Paul Crouch, Sr.

You might say the vision for, the world’s largest religious broadcaster and America’s favorite source for faith-and-family TV, started way back when a youth named Paul Crouch got interested in amateur radio and soon informed his family that he would one day “send the gospel around the world.”

Of course, that vision took a few years to develop and would ultimately turn in the direction of a new technology called television that was then in its infancy as a young Paul Crouch headed off to Bible college in Springfield Missouri. In the meantime, this son of Pentecostal missionaries, with a vision that spanned the globe, bided his time and thoroughly mastered every inch of the broadcast industry from the ground up. That included stints as radio announcer, television station manager, and even head of a newly-formed television and film department for a major Pentecostal denomination.

He also married the love of his life, and lifelong ministry partner, Jan Crouch, and in 1973, beginning with one tiny UHF station—and a whole lot of faith and vision—this trailblazing couple launched what was destined to become the most influential religious broadcast entity in the world.

“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.”

Today across America and around the world TBN stands for the finest in faith-and-family television. Currently ranked as the third largest television broadcast group in America, TBN reaches every major continent via 70 satellites and more than 18,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. And through Dr. Crouch’s leadership TBN has expanded to over ten distinct global inspirational networks, including:

  • TBN Flagship Network, America’s premier faith-and-family channel, featuring the most popular religious programs available worldwide, along with a 24-hour line-up of music, variety, talk, and exclusive movies and special features.
  • JCTV, the 24-hour network geared for teens and young adults, featuring cutting-edge Christian music videos, reality and game shows, relevant talk programs, comedy, extreme sports, and much more.
  • The Church Channel, the only 24-hour network featuring America’s most popular church services from a wide variety of Protestant and Catholic congregations.
  • TBN Enlace USA, America’s premier round-the-clock Spanish language faith network.
  • Smile of a Child TV, the exclusive kids network featuring 24-hour wholesome programming that parents can trust for their children.

Thanks to the faith, vision, and persistence of Dr. Paul Crouch, individuals, families, and communities in just about every nation of the world can experience the message of the gospel and be encouraged through the miracle of Christian TV.

“This has been a labor of love every step of the way,” said Dr. Crouch, reflecting on his over 50 years of service to Christian broadcasting. “Love for Christ and His gospel of life, and love for the countless millions of individuals and families who have been touched by God’s message through the power of inspirational television.”

For more about Trinity Broadcasting Network and all of its faith-and-family channels, visit www.tbn.org and www.tbnnetworks.com.

3 Responses to Paul Crouch, Sr.

  1. Andrew Decker says:

    Thank you Paul Crouch for the lives that you have touched.

  2. Andrew Decker says:

    Who else uses technology so much for the good but Paul Crouch.

  3. TO DR PAUL CROUGH says:

    DR PAUL CROUGH LIKE YOU WERE TALKING LAST NIGHT ABOUT HISTORY TIME WITH MATT ON THE $ 25.000 YOU HAD SAVED , AND DECIDE TO LOAN IT TO TBN AND GOD SAY YOU DID NOT GAVE IT TO ME YOU LOAN IT TOME HAS DR NASSIR SIDDIKI TALKING TONIGHT ABOUT PRECIOUS SEED, IT WAS A PRECIOUS SEED LIKE ISAACK GOD SAY YOU ARE GOING TO BE THE FATHER OF MANY NATIONS,I CAN SEE LIKE ABRAHAM IT WAS YOUR PRECIOUS SEED UNTIL YOU LET IT IN GOD HANDS THAT YOUR ARE RELATED TO ABRAHAM. I SAW YOU LAST NIGHT BUT WHEN I HEARD DR SIDIKKI TONIGHT IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO ME. YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING BUT YOUR ARE A SECOND ABRAHAM IN GOD EYES AND WE ARE ALL YOUR CHILDREN SPIRITUALY, THANK YOU DR PAUL CROUGH, THANK YOU JANE FOR STANDING ON THE SIDE OF DR PAUL CROUGH YOU DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH I LEARN THRU TBN MY RESPECT TO YOU.

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