PTL founder Jim Bakker said Friday he hopes to return to a television pulpit in a matter of days in support of his bid to regain control of the crippled PTL ministry.

"In our situation with Heritage USA, as we go along, we just want to reaffirm that our goal is still restoration, through communication, unity and love," Bakker said.Bakker, who met Thursday for two hours with PTL trustee M.C. "Red" Benton, said he will submit a plan to Benton within the next 48 hours that will include a proposal for air time on the PTL television network and "quite a bit else."

He declined to specify what he will seek from current ministry leaders, but he said he remains committed to maintaining the Heritage USA complex as a Christian retreat.

Bakker said his other primary concern is preserving benefits for PTL's lifetime partners, people who typically gave $1,000 or more to the ministry in exchange for free lodging at the Heritage Grand Hotel.