Janice Wendell Bethany "Jan" Crouch, usually referred to as just Jan Crouch, is known for being part-owner of the long-running Christian organization the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) — as well as for having a huge head of pink (some would say "cotton candy") hair.
Crouch's hair is so famous that it has its own Wikipedia entry, sort of. According to the online crowdsourced encyclopedia, "Jan is justly famous for the large wig she is often seen wearing when in public."
Jan Crouch's hair is so famous, that viewers have been puzzled for years about her hairstyle, and have taken to the Web to figure it all out, asking questions like: "Seriously, what is up with Jan Crouch's hair?" — "Is televangelist Jan Crouch's pink hair an abomination unto the Lord?" — "Does televangelist Jan Crouch have any clue how ridiculous her hair looks?" more >>
Preachers of L.A. premieres on Wednesday, Oct 9, on the Oxygen network, but you can watch Episode 1 online in its entirety right now. Meet Pastor Jay Haizlip, Minister Deitrick Haddon, Pastor Wayne Chaney, Bishop Ron Gibson, Noel Jones, and Bishop Clarence McClendon, six pastors with fascinating backgrounds, strong faiths, "and of course, beautiful women," say the show's promoters.
In Episode 1, "the pastors get down at Deitrick Haddon's gospel show, Deitrick faces his controversial past, Ron Gibson intervenes in a gang fight, and all the pastors hang out in their brand new man cave...and the results are explosive," according to representatives of the show who released the full video.
A growing movement of Christian leaders committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy, reproducing churches is offering 10 hours of almost continuous programming on discipleship via a live webcast from the upcoming Exponential West Conference hosted by Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., Oct. 8-10.
Exponential leaders say they are fueled by a goal to see as many church leaders, small groups, church planting launch teams, individuals and even full churches participating in the discipleship conversation as possible.
The three-day conference beginning today (Oct. 8) will focus on discipleship, specifically five key shifts Christian leaders can make to become better at making and releasing disciples. The event features 27 national and regional leaders in 10 main sessions. The live webcast, available for free to anyone who registers, will include 10-plus hours of nearly continuous programming, organizers said. more >>
The National Religious Broadcasters on Tuesday unanimously elected Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, to be its new president. Johnson promised that as its new leader the NRB would champion religious freedom and freedom of speech.
"It is an honor to be elected as president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters and it is a joy to sense God's calling to lead this association of Christian communicators," said Johnson in a statement. "If Christians want to be heard by the current generation, they will have to communicate the Gospel in their 'media language' with excellence. Recent developments on the cultural and legal landscape require that we defend the biblical and constitutional principle of free speech with zeal. With God's help, I am ready to give myself to this task. I am thankful for Dr. Frank Wright's faithful service as my predecessor and plan to build on the foundation of his leadership."
Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and a member of the NRB's Board of Directors, told The Christian Post. "I think this is wonderful news. Jerry Johnson has the drive and the intimate knowledge of the new media that is needed to bring the new media people alongside the old media people in defending religious freedom and freedom of speech in the United States in the decade ahead." more >>
PHILADELPHIA – More than 17,500 filled Wells Fargo Center to hear a stellar lineup of musical artists and evangelist Greg Laurie give a Gospel message Saturday in which he challenged the wisdom of pursuing only happiness. By start-time, more than 2,000 host locations, including large and small venues such as churches and homes, were registered to watch Harvest America live as well. Total online viewership of the webcast is yet to be tabulated.
Laurie began his message on the first of two evenings planned for the event by saying that he recently saw the cover of Time magazine featuring the cover, Can Google Solve Death?
"Get ready for the answer," Laurie said. "No. Only Jesus holds the key of life and death. God has control, no one else." more >>