Jim Bakker is back in the pulpit again.

"It's awesome to die and come back," he told about 400 worshipers at Way of Life Church of Los Angeles, where he was the guest speaker Sunday.The former PTL Ministries leader presided over a multimillion-dollar TV ministry until he resigned amid a sex and money scandal that led to a five-year prison term. The reinvigorated Bakker preached against "the gospel of money."

"If you fall in love with the things of this world, you will be disappointed," he said. He apologized for his misdeeds and thanked the Lord for sending him to prison.

Bakker has moved to Los Angeles and joined the International Dream Center helping inner-city youths.