Not that story again (Crouch Sr on TBN creation)

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.


(Link): Christian Network TBN Now Airing Secular Commercials – Their Holy Land Amusement Park Tanking (Feb. 2020)

(Link): Scandals Galore at TBN: Sexual, Financial

(Link): Not that Story Again (Crouch Sr. on TBN Creation)

(Link): TBN Spends Time On Themselves – Not The Gospel

(Link): TBN’s New Line Up and Other Changes as of 2017

(Link): TBN Airing Special on Founder Paul Crouch Sr (2014) – Why?

(Link): TBN Programming Changes: Prophecy Teachers Out?

(Link): TBN is still doing tributes about deceased founder Paul Crouch Sr

TBN Devotes Entire Nov 19, 2013 Praise the Lord Show To Marriage – They Never Devote Entire PTL to Singles

(Link): On the April 22, 2016 TBN Show “PTL,” Christian Speaker Christine Caine Apologizes to Adult Singles For Singles Being Marginalized by the Church, for Church Idolizing Marriage

(Link): Everything is Sweet and Precious on TBN – more over-used words

(Link): Jan Crouch of TBN Died – and According to Suit, Covered Up Rape of Teen Granddaughter

5 thoughts on “Not that story again (Crouch Sr on TBN creation)”

    1. I agree with you on that but I do have my reasons for why I still watch. I don’t agree with the Prosperity Gospel stuff they push all the time, among other things.

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