TBN co-founder Jan Crouch dies after suffering stroke

The co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network has gone to be with the Lord.

Jan Crouch, who started TBN in 1973 with her husband Paul Crouch, suffered a massive stroke last week. She died Tuesday morning at age 78.

Crouch’s son, Matt, along with his wife, Laurie have headed the network since 2012. Paul Crouch died the next year.



“Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward,” Matt and Laurie Crouch said in a statement, “Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home.”

The couple produced many television shows including “Praise the Lord”, “The Glory of America” and “Say Yes”.

“Those who battled for the kingdom of God knew her as a fighter—someone who didn’t give up, someone who fought relentlessly to get the gospel around the world,” Matt and Laurie said.

Mrs. Crouch grew up in Columbus, Georgia, the daughter of an Assemblies of God pastor. She met Paul Crouch in college in Springfield, Missouri. They married in 1957 and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, according to Charisma News.

Statement from TRUNEWS President Rick Wiles:

“I had the honor to work for three of the giants in Christian television…..Dr. Pat Robertson, Dr. Paul Crouch, and Jan Crouch. Two of them have finished their work on earth and entered eternity. Susan and I extend our condolences to the Crouch family today. May the Lord’s grace lessen the pain of losing a loved one.”
TBN has 26 global networks and more than 20,000 TV and cable affiliates.

“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,” said Matt, Laurie, Caylan and Cody Crouch on the TBN website.

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