May 28th marks the 40th Anniversary of Trinity Broadcasting Network, and America’s most-watched faith-and-family network has an extra special two-night guest lineup for its signature ministry and talk show, Praise the Lord, to kick off the celebration of this amazing 40-year milestone.

“On May 28, 1973, as TBN took to the air on one small low power station in Orange County, California, we weren’t even sure anyone would tune in to watch us,” recalled TBN’s founder and President Dr. Paul Crouch. “But they did, and today untold millions around the world are being impacted everyday by TBN’s life-changing programming on 24 global Christian networks.”

On Tuesday, May 28th, Dr. Crouch will join co-hosts Matt and Laurie Crouch for a special three-hour Praise the Lord as they welcome four of TBN’s long-time friends and ministry partners — Benny Hinn, Dwight Thompson, Arthur Blessitt, and Jerry Barnard — for a nostalgic look back at the launch and growth of TBN into a global powerhouse.

“These four men of God have stood with us through many years of fruitful ministry,” said Dr. Crouch. “This special night will be a trip down memory lane as we share stories, take a look back at some classic TBN moments, and reminisce about the many miracles we’ve witnessed in this forty year adventure.”

Also joining the Crouches for this extra special Praise the Lord from TBN’s Dallas studio will be musical guests the Martins.

On Wednesday, May 29th, TBN will follow up its nostalgic look back with a powerful Praise the Lord show featuring a “Who’s Who” lineup of ministry, musical, and celebrity guests. Joining host Phil Munsey live from TBN’s New York City studio will be popular TBN ministry partners Joseph and Wendy Prince, and Pastor Joel and Victoria Osteen; comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey; 1970s pop music icon Tony Orlando; legendary contemporary Christian artist Carman; Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist Cece Winans; and popular New York City pastor and worship leader Donnie McClurkin.

“Since the first night TBN went on the air forty years ago, our signature Praise the Lord program has inspired, challenged, and entertained generations of viewers with talk, music, ministry, and more from a wide variety of impacting guests,” said TBN Vice President Matthew Crouch. “We’re excited about our kick-off week for TBN’s 40th anniversary, and look forward to an entire summer of unforgettable celebrations as we thank God for the miracle of TBN.”

TBN’s Praise the Lord airs May 28th and 29th at 7 p.m. Pacific Time (9 p.m. Central, 10 p.m. Eastern).

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