Thursday, June 2, 2016

TBN Co-Founder Jan Crouch Goes on to Glory After Massive Stroke

TBN co-founder Jan Crouch died early Tuesday morning after suffering a massive stroke. She was 78.

Crouch and her husband, the late Paul Crouch, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973. She produced multiple television programs including Praise the Lord, The Glory of America and Say Yes.

Crouch was the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar W. Bethany, and grew up inColumbus, Georgia. Her father served as a pastor in the Assemblies of Goddenomination, and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida). While attending Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri, Crouch met Paul F. Crouch

The Crouches married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, both of whom were high-ranking officials and program hosts on TBN. Paul Jr. left TBN in 2011, where "a memo was circulated ... at the network advising people he is leaving," according to CBN.

"Jan Crouch loved many things, but most of all she loved Jesus, and now has seen Him face to face and has experienced His grace in fullness," Matt and Laurie said. "She has taken a piece of our hearts with her, but it's so wonderful to know that Paul and Jan Crouch are together again, in the arms of Jesus."

According to the TBN website, today TBN and its 26 global networks and affiliates reach every inhabited continent on 80-plus satellites and more than 20,000 television and cable affiliates, as well as via the internet



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