SANTA ANA , Calif., May 31 (UPI) -- Trinity Broadcasting Network co-founder Jan Crouch has died after suffering a catastrophic stroke late last week. She was 78.
"Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious Mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward. Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home," Matt Crouch wrote on his website Tuesday.
"Those who battled for the Kingdom of God knew her as a fighter -- someone who didn't give up, someone who fought relentlessly to get the Gospel around the world," he said. "Jan Crouch loved many things, but most of all she loved Jesus, and now has seen Him face to face and has experienced His grace in fullness. She has taken a piece of our hearts with her, but it's so wonderful to know that Paul and Jan Crouch are together again, in the arms of Jesus."
Jan Crouch founded the Christian faith-based network with her late husband Paul in 1973.