Televangelist Jan Crouch Dies At Age 78

Jan Crouch, the often weeping, always grifting televangelist known for mile-high pink wigs, troweled on eye makeup, and multiple plastic surgeries, has “gone home to glory” with White Jesus. From the right-wing Charisma News:

“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,” Matt and Laurie Crouch said in a statement, “Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home.”

Crouch and her husband, the late Paul Crouch, founded the Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973. She produced multiple television programs including Praise the Lord, The Glory of America and Say Yes.

“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,” Matt and Laurie said. “Viewers of the Trinity Broadcasting Network knew her as someone who partnered with Paul Crouch in the launch and expansion of TBN, and as someone who came into their homes for over 40 years.”

In 2012 Crouch’s granddaughter accused her of “misappropriating” tens of millions in donations meant for their scam ministry:

Among purchases, the network founded by Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch, is accused of misappropriating its ‘charitable assets’ toward a $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch’s dogs. Their granddaughter, Brittany Koper, 26, recently filed her allegations in court after a brief appointment as the network’s chief finance director in July. She claims she was fired in September after discovering the ‘illegal financial schemes’ according to the lawsuit obtained by the Los Angeles Times, and consequently reporting them to Mr Crouch.

Her lawsuit follows a second by another former employee and Koper in-law, Joseph McVeigh, the uncle of Mrs Koper’s husband, Michael Koper, who detailed the opulent spending by the Christian network. According to Mr McVeigh’s accounts filed in his lawsuit, the network used their collections for side-by-side mansions in Florida, as well as in Texas, Tennessee and California. The network’s $50 million luxury jet was purchased through a sham loan while Mrs Crouch’s personal jet, a Hawker, totalled $8 million, according to his suit.

VIDEO: Crouch reveals that she faith-healed a chicken back to life.

  • Michael Smith

    “$100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch’s dogs”

    Jesus wept

    • Butch

      That’s right. What kind of heathen forces dogs to live in a mobile home? Oh, the humanity.

    • tristram

      I consider that money much better spent than the millions that went to jets, mansions, wigs and makeup.

      • Todd20036

        I’ll agree about the jets, mansions, and even the make up.

        But the wigs are a wonder of the world.

    • Soren456

      She wanted her dogs to have the same experience as her own childhood.

      But she spiffed it up by about $95,000.

  • bkmn

    Makeup, hairspray and wig companies will file for bankruptcy shortly.

  • Sam_Handwich
  • Michael Rush

    I want to speak to he God that allows this sickness to exist .

    • Dramphooey

      Or who allows people like her and Pastor Gas steal in its name.

  • Smithbc

    She looks like a really sad drag queen.

    • Jeffg166

      She was.

      • Smithbc

        Well that explains it.

  • hiker_sf

    A god who would allow someone to walk freely with that hair is an abomination.

    • Todd20036

      I disagree. Her hair is her only redeeming feature.

  • ClarkJoe

    RIP to one of the greatest drag queens of all time. She will be missed.

    • Blake Mason

      Now Jan …Sashay away.

    • crewman

      If there was justice in the comsos a drag queen would somehow end up with her collection of wigs. How cool would that be to see a drag queen doing her with her actual wigs?

  • Blake Mason

    The modern drag queen has NOTHING on this women.

  • bryan

    Wig manufacturers are going to struggle to get over this loss. Of business.

  • Octavio

    So the nest of spiders living in her pink hair finally ate through into her brain and sucked the life out of her. That’ll larn ‘er.

  • PickyPecker
    • shellback

      Blue eyes – check
      Blond hair – check
      Holy shit, it’s Malibu Jeezis.

      • Chucktech

        With heartburn…

        • Robincho

          I was holding out hope for angina…

    • Librarykid

      That whole “stepping into the presence” business was her audit, and not by the IRS, but by the One she had been stiffing for a long time. I wonder if she was reminded of that verse, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth…” Girlfriend’s gonna get a hot seat.

    • vorpal

      The way I saw it, their god finally decided to clean up some of his trash.

  • JT

    She may be dead, but her hair will live on forever.

    • olandp

      Modacrylic never dies!

    • Soren456

      I was thinking that when she died, they had to shoot her hair.

  • Christ: (say it with me) What an asshole.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. I hope she’s a sign that Pat Robertson is next!

    • Gene

      oh no….oh no….Pat Robertson MUST live through Nov…preferable Through Feb…I want to see the stroke as she describes, weeping, the Clinton victory

      • Joseph Miceli

        Ok, but I want God to give him a painfully infected anus right after!

        • Gene

          really…you, you, with that should write childrens books.

          • Librarykid

            or PROPHECY for scamvangelists

      • You’re terrible! I like you!

        • Gene

          we have posted to each other for years…and you’re discovering that I am terrible….NOW?


    • anne marie in philly

      oh sweet white jeebus YES! shitstains on our society! and look – her jeebus didn’t save her – bwhahahahahaha!

      • Joseph Miceli

        “Mommy, why did Jan Crouch have to die?”
        “It was God’s punishment for sin, Dear.”

        • anne marie in philly


  • hdtex

    Lady Bunny was spotted at the estate sale….

