TBN Founder Paul Crouch Dies at 79

By on December 2, 2013

Paul Crouch, co-founder of the popular Trinity Broadcasting Network, has passed away at age 79.

Crouch’s grandson, Brandon, tweeted early Saturday, “Today, my grandfather, #PaulCrouch Sr went home to be with Jesus in heaven. Thank you for your prayers…”

TBN’s Facebook page announced, “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.”

Another note on the page said Crouch passed away at 2:32 a.m. Crouch had suffered for more than a decade with chronic heart problems.

The televangelist was hospitalized for congestive heart failure two years ago and received a pacemaker in 2012. He went back into the hospital in October and for awhile needed a ventilator to help him breathe. But he had returned home early in November amid reports he was doing better.

CBN Founder and Chairman Pat Robertson expressed sadness at his friend’s passing. He said Crouch’s ministry will have a lasting impact around the world.

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Paul Crouch, who was a friend for decades,” Robertson said in a statement released Sundaymorning. “Paul was a pioneer in Christian television; the channels and studios that Paul built around the world are an incredible achievement and will live on as a permanent legacy. All of us at CBN mourn his passing and our prayers are with the Crouch family.”

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  • Michael Stanley

    May all he did for the Gospel live on with the same vigor of spirit when TBN was just a mobile trailer stating off in Irvine, Ca. God Bless Paul and God’s hand be on the family and the network. On 11.30.13 Paul Crouch died and also Paul Walker (Movie Star, Humanitarian, and my 2nd Cousin ). God Bless them both.

  • frankfan42

    Well, a warrior for Christ went to his reward. I expect he heard those words we all long to hear, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

    • Enki-Ea

      I never liked him, nor any televangelist.

      • frankfan42

        The one opinion that matters is the Lord’s is it not my friend?

      • Enki-Ea

        The evidence against him, is more than the case for Mr. Crouch. It would the same if Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar(never thought that his real name), Graham, etc.. I have nothing to do with such misleading preachers, just me and my house. You are the Lord will and has judged this man.

        “21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.”
        Matthew 7:21-13 KJV

        • FF

          You’re one piece of work. LOL

          • Enki-Ea

            Thank you!! I do not have to try, it is just my hobby!!

          • FF

            That’s one interesting hobby. LOL

  • Elijah @ Carmel

    Woe unto them! For they went in the way of Cain, and ran riotously in the error of Balaam for hire, and perished in the gainsaying of Korah. These are they who are hidden rocks in your love-feasts when they feast with you, shepherds that without fear feed themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn leaves without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.

    But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus
    Christ unto eternal life.