EIN 54-0678752

The Christian Broadcasting Network

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1,395
Year formed
1960
Most recent tax filings
2020-03
Description
The Christian Broadcasting Network's mission is preaching The gospel of Jesus christ into all The world. The Christian Broadcasting Network's mission is preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world.

Program areas at The Christian Broadcasting Network

Domestic production and airing of Christian television programming, internet and radio: The 700 club, a live television program that airs weekdays from cbn broadcast facilities, is The primary program used by cbn to preach The gospel of jesus christ. Cbn is also an innovator in its use of cbn.com to preach The gospel of jesus via The internet. Cbn combines both forms of media, television and internet, in The cutting edge program 700 club interactive. Cbn launched The cbn news channel, The first 24-hour Christian television news channel, on october 1, 2018. See schedule o for more details.
The prayer center is a department of cbn that provides scripture based prayer, biblical literature, account service, and product orders to people through cbn's telephone prayer line, social media portals, and emails. It also performs outbound calling for ministry and fundraising purposes. In 2019, The prayer center department handled 258,349 outbound and 1,908,952 inbound phone calls. A total of 6,291 people prayed The prayer of salvation with our prayer center employees and 8,213 people rededicated their life to christ. See schedule o for more details.
International outreach: in 2019, cbn produced programming and other content in 70 different languages, and broadcast programs to audiences in 159 countries and territories. Since inception, cbn has worked in 144 foreign languages. See schedule o for more details.

Form 990s for The Christian Broadcasting Network

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2020-032021-02-22990View PDF
2019-032020-01-13990View PDF
2018-032018-12-22990View PDF
2017-032017-11-28990View PDF
2016-032017-01-23990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds The Christian Broadcasting Network

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$456,076
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...and 28 more grants received

Financials for The Christian Broadcasting Network

RevenuesFYE 03/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$179,634,883
Program services$215,815
Investment income and dividends$1,502,940
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$1,020,948
Net rental income$673,636
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-347,851
Net income from fundraising events$-98,905
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$716,307
Miscellaneous revenues$106,430,585
Total revenues$289,748,358

Personnel at The Christian Broadcasting Network

NameTitleCompensation
Gordon P. RobertsonDirector and Vice Chair and Chief Executive Officer$578,464
James R BarrVice President and Chief Financial Officer$227,782
Joseph F FitzpatrickAssoc General Counsel$193,155
 Subscribe to viewSenior Correspondent$187,814
 Subscribe to viewHost$274,942
...and 11 more key personnel

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CRISTA MinistriesSeattle, WA$108,465,151
Compassion International IncorporatedColorado Springs, CO$953,223,395
American Israel Education FoundationWashington, DC$88,349,547
Regis UniversityDenver, CO$176,051,512
American Jewish Joint Distribution CommitteeNew York, NY$333,783,055
Baylor University (BU)Waco, TX$1,252,666,839
Liberty UniversityLynchburg, VA$1,343,657,390
Samaritan's PurseBoone, NC$734,112,873
Yeshiva University (YU)New York, NY$313,974,097
Whitworth UniversitySpokane, WA$142,477,497
Focus on the FamilyColorado Springs, CO$86,542,406
Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan ChicagoChicago, IL$98,017,955
St. Olaf CollegeNorthfield, MN$211,758,083
Friends of the Israel Defense ForcesNew York, NY$87,328,830
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)New York, NY$212,602,450
The Nature ConservancyArlington, VA$1,137,390,674
DePaul UniversityChicago, IL$903,291,560
Gustavus Adolphus CollegeSaint Peter, MN$148,388,363
Wittenberg UniversitySpringfield, OH$89,178,248
St Joseph's University (SJU)Philadelphia, PA$320,741,348
Pepperdine UniversityMalibu, CA$543,386,701
Oral Roberts University (ORU)Tulsa, OK$140,768,841
Greater Miami Jewish FederationMiami, FL$113,623,666
Nonprofit Types
Issues
Characteristics
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
$289,748,358
2020
Yearly growth
-8.1%
% of revenues
n/a
Total expenses
$301,902,983
2020
Yearly growth
-5.7%
% of expenses
n/a
Total assets
$147,252,867
2020
Yearly growth
-10.2%
% of assets
n/a
Num. employees
1,395
2020
Yearly growth
-4.2%
% of total
n/a
General information
Address
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
Metro area
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
Website URL
www1.cbn.com/ 
Phone
(757) 226-7000
Facebook page
cbnonline 
Twitter profile
@cbnnews 
IRS details
EIN
54-0678752
Fiscal year end
March
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
1960
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
Yes
Categorization
NTEE code, primary
X80: Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
Parent/child status
Central organization