31 May Jan Crouch (Co-Founder of TBN & Friend of Set Free Church) Passes Away at 78
We are saddened to share the passing of TBN co-founder and friend of Set Free Church, Jan Crouch, died early Tuesday morning after suffering a massive stroke at the age of 78. Paul and Jan founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973.
Looking for a place to refer addicts for rehabilitation, Paul and Jan Crouch became supporters of Set Free Church in Anaheim, California, and its founder, Pastor Phil Aguilar. Not only did they financially support a number of discipleship / rehabilitation homes, but they often invited Phil to appear on “Praise the Lord”, an international ministry show they hosted on TBN.
In a recent video asking for the world to pray for Jan, Pastor Phil commented, “Jan is the most wonderful, soul-winning mama I’ve ever met.”
In fact, Phil and Sandra Aguilar had a special relationship with Jan and Paul, often inviting one another over to their homes for food and fellowship. This friendship resulted in TBN’s support of Set Free by opening discipleship / rehabilitation ranches on TBN property, the production of a weekly “Set Free 24/7” show, and the production of a VHS video entitled “The Real Set Free Story.” In the midst of challenging times, Jan and Paul stood by Set Free Church and challenged its accusers to back down.
We invite you to leave a memory or tribute to Jan Crouch in the comments below.