yes, but I don’t really consider myself a hipster.
You look like a hipster.
I don’t feel like I’m a slave to fashion. I don’t want to wear a bandanna around my neck.
Why is Jesus cool?
He seemed to want everybody to hang out with everybody, and it seemed like the only people who got under his skin were religious people.
WOW’s six-part documentary series One Punk, Under God, a behind-the-pulpit look at young Bakker’s ministry (directed by Jeremy Simmons and produced by Thairin Smothers, the same dynamiuc duo behind TransGeneration) begins airing on the Sundance Channel in December.