Paul Crouch Biography
Paul Crouch was an American television evangelist. He founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973 together with his wife; the company is described as “the world’s largest religious television network.”
Paul Crouch Age| Birthday
How old is Crouch? He was born on March 30, 1934, but died at his home in Orange, California, on November 30, 2013, after 10 years with degenerative heart disease.
Paul Crouch Education
He graduated from the Central Bible College (Assemblies of God) in Springfield, Missouri in 1955 with a degree in theology. He also received three honorary doctorates: a Doctor of Litterarum in 1981, from the California Graduate School of Theology, Glendale, California; a Doctor of Divinity in 1983, from the American Christian Theological Seminary, Anaheim, California; and a Doctor of Laws degree in 1985, from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs.
Paul Crouch Family
Crouch was born in St. Joseph, Missouri, he was the third son of oft-traveling Assemblies of God missionaries, Andrew F. Crouch, and his wife, the former Sara Swingle. He had two older brothers, the Rev. Philip Crouch, and John Mark Crouch. After his father’s death, he was mainly raised by his mother with the help of his grandparents.
Paul Crouch Wife|Married
He was happily married to his wife Janice Bethany, who met in 1957 and were married in Missouri.
Paul Crouch Children| kids
He and his wife Janice were blessed with two sons, Paul Crouch, Jr., and Matthew Crouch.
Paul Crouch Career
Crouch began his career in broadcasting by helping to build an educational AM station on campus while a student at Central Bible Institute and Seminary. In 1957 he became a radio announcer at KRSD in Rapid City, South Dakota, and progressed rapidly to program director. Afterward was promoted to manager of sister station KRSD-TV, the NBC affiliate in Rapid City.
Was appointed by the general council of the Assemblies of God to organize and operate their newly formed Department of Television and Film Production in Burbank, California, a position he held for four years. Crouch was responsible for the ongoing production of films focusing largely on foreign missions and foreign missionary works, as well as the Assemblies of God’s large inventory of audiovisual materials and children’s teaching aids.
From 1965 to 1970 Crouch was general manager of KREL radio in Corona, California. In 1966, he purchased a minority stock interest in KREL. During his time at KREL, he successfully completed the station’s application for an increase in power to 5,000 watts.
After leaving KREL in 1970, he was invited to serve as general manager for KHOF-FM and KHOF-TV in San Bernardino, California. He left KHOF in 1973 and together with his wife, Jan, they founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) along with Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker. In 1974, TBN purchased its first TV station, KLXA-TV (now KTBN-TV). Since then, TBN has grown to become the United States’ largest Christian television network and the third-largest group owner of broadcast TV stations in the U.S.
Paul Crouch Salary|Net Worth
He has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million.