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Touching Lives

Hope and encouragement for life

three stars

83.50

1800 Satellite Boulevard Duluth, GA 30097
tel: (800) 413-1131   Web Site
EIN: 58-2181292

CEO
John Courtney
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.50 three stars
  Financial 85.17 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 82.00 three stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Touching Lives is the international broadcast ministry of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church, in Duluth, Georgia. Nearly 20 years after its founding, Touching Lives uses a wide array of technologies to share Dr. Merritt's messages with souls in all 50 states and 140 countries around the world, touching millions of lives with the hope and encouragement of Jesus Christ. Thousands have come to Christ as a result and the number continues to grow daily. Touching Lives seeks out those who have never heard the name Jesus Christ and makes Him known. We minister to the countless who are hurting and need a touch of God's love. Touching Lives helps empower Christians in their daily walk with God to be bold in their faith. We encourage those who are weak to be strong in their stand for God and in their convictions through the Word of God.

Touching Lives is the international broadcast ministry of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church, in Duluth, Georgia. Nearly 20 years after its founding, Touching Lives uses a wide array of technologies to share Dr. Merritt's messages with souls in all 50 states and 140 countries around the world, touching millions of lives with the hope and encouragement of Jesus Christ. Thousands have come to Christ as a result and the number continues to grow daily. Touching Lives seeks out those who have never heard the name Jesus Christ and makes Him known. We minister to the countless who are hurting and need a touch of God's love. Touching Lives helps empower Christians in their daily walk with God to be bold in their faith. We encourage those who are weak to be strong in their stand for God and in their convictions through the Word of God.

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Financial

three stars

85.17

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

82.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
79.0%
  Administrative Expenses 15.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.10
  Program Expenses Growth 3.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 28.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Touching Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Touching Lives on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Touching Lives (GA) 83.50 three stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 91.43 four stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars
In Touch Ministries (GA) 86.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,152,268
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,152,268
   Program Service Revenue $75,713
Total Primary Revenue $2,227,981
   Other Revenue $49,957
TOTAL REVENUE $2,277,938
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,987,172
   Administrative Expenses $358,767
   Fundraising Expenses $112,738
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,458,677
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-180,739
   
Net Assets $239,558

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 09/03/2019 83.50 three stars
2017-09 09/01/2018 79.79 two stars
2016-09 11/01/2017 80.99 three stars
2015-09 11/01/2016 84.07 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 82.21 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 11/01/2015 82.18 three stars
2013-09 12/01/2014 82.54 three stars
2012-09 09/01/2013 82.51 three stars
2011-09 11/06/2012 78.85 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-2181292
Name in IRS Master File TOUCHING LIVES INC
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(7) Evangelism
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
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).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1995
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$32,489 1.32% John Courtney President
Other Salaries of Note
$132,510 5.38% Rev. Ron Lambros Past President
$77,630 3.15% Dr James Merritt CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Touching Lives (GA) 83.50 three stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 91.43 four stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.94 four stars
The Christophers (NY) 85.58 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Touching Lives
1800 Satellite Boulevard
Duluth, GA 30097
tel: (800) 413-1131
EIN: 58-2181292

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CEO

John Courtney
President

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