The Reverend Paul Crouch Riding That $49 Million Jetplane Straight To The Kingdom Of Heaven
The Reverend Paul Crouch has died. He was 79. He leaves his beloved wife, Jan, his beloved jet, his beloved pair of mansions in Newport Beach, California, and his beloved Trinity Broadcast Network, where the Reverend and the missus explained to their adoring audience the everlasting life that would be theirs if they just sent their pension checks to Jesus, c/o TBN.
The last we heard from the good reverend, he had hosted a fraudy lady who went on TBN to sell a “cancer” “cure” of beef tallow and suntan lotion. That lady went to so much jail! But should she have, really, when Prosperity Jesus teaches us that wealth shows we are blessed by Him? And if anyone was blessed by Jesus, it was Paul Crouch.
In 2010, donations to TBN totaled $93 million. The Crouches had multiple homes, including his-and-hers mansions in Newport Beach, Calif., and used corporate jets valued at $8 million and $49 million each. In 2010, Mr. Crouch’s salary as president of Trinity Broadcasting was $400,000; Mrs. Crouch’s as first vice president was $365,000.
In 2012, Mr. Crouch’s granddaughter Brittany Koper went public with the accusations of financial improprieties. Ms. Koper told The New York Times that her job had been to label extravagant personal spending as ministry expenses. But a lawyer for the network said Ms. Koper and her husband had been fired by TBN and accused them of stealing $1.3 million.
The Reverend also paid $425,000 to a guy to prove he had never had sex on him, and had a $100,000 motorhome for his dogs, because that is what Jesus would have wanted.