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TBN Partners with Joel and Victoria Osteen for Special D.C. 'Night of Hope' Broadcast

Contact: Colby May, TBN, 202-544-5171, cmay@tbn.org 

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- Trinity Broadcasting Network, the world's largest religious broadcaster and America's most watched faith channel, announced that it is partnering with Joel Osteen Ministries to provide the global television coverage of Joel and Victoria Osteen's America's Night of Hope April 28 from Nationals Park in Washington, DC.

"TBN has been honored to partner with the Osteens in their past historic Night of Hope events in New York City, Los Angeles, and Jerusalem," noted TBN founder Dr. Paul Crouch. "The excitement, inspiration, and hope that emanate from these capacity-crowd gatherings make them something we look forward to every year. We anticipate great things in Washington, DC."

Pastor of one of America's largest and most diverse congregations, the 43,000-strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, Joel Osteen speaks hope and truth into the lives of millions of individuals and families weekly through his number-one rated TV program, seen around the world on TBN and the Church Channel. Millions of people have also been inspired through his four number-one New York Times bestselling books, his top-ten iTunes weekly podcast, and his sold-out Night of Hope worship events in arenas and stadiums across the U.S. and abroad. The New York Times recently noted that Pastor Joel is one of the most influential people on Twitter, and one of the most retweeted.

"More than ever before, people are looking for hope in their lives," said Pastor Joel Osteen. "I like to tell them that 'God's dream for your life is bigger than your own.'" That is what our Night of Hope in the nation's capital is all about: inspiring people to expect God's best for them. We're excited to be partnering with TBN to broadcast this life-changing event to individuals and families everywhere."

Prior to the Night of Hope, on April 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. (Pacific time), Joel and Victoria Osteen will join host Phil Munsey for a special broadcast of TBN's award-winning Praise the Lord program, live from Nationals Park in Washington, DC. They will discuss the Night of Hope event, along with their Generation Hope project that will mobilize young adults from around the nation to bring tangible help to the D.C. area by participating in service projects in schools, parks, and food banks in the community.

Matt Crouch, TBN's Vice President of Administration, noted that Joel Osteen's ministry is consistently one of the top rated programs on TBN, and has helped to make TBN the most-watched Christian network. "Pastor Joel has been called the voice of hope and faith for a new generation of believers," he said. "This historic Night of Hope in Washington, D.C. will bring a timely word of encouragement to TBN's vast audience -- not only across America, but around the world."

America's Night of Hope will be taped live April 28 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., and broadcast on TBN Sunday, April 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. (Pacific Time). The program will also be re-broadcast, Wednesday, May 16, from 2 to 4 p.m.