Paul Crouch Jr.
American businessman
Paul Crouch Jr.
Paul F. Crouch, Jr. is an American Christian broadcaster and former Vice President, and Chief of Staff of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). TBN was founded 38 years ago, by his parents Paul F. Crouch, Sr. , and Janice Bethany Crouch.
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  • 2011
    Age 51
    Crouch was terminated from his role at TBN in October 2011.
    More Details Hide Details His departure came on the heels of a lawsuit brought against his parents by his daughter, Brittany Crouch Koper. He later joined the Word Network, a Christian network primarily targeted at African-American audiences, in his present role as director of project development. Though the Word Network is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan (outside of Detroit), Crouch remains based in southern California and is establishing facilities for the Word Network in the Los Angeles area.
  • 2003
    Age 43
    In 2003 Paul Jr. and his son Brandon spearheaded the launch of JCTV, TBN’s youth network.
    More Details Hide Details Paul Jr. was later elevated to the position of chief of staff, taking a more prominent role in the management and expansion of TBN's global network. Crouch led TBN's expansion into digital platforms, including the internet and social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, live video streaming content to mobile platforms, and video on demand (VOD). He also began to increase his on-camera presence on the network as a frequent host of Praise the Lord and Behind the Scenes, TBN's flagship programs.
  • 1998
    Age 38
    Paul Crouch, Jr. returned to Trinity Broadcasting on a full-time basis in 1998 in the role of vice president of production, where he oversaw the development of new programs and special projects.
    More Details Hide Details He also worked alongside his brother Matthew, as second unit director of photography on the TBN-produced full-length motion picture, The Omega Code (1999).
  • 1990
    Age 30
    In 1990 Paul Jr. joined Jay Sekulow in establishing Sonlight Broadcasting Systems, a network of Christian television stations based in the southern United States.
    More Details Hide Details All of Sonlight's stations were affiliated with the Trinity Broadcasting Network. Crouch served as a member of the board of Sonlight Broadcasting until 1995, and developed and producing television programs that were broadcast on the stations.
  • 1982
    Age 22
    Around this time, in 1982 Paul Jr. briefly entered the spotlight as an outspoken critic of backmasking.
    More Details Hide Details He made appearances on both religious networks (including TBN) and secular programs, such as The Merv Griffin Show, playing rock music recordings he believed contained Satanic messages when played backwards. In 1983 Crouch formed PJ Video, a full service video production company which offered post-production services for both Christian ministries and secular clients. Two years later he co-founded The Edit Bay, a post-production editing facility.
  • 1980
    Age 20
    Paul Jr. married Tawny Dryden, the daughter of Oklahoma City pastors Ron and Linda Dryden, in 1980.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had three children together—son Brandon and daughters Brittany and Carra—before divorcing around 2007. As a teenager Paul Jr. worked behind the scenes during the formative years of TBN, alongside his parents and younger brother Matthew. In the early 1980s, however, he left TBN and ventured out on his own to produce and direct various Christian television programs such as Church in the Home for Fred Jordan and a program for TBN regular Dwight Thompson.
  • 1959
    Born on March 13, 1959.
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