by Jessilyn Justice, Charisma News
TBN co-founder Jan Crouch’s death reverberated through the Christian community. Condolences poured in from major Christian leaders as the Crouch family and the network handle life without “Mama Jan.”
“Jan was a visionary and a pioneer for the kingdom,” said ORU President William M. Wilson, who is also president of Empowered 21. “Because of her work, millions are impacted with the gospel 24 hours of each day.”
Crouch and her husband, the late Paul Crouch, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973. She produced multiple television programs 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,” son Matt Crouch and his wife Laurie said. “Viewers of the Trinity Broadcasting Network knew her as someone who partnered with Paul Crouch in the launch and expansion of TBN, and as someone who came into their homes for over 40 years.”