Who Are Paul and Jan Crouch?


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Jan Crouch is an American televangelist and co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Paul, her late husband, was also a televangelist and co-founder of the network, along with Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker.

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The Bakkers and the Crouchs founded TBN in 1973. As of 2015, TBN is the United States' largest Christian television network and the third-largest group owner of broadcast TV stations in the country.

Jan Crouch was accused by a former employee, the chief finance director of the network, of misappropriating network funds to spend on a lavish lifestyle in 2012. This sparked a great controversy as the network is a registered charity with tax-free status.

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