Mission:

SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST THE CREATOR-SAVIOR

 www.creationtoday.org
 |  29 CUMMINGS RD Pensacola FL 32503-7627


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God Quest Inc. is headquartered in Pensacola, FL, and is a 501(c)(3) organization. EIN: 26-0479444.  Donations are tax-deductible. The IRS NTEE classification code is X21, Protestant within the Religion-Related, Spiritual Development category. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 2012.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)


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Charity Navigator evaluates a nonprofit organization’s financial health including measures of stability, efficiency and sustainability. We also track accountability and transparency policies to ensure the good governance and integrity of the organization.


No Score

We have not issued this nonprofit a Finance & Accountability score. This does not indicate a positive or negative assessment, only that we have not reached a conclusion for the following reason:

This organization cannot be evaluated by our Encompass Rating methodology due to only having 2 years of electronically-filed IRS Form 990 data.


To ensure year-to-year consistency the Encompass Rating System’s Finance & Accountability beacon analyzes the three-year average of some data provided through the IRS 990.
Charity Navigator currently only has 2 years of consecutive e-filed Forms 990 from the IRS for God Quest Inc. under the EIN: 26-0479444.
Before Charity Navigator can evaluate this organization, God Quest Inc. will need to e-file for additional fiscal years.

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Total Revenue and Expenses

Total Revenue and Expenses

This chart displays the trend of revenue and expenses over the past several years for this organization, as reported on their IRS Form 990.

Salary of Key Persons

Presented here are up to five of the highest compensated employees listed on page 7 of the IRS Form 990. This compensation data is displayed exactly how it is reported to the IRS. The amounts include salary, cash bonuses, and expense accounts. The amounts do not include nontaxable benefits, deferred compensation, or other amounts not reported on Form W-2. Read the IRS policies for compensation reporting here.

ERIC HOVIND, PRESIDENT

$54,353


BILL NADOLNY, VICE-PRESIDE

$0


STEPHEN LAWWELL, SECRETARY

$0


KYLE WINKLER

$0


STEVE JONES, TREASURER

$0


Source: IRS Form 990, filing year 2015

Business Master File Data

The Exempt Organization IRS Business Master File (BMF) includes cumulative information the IRS collects and displays for all exempt organizations. The data is updated monthly. Below are some key data points from the BMF for this organization. View information about the BMF on the IRS website here.


Activities:

Activity data not reported from the IRS


Foundation Status:

Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi) (BMF foundation code: 15)


Affiliation:

Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations). (BMF affiliation code: 3)

Data Sources: IRS Forms 990

The IRS Form 990 is the source of the finance and accountability data used within the Encompass Rating System. When an organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability beacon score, each metric is based on elements of the 990. Some metrics are based on the most recent available filing, while others are based on averages of values over multiple years. We provide links to all available 990s here, whether or not this organization is eligible for a Finance & Accountability score.

IRS Forms 990 are provided courtesy of Foundation Center.

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  • The nonprofit is eligible for a score, but we have not yet developed the specific algorithms to estimate the impact of the type of service it delivers and so cannot issue a score yet.

  • The nonprofit does not primarily deliver services directly to beneficiaries or it is not reasonable to expect the nonprofit to measure impact for its primary activity. The impact analysis framework that we use is not well suited to these nonprofits.

  • The nonprofit is not heavily reliant on individual donors because beneficiaries fund a majority of its costs or it does not receive any private charitable contributions.

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Largest Programs

Largest Programs



God Quest Inc. reported its largest program on its FY 2015 Form 990 as:


$542,574

Spent in most recent FY

100%

Percent of program expenses


PRESENTS BIBLICAL AND SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION IN SUPPORT OF THE LITERAL CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE IN SIX DAYS. IT CONDUCTS SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS TO PRESENT ITS CREATION MESSAGE IN CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, AND  ... (More)


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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

impact eternity Creation Today seeks to impact individuals to know and defend our Creator God and to wholeheartedly experience and share Him through the foundations of Scripture.


What are your strategies for making this happen?

impact through outreach We ship creation DVD tracts to be passed out across the globe. We distribute thousands of free resources worldwide. We mail gift packages to prisoners through our prison ministry. We participate in speaking opportunities on TV, radio, and live events. We host The Creation Store with learning center in Pensacola, Florida. impact through resources We continue translating portions of our creation material into other languages having over 42 available since 2013. We produce new curriculum to give biblical insight into our world and our culture. We create children's DVD's and curriculum, teaching both scientific facts and biblical life lessons. We constantly add new books and DVDs to our resource catalog store. We consistently add new downloadable resources to our onine store. impact through digital and online media We host an interactive website, with blogs, devotionals, videos, and articles. Our site attracts visitors from over 200 countries and territories. We produce Creation Minute episodes that air on TBN, CTN, AFA, and SkyAngel, reaching a potential audience of millions. We provide hundreds of our free video resources which are viewed by over 250,000 views a year. We continually expand our website collection for our visitors to access with over 2,000,000 hits per year. We reach out through our social networking ministry interacting with over 22,000 followers.


