During Trinity Broadcasting Network’s inaugural “Praise the Lord” program in TBN’s new London studio, Pastor Mike Hayes from Covenant Church in Carrolton, Texas offered a moving recollection of TBN founder Paul Crouch. Hosts Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch recalled that they were preparing to come to London with Paul Crouch in the Autumn of 2013 to dedicate the London studio when Dr. Crouch became ill, and he passed away on November 30th of last year.
Pastor Mike, who was a dear friend of Dr. Crouch, recalled that one of Dr. Crouch’s many strengths was his focus. “He said to me one time, ‘Mike, there are a lot of things I could be doing. I get a hundred good ideas presented to me every week across my desk. But I only build Christian TV stations, so guys like you can preach the gospel.”
Watch this moving video as Pastor Mike Hayes recalls one of his final conversations with Dr. Paul Crouch.
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Every generation has to re-discover grace for themselves. That was the message best-selling author Max Lucado brought to Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” show, hosted by TBN’s Matthew Crouch and Laurie Crouch. “The devil does not want us to believe in and discover grace,” he said. “As long as we can think it’s up to us, then he has us where he wants us. Legalism creates division, arrogance, insecurity, and hurt.”
By contrast, Max emphasized, “grace delivers. It’s a security — it empowers us. And ever generation has to discover it.”
He added that “grace is counter-intuitive. Everything else I do in life is based on — if I pay, I receive, if I work I get, if I deserve, I’m given. But with grace, God did it for you, and you simply accept it.”
This is an impacting video you’ll want to watch several times and think about.
Leon Fontaine is the founder of the Miracle Channel, Canada’s largest Christian television network and the Trinity Broadcasting Network’s newest affiliate. Recently Leon was a guest on TBN’s “Praise the Lord,” hosted by Matthew Crouch, Laurie Crouch, and Jan Crouch. Leon was raised in a strong Christian home where the miraculous was expected, but Leon recalls that when, as a young man, he took a job as a paramedic, he had to come to grips with the need to pray and believe for miracles “on the job.”
Recalled Leon: “Something absolutely shocked my world. I walked out onto the street, and the calls I had, the heartache, the people that died on me, the kids that died in my arms … trying to keep people alive as I raced to the hospital! Here I was this little preacher’s kid, raised in a beautiful church, who had seen the power of God, the miracles, the signs and wonders. But on the street I had nothing for them in the back of an ambulance, or in a turned-over wreck at three in the morning.”
Leon said that he would go home at the end of his shift and weep, because “I actually had never seen that in the world…. It was an eye-opener, and I began to ask God for signs and wonders on the streets. I wanted to know, ‘God, can I pray for someone in an intensive care ward, or in a car wreck, and see Your healing power?”
Watch this powerful TBN video as Leon Fontaine explains what happened as he began praying for injured and dying individuals “on the job.”
Famed Vietnam vet Dave Roever has been one of the most popular and loved guests on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show. Over the years his story has inspired and challenged millions of individuals to allow God to take their heartaches and disasters and mold them into miracles.
In 1969, eight months into his military tour as a river boat gunner in the U.S. Navy’s elite Brown Water Black Beret in Vietnam, Dave was horribly wounded and burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw exploded in his hand. Hospitalized for fourteen months, Dave underwent numerous major surgeries before being discharge and sent home — a man dramatically transformed physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
On a recent edition of “Praise the Lord,” Dave talked about why bad things happen to good people. He recalled to the TBN audience that years ago, during one of his early appearances on “Praise the Lord,” as he was still wrestling internally with what had happened to him, TBN’s Jan Crouch helped to bring clarity and understanding to his heart about why God had allowed him to be so injured. “Jan Crouch helped me to understand that God didn’t do this to me, because God doesn’t do evil,” he said. “But He took what happened and worked a miraculous and life-changing plan through it.”
CHECK OUT this humorous — profoundly moving — TBN video, and find out what Jan Crouch had to say to Dave Roever.
Speaking recently on Trinity Broadcasting Network’s “Praise the Lord” ministry and talk show, Laurie Crouch explained that we don’t have to constantly be asking God why He is allowing certain things to happen in our lives.
“It only brings chaos for us to ask, ‘why, why why?’” explained Laurie to the TBN audience. “God’s plans for our future are always good, which means we don’t have to resort to questioning His direction.”
Added Laurie: I love what Papa Billheimer always said: ‘This life is our training ground for the kingdom.’”
Watch this re-assuring and powerful video. It will change your life!