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.