Trinity Broadcasting Network Co-Founder Jan Crouch Dies

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 12:48 pm
By: News On 6

Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Jan Crouch has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 78.

"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," her son Matt, current president of TBN, wrote in a statement. 

"Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home."

Family statement

Crouch had been in an Orlando-area hospital since last week, when she suffered a stroke.

According to TBN, Jan Crouch founded the religious network in 1973 with her late husband, Paul Crouch, airing inspirational programming 24 hours a day. 

Oral Roberts University President William M. Wilson statement: 

"Oral Roberts University mourns the loss of Jan Crouch, a pioneer in Christian television, evangelism and media.  Jan, and her late husband Paul, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network, which is the most watched faith channel in the world.  Jan and Paul were long time friends to ORU, which began with a close personal relationship with founder Oral Roberts, each sharing in the mission to reach the world with the message of the Gospel of Christ. Jan was a visionary and a pioneer for the Kingdom.  Because of her work, millions are impacted with the Gospel 24-hours of each day. The ORU family is praying for the entire Crouch family during their days of grief."

KDOR TV in Tulsa is a part of the Trinity Broadcasting Network.