Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) is the world’s largest religious TV network, but TBN didn’t start that way! Beginning in 1973, Dr. Paul Crouch, and his wife Jan, stepped out in faith, and launched a single UHF station in southern California. God has honored that small beginning, and today, TBN now reaches every major continent via 78 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. TBN now owns and operates ten networks, including the Church Channel, JCTV, TBN Enlace USA, Smile of a Child, and Arabic-language Healing Channel, and Nejat TV in Farsi. Paul and Jan’s sons, Paul Crouch Jr., and Matt Crouch, have come alongside of their parents, and continue to lead this global network as TBN expands to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world.
Learn more about the Crouch family:
Paul Crouch, Sr.
“When we started this amazing journey nearly forty years ago, we had little idea that one day TBN’s influence would span the globe with 24-hour faith and family broadcasting,” recalled Dr. Crouch, who today is revered around the world as one of Christian television’s true pioneers. “But we knew we were pioneers of sorts, and we felt a responsibility to use all the resources at our command to bring our growing audience the very best in inspirational, religious, and family-friendly programming.” Read more »
Jan Crouch, a southern belle who grew up in the heart of Dixie, will be the first to tell you, she’s been richly blessed. As the child of pioneering ministers in the Pentecostal movement, and as one of Christian television’s most recognizable founders, Mrs. Crouch has been witness to some of the most powerful moves of God in this generation. Read more »
Matt & Laurie Crouch
From the time he was old enough to help out, Matt found himself behind the scenes at the TBN studios in Southern California, pitching in wherever he was needed, from cleaning up, building sets, and operating cameras, to helping create and produce some of TBN’s award-winning and compelling inspirational programming. Read more »