EIN 54-0678752

The Christian Broadcasting Network

IRS 501(c) type
501(c)(3)
Num. employees
1,240
Year formed
1960
Most recent tax filings
2023-03-01
Description
The Christian Broadcasting Network preaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world, and also engages in humanitarian relief activities through its affiliate Operation Blessing International Relief and Development Corporation (OB), as well as donations to others to further the Gospel.
Total revenues
$294,657,187
2023
Total expenses
$295,273,972
2023
Total assets
$233,013,283
2023
Num. employees
1,240
2023

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. (continued on schedule o)
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 2022, The prayer center department handled 378,301 outbound and 1,672,862 inbound phone calls. A total of 2,569 people prayed The prayer of salvation with our prayer center employees and 3,909 people rededicated their life to christ. See schedule o for more details. (continued on schedule o)the primary focus of The prayer center is to base every interaction in biblical principal, scripture, and prayer. Prayer center employees make outgoing phone calls, answer incoming calls and engage with The online community with prayer from a faith based perspective. Prayer center employees also provide relevant links to cbn's free resources for further ministry.in 2022, The prayer center department handled 378,301 outbound and 1,672,862 inbound phone calls with a total of 2,051,163 calls. A total of 2,569 people prayed The prayer of salvation with our prayer center employees and 3,909 people rededicated their life to christ. The department recorded 1,181,756 prayer requests which were taken through inbound and outbound calls. The goal of The prayer center is to provide compassionate prayer, ministry, and outstanding customer service to callers.
International outreach: in 2022, cbn produced programming and other content in 86 different languages, and broadcast programs to audiences in 165 countries and territories. Since inception, cbn has worked in 157 foreign languages and dialects. See schedule o for more details. (continued on schedule o)the goal of cbn's global outreach is to take The gospel message around The world and share The love and hope of jesus with everyone of earth. To achieve this, cbn's innovative approach focuses on The development of local cbn centers and partnerships with local Christian groups. These cbn centers, which provide local outreach through The use of recurring television, radio, internet, and video programming, are key to The integrity of cbn's worldwide evangelism efforts and have proven a powerful outreach tool that builds trust and a solid viewership base. The cultivation of partnerships with local Christian organizations is another key strategy to maximize resources and The impact of cbn media evangelism and community-based humanitarian outreaches.cbn now has 68 episodes of a new version of superbook, a series of animated bible stories cbn originally produced in japan in The early 1980's. The modern superbook series brings The life-changing stories of The bible to life and teaches values such as courage, loyalty and faith to The children of The world in their native language. In addition, cbn has completed 32 superbook explorer packages which include special editions of episodes plus special features which allow families to better study The stories. In addition, we have 8 superbook special episodes that include extra resources such as actvities and discussion guides for families to enjoy. Furthermore, we have completed 198 gizmo bible bytes that offer short, exciting bible lessons and superverses, as well as 6 superbook express episodes that feature gizmo and explore a superbook bible story and what it means for us today through an engaging object lesson. Cbn has or is working on 71 language and dialect translations of one or more episodes of this series, as well as superbook websites in various languages, a sunday school curriculum now in 21 languages, and other superbook related projects. Cbn focuses its global evangelistic outreach in The following regions: central america and The caribbean, south america, sub-saharan africa, The middle east and north africa, india, indonesia, europe, southeast asia, china, russia, and The former soviet union states. In 2022 cbn programs and other content were produced in 86 languages and dialects and have been produced in 157 foreign languages and dialects in total over The years. In 2022, cbn programs were broadcast to audiences in 165 countries and territories.orphan's promise is cbn's outreach program to orphaned and at-risk children around The world. The organization seeks to meet The emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual needs through education, training and nutrition programs, feeding solutions, discipleship efforts, family care programs, community transformation projects, and anti-trafficking programs. In 2022, orphan's promise helped thousands of vulnerable children in The united states and 68 other countries throughout africa, asia, latin america, europe, and former soviet union countries.thanks to its longstanding presence in ukraine, orphan's promise was able to respond immediately to The russian assault when it began in late february 2022. The organization quickly transformed its training centers across The country into makeshift refugee shelters to house and feed displaced ukranians as they headed into The western part of The country and into poland. In addition to The refugee crisis response, op continued its well-established daily outreach efforts to children at The centers across The country. In several communities destroyed by The russian onslaught, orphan's promise staff members helped facilitate The evacuation of children from their centers to safety in other ukranian cities. As The war continued and more areas were evacuated, orphan's promise continued receiving refugees and supplying them with bags of food and hygiene items. Orphan's promise served refugees both inside ukraine and across The border in poland, helping them find safety, shelter, and sustenance.
Cbn's other program services consists of humanitarian relief activities through its support of affiliate operation blessing international relief and development corporation (ob) and donations to others. See below for information regarding ob's international relief, hunger strike force and domestic disaster relief programs plus cbn's helping The home front initiative which helps active duty miliary families. International relief: during fy23, ob held international medical brigades that provided free medical care including general medical and dental services. Ob also distributed medicine and medical supplies to partners around The world, which went to outfit resource poor areas benefiting children and adults alike. Ob provided many life-changing surgeries such as cleft lip and palate, cataract and more to those in need. Ob also equips community members to become community health volunteers who can provide basic lifesaving skills to members of their community for injury, illness, and more.operation blessing was instrumental in feeding hungry people around The world. To help people put food on The table, operation blessing equipped individuals with marketable job skills, small business opportunities, and lifeskills in countries such as honduras, india, guatemala, and thailand. From training in food production and animal husbandry to beautician skills and sewing centers, ob provided those in need with The resources and skills to provide for their families and strengthen communities through income generation.during fy23, ob responded to natural disasters and human crisises around The world. This includes responding to disasters in 10 countries. This includes reponses in The philippines, indonesia, kenya, nigeria, poland, thailand, turkey, haiti, peru and ukraine. Operation blessing formally opened its poland office in june 2022 and continued long term recovery efforts for refugees through food and non-food distributions, provision of hot meals and through The distribution of heaters and solid fuel. Operation blessing responded quickly to The devastating earthquake in turkey. Just days after earthquakes decimated a huge swath of turkey, an operation blessing convoy drove through The night to reach our disaster relief team on The ground with truckloads of vital relief supplies. Operation blessing was quickly able to distribute vital supplies in some of The hardest-hit areas. We set up distribution centers and kitchens with stoves to cook hot meals. We handed out relief items like food, drinks, diapers, fuel, and solar lights. Through these efforts, operation blessing provided help, medical care, comfort, and perhaps most importantly, hope. In countries around The world, ob utilized a variety of techniques to provide access to water in communities through wells and community water systems, disinfecting water through point of use chlorine generation devices, and water filtration.in The united states, ob's fleet of hunger strike force tractor-trailers traveled throughout The country and distributed more than 22 million pounds of food and beverages to families in need. By working closely with food processing companies, growers and manufacturers, ob taps into america's surplus and acquires corporate donations of food staples and relief products, delivering much-needed food and relief supplies to disadvantaged families and disaster victims. A first responder in times of disaster, operation blessing's domestic disaster relief team responded to 10 u.s. disasters in fy23. Operation blessing's domestic disaster relief team assisted victims of hurricanes ian and fiona, floods in Kentucky, Mississippi, and Virginia, tornados in Kentucky and two events in The gulf states, a train derailment in Ohio, and fires in new mexico. In 2014, gordon robertson, ceo and president The Christian Broadcasting Network (cbn), recognized The need to help military families. "when i heard about The needs, i went to The lord and asked, 'what can we do? How can we start meeting The needs?'" As a ministry arm of cbn, helping The home front was launched, partnering with local churches and ministries to support military families. When we think about The military, we are reminded of those who protect our country. Here at home, their families are serving, too. We want to recognize and honor their service. Our vision is to provide financial support to ministries and churches near every military installation across The united states, to better enable them to support military families in their community. Helping The home front has resources available to help military families with hardships and give them a fresh start.

