Trinity Music City, USA, was established on thirty-three acres in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on January 1, 1999. The facility is part of the internationally recognized Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), founded in 1973 by Paul and Jan Crouch and based in Costa Mesa, California. TBN represents the twentieth-century phenomenon known as the “electronic church,” which utilizes new technology to present a wide range of programming that draws from a variety of Christian traditions, primarily associated with fundamentalist doctrine and charismatic expressions of faith. TBN is the largest Christian broadcasting network in the world.
Trinity Music City, USA, offers a variety of attractions and is a destination for religious tourism. Visitors can attend live television tapings, including TBN’s flagship program, “Praise the Lord,” which features well-known guests such as Cece and Bebe Winans, Benny Hinn, Stephen Baldwin, Josh McDowell, and Kirk Cameron. Additionally, tourists can view TBN-produced films such as The Revolutionary I & II, which recount the life of Jesus, and The Omega Code, a feature film about apocalyptic biblical prophecy. Trinity Music City, USA, is also home to a bistro known as the Solid Rock Café, a virtual reality theater, and a recreation of the Via Dolorosa, an ancient street in Jerusalem.
In addition to its religious intent, Trinity Music City, USA, is also a distinctly Tennessean institution. The facilities are located on the grounds of country music singer Conway Twitty’s former residence, which was known as “Twitty City” before his death, and the Conway Twitty Mansion and Memorial Gardens are included in the tour. Trinity Music City further connects itself to the Nashville sound by taping local gospel music concerts and broadcasting them internationally. Trinity Music City, USA, is open year round to the public.