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Paul Crouch Jr. Pays Heartfelt Tribute to His 'Mama'

Paul Crouch Jr. takes life day by day, continuing to grieve over the loss of his mother, Jan, the co-founder of Trinity Broadcasting Network, late last month. Jan Crouch passed away a few days after suffering a massive stroke.

And although he says he knows both his mother and father—Paul Sr., who passed away in 2013—are in heaven, it continues to be a tough time for the family.

"Losing a parent is very, very difficult," Crouch Jr. said in a Facebook video. "We've heard it a thousand times than when a saint is called home, heaven rejoices, and we know that's true because it's the hope of our salvation and faith. But down here on Earth, it still hurts."

Crouch Jr.'s wife, Brenda, also lost her father recently and feels for everyone who has had to endure the same pain.

"Paul and I want to encourage you today," Brenda said. "Jesus is right there in the middle of your grief. If you reach out to Him, He is there. He will take you from where you are to where you need to be."

Paul and Jan Crouch first put TBN on the air in 1973.

Crouch Jr. said the Crouch family is "marching forward, and we are going to continue to keep Christian television marching strong in America and simply fulfill what drove my father and mother to go into all the world to preach the gospel."

For the complete Facebook video, click here. {eoa}

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