    • Gene

      someone at Cal Tech, or GA Tech, or MIT, studied Structural Engineering….but failed color theory, for 5 years so they could create that “hair”

      I think they have since defected to NK…little else explains that bad buzz cut on an overripe pumpkin

    • Michael Abbett

      You know every drag queen wants those wigs.


    It’s a miracle, she won’t decompose. Praise Jesus 🙂

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Ack – that zombie photo!
    Shouldn’t the headline say: Televangelist Jan Crouch Died in ’78

  • Hank

    I wonder, who will inherit and continue the GRIFT???

  • oikos
    • MBear

      cut off one head – two will grow in its place
      Hail Jeebus

    • Soren456


      I check in here sometime every morning, mainly to see who has died.

      This has been a good morning.

    • Chucktech

      My only regret is that she was never called to account in this world for her filthy, ill-gotten god lucre. What a pity so few of these contemptible christian scammers do.

    • GayOldLady

      If we find out where her grave is we can go dance on it, or at least in front of it.

      • PeterC

        Careful where you dance; everyone else has pissed there.

  • Blake Mason

    Autopsy relieved she hadbeen dead since the 80’s, and the wig was a symbiant that controlled the body.

    • oikos


    • Jeffg166

      Makes sense.

    • Stephen Elliot Phillips

      Anybody remember that bad 70s horror flick, The Manitou?

      • Cuberly

        Actually one of my faves, was so awful….lol..

    • 2karmanot

      There is a rumor on the Internets that the symbiant is seeking a new host and wishes to mate with Trump’s comb-over.

      • Blake Mason


    • Sashineb
  • BeaverTales

    She looks ridiculous, but she was extremely rich. The Fail elaborates how prosperous the Prosperity gospel is (and how dumb her followers were):

  • MikeBx2

    On the bright side, I hear that the faith healed chicken is still alive.

    • Jeffg166

      Maybe it will raise Jan from the dead.

  • Dramphooey

    Champagne for everyone! This is no loss to the world at all. Somebody else on this blog posted this a few months ago and I was actually speechless. An absolutely vile person whose loss I will not mourn.

    • Marides48

      A fool & his money are soon parted with some tearful holy persuasion.

    • Octavio

      Sickest most criminal grifting I’ver heard in a long time. Ugh.

      • tristram

        Rather run-of-the-mill stuff, actually.

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      Oh, man, that is just horrific.

    • Joe in PA

      But you know…you can’t out give God.


      • Todd20036

        Technically, it’s a good expression. But IMO, giving to god means volunteering, donating to charity, helping others.

        NOT donating to telescammers so they can buy a mansion with retirees social security checks.

        • Oh’behr

          Exactly. Why I don’t mind seeing doing majority human services churches and religious organizations who feed the poor, shelter the homeless, visit and help the elderly, assist children with winter coats and not abuse them, etc. … remain tax free.

          Telescammers and political grifter churches should be taxed. As they don’t do anything other than what benefits that church.

          I have a few (in my neighborhood) churches who fall into the majority human services category. I’d hate to see them taxed out of existence as they do good work.

          Now a suburban mega-church opened a satellite branch near downtown Minneapolis. Them I don’t mind seeing taxed as I figure they don’t do anything yet get all preachy and political.

          • Soren456

            I favor a tax as incentive to do good.

            Full taxes for all income and property like any other business, but forgiven incrementally for each proven social benefit performed by the church.

            They could get their taxes down to nothing if they actually did the work.

    • Cuberly

      One of the atheist podcasts uses snippets of that as a bumper, it’s one of the most despicable things I’ve ever heard.

    • ZhyKitty

      How utterly repulsive! OMG!

    • MattPS

      There must be some way to convert that ill-gotten mansion into something that will actually benefit society: How about a halfway house for recovering religious addicts? Or even better, for children who’ve been exploited by religious organizations against their own wishes?

    • Sashineb

      And then there is this parody:

    • Michael Abbett

      They’re all a bunch of disgusting parasites.

  • They better install some overflow urinals for that grave site.

  • Cackalaquiano

    My dumb brain looks at the picture of that mansion and goes “does that roof actually shed rainwater correctly?”
    That’s how ADD I am folks…

  • SoCalVet

    My mom had polio at two years old, worked tirelessly as a farmer’s wife, and kept and cared for lots of abused foster children. She went to SF Gay Pride with us and became very pro-LGBT as she aged. She died this weekend at 80 years old and I’m never going to be the same again. I lost my best friend. I wish I could tell her how much she meant to me.

    • bkmn

      She sounds like a great woman. My heart goes out to you.

    • PickyPecker

      I’m so sorry for your loss, SoCalVet. I’m betting she knew just how much she meant to you and to others she loved. XO

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    • bryan

      You just told us, perfectly.

    • Dramphooey

      Please accept my sympathy. I never fully recovered from the loss of my mother so I can empathize.

      • GayOldLady

        There’s no one like momma. When they leave they take a piece of us with them.

        • David Walker

          Considering what the good ones have given to us, they’re allowed.

        • Goodboy

          My moms prepping her departure. She has dementia that’s steadily getting worse every year. She’s already half gone. The person she was has completely disappeared in 5 years time.

          • ZhyKitty

            That’s such a cruel and horrible disease.
            I’m so sorry to hear that that’s what your mother and your family is dealing with, bless your hearts.

