Gospel Legend Andraé Crouch on TBN With Paul and Jan Crouch

It was the heyday of America’s Jesus era, and in the early 1980s Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Paul and Jan Crouch welcomed some of the music and ministry leaders of that time to TBN’s flagship talk show “Praise the Lord.”

Here’s a classic TBN clip featuring Paul and Jan talking with Gospel music legend Andraé Crouch about the blessings and burdens of Christian leadership.

TBN Christmas Classic: Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Reads the Story of Christ’s Birth

For many years before his passing last year respected Hollywood movie and television actor Efrem Zimbalist Jr. was a close friend of Trinity Broadcasting Network and its founders, Paul Crouch and Jan Crouch. Known widely for his starring role in the iconic television series “The FBI,” Mr. Zimbalist will be remembered by millions of TBN viewers for his many appearances on TBN’s flagship ministry and talk show “Praise the Lord,” and for his participation in other TBN broadcasts over the years.

In fact, Mr. Zimbalist is still heard on TBN through the network’s regular ID spots, and his rich and soothing voice continues to bless viewers daily through his recorded readings of Scripture during TBN station breaks.

Here’s a warm and nostalgic TBN Christmas classic from many years ago featuring Mr. Zimbalist reading the Luke 2 account of the Birth of Jesus, with Paul, Jan, and their grandchildren listening on with wonder.

Here’s a Great “How to” on Staying Together for a Lifetime!

What’s the secret to a great marriage? Why is it that the marriages of the most beautiful people in the world — the Hollywood set — usually crash and burn after a few years at most? And a lot of people in the workaday world don’t fare much better.

In fact, statistics show that more than forty percent of couples who say “I Do” to their one-and-only are turning it into “I can’t” and “I won’t” in just a few short years, walking away from the one they promised to stay with for better or worse.

So is it even possible anymore for a marriage to last a lifetime, for a man and a woman to stay together for forty, fifty, sixty years — “til death us do part?”

“Absolutely,” says marriage expert Gary Thomas, who was the special guest of host Kirk Cameron on a recent marriage focused edition of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show.

But it takes more than fuzzy feelings and good intentions, he said. “I Do” has to be coupled with “I Will” — a lifetime commitment that is accompanied by something beyond two people who start out their life together in love. And that something is the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

“The richest marriages I know are those where husband and wife are joined side by side seeking first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,” said Gary.

Here’s a short video that can turn your marriage around — and help you think about one of the world’s most important covenant relationships in a whole new way.

Julia Immonen Talks About Her Amazing Turn to God, and Her Mission to Help Those Taken in Human Trafficking

Julia Immonen may be best known as the founder of Row for Freedom, which grew out of the record breaking achievement by her and four other women of rowing 3,000 miles unaided across the Atlantic Ocean in 2012 in a small rowing boat. The goal of the organization is to bring attention to the millions of women who are enslaved across the earth in human trafficking.

On Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord ministry and talk show, TBN hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch spoke with Julia about how God got hold of her life.

Watch this powerful and inspiring TBN video.

Elyse Fitzpatrick on TBN’s Praise the Lord: There’s No “Bait and Switch” in the Gospel of Jesus Christ

There’s good news for those of us who are having a hard time “doing” the Christian life. It’s impossible for you. You can’t do it. In fact, God never intended for you to do it. That’s because Jesus Christ already accomplished all the “doing” that will ever need to be done to make you acceptable and beloved before the heavenly Father.

Recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Praise the Lord ministry and talk show, TBN hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch welcomed Christian counselor and conference speaker Elyse Fitzpatrick, who talked about the importance of getting past our penchant for performance in our quest for God’s best.

“The gospel is supposed to be good news,” Elyse pointed out to the TBN audience. “But most of us have been convinced over the course of our Christian life that there is some bad news to face once we are all in.”

Elyse recalled that she did not grow up in a Christian home, “and I used to go to sleep at night crying and praying — event though I did not believe at the time — that somehow when I woke up the next morning I would be a better person and would be forgiven.”

Elyse said that when she became a Christian at age 21, “at that moment it was good news, because I learned that there was someone who loved me — and not only loved me but forgave me.”

But she added, “then I quickly entered into the ‘Christian life,’ where the good news was replaced by all of these things I was told I had to do to be okay. If I wasn’t able to end the day feeling that I had done well by completing all of these duties and obligations, then somehow I felt I was missing it.”

Added Elyse: “You see, there’s this bait and switch that we give to new Christians, that causes so many of them — particularly young people — to leave the church. They end up saying things like, ‘Christianity works for you, but it doesn’t work for me’ — which to my way of thinking translates, ‘I can’t do this.’

“But the wonderful message of the gospel is, ‘Right! You can’t do it. Someone named Jesus did it for you. Flee to Him, run to Him.’ That’s the good news that will sustain us.”