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Recent Announcements for 2014



Trinity Broadcasting Network will commemorate Martin Luther King Day January 20th with a moving, two-hour documentary recalling the tragic September 15, 1963 bombing at Birmingham, Alabama's 16th Street Baptist Church that killed four girls and jarred America's attention, marking a major shift in the nation's historic civil rights struggle.


In 2013 Trinity Broadcasting Network's prayer department received 905,558 requests for prayer from viewers throughout the world. That's right! TBN's 24-hour team of dedicated prayer partners joined with nearly one million individuals who called, e-mailed, and wrote in throughout the year, agreeing with them for answers to spiritual, health, financial, family, and other needs.


Two thousand thirteen was an unforgettable year for Trinity Broadcasting Network as the world's largest religious broadcaster mourned the passing of its visionary founder on the heels of marking a major Christian broadcasting milestone. On November 30th, just six months after celebrating the 40th anniversary of the network he and wife Jan Crouch launched on May 28, 1973 with one small low-power station, Dr. Paul Crouch passed to his heavenly reward — but not before he had the opportunity to survey the expanse of TBN's global influence.

Recent Announcements for 2013



Matthew Crouch, Vice President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network, offered a statement on the passing of South Africa's Nelson Mandela.



Today Dr. Paul Crouch, founder and president of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), was called home to live in eternity with Christ. Dr. Crouch was 79 years old. His passing followed a decade-long fight with degenerative heart disease.



Twenty-five years ago in the bustling Central American city of San Jose, Costa Rica, Dr. Paul Crouch, founder of Christian television leader Trinity Broadcasting Network, stepped alongside a Latin American minister who was struggling to get his own Christian TV station on the air. The miracle that grew out of that divinely inspired partnership has become part of TBN's 40-year legacy, as the tiny, fledgling Spanish-language TV station has grown into the world's largest Hispanic Christian broadcasting network, Enlace, reaching Mexico and the Caribbean, Central and South America, the United States, and western Europe with 24-hour Christian television for the entire family.


"Our dear friend for over forty years has gone home to glory. Pastor Chuck Smith was one of TBN's earliest ministry partners. He was a keen student of Bible prophecy and Scripture, and his Bible study programs blessed many of our early viewers as we broadcast throughout Orange County and Southern California. I know my good friend has finally heard the words, 'Well done thou good and faithful servant.' We will miss him, but we know that Pastor Chuck is now home with the Lord."



LOS ANGELES (September 20, 2013) — The news out of Syria and Egypt has been bleak the past several months. Conflict, violence, destruction, and death have continued non-stop in these Middle East hot spots as religious and political factions fight it out in bloody clashes, while the rest of the world looks on in alarm.




Global Christian television leader Trinity Broadcasting Network continues to donate thousands of direct-to-home (DTH) satellite dishes in key areas around the world, enabling individuals, families, and communities without access to cable or traditional broadcast television to receive TBN's 24-hour life-changing programming. “There are literally hundreds of millions of people throughout the earth who have little or no access to the blessing of television that we take for granted,” said TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch. “Several years ago we realized that by installing these inexpensive DTH satellite dishes in areas where other broadcast options were limited, we could take Christian programming to large numbers of people at one time.”


If global saturation is any indication of the impact of a religious media outreach, then count TBN Russia, the Eastern European affiliate of Christian television giant Trinity Broadcasting Network, a certifiable success story. Since TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch first contracted with officials in St. Petersburg to launch a small local station there in the early 1990s, the Russian outreach has grown into a global Christian broadcasting powerhouse with an expanding stable of channels that includes its flagship TBN Russia network; Smile of a Child Russia, a Russian language version of TBN's popular kid's network; Juce, TBN Russia's youth channel; and TBN Baltia, broadcasting to Europe's Baltic region.



Enlace, Trinity Broadcasting Network's global Spanish-language Christian television affiliate, is expanding its reach throughout Central and South America with the introduction of a special, inexpensive decoder-receiver that will allow cable companies throughout the region to provide viewers with Enlace free of charge. Enlace president Jonas Gonzalez Jr. said that the network has committed to purchasing approximately 1,500 of the receivers at a cost of around $50 per unit, providing them to cable providers who have agreed to offer Enlace, one of Latin America's most popular television networks, to their viewers at no charge.


Trinity Broadcasting Network, America's most-watched faith channel, and the Miracle Channel, Canada's premier Christian television network, have announced a major partnership agreement that will allow the two broadcasters to share their most popular programs as well as collaborate on an innovative new weekly Christian show.