I am watching Praise the Lord on TBN. It’s the episode they filmed in Israel several months ago (in late 2011) where Joseph Prince was the main speaker. They have re-run this episode several times already in the past few months.
Anyway, at the start of this, Paul Crouch Sr. once again told the story about how TBN got off the ground. The bank demanded some kind of payment from TBN by 5 PM or they wouldn’t be approved for a loan or going on air, or whatever. So Crouch tells how some guy visited him to say “Here is a check for a lot of money. I was going to use it to buy a boat, but I felt God telling me to give it to you.”
Crouch then tells how he raced to the bank with moments to spare, and that is how TBN got on air.
This story wouldn’t be so bad if not for the fact he seems to tell it fairly regularly. About 15 – 20 years ago, they even filmed a re-enactment of it, where they show him racing down the halls of TBN to race to the bank.
I know, I watch way too much TBN. I’ve tried to stop. I don’t agree with any of the Prosperity Gospel dreck they stand behind and promote, but they do occasionally air decent material.
I hope they stop airing Crouch Sr. re-telling his “run to the bank just to deliver the check in the nick of time story” any more.