          • erstegeiger

            My mom is not as far along as yours but it’s a heartbreak non the less. The only thing I hold on to was that her mother even when non verbal was still basically happy. Doesn’t mean my heart is breaking any less, but helps to think if she lives that long, she will will be basically happy.

          • Goodboy

            My Grandmother had dementia too. Like yours both are relatively happy. I joke sometimes that forgetting some things would make me happier too. It’s a different kind of happiness I guess.

            Kidding aside it would be nice just to talk to her normally again.

          • jo gerardo

            I retired from my first career to become an RN, knowing I’d be caring for my in-laws. We’ve lived together for almost 20 years and I’ve been their full time caregiver for 15. She’s lost a lot of overall function but we’ve developed a sense where we can communicate with each other. It’s hard work, but it’s another set of parents I never thought I’d ever have the pleasure and privilege of knowing. She also laughs at my horrible jokes and loves my singing.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I’m so sorry. She sounds like she was a beautiful woman. I wish you strength and peace.

    • oikos

      Sorry to hear.

    • Spongebob CrankyPants

      So sorry for your loss.

    • Gene

      (HUGGGS)…you have always presented yourself in a kind way.. a decent way..

      While its not a set and fast rule, as a rule, we learn our kindness and decency from our mothers. I never met her, but, all of us here, and all you interact with, get the benefit of the life she lead, and her good spirit, via you

      I am so very sorry for your loss…its a loss, mourn.. yet remember, as I do of my late parents; the best parts of us that make us who and what we are…thats them. and we carry that bit of them with us, always

      • Gene

        it has been 3 and a half years for me….feels like yesterday.

        I still mourn her. She was funny, and kind, and brave. She left me notes..instructions, more or less, for the rest of my life. Dad did the same, but hers were “open and read them all now”. The box sits next to the near empty one dad left…but, hers, when opened, still smells of Chanel No. 5.

        focus on the happy memories SoCalVet…I wont lie and say it gets easier, but, the pain, changes, and becomes more bearable.

    • Joe in PA

      Thank you for sharing that, that must have been hard. Big hug!

    • Chucktech

      So sorry to hear, Tom, she sounds like she was a wonderful loving mother. And she raised a damn good kid.

    • Todd20036

      She lives on through you. As long as you are fabulously true to yourself, the most cherished parts of her will continue though you…
      and all of us.

    • That Guy

      Sorry for your loss, she sounds like an amazing woman.

    • GayOldLady

      I’m so sorry SoCalVet, but glad that you have wonderful memories of her beautiful spirit to move forward with you. I know it doesn’t seem possible right now but it does get better. Peace to you and your family!!!

    • abel

      A mother like that surely knew how much she meant to you. But we never stop grieving in a sense. The intensity ebbs, but the loss is with us always. Remember to be grateful for who she was and what you had.

    • MarkOH

      ” I wish I could tell her how much she meant to me.”

      She knew, trust me, she knew.
      I am sorry for your loss. I lost my mom 8 weeks ago. You will experience what a minister friend of mine calls “emotion ninjas” where, out of the blue, you will hear / see / smell something that reminds you of her and go to pieces. Embrace it – it’s the healing process. You sound like you have GREAT memories of a truly loving, wonderful woman. May she truly rest in peace.

      • CanuckDon

        I hear my mom any time I sneeze. I feel my dad’s presence any time I’m in a hardware store. He hated dealing with some of the jackass males that work in them.

      • ZhyKitty

        So very sorry for your loss, sweetie. *Big mama bear hugs*


        That was beautiful.

    • Butch

      Adding my thoughts. Take care of yourself.

    • delk

      My deepest condolences on your loss.

    • BearEyes

      so sorry to hear that. Sending you big bear hugs.

    • 2karmanot

      I’m very sorry SoCV. I know that feeling all to well and send you condolences. Peace…………

    • MikeBx2

      A wonderful tribute to your mom. I’m sure she was very proud of you.

    • RobynWatts

      Much love to you, SoCalVet. I’m terribly sorry. (((Hugs)))

    • Megrim Twist

      ::hugs and love to you::

    • ericpayne

      My mother, after finding out my ongoing molestation by a neighborhood man included oral sex, forbade me to ever kiss her with “that mouth” again. That was in October, 1970. She died in February, 2009. I never did kiss her again. In fact, in October, 1985, I walked out on that family, not seeing, or speaking, to any of them until 2000, when I went into heart failure the first time.

      • David Walker

        I never cease to be grateful that I made it through childhood and youth without the horrors you and others share. I wasn’t speaking to my father when he died…it was for a good reason and I have never felt guilty about it. It needed to be done. I hope you and your heart are OK now.

      • Goodboy

        My Mom has made allot of mistakes in her life and I’ve forgiven every single one of them. However, she would never do something like that.

        Really sorry to hear that.

      • Robincho

        Not everyone comes up a winner in the Family Lotto™… Perhaps that’s why Armistead Maupin had to invent “logical” families — as an antidote to some of the biological ones…

      • Gene

        that…well..that is heartbreaking. I cannot imagine it, and I respect you for surviving it all.
        no child should ever be abused…and a mother is supposed to be the safe harbor when all other harbors are closed

    • David Walker

      That’s horrible, SoCalVet. That is not going to be something you’ll “get used to.” My mother died in 1985 and I still think about here every day. At some point it becomes less sorrow and more pleasant and good memories. She even makes special guest appearances in my dreams. No, it’s not easy, not when you love her as much as you do. Missing her will not go away, but the grief and misery will subside. What you need to know is that she had knew what you thought of her. How could she not? Know that.

