Paul Crouch, TBN Founder, in Hospital Reportedly for Heart Problems

TBN  founder Paul Crouch is in the hospital and the Christian broadcasting network is asking supporters for prayer.

From TBN Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Facebook page (posted Oct. 22, 2013):

“Please join us in praying for Dr. Paul Crouch, who is currently in the hospital. Prayers for complete healing and quick recovery in Jesus name.”

There’s a report online that when Crouch was hospitalized in 2011 for another heart issue, that his son “Matthew Crouch took a picture of his mother Jan Crouch holding a letter showing that Matthew would be the next president of TBN.”

This was done allegedly in anticipation of Paul Crouch’s death.

According to Wikipedia:

Paul Franklin Crouch (born March 30, 1934) is a religious broadcaster who, along with his wife Jan, co-founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). …

Crouch family members control the boards of all TBN entities, which makes TBN “ineligible to join” the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability, an evangelical self-regulating group. A May 2012 New York Times article noted the lavish personal spending of Paul and Janice Crouch, including “his-and-her mansions one street apart in a gated community” in Newport Beach, California. Paul Crouch received $400,000 in executive salary as president and his wife $365,000 as first vice president of TBN. Brittany Koper, a granddaughter of the Crouches who had authority over finances, claimed that TBN appeared to have violated the IRS ban on “excess compensation” by nonprofit organizations.

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