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Nigerian-American Christians Remember Paul Crouch, TBN Founder & Global Evangelist Par Excellence

Contact: Pastor Laolu Akande, Executive Director, CANAN, 516-819-4355, Laolu@cananusa.org

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ -- We have received this past weekend the news of the passing away of Trinity Broadcasting Network, TBN, founder, Dr. Paul Crouch, 79, a Christian evangelist par excellence.

Crouch and TBN have certainly promoted the gospel of the Lord, our Lord Jesus Christ, to vast ends of this earth for the better part of the last 40 years. He received a mandate, perceived a vision, obtained the provision and faithfully accomplished the goal.

One of the truths about Crouch is his tireless pursuit of every available means and technology in advancing the gospel.

The acclaimed televangelist who was affiliated with the Assemblies of God, is well-known for his relentless efforts to push the good news through new frontiers of technology as they become popularly accessible to people.

According to Catholic Online, Crouch had "been trying to spread the Gospel through a small television station in Tustin. After his message from God, he bought more television stations, then piled on cable channels and satellites. The end result was the world's largest Christian television system: the Trinity Broadcasting Network, or TBN."

The Encyclopedia of Evangelicalism actually described the TBN as "one of evangelicalism's most successful and far-reaching media enterprises."

It is a tribute to his memory and much more to the glory of the name of the Lord, which he held high, that millions of souls from virtually every continent were brought to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and the truth.

Among such continents is the continent of Africa and the largest-populated country in that part of the world, Nigeria, where many believers and non-believers watch TBN daily.

The Christian Association of Nigerian-Americans, CANAN today joins the body of Christ in America and around the world to give glory to our God for Crouch's well-spent life in the service of the Lord and His people.

Our hearts also go to his family and the entire team at TBN.

We hope that TBN will continue to advance the message of the cross in a world that is desperately in need of the attendant good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

To God be all the glory!