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Major Christian TV network drops televangelist Kenneth Copeland’s show

The Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has announced that it will no longer air shows hosted by televangelist Kenneth Copeland starting this October, The Christian Post reports.

The axing of Copeland’s shows comes along with numerous programming changes the network is making. Kenneth Copeland Ministries and TBN have had a business relationship for around 40 years, according to the Post.

In a statement to the Post, TBN Marketing Director Nate Daniels said the removal of Copeland’s programs is part of “a new vision under Matt and Laurie Crouch’s leadership” and that “TBN has been making changes to programming over the last several years.”

“As a part of this transition we chose to move away from telethons, upgraded to HD, expanded our streaming platforms, forged partnerships with family brands like K-LOVE, Museum of the Bible and others, and have replaced some programs with new original content from voices like Christine Caine, Mike Huckabee, Mike Rowe and more,” Daniels said, adding that it was “a very difficult decision” to drop Copeland and that programming by Steven Furtick of Elevation Church will replace Copeland’s show.

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