The Trinity Broadcasting Network said it will no longer air shows from televangelist Kenneth Copeland, starting in October.
The removal of the controversial preacher is part of a series of upcoming programming changes at the network. Copeland and TBN have partnered for more than 40 years, airing Copeland's "Believer's Voice of Victory."
"In pursuit of a new vision under Matt and Laurie Crouch's leadership, TBN has been making changes to programming over the last several years," said TBH Marketing Director Nate Daniels in a statement to The Christian Post. "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."
The removal will take place October 2. Copeland's program will be replaced by Steven Furtick of Elevation Church.
"Matt let me know they believe The LORD is taking TBN in a new direction, and our daily program, 'Believer's Voice of Victory' (BVOV), isn't really a fit for their future programming," Copeland wrote in announcement confirming the decision. "Even though change is happening all around us, some things remain the same. The BVOV broadcasts will continue to bring you The WORD of God to build your faith, so you can live in the abundance of love, health, prosperity, and fellowship Jesus has provided."