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The John Ankerberg Show

Reaching Viewers and Listeners for the Gospel of Christ

one star

67.49

P.O. Box 8977 Chattanooga , TN 37414
tel: (423) 892-7722   Web Site
EIN: 62-1138444

Board Leadership
Don Ebner
Chair

CEO
John Ankerberg
President and Founder

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 67.49 one star
  Financial 90.58 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 55.00 one star
This rating was published 11/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The John Ankerberg Show is a weekly half-hour internationally syndicated television program whose purpose is to demonstrate that Christianity is true so that our viewers will embrace it for themselves and learn to share it effectively with others. The formats of choice for this apologetics ministry are informal debates between representatives of differing belief systems, and documentary-styled presentations on major issues in society to which the historic Christian faith has something of consequence to say. The programs are designed to reach and appeal to a thinking audience of Christians and non-Christians alike.

The John Ankerberg Show is a weekly half-hour internationally syndicated television program whose purpose is to demonstrate that Christianity is true so that our viewers will embrace it for themselves and learn to share it effectively with others. The formats of choice for this apologetics ministry are informal debates between representatives of differing belief systems, and documentary-styled presentations on major issues in society to which the historic Christian faith has something of consequence to say. The programs are designed to reach and appeal to a thinking audience of Christians and non-Christians alike.

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Financial

four stars

90.58

Accountability & Transparency

one star

55.00

This rating was published 11/01/2019 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)
78.3%
  Administrative Expenses 13.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.58
  Program Expenses Growth 15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 30.8%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The John Ankerberg Show on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The John Ankerberg Show on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The John Ankerberg Show (TN) 67.49 one star
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 95.54 four stars
Unity Productions Foundation (VA) 89.12 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 92.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,088,618
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $6,088,618
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $6,088,618
   Other Revenue $-36,067
TOTAL REVENUE $6,052,551
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $4,076,608
   Administrative Expenses $616,347
   Fundraising Expenses $325,181
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $5,018,136
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,034,415
   
Net Assets $2,539,744

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.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Weekly Half-Hour Television Program $4,076,608 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 11/01/2019 67.49 one star
2017-12 12/21/2018 66.57 one star
2016-12 07/01/2018 65.48 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 62.85 one star
2015-12 03/01/2017 74.12 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 74.05 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 75.48 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 75.74 two stars
2012-12 04/01/2014 78.20 two stars
2011-12 04/01/2013 77.11 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 62-1138444
Name in IRS Master File ANKERBERG THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
NTEE Code A05
NTEE Classification Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
(8) Religious publishing activities
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 May, 1983
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$81,644 1.62% Darlene Ankerberg CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$201,604 4.01% John Ankerberg President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The John Ankerberg Show (TN) 67.49 one star
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 92.02 four stars
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 90.44 four stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The John Ankerberg Show
P.O. Box 8977
Chattanooga , TN 37414
tel: (423) 892-7722
EIN: 62-1138444

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Board Leadership

Don Ebner
Chair

CEO

John Ankerberg
President and Founder

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