    • Jamie Brewer

      Thank you for sharing, so sorry for your loss. This quote from the book, “Let Us Build Us A City. Eleven Lost Towns of Arkansas” by Donald Harington pretty much sums up the best we can hope for. An elderly woman ended an interview with one of the most insightful lines I have ever read. She simply said, “I want to believe that years later on you’ll still think about me.”

      This is a person I have never met, but I have used her insight more times than I can remember. I’m certain your mom has had the same effect upon many.

    • 2patricius2

      Thanks for sharing.

      I’m sorry. It’s hard to lose someone we love deeply – someone who loved us deeply as well. It takes time to heal. And even healing doesn’t take away all the sense of loss. I think of the words from the play I Never Sang for My Father: “Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship.”

      I’m sure your mother would be pleased with your kind words about her. And though I don’t know you personally, I suspect she knew how you felt from things you said to her and did for her while she was alive. I wish you well.

    • Ian

      You described a life well-lived, full of love and compassion. I’m deeply sorry for your loss.

    • Sashineb

      I’m so sorry for your loss. I know how hard this is on you, as my mother died almost ten years ago. Wishing you the best during this very difficult time.

    • ZhyKitty

      Bless your heart, honey.
      I’m so very sorry for your loss. <3

      As a Mother, I can tell you that she knew how much she meant to you and how much you loved her. It's always nice to hear it from our children, of course,but we know without it being said. Know how we know? We know because we know how much you mean to us and how much we love you, and we know you feel the same way, *big mama bear hugs*

      • Joe in PA

        I hope SoCalVet is re-reading all these wonderful messages and takes comfort. Yours is especially sweet.

        I wrote my mom a letter years ago, telling her how much I loved and admired her. I never knew she kept it in her purse for years. It was included in her casket.

        Damn, those onions are kicking in. :_(

        • GayOldLady

          I’m glad you did that for your mother Joe. Her carrying it in her purse shows that it was a cherished possession.

    • bambinoitaliano

      She knows. Otherwise she would not have gone to pride and support the LBGT community. Her love for you goes beyond that reaches the others. You should give yourself some credit that you might be the one who inspire her to do so.

    • Smithbc

      Sorry for your loss. She sounds like a wonderful woman. She certainly deserves to be remembered today more than the old hag above. I lost my mother in 1996. I never got to tell her how much she meant to me and its devastated me.

    • Queequeg

      I’m very sorry to hear that. I know what it is like to lose your Mom. You have my condolences.

    • Raising_Rlyeh

      I hope it was peaceful. My mom passed away last Thursday from a heart attack that killed her almost instantly.

      • Robincho

        I don’t mean to sound callous, but after watching my poor mother arm-wrestle lupus for years and years, your news is mouthwatering to me… I still wonder which is better, a lightning bolt or quicksand…

      • Joe in PA

        more hugs!

    • Beagle

      My condolences, SoCalVet.

    • Learjet

      THANK YOU for reminding us that there are REAL good people on earth. Sorry for your loss. Your mom sounds like an amazing lady! xo

    • thepinkservbot

      Your mother outlived the subject of this article in every way that counts, and I do not merely mean years. I’m sorry for your loss, she sounds like a champion.

    • Robincho

      What a sweet and wonderful thing Life is, and how grateful we should be to our mothers for giving it to us, and for sharing it with us a little while… You were one of the lucky ones, SoCalVet, and so, by the way, was she… xox

    • Gery Weißschädel



      A very big hug from Los Angeles.

    • Sorry for your loss.

  • bryan

    I hope, for Jan’s sake, that there is no afterlife. Because Jan would have to explain why she spent money raised, under the guise of ‘charitable assets’, on herself. A $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for her dogs

  • Hue-Man

    he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him.

    Matthew 9:24

    • Porkie

      And low he said -” the chicken is not dead it merely sleepeth..”

  • Duh-David

    Once ran into her in on the street in Provincetown, where she goes by the name, “Lady Bunny.” Sorry to hear Bun-Bun has passed.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Nice mansion. Too bad so many christers fall victim to these scam-artists and charlatans. But then, they already choose to believe a helluva lot of utter nonsense, so it might be they are genetically predisposed to “victimhood”.
    Free your mind! Reject organized religion.

  • Robert Adams

    If they are dumb enough to send the money in, folks like her don’t need a genius IQ to take it — TAX FREE!

    Remember, the “Marks” that are bamboozled by a Grifter are always motivated by they’re own selfish reasons, be it a quick buck or “salvation” for themselves.

    • Dramphooey

      All confidence schemes are based on some idea of getting rich quick usually by some underhanded means. While basically performing a magical ritual to obtain wealth or power isn’t quite the same as trying to sneak money out of Nigeria to avoid taxes it is still based on the idea of reward while not contributing to society.

  • UiscePreston

    It’s like Mrs. Slocombe ate Tammy Faye.

