Financial disclosure documents published on the IRS website report that Trinity Christian Center of Santa Ana, the parent organization of TBN, and other affiliated organizations transferred $860,132,250 in assets to Trinity Broadcasting of Texas in 2019.
Author: Barry Bowen
As president of Inspirational Network, David Cerullo has become one of America’s wealthier televangelists—a fact that is obscured by net worth tracking websites severely underestimating Cerullo’s wealth.
In an April 2019 article about televangelist William Todd Coontz, the Christian Sentinel reported, “For those keeping track, the old cliche is true. ‘The Wheels…
Is James MacDonald the Next Jim Bakker? Allegations of Secret Budget Grow as Pastor Prepares Comeback
Thirty years ago, a jury convicted televangelist Jim Bakker of mail fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy after learning that he too, operated with a secret budget.
For those keeping track, the old cliche is true. “The Wheels of Justice turn slowly, but exceedingly fine.”
Televangelists have long reaped extravagant financial benefits by appearing as special guests and hosting programs for religious TV networks.
Brittany Crouch Davidson, the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network founders Paul Sr. and Jan Crouch, and niece to current TBN President Matthew Crouch, has been sued by the religious TV network 21 times.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting “total rain accumulations of 15 to 30 inches and isolated maximum amounts of 40 inches over the middle and upper Texas coast through Thursday.”
Religious broadcasters have cashed in by selling their stations’ broadcast frequencies back to the FCC. In return, the FCC is re-licensing this wireless spectrum to the cell phone companies.
Many discernment ministries have already written about the bad doctrines espoused by Bickle. Now it is time to examine his ministries’ finances. Are they transparent? Are there red flags (besides bad doctrine) that Christians should closely examine?