His clothes are a sign of hardship and turmoil because God tells him what to wear, according to Jim Bakker. He wore red once, at God’s request, and the stock market crashed. Now, God has told him to wear all black.

“I went to get dressed and I pray about what I wear, I really do. I know I look stupid sometimes, but the last time God told me to wear a color was red, and what happened that day? The stock market crashed,” said Bakker. “Today, God said, ‘I want you to wear all black.’ Even my shoes are black. My underwear is black. My socks are black.”