FOUNDER and President of the Trinity Broadcasting
Network (TBN). Trinity Broadcasting Network is not only the world's
biggest religious television network, it is now the world's
longest-running religious television network, as well as America’s
most watched faith channel according to Nielsen Ratings. TBN
offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that
appeals to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic and
Messianic Jewish denominations. On May 28, 1998, the California-based
TBN celebrated its 25th anniversary on the air. The network marked the
momentous occasion with a week-long celebration and the grand opening of
the ministry's new world headquarters.
Paul and Jan Crouch, TBN's founders, were joined by a distinguished list
of notable Christian leaders at the opening of Trinity Christian City
International in Costa Mesa, CA . TBN purchased and refurbished the
former world headquarters of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship
Trinity Christian City International houses TBN's executive offices, a
new television production studio for the network's flagship program
Praise the Lord, and the network's third Virtual Reality Theater.
Founded in 1973, the fledgling network first broadcast from a small UHF
station in Orange County, CA. Now, TBN encompasses the globe. The
network has 40 full-power broadcast station affiliates in the United
States in major markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston,
Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, and Indianapolis. TBN is also the nation's
largest owner of low power TV stations. TBN is the only religious
network to be carried by all three DBS providers: DirecTV, PRIMESTAR,
and the DISH Network.
Across America and around the world TBN is carried by
TV stations and cable systems to millions of homes. As a matter of fact,
TBN is featured on over 5,000 television stations, 33 satellites, the
Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. And the number
continues to grow! Programs are translated into numerous foreign
languages at TBN's state-of-the-art facilities at the International
Production Center in Irving, Texas.
TBN owns or is affiliated with hundreds of broadcast stations around the
world. The network preaches the Gospel in Europe, Asia, Latin America,
Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. TBN also operates a short-wave
radio station, which reaches around the world.
TBN produces more original Christian programs than any
other religious network. Gospel music concerts from Nashville.
"Live" coverage of major Christian events. Informative talk
shows with exciting guests. TBN is a recognized leader in the
production of major Christian movies. TBN's cinematic achievements
include: "The Revolutionary" and "The Revolutionary
II," based on the life of Jesus; "The Emissary," a film
on the life of the apostle Paul; "The Omega Code";
"Carman: The Champion"; "Megiddo"; and "Time
Changer." Currently under production is TBN's newest end time
thriller, "Six: The Mark Unleashed," starring Stephen Baldwin
and David White, scheduled to premiere on the TBN network in 2004.
Trinity Music City, USA is Nashville's newest tourist attraction.
Thousands of visitors come every week! The former estate of country
music legend Conway Twitty, the complex includes the 2000-seat Trinity
Music City Church Auditorium. Crowds are "packing out the
house" to attend TBN-produced concerts, dramas, seminars and
Today's satellite technology has opened up opportunities for the Gospel
as never before imagined—and TBN is at the forefront of utilizing this
mighty tool to reach people around the world! Currently carried on 33
international satellites, the following is a partial list of TBN's great
satellite network: Europe and the Middle East are being reached through
Eutelsat Hotbird 6 and Intelsat 906; Eutelsat W4 covers Central Africa
with direct-to-home service; the Express 6A satellite is providing
Russian language programming to the Russian continent; Spain and
Portugal are being reached by Hispasat; Intelsat 701broadcasts to
Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific islands and Southeast Asia;
Intelsat 702 covers Taiwan; Palapa C-2 reaches India, Indonesia and
Southeast Asia; TBN broadcasts Portuguese language programs to Brazil on
Brazilsat B-2; and PanAmSat 9 blankets all of Latin America and Spain.