|Paul Franklin Crouch Jr.
|13 March 1959
|Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
(m. 1980; div. 2007)
|Televangelist, Television Network Executive
Paul Franklin Crouch Jr. is a Christian televangelist. He is the senior studio designer and chairman of Cinemills Corporation. Paul Crouch net worth in 2020 has come from his career where he has spent at least thirty years working as a television network executive and broadcaster.
While he was young, Paul worked behind the scenes in the early years of the Trinity later co-Broadcasting Network (TBN). He worked alongside his parents Paul Sr. and Jan Crouch, the founders of the network, to make it a success.
He left the Trinity Broadcasting Network and got in to direct and produce various Christian television programs.
In 1983, he started PJ Video which provided post-production services to clients. He also co-founded a post-production editing facility called The Edit Bay.
However, he returned to Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1998 and oversaw the development of special projects, and new programs, along with leading the expansion into media platforms and TBN’s global network.
Since 2011, he has occupied the position of the Vice President of Production for Word Network.
Paul Crouch’s Early Life
Crouch was born Paul Franklin Crouch Jr. in Rapid City, South Dakota, United States. He is the oldest of the two children of Paul and Jan Crouch.
His father worked in commercial broadcasting in South Dakota at the time. Eventually, the family moved to California, where the Trinity Broadcasting Network was founded in 1973.
Paul Crouch’s Career
During his days as a teenager, Paul worked as an unpopular figure during the establishment of Trinity Broadcasting Network, alongside his younger brother Matthew and their parents.
However, in the early 1980s, he left the network and ventured out on his own path to direct and produce a series of Christian television programs.
Around 1982, he pulled attention to himself as an outspoken critic of backmasking. He featured on both secular and religious networks (including TBN) programs, such as “The Merv Griffin Show”, playing music recordings that he believed contained Satanic lyrics when played backward.
In 1983, he established a full-service video production company called PJ Video. His company offered post-production services for both secular clients and Christian ministries.
In 1985, he co-founded a post-production editing facility called Edit Bay. In 1990, he teamed up with Jay Sekulow and founded Sonlight Broadcasting Systems, a network of religious television stations based in the southern part of the United States.
All of Sonlight’s stations were in connection with the Trinity Broadcasting Network. He served as a board member of Sonlight Broadcasting until 1995.
Working with the network, he produced and developed TV programs that were broadcast on the stations.
In 1998, he got back to Trinity Broadcasting with the position of vice president of production. In his role, Crouch oversaw the development of special projects and new programs.
He also worked alongside his younger brother Matthew, as the second unit photography director on The Omega Code (1999), a TBN-produced full-length motion picture.
In 2003 Paul Crouch and his son Brandon coordinated the launch of JCTV, TBN’s youth network. Paul was later elevated to the post of chief of staff, leading from a more authoritative role in the expansion and management of TBN’s global network.
He led the expansion of Trinity Broadcast Network into digital platforms, including social media sites and the internet in general. His developments included Twitter and Facebook, video on demand (VOD), and live video streaming content to mobile platforms.
He also started to increase his appearances on camera on the network as a host of Behind the Scenes and Praise the Lord, TBN’s flagship programs.
Paul Crouch was forced out of his role at Trinity Broadcast Network, quitting the board in 2011. His departure came as a result of a lawsuit that was brought against his parents by his own daughter, Brittany Crouch Koper.
Crouch and his daughter left Trinity Broadcast Network in an act of solidarity protesting the controversial actions which were taken by the network management.
He later moved on to join a Christian network, based in Southfield, Michigan, known as Word Network, serving as the director of project development. He established facilities for the network in the Los Angeles area.
However, in 2016, he was fired by the Word Network due to a conflict of interests because he created a spot for another Christian network with his own time using his own equipment through PJ Video, his video production company.
Paul Crouch has owned and managed PJ Video since 1983. In his current position, he works as the chief studio designer and chairman for Cinemills Corporation. the corporation offers studio facilities and manufactures, designs, and supplies lighting equipment for television, still photography, and motion pictures.
He also provides technical and creative consulting services and management for Tri-State Christian Television, working at Truli Media Corporation and TCT Network.
In February 2017, Paul Crouch, the management of Cinemills Corporation collaborated with Michael Jay Solomon, CEO, and Chairman of Truli Media Corporation, to establish Truli Cinemills Media Corporation (TCMC).
Their joint corporation aims at producing and distributing family-friendly movies, television series, and documentaries in English and Spanish.
The first project broadcasted as a work of TCMC is the full-length feature film, “A Cowgirl’s Story”, which was inspired by “Little Women”, the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott.
Paul Crouch is married to Tawny Dryden. She is the daughter of Oklahoma City pastors Linda and Ron Dryden. The couple had three children together before divorcing around 2007.
Age & Physical Features
Paul Crouch Jr. is now 61 years old. He has a weight of 81kg and a height of 183cm.
Paul Crouch Net Worth
His current financial statement has been made available. Having worked as a media executive for many years, the senior studio designer and chairman of Cinemills Corporation earns a decent salary from his position every year.
Paul Crouch net worth of $8 million has been made available by his involvement in the production, direction, and management of media establishments in at least the last thirty years of his career as a media executive and broadcaster.