    • abel

      Thanks a bunch. I just spat coffee all over my keyboard. Too funny!

  • Jerry Hinnant

    I don’t blame her for anything she got. If the idiots that financed their opulence were stupid enough to pump millions into her bank accounts while barely scraping by themselves, then they deserved to get fleeced. Not like their book doesn’t tell to beware false prophets

  • Pollos Hermanos

    When alerted to her impending arrival to join him in hell, her old fag husband had this to say:

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      Oh, my bad. I thought he was saluting Josh Duggar.

    • Soren456

      That Roman collar is a curiosity on an evangelical divine.

  • Sk3ptic

    I can only imagine what these houses look like on the inside, bursting with creepy porcelain dolls, bad portraits and filthy pink carpet. And that’s probably in the nice one.

    • Hank

      Dogs playing poker on a black velvet background!!

    • Gene

      I saw a tv expose on one of the home. you kind of nailed it..except that they were as clean as operating theatres…and, some of the furniture inside…antique and very beautiful…but set in a garrish setting, which ruined the effect.

      and several white baby grand pianos. why white…? dont know, but, she seemed to prefer those. Oh, and lot of Thomas Kincaid.(you are SHOCKED at that, I am sure)

      • Ernest Endevor

        It’s well known that white pianos are fancy.

      • Soren456

        Clear vinyl on all the furniture and lampshades.

    • Oscarlating Wildely

      C’mon: you know you want that monkey, you know you do!

      • William

        What, no gold leafed panther statues?

        • Oscarlating Wildely

          (Shhhh….. they’re behind the TV’s! They’re automated to chase after the monkey with their rhinestone studded velvet collars.)

      • Acronym Jim

        With nary a book in sight, I’m guessing that’s the library.

        • Cuberly

          Nah, that’s the velvet lined orgy mosh pit.

          • Soren456

            Prayer chamber. Prayer chamber. Geez.

        • Beagle

          No books, at least 3 TV sets.

  • oikos
  • delk

    “Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious hateful mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus Satan and into her heavenly hellish reward,” Matt and Laurie Crouch said in a statement, “Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home to hell.”

    • oikos

      Before the coroner had her wig in the meatwagon, they were probably pawing through her financial papers.

  • fiizok

    Can’t find it now, but the inspired Betty Bowers once posted a hilarious account about inadvertently seeing Dame Crouch sans wig on the ladies’ toilet.

  • Megrim Twist

    buh bye.

  • easygoingmister

    She looks like a Muppet—from a strip club—for the elderly.

  • Puckfair52

    Gone to Her Final rotting place!

    • edrex

      I don’t think there’s anything to rot. None of her parts are organic anymore.

  • Time to plan gay day at the Holy Land Experience in Orlando …. Lol

  • Schlukitz

    “Troweled on eye makeup.”

    That’s a saver.

  • Secure

    The chicken-healer is speaking to an audience full of old white people of course, clapping for Jeeeeeeeesus.

  • oikos

    She bought Homer’s patent.

  • geoffalnutt

    Another one who thought she was God’s grift.

  • I always knew her as the lady with the pink hair. Her husband was gay and they lived in his and hers side by side mansions. How anyone is stupid enough to send money to these sleazebags is beyond me.

    • studd55

      Jim Baker is back and in business again.

      There is no end to the stupidity of people who fall for these age old religious scammers.

      • I’m not sure how much of it is stupidity and how much is lonely elderly people who are afraid of dying.

        Yes, Jim Bakker is back. Not only is he a crook, he’s a convicted criminal. And yet he’s on tv selling survivalist rations to the gullible. (Note: you can get everything he’s selling a lot cheaper, not that you need it.)

        • William

          I might need a stash of Mac ‘n Cheez food product on hand for the November elections.

        • Schlukitz

          Howard J. Ruff, the noted Mormon gold bug runs a similar scam.

          While he does not use the fear of god to fleece his believers, his message is one of doom and gloom and based on the fear of impending financial collapse in the USA which is just as effecting in getting the sheep to part with their fleece.

          Nearly forty years have passed since his first prediction of total financial ruin for everyone except those who read his Ruff Times, bought his books and followed his advice (How to Prosper During the Coming Bad Years: A Crash Course in Personal Financial Survival. (1978) and like the second coming of Christ, it still has not happened. In all fairness, however, there is a higher possibility of financial collapse in the USA occurring before Christ returns to earth. 😉

          He hawks everything from precious metals to survival food, guns and ammunition and everything in between and earns handsome commissions from the sale of products from the companies that he promotes.

          Interestingly, he accepts the very same currency (US bucks) that he says will fail the rest of us when financial Armageddon arrives.


          • William

            Those Dollars are quickly converted into Swiss Francs when they are deposited offshore.

            I saw one of those asshats (it might have been Ruff) explaining why people needed to buy commemorative gold coins, purchased from him at a hefty markup. Apparently when the shit hits the fan, Krugerrands or Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins will NOT be accepted anywhere. Only Chinese made gold Mickey Mouse coins, or some such shit will have any value.

          • Schlukitz

            Not to defend Ruff, but he was a big pusher of Krugerrands and Canadian Maple Leaf gold coins, along with junk silver (pre 1964 US coins) as survival currency.

