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Paul Crouch

FOUNDER and President of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). Trinity Broadcasting Network is not only the world's biggest religious television network, it is now the world's longest-running religious television network, as well as America’s most watched faith channel according to Nielsen Ratings.  TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of Protestant, Catholic and Messianic Jewish denominations. On May 28, 1998, the California-based TBN celebrated its 25th anniversary on the air. The network marked the momentous occasion with a week-long celebration and the grand opening of the ministry's new world headquarters.

Paul and Jan Crouch, TBN's founders, were joined by a distinguished list of notable Christian leaders at the opening of Trinity Christian City International in Costa Mesa, CA . TBN purchased and refurbished the former world headquarters of the Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International.

Trinity Christian City International houses TBN's executive offices, a new television production studio for the network's flagship program Praise the Lord, and the network's third Virtual Reality Theater.

Founded in 1973, the fledgling network first broadcast from a small UHF station in Orange County, CA. Now, TBN encompasses the globe. The network has 40 full-power broadcast station affiliates in the United States in major markets such as Los Angeles, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston, Seattle, Portland, Atlanta, and Indianapolis. TBN is also the nation's largest owner of low power TV stations. TBN is the only religious network to be carried by all three DBS providers: DirecTV, PRIMESTAR, and the DISH Network.

Across America and around the world TBN is carried by TV stations and cable systems to millions of homes. As a matter of fact, TBN is featured on over 5,000 television stations, 33 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. And the number continues to grow!  Programs are translated into numerous foreign languages at TBN's state-of-the-art facilities at the International Production Center in Irving, Texas.

TBN owns or is affiliated with hundreds of broadcast stations around the world. The network preaches the Gospel in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Russia. TBN also operates a short-wave radio station, which reaches around the world.

TBN produces more original Christian programs than any other religious network. Gospel music concerts from Nashville. "Live" coverage of major Christian events. Informative talk shows with exciting guests.  TBN is a recognized leader in the production of major Christian movies. TBN's cinematic achievements include: "The Revolutionary" and "The Revolutionary II," based on the life of Jesus; "The Emissary," a film on the life of the apostle Paul; "The Omega Code"; "Carman: The Champion"; "Megiddo"; and "Time Changer." Currently under production is TBN's newest end time thriller, "Six: The Mark Unleashed," starring Stephen Baldwin and David White, scheduled to premiere on the TBN network in 2004. Trinity Music City, USA is Nashville's newest tourist attraction. Thousands of visitors come every week! The former estate of country music legend Conway Twitty, the complex includes the 2000-seat Trinity Music City Church Auditorium. Crowds are "packing out the house" to attend TBN-produced concerts, dramas, seminars and special events

Today's satellite technology has opened up opportunities for the Gospel as never before imagined—and TBN is at the forefront of utilizing this mighty tool to reach people around the world! Currently carried on 33 international satellites, the following is a partial list of TBN's great satellite network: Europe and the Middle East are being reached through Eutelsat Hotbird 6 and Intelsat 906; Eutelsat W4 covers Central Africa with direct-to-home service; the Express 6A satellite is providing Russian language programming to the Russian continent; Spain and Portugal are being reached by Hispasat; Intelsat 701broadcasts to Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific islands and Southeast Asia; Intelsat 702 covers Taiwan; Palapa C-2 reaches India, Indonesia and Southeast Asia; TBN broadcasts Portuguese language programs to Brazil on Brazilsat B-2; and PanAmSat 9 blankets all of Latin America and Spain.

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