In a letter posted on her Web site, Messner thanked her "faithful friends" for sending her flowers, cards and gifts as she battles cancer for a third time. The sixty five year old Charlotte resident was first diagnosed with colon cancer in 1996, and she announced in 2004 that the disease had spread to her lungs. Messner says her daughter and her daughter's friends were taking care of her while her husband builds churches. Messner divorced Jim Bakker in 1992, while he was serving a sentence for financial fraud after his trial in Charlotte. The pair founded P-T-L Ministries and built a multimillion-dollar evangelism
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