            I have, however, seen some of the advertisements for commemorative gold coins.. The amazing thing is, they sell because of fear or the unknown.

            Fear is the most amazing marketing tool ever devised by man to sell shit that no one needs. LOL

    • Schlukitz

      Well, you know the old English proverb.

      “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

      • Ben in Oakland

        a snake and his oil are soon parted.

    • William

      I watched a few minutes of Pat Robertson’s 700 Club this morning. The featured story was about a broke couple, the husband was out of work. Despite all their hardship, they continued to tithe and gave their last 50 bucks to the ministry. Then, Shazam, all their problems were solved!

      • Schlukitz

        I’ll bet dollars-to-donuts, that good ole Pat, knowing full well of their financial hardships, didn’t refuse it while saying “Thanks but you need this more than I do” as he handed the fifty bucks back to them.

      • I’m not the least bit surprised. And as others have pointed out, it’s a textbook scam. it’s an appeal to selfishness disguised as altruism. Pigeon Drop. Spanish Prisoner. I’m sure there are others.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch’s dogs.
    She scammed enough cash for 13 mansions and the equivalent for her dogs. Her. Dogs.
    I suspect I am supposed to feel sympathy upon her death. I guess I’m supposed to care about her family’s loss or her aged Easter Egg Wannabe self. I am supposed to give a shit about her life. I don’t. Maybe for her dogs but that’s stretching it.

    • oikos

      I look forward to her rotting corpse being devoured by maggots.

  • OT: Glenn Beck Suspended After On-Air Talk Of ‘Patriot’ Taking Out Prez Trump (AUDIO)

    • Chucktech

      Glenn Beck is on SiriusXM?? I thought he was so washed up he was only on the Internet.

      And I’m sure there have been many a “patriot” wet dream about taking out the Negro Muslim Socialist from Kenya, too…

      • Cuberly

        He has a radio show as well as his streaming one.

    • Cuberly

      “Oh what a beautiful mooooooorning….”

  • Ernest Endevor

    Marjoe Gortner counts the money. Stunning.

    • Jay George

      Creepy! I wonder why they always scream? :p

      • Paul Duca

        It’s the closest they ever get to orgasm….

  • BearEyes

    will there be a separate funeral pyre for the wigs
    – along with EPA permits for the off-gassing?

    • Oh’behr

      Watch out. Burning the wigs will cause the ocean to rise another foot in Florida.

  • danolgb

    This is the TBN headquarters here in the OC. The Christmas lights stay up year-round, although they’re turned off. You can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you can’t take the trailer park out of the girl.

    • Spudger

      I always promised myself i’d commit some lewd act with another man in their restroom someday.

      • Oh’behr

        Do two. As I’ll never get there, another one for me too.

      • Robincho

        Good luck with that! We all know the best promises are the ones that get kept…

  • it’s really hard to feel sorry for the idiots who made this woman and her family so rich. i guess i will never understand them, people who watch televangelists. and give them money. i hope the granddaughter’s lawsuit shuts the whole grift down.

  • Joe knows who I am.

    “a $50 million jet, 13 mansions and a $100,000-mobile home for Mrs Crouch’s dogs. “. Hm, I guess the Lard does provide.

  • studd55

    Looking at the layers of her hair on the main pic, I think Trump copied one of those layers.

  • jomicur

    I’m a longtime fan of televised theology, and Jan gave me one of my favorite moments. I’ll never forget her tearful explanation of how she “found Jesus” after he worked a miracle to heal her pet chicken. Yes, the purported ruler of the entire universe is concerned with the health and well-being of individual poultry. I am not making his up. How could I?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Because its true?

  • Ross

    Oh, I am so very sad.

  • ExGayTherapyKills

    In 2012 Crouch’s granddaughter accused her of “misappropriating” tens of millions in donations meant for their scam ministry:

  • John Calendo

    So My Little Pony is dead. How sad.

  • Steven B

    But she can’t pray herself back to life?

    • Jeffrey

      Funny how God brought her chicken back to life but didn’t think she was worth the same consideration.

  • Jmdintpa

    She must have skipped jesus school the day they taught this lesson.
    James 5 verse 1-6

    1 Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2 Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5 You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.

  • Acronym Jim

    Was Barty Crouch a sly J.K. Rowling dig on these charlatans?

  • Jeffrey


  • Rebecca Gardner

    How many more Grifters does that leave? The day I hear Pat Robertson has bought the farm I’m having a party!

    • Todd20036

      There will always be grifters because there will always be people who think they need to buy a stairway to heaven, even if it costs them their grocery money or rent.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        Heaven only has a Stairway.
        Hell has a HIghway!!!!

        True story. I was in The Castro one night and as I left The Mix I started up my obnoxiously loud Harley-Davidson Road Glide. The CD in the stereo was AC/DC and Highway to Hell started cranking out of the stereo. A gal on her motorcycle a couple of spots down from me turns and says, “Well that’s appropriate!”

      • rabbit_ears

        Discovering ceremonial burial was a bad thing.

    • Gianni

      It is only right to celebrate their passage into eternity with their Lord. It’s not nice to party because of his death, but because of happiness at his going to glory in the only way that is possible. Hallelujah!

