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TBN founder hospitalized amid dispute over finances

Becky Yeh - California correspondent   ( Monday, November 04, 2013

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.

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