TBN founder hospitalized amid dispute over finances

Monday, November 4, 2013
 | 
Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

The founder of the world's largest Christian broadcasting ministry is in stable condition after being hospitalized for a heart condition. 

Trinity Broadcasting Network founder Paul Crouch was hospitalized near Dallas, Texas after experiencing shortness of breath. The Los Angeles Times reports that Crouch was taken to the hospital on October 22 and is in stable condition.

Crouch has been treated for a chronic heart condition for over 10 years and recieved a pacemaker last year.

A spokesman for TBN said Crouch's wife, Jan, and the entire Crouch family are thankful for the countless prayers and notes of encouragement the family recieved from all over the world.

The ministry has been enguled in a legal battle with Crouch's granddaughter, who accuses the ministry of illegal financial schemes and lavish spending amounting to millions of dollars.

TBN lawyers argue that Crouch's granddaughter embezzled funds.

OneNewsNow has reported on troubles at TBN in the past, including the naming of a successor at the television ministry and accusations of financial schemes

TBN is carried by over 5,000 stations and is considered the largest Christian television network in the world.

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

How would you grade Donald Trump's conservatism?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  More violent protests at Trump event in California
Cruz gets Indiana governor's endorsement
  16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
Supreme Court refuses to block Texas voter ID law
North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
Obama announces new steps towards more gun restrictions
Dog missing 10 years found in Alabama, returning to owner

LATEST FROM THE WEB

5 reasons Target’s trans bathroom policy really stepped in it
'White fragility' is the new white-guilt concept
Establishment: Team Trump's strange new respect for Boehner, McConnell
Why the left hates Jews
US spends $600 billion/year on education, but large majority of H.S. seniors not college-ready

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
In land of Spurgeon and Lewis comes a warning: Church is dying

A former Archbishop of Canterbury has a dire forecast for the Christian faith.