Grants made by The Christian Broadcasting Network

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Operation Blessing International Relief and Development CorporationHumanitarian$14,518,972
Regent UniversityChristian Education$259,851
Reboot RecoveryMilitary Support$140,000
...and 30 more grants made totalling $15,810,634

Who funds The Christian Broadcasting Network

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
GrantmakerDescriptionAmount
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$555,164
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$555,164
National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN IncEvangelism$526,112
...and 58 more grants received totalling $3,749,891

Personnel at The Christian Broadcasting Network

NameTitleCompensation
James R BarrVice President and Chief Financial Officer$299,983
Ben EdwardsVice President, CBN
Rob AllmanVice President, CBN News
Bryant RichardsonProducer and Director$188,364
David BrodySenior Correspondent$188,500
...and 18 more key personnel

Financials for The Christian Broadcasting Network

RevenuesFYE 03/2023
Total grants, contributions, etc.$198,221,868
Program services$142,445
Investment income and dividends$15,514,762
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$728,138
Net rental income$693,808
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-2,161,111
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$270,151
Miscellaneous revenues$81,247,126
Total revenues$294,657,187

Form 990s for The Christian Broadcasting Network

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2023-032024-01-19990View PDF
2022-032022-11-03990View PDF
2021-032021-10-18990View PDF
2020-032021-02-22990View PDF
2019-032020-01-13990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
May 20, 2024
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
May 18, 2024
Received grants
Identified 24 new grant, including a grant for $526,112 from National Christian Foundation / Natl Christian Charitable FDN Inc
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $80,410 from American Endowment Foundation
August 6, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
July 6, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
Nonprofit Types
Headquarter / parent organizationsCharities
Issues
Religion
Characteristics
ReligiousChristianPolitical advocacyLobbyingOperates internationallyNational levelEndowed supportGala fundraisersTax deductible donations
General information
Address
977 Centerville Turnpike
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
Metro area
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
County
Virginia Beach city, VA
Website URL
www2.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
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