Jan Crouch Biography, Age, Family, Husband, NBI and Net Worth

Jan Crouch Biography

Jan Crouch “Janice Wendell Crouch” an American religious broadcaster. Crouch and her husband, Paul, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in 1973.

Jan Crouch Age

Jan was born on 14th of March, 1939 in New Brockton, Alabama, U.S.

Jan Crouch Family | Young

Crouch was born the daughter of Reverend and Mrs. Edgar W. Bethany and grew up in Columbus, Georgia. Her father served as an Assemblies of God pastor and was the founding president of Southeastern University (Florida).

Jan Crouch Married | Husband

Crouch was married to Paul F. Crouch. The pair married in 1957, and have two sons, Paul Jr. and Matthew, both of whom are high-ranking officials and program hosts on TBN.

Jan Crouch Education

She attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri. There is no much information about his educational background.

Jan Crouch Career | TBN

Paul together with Jan Crouch co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) along with Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker (the Bakkers left in 1975) in 1973. In 1974, TBN purchased its first TV station, KLXA-TV (channel 40, now KTBN-TV) in Southern California, and began distribution through cable systems in 1978. Under the Crouch family, TBN grew to become the United States’ largest Christian television network, offering 24-hour commercial-free programming, and TBN is currently third largest over-the-air Station Group in the United States (measured as percentage of homes reached), with CBS, Fox, and NBC holding the 4th, 5th and 6th place, according to TV News Check’s annual listing of the Top 30 Station Groups.

Crouch served as TBN’s vice president and director of network programming, as well as the director of programming for TBN’s affiliated networks, such as the Smile of a Child children’s channel, the JUCE TV youth network, The Church Channel, the TBN Enlace USA Spanish language network, and others. She was also the President and manager of The Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando, Florida. Jan Crouch and her husband Paul Crouch, senior also signed off on Matt Crouch (TBN) and his wife Laurie—now in charge @ TBN, i.e. PTL (Praise the Lord) their signature & original show, as now becoming rather the primary hosts, as well as Behind the Scenes— to have produced over 4 plus major motion pictures, along with other associated and film entertainment groups to make namely Faith-based movies like ‘End Times’ films The Omega Code (1999) and its sequel Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001).

Crouch was later accused by her granddaughter in 2012, a former employee and chief finance director of the network (a registered charity), of misappropriating network funds to spend on a lavish lifestyle. Expenditures included expensive homes, private jets, massive custom wigs, and a $100,000 air-conditioned mobile home solely for her dogs. The New York Times wrote that Crouch, for nearly two years, rented adjoining rooms for herself and her two Maltese dogs at the deluxe Loews Portofino Bay Hotel while she was building the Holy Land Experience theme park in Orlando, Florida. The suit includes allegations that Jan had an affair with a Holy Land Experience employee.

Her granddaughters sued TBN in 2012, alleging that she had been molested and raped by a TBN employee at the age of 13. She alleged that Jan Crouch screamed at her and blamed her for the assault. The employee was subsequently fired but was never reported to authorities. Crouch’s lawyers said the network was attempting to cover it up to prevent a scandal, but a spokesperson for the network said they acted on what her mother had told them to do. In 2017, a year after Crouch’s death, a jury award the granddaughter $2 million in damages for past and future “mental suffering.”

Jan Crouch Net Worth

Jan estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but She is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.

TBN’s Jan Crouch Found Liable for Covering Up Granddaughter’s Alleged Rape

California jury has found that the late Jan Crouch, the founder and popular face of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), is partly to blame for mishandling an incident when her teenage granddaughter was allegedly molested and raped at a telethon in 2006.

Carra Crouch, now 24, was awarded $2 million in damages in a civil case against her grandmother over the emotional pain from when she says she was sexually assaulted by a TBN employee. (Carra Crouch has opted to speak publicly about her allegations, but no one has been charged with the crime.)

In Orange County Superior Court on Monday, Jan Crouch—who died last year—was deemed liable for 45 percent of her granddaughter’s trauma. Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, which runs TBN, was ordered to pay $900,000 of the damages. Carra’s mother and the perpetrator were decided to be responsible for the rest of the damages, but they were not named in the suit, so they won’t be required to pay, her lawyer said.

According to a lawsuit filed in 2012, Carra Crouch was 13 when a 30-year-old Trinity employee forced himself on her in an Atlanta hotel, where she had accompanied her grandmother to attend a Praise-A-Thon fundraiser. When Carra told “Momma Jan” what happened, the ordained minister did not report the case to police—going against her obligation as a mandatory reporter under California law—and also blamed the teen for being alone with the man.

In the lawsuit, Carra Crouch said her grandmother got angry and asked her, “Why would you have that man in your room? Why would you let this happen?”

“The jury ultimately determined that Jan’s response—by blaming and castigating Carra, by saying words beyond all realm of decency—constituted outrageous conduct,” David Keesling, Carra Crouch’s attorney, told the Los Angeles Times.

Meanwhile, Trinity’s lawyer said that the famous televangelist didn’t know about the alleged assault, only of spurned advances made by the employee while the teen and he drank in her room and watched a movie on the bed. The employee was fired after that. The defense also argued that Jan Crouch was acting as a grandmother and not as a minister, so she should not be subject to mandatory reporting laws.

“It’s a shame Jan Crouch is not here to defend herself,” said attorney Michael King. “Her position was, if she knew something, she would have acted.”

The case has gotten extra attention because of the prominence of TBN—the largest religious network in the world—and the evangelical context. In the Orange County Register, Kelsey Burke, a sociologist at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, remarked that women who are victimized in conservative religious communities, or in the context of their family, can suffer additional barriers and trauma to reporting their stories and getting help.

State laws vary on requirements for mandatory reporters, and many ministers—either because of their profession or because of their relationship with children—are obligated to contact agencies if they suspect that a child is a victim of physical or sexual abuse.

“While persons who are legally required to report child abuse are subject to criminal prosecution for failure to do so, instances of actual criminal prosecution are rare,” wrote legal expert Richard Hammar for CT Pastors. “However, some clergy have been prosecuted for failing to file a report when they were in a mandatory reporting classification and they had reasonable cause to believe that abuse had occurred.”

This is not the first time that TBN has faced lawsuits from within its founders’ own family.

Carra Crouch’s older sister and TBN’s former chief financial officer, Brittany Crouch Koper, got into a legal battle with TBN when she claimed that her grandparents had spent $50 million in charitable assets on personal expenses. The network denied the allegations and accused Koper of engaging in a smear campaign. She claimed that questioning her grandparents’ illegal financial activity got her fired.

Both Brittany and Carra are daughters of TBN’s onetime heir-apparent Paul Crouch Jr., who left his parents’ ministry following Brittany’s termination in 2011. CT previously reported how TBN’s troubles have caused ministries to question whether to abandon or reform the broadcaster.