Jan Crouch Evangelist
Janice W. (Jan) Crouch (born Janice Wendell Bethany; March 14, 1938) is a religious broadcaster and, with her husband Paul, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Jan is the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar Bethany, and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. Her father served as a pastor in the Assemblies of God denomination, and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida). Rev. Bethany's family has a Jewish heritage, but became Christians. While attending Evangel Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, Jan met Paul F. Crouch. They married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Crouch Jr., and Matthew Crouch, both of whom are high ranking officials and program hosts on TBN. In 1973, Paul and Jan Crouch founded The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). In 1974, TBN purchased its first TV station, KLXA-TV (now KTBN-TV) DT channel 23, in Southern California, and began distribution through cable systems in 1978.
|Date of birth|
|March 14th, 1938|
|United States of America|
1. Trinity Broadcasting Network
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The Trinity Broadcasting Network is an international Christian-based broadcast television network as well as the world's largest religious television network. TBN is based in Costa Mesa, California, with auxiliary studio facilities in Irving, Texas; Hendersonville, Tennessee; Gadsden, Alabama; Decatur, Georgia; Miami, Florida; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Orlando, Florida; and New York City. TBN broadcasts programs hosted by a diverse group of ministries from traditional Protestant and Catholic denominations, Interdenominational and Full Gospel churches, non profit charities, Messianic Jewish and well-known Christian media personalities. TBN also offers a wide range of original programming, and faith-based films. TBN owns and operates five broadcast networks, each reaching separate demographics; in addition to the main TBN network, TBN owns The Church Channel, Smile of a Child TV, TBN Enlace and JUCE TV. Until his death in 2013, Paul Crouch was TBN's President and Chairman. Jan Crouch is its vice-president and Director of Programming, and their son Matthew Crouch is Vice President.