    • Schlukitz

      New ones are being groomed at Liberty College as we speak.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    White Jesus welcomes her hair and makeup tips.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      The higher the hair, the closer to god.

      • Johnny Wyeknot

        Nice comment of yours over at Charisma News! Wonder how long it will stay!

        • Schlukitz

          I’ve learned not to waste my time leaving comments on hateful sites.

          It’s an exercise in futility.

  • penpal

    Knowing what we know about these Jesus-for-profit grifters–and there are still hundreds of them active even today–it’s hard for me to feel an ounce of pity for anyone who is stupid enough to give their hard-earned money to them. They’re gajillionaires whose teachings run perfectly counter to the teachings of Jesus. If you’re too stupid and lazy to open up the bible and read what Jesus says about the wealthy and the hypocrites who pray in public, you deserve to be ripped off.

  • motordog

    …I suppose I must give my condolences to her family, friends and co-grifters…

  • 2karmanot

    Whaaaat? Bitch you ain’t come’un to my heaven.

    • tim870

      I can never see enough of that pic!

    • Tom Tallis

      Is he circumcised?

  • Gigi

    She’s in a better place.

    • Rebecca Gardner

      Yeah, off the Earth.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Huh. I was convinced that the lord had called his servant Jan home to glory decades ago.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    I was curious what she looked like without her crime disguise.

  • Orion Dumptee

    hmmm,…..shovel off all the pancake,and i’ll bet you’ll find jimmy hoffa in there

  • MB

    Good Riddance.
    These hate-filled, homophobic, sanctimonious, zealot fuckweasels should all be singing happy songs, since Jan’s little ole’ itty bitty ass just got raptured back to her racist hateful Cheesus.
    Lying, thieving duplicitous Pentecostal bastards.

  • Robert Conner

    An early 2nd century or late 1st century document, “The Teaching of the Apostles,” aka the Didache, coins a wonderful Greek term for the Jesus grifters: christemporos. Emporos, “merchant,” from whence “emporium,” officially, “a large retail store selling a wide variety of goods.” In the present case, the goods include prosperity, exorcisms, salvation, and the granting of wishes including immunity from taxes and prosecution for fraud.


    One more parasite has been removed from the host.

    • Schlukitz

      Unless the host is deloused, however, the infestation will only continue to grow bigger.

  • bob

    Gee, a scam artist disguised as a Christian , that’s new ! lol

  • Mike Rasor

    Wait, muppets can die?

  • Mike D

    I used to see her going to a place called Recycled Rags in Corona del Mar, CA. People would wait in line there in the morning to snatch up the latest cast offs from the Newport Beach elite. We’d sit in the bagel shop next door and watch the tussle. She always stood out from the others with her pink or lavender hair (way before it was trendy – a la Kelly Osbourne).

  • Rebecca Gardner

    My comment was deleted from Charisma news. LOL.

    All I did was say good riddance to another grifter then quoted Matthew 19:24. I guess they don’t like the BuyBull.

    • rabbit_ears

      They seem touchy about that subject. No need to let anything dampen the grift giving spirits I suppose.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    To paraphrase the great Bette Davis: ‘My mother always told me never to say anything bad about the dead…….so I’ll say this……Jan Crouch is dead……GOOD!’

    • Robincho

      I have a Miss Crawford holding for you on line one…

  • 2patricius2

    And when Jesus saw her, he said: “Dearie! Who did your hair?”

    • William

      Ancient Carny Secret:

  • Steven Leahy

    Well the only things more pathetic than these opportunistic parasites are the hundreds of thousands or millions who fell for this scam. Some of them undoubtedly had next to nothing to give, and yet gave that “next to nothing” towards a new house for these lying, thieving grifters. If situations like this don’t convince the ignorant of this sham known as organized religion, not sure what will.

    • Goodboy

      My Grandmother watched the show religiously and yes gave money she couldn’t afford. She had to live with my mom because she couldn’t afford to live on her own. Hate to say it but not the brightest bulb in the pack.

    • Schlukitz

      Absolutely nothing would convince the ignorant of shams like this.

      When you confront the ignorant about these kind of shams, they come back with dumb comments like “Well, God would want them to have these things since they are doing his work here on earth.”

  • rabbit_ears

    Momma bit the big one. We need financial help to buy the plastic garbage bag to put her in, and we need to hire someone to dig a pit somewhere to throw her into. Please donate large amounts of ca$h!

    • djcoastermark

      In the words of The Great Monty Python, “bury ,burn or dump her. Dump her, where? In the Thames ” Much cheaper solution, though I am not advocating anyone contribute to the ever-growing pollution problem.

      • rabbit_ears


  • djcoastermark

    It still never ceases to amaze me that people still give to these leeches. I guess people are way dumber than I give them credit for.

    • Jerry Kott

      There is not any difference between those who support this cult and those who support Trump. They like the smell of this kind of Success.

    • Gianni

      You’re learning.

  • djcoastermark

    When I first saw the picture posted I thought it can’t be, I just saw her perform in the drag show at the resort sunday. That’ll teach me for not reading through.

