Pastors, Christian artists write touching tributes to TBN co-founder Jan Crouch, 78

Jan Crouch is seen with evangelist Franklin Graham on a TBN programme.(Facebook/TBN)

Jan Crouch, co-founder of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), passed away at the age of 78 after suffering from a massive stroke last week.

Several well-known pastors and Christian singers were deeply affected by her loss, and they wrote touching tributes for her on their social media accounts, according to The Christian Post.

"Today Jan Crouch enters heaven as @HillsongChannel commences tomorrow. It's only possible because of her legacy," tweeted Brian Houston, senior pastor of Hillsong Church.

Meanwhile, Grammy Award-winning American gospel singer Donnie McClurkin tweeted, "My heart is broken in several different ways. MY dear FRIEND ... JAN CROUCH has passed away. PRAY for the Crouch family."

Israel Houghton, who is also a Grammy winning singer and songwriter, tweeted his concern for the Crouch family. "My deepest condolences to the @TBN & Crouch family. I knew Momma Jan for 25 years. She was always kind to me."

Pastor Ron Carpenter of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina, shared how Crouch fuelled his passion to minister. "Paul and Jan Crouch invited me into the TBN family 2009 ... that microphone changed my life forever. I'm saddened by her passing. #legacy"

Hispanic Evangelical leader Rev. Samuel Rodriguez tweeted, "Our condolences to the entire @TBN family at the passing of Jan Crouch. Paul and Jan changed the world. Now it's our turn to lift Jesus high."

Christian metal singer Michael Sweet wrote that Crouch "was always extremely kind to me and always supported everything I did. I was a guest many times over the years and I am grateful for her generosity. God Bless You Jan! Our prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Crouch family."

Carman Licciardello, who survived myeloma in 2014, even wrote a lengthy Facebook post on how Crouch treated him as family and helped him overcome cancer.

"We have won countless souls to Christ together through that network. She is the best friend you can ever have when you're going through a crisis and feel like everyone has abandoned you. Example: When I went through 10 months of cancer treatment and sent out 600 letters to 600 churches I've ministered at, for support, and not one responded, it was Jan who paid my bills so I could focus on my fight with cancer."

Crouch's son Matthew announced her death on Tuesday. "Laurie and I have just watched the transition of our precious Mother from this world to the next; watched her step into the presence of Jesus and into her heavenly reward," he said in a statement. "Jan Crouch, known around the world as Momma Jan, has gone home."