What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

wise budgeting We operate on the level of a large ministry with a minimal staff and budget, never going into debt. governance Creation Today governance is comprised of its Executive Advisory Board, Executive Leadership Team, and the God Quest, Inc. Board of Directors. The wisdom, expertise, and direction given by these capable men and women help enable this organization to continually review, update, amend, and move forward to accomplish the goals of Creation Today. network with organizations with similar goals A conscious effort to network with other creation ministries has produced an unprecedented partnership with many ministries of like faith and passion. The synergy of many groups working together will accomplish far more for the kingdom of God than someone standing alone. donor communication A Donor Development program and database, implemented in 2012, makes communication with Creation Today and its supporters more effective. This was upgraded to the Neon Donor System in 2013. accountability and stewardship Believing proper accountability in stewardship to be of paramount importance, God Quest, Inc, and Creation Today, a ministry of God Quest, Inc., a Florida non-profit corporation, are represented by Brown, Thornton, Pacenta & Company, P.A., a certified public accountant firm in Pensacola, Florida.


How will your organization know if you are making progress?

changed lives The ultimate test of success for Creation Today is measured in transformed lives. Creation Today is blessed to receive hundreds of testimonies each year from those who lives have been impacted for eternity. Many highlights from these testimony letters can be read on the website, www.creationtoday.org. Each year continues bringing record-numbers of written testimonies from every inhabitable continent on the globe. yearly board meeting Measuring the yearly goals' progress is accomplished through extensive review of the financial reports, statistics, and updates of goals given to the Board of Directors at the annual on-site two-day God Quest Board meeting.


What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

2016 • Hosts first Live Event Astronomy Class off-site with over 100 students attending the classes • Completes building of new customized Sensai online learning platform with the new title Unshakable • Writes curriculum for Semester One of Unshakable • Enrolls approximately 2,000 students in the test pilots for Unshakable • Produces new Small Group Curriculum, Risen Without a Doubt with Eric Hovind and Tim Chaffey • Achieves final approval of re-zoning of ministry property to Commercial Zoning • Completes year six of production for Genesis 3D Movie 2017 • President Eric Hovind becomes published author, writing the final chapter on “Salvation” for Answers in Genesis’ trilogy work, World Religions and Cults • Completes year seven of production for Christianity’s first 3D creation movie—Genesis One in 3D, with a final title of GENESIS: Paradise Lost! • Release date of November 13, 2017 with three Fathom Showings: November 13, 2017, November 16, 2017, December 11, 2017 (Fathom event on 1200 theater screens across US with 160,000 tickets sold) 2018 • Releases First Edition Blu-ray and DVDs of GENESIS: Paradise Lost with subtitles in 12 languages. • Sells out of First Edition Genesis DVDs and Blu-rays in less than six months, and releases Second Edition with 27 languages representing 4.4 billion first and second language speakers • Answers in Genesis’ new Special Effects Theater opens with a 22-minute version of Genesis: Paradise Lost in 4D representing the only Christian 4D experience in the world • Partnered with Jeff Borders to distribute his College Prep America courses aiding in preparing young people to face the anti-Christian culture they will face in secular colleges • Launched fourth arm of The Creation Network with CreationSpeakers.org • Genesis: Paradise Lost Accolades: ? Thousands of Testimonies of Changed Lives ? Best Documentary ? Best Cinematography ? Best Visual Effects ? Best Director ? National Homeschool Organization, Teach Them Diligently’s Movie of the Year ? Christian Cinema’s 2018 Bestseller of the Year ? 27 Subtitled Languages Representing 4.4 BILLION First and Second Language Speakers ? Dove Seal of Approval for All Ages ? Movie Guide “4 out of 4 stars! Exemplary!” ? 4D Theatrical Release: August 2018 - Answers in Genesis’ Creation Museum opened the only 4D Christian Theater in the World with a 22-Minute Excerpt of GENESIS: Paradise Lost entitled, In Six Days playing daily. 2019 • After Genesis being awarded “Teach Them Diligently’s Movie of the Year,” Eric spoke at their 2019 National Conventions that run from March through May, and was invited back as a must-hear speaker for 2020. • Launched Creation Today’s own Online Educational platform with three courses already enrolling students • Releases new resource: Merging Science & Scripture, with Mini Curriculum both as DVD, download, and eCourse. • Genesis: Paradise Lost releases in Singapore theaters



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Culture & Community Score (BETA)

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Encompass Rating Beta V2 does not provide an evaluation of the organization's culture and community. Beta V3 will provide an evaluation of Constituent Feedback and Listening Practices. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Culture & Community. Other measures will be added later in the year.


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Constituent Feedback

Constituent Feedback


Constituent Feedback and Listening Practice data are not available for this organization. Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to fill out the How We Listen section of their Candid profile. This data will provide the basis for the initial evaluation of Community & Culture.

Why It Matters


Like the Encompass Rating System, the Culture & Community Beacon is designed to evolve as relevant metrics are developed and ready for integration. Our partnership with Feedback Labs and Guidestar by Candid, and other partners including Fund for Shared Insight, GlobalGiving and Keystone Accountability, enables us to launch the first version of this beacon with Constituent Feedback information collected on Candid's site.


Feedback practices have been shown to support better Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion outcomes, an essential area of assessment that we intend to further expand and develop in the future. Feedback Labs has documented several studies which indicate that beyond achieving organizational goals, nonprofits that are attentive and responsive to concerns and ideas raised by beneficiaries establish stronger relationships with the people they serve, promote greater equity, and empower constituents in ways that can help to ensure better long-term outcomes. You can find resources to help nonprofits improve their feedback practices here.