Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

Trinity Broadcasting of New York

Spreading the Gospel to the world

two stars

70.63

111 East Fifteenth Street New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 777-2120   Web Site
EIN: 14-1631995

Board Leadership
Matthew W. Crouch
Chairman

Within the last year, this charity had a CN Advisory removed. Read More

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 05/01/2020 70.63 two stars
2017-12 10/01/2019 72.89 two stars
2016-12 06/01/2018 66.12 one star
 
CN 2.0
2010-12 05/09/2012 --Donor Advisory

Prior to 9/1/2016, Charity Navigator issued Advisories under the name CN Watchlist and Donor Advisory. For more information on the CN Advisory system click here. This charity was issued a DA.

This donor advisory was published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

  • On May 4, 2012, The New York Times reported that a former employee of Trinity Broadcasting Network has two pending lawsuits against the charity which allege company-paid luxuries that appear to violate the IRS’s ban on excess compensation by nonprofit organizations as well as possibly state and federals laws on false bookkeeping and self-dealing. The employee is the granddaughter of the charity’s leaders, Paul and Janice Crouch.
  • The Orange County Register has also been reporting about the charges leveled by the granddaughter of Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Paul and Jan Crouch. You can follow their reporting here.
  • On September 18, 2012, the Orange County Register reported that "federal judge David O. Carter threatened to brand the mighty Trinity Broadcasting Network a “vexatious litigant” and forbid it from filing more lawsuits against the granddaughter of Trinity's founders." The judge went on to note that "plaintiff Trinity has brought, either directly or through its corporate agents, at least six lawsuits against Michael and Brittany (Koper) since terminating them on September 30, 2011." For more information, see the newspaper's blog post
  • On December 26, 2013, The Christian Post reported that Carra Crouch, granddaughter of televangelists Jan and Paul Crouch, sued TBN, her grandmother, and TBN attorney John Castoria "alleging that they failed to report her rape to the police. Carra alleges that the California's Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act required Jan to report this crime." It is reported that "Carra's case is scheduled to go to trial on July 21, 2014." For more information, see The Christian Post article.
  • On February 3rd, 2015, "Brittany Koper, a granddaughter of Paul Crouch Sr., [...] alleged in a lawsuit filed Thursday [January 29, 2015] that top bosses in the organization threatened her life with a gun and fired her and her husband, Michael, [in 2011] after she refused to illegally funnel some $100 million of charitable assets to their personal accounts." For more information, please see the Christian Post article.

 

2010-12 04/01/2012 69.78 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 71.62 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 05/01/2011 80.96 three stars
2008-12 06/01/2010 63.81 one star
2007-12 08/01/2009 62.57 one star
2006-12 06/01/2008 85.77 three stars
2005-12 03/01/2008 86.41 three stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 74.51 two stars
2003-12 07/01/2005 69.06 one star

Historical CN Advisories

05/09/2012-06/01/2019: Moderate Concern Advisory

In accordance with our policy for removing CN Advisories, Charity Navigator removed the Moderate Concern CN Advisory for the Trinity Broadcasting of New York on June 1, 2019, because the CN Advisory has been in place for more than a year (since May 9, 2012).
Charity Navigator had published a Moderate Concern CN Advisory on Trinity Broadcasting of New York because we became aware of the following information in connection with this charity:
  • On May 4, 2012, The New York Times reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at Trinity Broadcasting Network, an affiliate of Trinity Broadcasting of New York, in an article titled, "Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry." For this reason, we have issued a Moderate Concern CN Advisory as the allegations have yet to be confirmed. For more information regarding this matter, please see The New York Times article.

    • On September 18, 2012, The Orange County Register published an article titled, "Trinity escapes 'vexatious litigant' label -- for now." For more information, please see The Orange County Register article.

    • On December 26, 2013, The Christian Post published an article titled, "Court Battles Continue Between TBN and Televangelist Jan Crouch's Granddaughters." For more information, please see The Christian Post article.

    • On February 3, 2015, The Christian Post published an article titled, "TBN Execs Threatened Founder's Granddaughter With Gun, Fired Her for Refusing to Skim $100M of Charitable Assets, Lawsuit Claims." For more information, please see The Christian Post article.

    • On May 9, 2017, The Mercury News published an article titled, "Child rape claim reveals dark secrets of California televangelist family." For more information, please see The Mercury News article.

    • On June 6, 2017, The Los Angeles Times published an article titled, "Jury awards televangelist's granddaughter $2 million in Trinity Broadcasting molestation scandal." For more information, please see The Los Angeles Times article.

    • On June 6, 2017, The Los Angeles Times published an article titled, "Molestation scandal is latest setback to once-mighty Trinity Broadcasting Network." For more information, please see The Los Angeles Times article.

Charity Contact Info

Trinity Broadcasting of New York
111 East Fifteenth Street
New York, NY 10003
tel: (212) 777-2120
EIN: 14-1631995

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Board Leadership

Matthew W. Crouch
Chairman