I wanted to take a moment and address many of the comments and questions I have been getting lately about the health of my grandfather, Paul Crouch, Sr. This may come as a surprise to many, but the truth is that I have not spoken with either Paul or Jan for two years. I find out the news of TBN happenings just like the rest of you- via Twitter, Facebook, and their stations. I definitely don’t have any insider news to share.
Shortly after I got married in August of 2011, the family came under serious turmoil-mostly between my sister and my uncle, Matt Crouch. It is not my place to get into the details, but I will say that as a result, my father, Paul Crouch Jr., my sister, Brittany Koper and I were all unable to continue working for TBN. While my involvement in the issue was negligible, I was still caught in the crossfire of the unfortunate circumstance. If you would like to read about what I think is the most comprehensive and accurate article written about the situation between my sister and uncle you can click below:
For the last two years I have tried on multiple occasions to reach out to both of my grandparents; however, my efforts have received no response. When Marley and I found out we were expecting our son Elijah Paul Crouch (who was born this past August), I tried again to reach out to them. It would be their first great-grandson and I thought they would be interested in meeting him. Sadly, yet again, I have yet to hear back from either one of them. He is now three months old. It breaks my heart that there is a chance that they might never get to meet our amazing, beautiful, healthy baby boy. With Paul Sr. declining heath my greatest prayer is that some sort of reconciliation would happen for the sake of my son and the rich heritage he has been left. Despite everything that has happened, I will always have such honor, respect and love for my grandparents.
All of this being said, my immediate family and I are doing really well. My dad and I are now working for The Word network and we are grateful for the great experience and ministry opportunity. I speak at churches often and we are members of a great local church, where we have found incredible fellowship. My wife and son are happy and healthy and we consider ourselves truly blessed beyond measure.
In all respect, I write this blog to transparently share with you the details of what has been going on my side of things. I encourage and would greatly appreciate prayer-but please refrain from comments and personal opinions.
Matthew 7:1-2“Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.”
We truly are believing God for reconciliation-we have done what we can and now we wait on the Lord to heal the hearts of those involved, to mend the situation, and bring glory to Himself through the outcome. Thank you for taking the time to hear my heart on the issue, thank you for your continued support and love. As my grandfather utters that ever so touching Psalm, “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” Psalm 34
Brandon, Marley and Elijah Paul Crouch