TBN Founder Paul Crouch Sr. Passes Away at 79

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According to the TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network Facebook page, Dr. Paul Crouch Sr. has passed away.

Dr Paul F Crouch passed into the presence of the Lord on November 30, 2013. We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time.

Home-going Arrangements:

Dr. Paul F. Crouch passed into the presence of the Lord on November 30, 2013. We are grateful for the life of this amazing servant of God. Please pray for the Crouch family during this time.

We are all overwhelmed with your prayers and expressions of love. It is sustaining us through this very emotional time. Following Dr. Crouch’s personal wishes, there will be no public memorial service.

Rather, we will celebrate his life with an edited Television Special airing Sunday, December 8th at 7:00 pm PST, again at 11:00pm PST and also Monday, December 9th at 2:00 pm PST on all TBN NETWORKS.

TBN Official Statement:

Dr. Paul Crouch, founder and President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), the world’s largest Christian television network, died November 30th at the age 79. His passing followed a decade-long battle with degenerative heart disease.

Dr. Crouch’s passion throughout life was to spread the gospel, a passion that in 1973 led him and his wife Jan to found TBN with one small low-power station in Southern California. Under Dr. Crouch’s leadership of over forty years, TBN has grown into 26 distinct global networks and affiliates, reaching every inhabited continent with life-changing Christian programming.

During that time Dr. Crouch also empowered scores of ministries to expand their reach and influence through television, and through those partnerships Dr. Crouch and TBN took an active role in helping to lead tens of millions of individuals to faith in Christ. Throughout his life Dr. Crouch pointed to that eternal harvest as his most important legacy.

While acknowledged throughout the broadcast industry as the foremost leader in Christian television, Dr. Crouch maintained a characteristic modesty concerning his role, preferring to emphasize the countless friends and partners who stepped alongside him and Mrs. Crouch to make TBN a successful outreach. Above all, in reflecting on his crucial role in TBN’s continued impact, Dr. Crouch inevitably pointed to the importance of an undying faith in God, which he characterized as “walking to the edge of all the light you haveĀ … and taking one more step.”

While we mourn Dr. Crouch’s passing, we are comforted with the knowledge that his influence and legacy will be felt for many decades to come as the Trinity Broadcasting Network continues to broadcast the good news of Jesus Christ throughout the world.

Crouch is survived by his wife, Jan Crouch, and sons Paul Crouch Jr. and Matthew Crouch.

Facebook Comments


  1. Emily Stanley says

    So sorry to hear the news about Paul the family will be in my prayers, now Paul is in the presence of the Lord Jesus

  2. D> Marie Morgan says

    So Sorry hear about Paul, but He is in a better place. Saying praying for every one in family!!!!.

  3. andrea moody says

    although you will be missed,we are sure you are in the presence of the Lord,you have fought a good fight you have kept the faith you have finish your course,now go rest in your saviors my prayers goes out to the crouch family we love you all God bless.

  4. says

    What a great man of God, TBN is one of the best Christian stations, Pastor Paul Crouch will be missed all over the world, The God of all comfort be with the Crouch family and the peace of God too. God Bless

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