|Jan Crouch and Paul Crouch of TBN|
Jan Crouch, co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) and popular televangelist has died at the age of 78. She passed on after she suffered a stroke.
“Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward,” Matt and Laurie Crouch said in a statement.
“Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home.”
Jan and her late husband, Paul founded TBN in 1973 and it became one of the world's largest religious broadcasting network.
Born Janice Bethany in Columbus, Georgia, she was the daughter of Edgar and Laurie Bethany. Her father was a preacher and official in the Assemblies of God denomination.
Paul Crouch died in 2013.
She is survived by Matt Jr. and Paul Crouch.