May 10, 2021 at 15:06 PM

TBN Introduces Full Slate of New Programming Exclusive Content Begins Friday, May 14 Showcasing Significant Figures in Christian History Thursday Night Block of Shows Beginning May 27

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2021 — TBN, has announced a new lineup of fresh programming premiering in May. Beginning Friday, May 14, at 8 p.m. Eastern / 7 p.m. Central, Cody Crouch, grandson of TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch, makes his hosting debut with This Month in Christian History, a new monthly series focusing on saints, athletes, missionaries, and others who did extraordinary things in the corresponding month throughout history.


“The rollout of new programming represents TBN’s continuing commitment to produce and air faith content that is informative, engaging, and relevant to a wide range of viewers,” said Matt Crouch, chairman of TBN. Crouch said that he is particularly thrilled with the premiere of Cody’s new monthly series: “While Cody has been involved in nearly every aspect of TBN production for a long time, the debut of This Month in Christian History represents the first official introduction many TBN viewers will have of the Crouch family’s third generation leadership in Christian television. Of course, Laurie and I could not be prouder."


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On Thursday, May 27, starting at 9 p.m. Eastern / 8 p.m. Central, TBN will air a special block of programming beginning with Drive Thru History: Holy Land. The exclusive TBN Holy Land series walks viewers through the ancient world of the Bible, giving a fast-paced encounter with the people, places, and events that have shaped our world and the Christian faith. The series includes on-location explorations with lots of animations and fun narration for the whole family. From the Patriarchs of the Old Testament to the events in Jerusalem during the life of Christ, Drive Thru History: Holy Land will give great insight into the history and culture behind the stories of Scripture.


“For over fifty years TBN has been a leader in encouraging Christians around the world to actively support and pray for the nation of Israel,” said Matt Crouch. “That’s why we’re devoting two hours every Thursday evening to programming on Israel — to inform, inspire, and encourage our viewers around the world to take an active role in praying for and blessing this nation and people so dear to God’s heart.”


Next, Insights Israel & The Middle East premieres at 9:30 p.m. Eastern / 8:30 Central. Hosted by TBN Israel’s Samuel Smadja and Mati Shoshani, this 13-episode documentary series gives viewers an inside look into modern Israel, featuring stories about what Israel is accomplishing in technology, energy, innovation, faith and more.


That’s followed by The Watchman with Erick Stakelbeck at 10 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. Central. Each week The Watchman delivers breaking news and perspective on the geo-political background of Israel and the Middle East — and why it matters to you.


Rounding out TBN’s Thursday night Israel line-up is Why Israel Matters, airing  at 10:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 Central. This exclusive series is designed to powerfully demonstrate the crucial importance of the Jewish state to Christians, to America, and to the world.


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TBN’s new May programming concludes with Discovering God on Monday, May 31 at 10 p.m. ET / 9 Central. In 14 powerful episodes, bestselling author and speaker Shawn Bolz unpacks profound truths about how each of us can connect to God in a deeper way.


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