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CN Advisory: Moderate Concern

International Christian Broadcasting

Providing faith, hope and love to service men and women who inspire Americans

2442 Michelle Drive Tustin, CA 92780

EIN: 33-0837780



On May 4, 2012, The New York Times reported on the charges of improper conduct allegedly taking place at International Christian Broadcasting, in an article titled, "Family Battle Offers Look Inside Lavish TV Ministry." Charity Navigator published 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 Grandaughters." 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.

This charity has received a Moderate Concern Advisory due to an open or pending investigation regarding allegations of possible illegal activity, improper conduct, organizational mismanagement, or other matters of concern. Please note that this investigation has not concluded and that the allegations being investigated have not been confirmed by the U.S. legal system. Charity Navigator aims to provide donors and users with as much information as possible in order to make an informed giving decision. This advisory will be updated once we become aware that the investigation is completed. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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EIN 33-0837780
NTEE Code X84
NTEE Classification Religious Radio
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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 March, 1999
Filing Requirement 990 - Required to file Form 990-N - Income less than $50,000 per year
Fiscal Year End December
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013

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Charity Contact Info

International Christian Broadcasting
2442 Michelle Drive
Tustin, CA 92780
EIN: 33-0837780

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