Paul Franklin Crouch

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Paul Franklin Crouch was born in St. Joseph, Missouri back in 1934 to Andrew and Sara. After the death of his father when he was seven he was raised by his mother. He graduated from the Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri with a degree in theology in 1955. After graduation, he was an announcer at KRSD in Rapid City, South Dakota.

From 1965 to 1970 he was the general manager of KREL radio in Corona, California. After he left in 1970 he served as general manager for KHOF-FM in San Bernardino, California. He died in Orange, California in 2013, he was 79.

What you may not know about Paul is that in 1973 he and his wife Jan founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). TBN is viewed globally on 70 satellites and over 18,000 TV and cable affiliates. The broadcast is seen globally, translated into over eleven languages. According to the Top 30 Station Groups it holds fourth, fifth and sixth place.

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Comments (14)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Paul Crouch secured a degree in theology and applied it to a field that very few with that degree ever think about.... preach to the masses.....

Aug 14, 2019 03:06 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - I admit to attempting to know the "rest of the story" before you "reveal" it and today's person was one of those times I was correct.  Growing up near Orange and Southern CA Paul's history is not exactly taught in school but is locally known.  At least to me.

Aug 14, 2019 05:23 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for sharing the rest of the story with us!  I liked Michael Jacobs comment too

Aug 14, 2019 05:43 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Interesting fellow who knew how to reach the masses! Enjoy your day 

Aug 14, 2019 06:08 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - he certainly made his mark in radio broadcasting.

Aug 14, 2019 06:14 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

As I worry about the Church falling down when I walk in, I would worry about the TV blowing up if turning this station on!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 14, 2019 07:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... I've heard of Trinity Broadcasting, but until now had no idea of the "name" behind it.

Aug 14, 2019 07:15 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is interesting and informative. Have a great day my friend.

Aug 14, 2019 07:44 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I had heard of the Trinity Broadcasting company, but did not kow about the founder.  A

Aug 14, 2019 08:00 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That is interesting and I definitely didn't know that before today, but now I do.

Aug 14, 2019 09:24 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I've heard of Trinity Broadcasting but knew nothing about it. 

Aug 14, 2019 05:37 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James Dray - Corona was the last home I had in California.  I have heard of TBN but learned more today!

Aug 14, 2019 05:56 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

should have known this one James Dray but I didn't. I'm wondering if they had a son Andre, the gospel singer?

Aug 15, 2019 10:48 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Like Bob , I'm also curious if Andre Crouch is related to this Paul Crouch.

Aug 15, 2019 01:39 PM