Paul Crouch Jr Biography
Paul Franklin Crouch Jr. is an American Christian televangelist. He is the chairman and senior studio designer for Cinemills Corporation. While he was young, Paul Jr. worked behind the scenes during the formative years of the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He worked alongside his parents and founders, Paul Sr. and Jan Crouch to make it a success.
Crouch Jr. left TBN and got in to produce and direct various Christian television programs. In 1983, he formed PJ Video offering post-production services to clients and later co-founded The Edit Bay, a post-production editing facility.
However, he returned to TBN in 1998 and oversaw the development of new programs, special projects, along with leading the expansion into digital platforms and TBN’s global network. Since 2011, Paul Jr. serves as the Vice President of Production for The Word Network.
He is the oldest of Paul and Jan Crouch’s two children. Paul Jr. was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, where his father worked in commercial broadcasting at the time. The family eventually moved to California, where they co-founded Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973.
Paul Crouch Jr Age
Crouch Jr is 61 years of age as of 2020. He was born on March 13, 1959, in Rapid City, South Dakota to Paul and Jan Crouch.
Crouch Jr’s Family
He was born to Paul and Jan Crouch, the founders of Trinity Broadcasting Network. He has two other siblings; Matt Crouch, Andrew Crouch.
Paul Crouch Jr’s Wife|Children
Paul Jr. married Tawny Dryden, the daughter of Ron and Linda Dryden (Oklahoma City pastors) in 1980. The couple was blessed with three children; a son Brandon and daughters Brittany and Carra. However, they divorced around 2007. He then married Brenda Crouch.
Paul Crouch Jr Career
As a teenager, he worked behind the scenes during the establishment of TBN, alongside his parents and younger brother Matthew. However, he left TBN in the early 1980s and ventured out on his own to produce and direct various Christian television programs. These programs include; Church in the Home for Fred Jordan and a program for TBN regular Dwight Thompson.
Around 1982, Crouch was in the spotlight as an outspoken critic of backmasking. He featured on both religious networks (including TBN) and secular programs, such as The Merv Griffin Show, playing rock music recordings he believed contained Satanic messages when played backward.
In 1983, he founded PJ Video, a full-service video production company that offered post-production services for both Christian ministries and secular clients. In 1985, he co-founded The Edit Bay, a post-production editing facility.
Crouch joined Jay Sekulow in founding Sonlight Broadcasting Systems, a network of Christian television stations based in the southern United States in 1990. All of Sonlight’s stations were connected with the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He served as a member of the board of Sonlight Broadcasting until 1995 where he developed and produced television programs that were broadcast on the stations.
Crouch got back to Trinity Broadcasting on a full-time basis in 1998 with the role of vice president of production. In his position, he oversaw the development of new programs and special projects. Paul also worked alongside his brother Matthew, as second unit director of photography on the TBN-produced full-length motion picture, The Omega Code (1999).
In 2003 Crouch and his son Brandon lead the launch of JCTV, TBN’s youth network. Paul Jr. was later elevated to the position of chief of staff, taking a more authoritative role in the management and expansion of TBN’s global network. He led TBN’s expansion into digital platforms, including the internet and social media sites.
His developments included Facebook and Twitter, live video streaming content to mobile platforms, and video on demand (VOD). He also started to increase his on-camera appearances on the network as a frequent host of Praise the Lord and Behind the Scenes, TBN’s flagship programs.
Paul Jr. was forced from his role at TBN quitting the board in October 2011. His departure came as a result of a lawsuit brought against his parents by his daughter, Brittany Crouch Koper. Crouch and Brittany left TBN in an act of solidarity to protest the controversial actions taken by the network management.
Crouch later joined the Word Network as director of project development. This is a Christian network, based in Southfield, Michigan. He established facilities for the Word Network in the Los Angeles area. However, he was fired by the Word Network in 2016 due to a conflict of interests when he produced a spot for another Christian network on his own time using the equipment he owned through his video production company, PJ Video.
He has owned and operated PJ Video since 1983. In his current position, Crouch works as the chairman and chief studio designer for Cinemills Corporation. Cinemills offers studio facilities and designs, manufactures and supplies lighting equipment for motion pictures, television and still photography.
Crouch also provides management, technical and creative consulting services for Tri-State Christian Television, working as TCT Network, and Truli Media Corporation. In February 2017, Crouch, the management of Cinemills Corporation and Michael Jay Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Truli Media Corporation, formed Truli Cinemills Media Corporation (TCMC).
TCMC aims at producing and distributing family-friendly films, documentaries and TV series in English and Spanish. The first project broadcasted as part of TCMC is A Cowgirl’s Story, a full-length feature film inspired by the classic novel Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. A Cowgirl’s Story is made to be distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Paul Crouch Jr Net Worth
Pastor Paul Crouch Jr has a net worth of between $1 million – $5 million which he has earned through his career as an evangelist.