|Born||Matthew Wendell Crouch
October 26, 1961
Muskegon, Michigan, US
|Occupation||TV network executive, film director and producer|
|Employer||Trinity Broadcasting Network|
|Title||Vice-President of Administration, Trinity Broadcasting Network|
|Spouse(s)||Laurie Orndorff (m. 1985)|
|Children||Caylan Crouch (son)
Cody Crouch (son)
|Relatives||Paul Crouch Sr. (father)
Jan Crouch (mother)
Paul Crouch Jr. (brother)
Matthew W. Crouch (born October 26, 1961) is an American Christian broadcaster and filmmaker. He is currently a vice president of Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), and frequent host of its flagship program Praise The Lord.
The younger of Paul and Jan Crouch's two children, Matt was born in Muskegon, Michigan, where his parents worked as assistant pastors at a local Assemblies of God outpost. The family later moved to California, where his parents would co-found Trinity Broadcasting Network in 1973.
Along with his older brother Paul Crouch Jr., Matt spent his youth working behind the scenes at TBN in its formative years. Matt eventually rose to producing the network's flagship program, Praise The Lord, by the mid 1980s. Matt later produced a Christian music video series, Real Videos, and a children's program, Kids' Club, for the network with his wife Laurie.
In 1995 Matt and Laurie Crouch co-founded Gener8Xion Entertainment, a Christian film studio based in Hollywood. Matt has producer or executive producer credit for all of the studio's productions, such as The Omega Code (1999), Megiddo: The Omega Code 2 (2001), One Night with the King (2006), and Noëlle (2007). In 2009 Crouch co-directed the documentary feature The Cross: The Arthur Blessitt Story.
In 2010 Matt and Laurie Crouch resigned their positions at Gener8Xion Entertainment and sold their shares in that company. Matt subsequently joined TBN's staff full-time as a vice-president, a position he holds to this day. Matt is also one of several Crouch family members on TBN's board of directors. In addition to his role managing TBN's day-to-day operations, Matt and Laurie frequently appear in front of the camera as hosts of Praise the Lord, Behind the Scenes, and other TBN in-house productions.
- Matthew Crouch at the Internet Movie Database
- Matthew Crouch at AllMovie
- Gener8Xion Entertainment
- "God, Mammon and 'Bibleman' article by Newsweek