  • rextrek1

    over the hill, and over Made up charlatan goes to meet Imaginary maker…….story at 11…

  • Gianni

    Apparently, God didn’t give her any fashion sense. Well, no matter to the fools who routinely parted with their money to keep her living high off the hog. It always reminds me that things don’t ever really change. The ancients also routinely sent their prayers to the gods by visiting their temples and having to buy a dove or some such animal for their holy sacrifice. The temples were places of great wealth. Today, many temples are on the telly and you donate electronically to gain the favor of the Lord. People obviously haven’t gained in smarts over the centuries. Seems that is man’s fate – to remain an eternal sucker for a shrewd talker.

  • David

    Good riddence to bad trash.

  • DesertSun59

    Wow. Never heard of this grifter until today. I’m glad she’s gone, too.

    • Mike C

      It’s amazing isn’t it? I’ve heard of her through JMG but it’s fascinating the amount of money these people can siphon off their victims while remaining relatively obscure. Look at that house! A $20 million jet! Unreal.

      • Schlukitz

        Ye. It is amazing.

        Even more amazing, however, is how the IRS turns a blind eye to these religious frauds and scammers who pay no taxes on the income that they steal from their victims.

  • Fr. Leo

    I’m studying pride & arrogance. But Jan & Paul don’t fit. Who am I to judge?

  • Macbill

    Good riddance to Jan and her narcoleptic chicken.

  • Jay George

    If I had absolutely no morals or care for my fellow humans, I too could become a wealthy televangelist, but instead I stay poor because I’m just not that scummy.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Good riddance. These telescammers for Jeebiss serve no good function for humanity.

  • billbear1961

    The very FACE of Christer “Christianity”–LOOK at it!

    It’s people like THIS allied with the 1%’s LACKEYS in the GOP who may soon control the government of this nation!

  • billbear1961

    She could have been a running mate for Cruz or Trump–a nation willingly on its knees to absolute CHARLATANS.

  • LiberalDeacon

    I’m kind of upset. I’m sad she never had the chance to pee in post HB2 in North Carolina.

  • Stubenville

    Has she been getting makeup tips from Jiggly Caliente?

  • SilasMarner

    That was one UGLY bitch. Ding dong the witch is dead, which old witch, the WICKED witch.

  • Adam Kautz

    Ding, dong the witch is dead.

  • DaveMiller135

    The primary exemplar of the Wigsploitation school of Christian tears-n-begging.

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Peroxide poisoning?

  • Boy Elvis

    If that camel-through-a-needle’s-eye parable is true I hope that nasty bitch is finding it out right now.

  • andrew

    She so imitated Jesus in her lifestyle. LOL.

  • buzzbeard

    since she believe in it’s existence….may she burn in hell

  • buzzbeard

    may she burn in hell with the rest of CBN

  • houstonray

    I don’t think she’s going to see white Jesus, more like red Satan….

  • Pickles

    Good riddance to a horrible hateful money grubbing bitch.

  • ECarpenter

    I wonder how many people know that “White Jesus” was a Norse insult, meaning that Jesus was a cowardly and weak god?

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  • Snownova

    It looks like a drag queen, yet it has none of the magic or personality of one.

  • JCF

    “watched the transition of our precious mother from this world to the next”

    Why do I have the feeling they’re not nearly so sanguine re the earthly transitions of Trans people?

    Whatev, RIP (I can be magnanimous, now that her grifting/Fundie-pushing days among us are OVER)

  • KQCA

    I was the music director for TBN’s house band for the Praise the Lord program when I was in college. What an odd, frustrating, and mind blowing gig for tuition money. Jan was nuts and Paul was freakish. The stories I can tell about the things I witnessed and what I know alays leave people speechless.

    • KnownDonorDad

      You ought to pen an essay about it. I’d read it.

      • KQCA

        I have a few relatives who are devout followers. They refuse to believe the antics I witnessed at TBN. They’re audience has to be the most gullible humans on the planet. I pity them.

  • Bobby Walker

    Not to defend her but that mansion pic is same one used for Joel Olsten.

  • Sage

    if given the information of her grave location I will gladly squat over it .

  • I just want to know who are the total and complete idiots who fall for such obvious frauds? Yikes.

  • Coach

    The lie Satan would have you believe is that this false teacher is in heaven. I was sad when I heard she had died because I knew where she was. Jesus said many will say “Lord Lord have we not done many wonders in your name?” He will profess to them “depart from me, I never knew you”.

    God is holy and righteous, He will judge the world in righteousness. The problem with mankind is God is good, mankind is evil. For God not to punish sin would make Him unjust. The wrath of God was poured out on Jesus Christ as a substitute for those who would turn from their sins and trust in Jesus Christ. Repeating a prayer, walking an aisle, etc. is not the same thing as saving faith, you must truly believe on Jesus Christ to be saved. Many people claim to be saved and argue against God’s Word about sin.

    If you are a Christian and practicing fornication, homosexuality, drunkeness, etc., you’re deceived and most pastors won’t say that because they want to keep the crowds, fill the collection plate, etc.

    1 Corinthians 6:8 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.

    You say you can’t help your sin, Jesus died to save His people from their sins. You say nobody’s perfect, but the difference between a Christian and a false convert is one loves and practices righteousness, hating the sin they once loved and fleeing to Christ when they fall, depending on His grace to endure. The false convert loves and practices sin and excuses themselves by saying You’re fine as long as you ask for forgiveness, the heart of a self-righteous hypocrite.

    Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.