A victim of childhood abuse, Joyce Mayer had a rough time growing up and overcoming its repercussions. Joyce Mayer is now a successful Christian minister, helping others onto a higher path of faith.
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Joyce Mayer’s Age
Mayer is currently 75 years old. She was born on June 4th, 1943. The place of origin is St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America. She was named Pauline Joyce Hutchison at birth. She belongs to white ethnicity.
Joyce Mayer’s Family
Mayer was raised by her mother during her initial years. Her father was in the service of the American army during the Worl War II.
Her father returned after the war ended. He started controlling and abusing her, mentally, verbally, emotionally and even sexually.
Mayer has only one sibling, David Hutchison who is ten years younger than her.
Joyce Mayer’s Bio
Due to the abuse she faced at home, Mayer developed several mental disorders. She had a disparaging sense of herself and was suffering through Dissociative Identity Disorder. She developed a manipulative, harsh, controlling and insecure behavior.
Mayer found it difficult to concentrate at school but she worked hard and graduated from O’Fallon Technical High School, St. Louis.
Joyce Mayer’s Height
Mayer’s height is 5 feet and 4 inches (5’4”). Which translates to 162.56 cm. She has blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Joyce Mayer’s Career
Mayer was struggling in her life. She acknowledges being rude, selfish and blunt in the early years of her marriage. Later in 1976, while driving to work, she says God sent her a personal message, which changed her life.
She started leading a Bible class at the church Life Christian Center, in Fenton, Missouri. Where she became an associate pastor in a few years.
Her sermons gained popularity which led her hosting a 15-minute radio program at the local radio station.
In 1985, Mayer founded her own ministry, ‘Life in the World’, after resigning as an associate pastor. As the radio show gained popularity, she started airing it on six radio channels.
Her husband supported her in her endeavors and suggested, in 1993, that she expand the network onto television. The program initially aired on Black Entertainment Television and WGN-TV in Chicago. The program still continues to air under the name Enjoying Everyday Life. It is broadcast on 900 radio and TV stations in 40 languages. It has an audience of over 4.5 billion viewers all around the world.
Mayer is the author of over 90 books, translated to more than a hundred languages and sold over 12 million copies. She is one of New York Times bestselling authors.
In 2004, her program was dropped by KNLC, a Christian television station in St, Louis, for her extravagant and excessive lifestyle. Mayer was even investigated by Senator Chuck Grassley under the United States Senate Inquiry Into the Tax-Exempt Status of Religious Organizations. Following which Mayer reduced much of her expenses which came from the Ministry and relied more on royalties from her books.
In 2012, Hachette Book Group bought the rights to all her independently released backlist catalog for over $10 million.
Joyce Mayer’s Husband or Spouse
Mayer got married soon after her graduation from high school to a part-time car salesperson. The marriage did not last long because of her husband’s infidelity. She ended up getting divorced with him after five years.
Following her divorce, Mayer was in a dark place and would often visit the local bars. It was here that she met her husband Dave Mayer who was an engineering draftsman.
The couple tied the knot on January 7th, 1967.
The couple has four children, Daniel B. Mayer, Sandra Ellen McCollom, Laura Marie Holtzmann, and David Mayer.
22 Dec, 2018