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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

Creative Ministries

Christ, Community Music

one star

63.25

1875 Junction Road Manheim, PA 17545
tel: (717) 392-3690   Web Site
EIN: 23-2269420

Board Leadership
John Smucker
Chairman

CEO
Timothy N. Landis
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 63.25 one star
  Financial 80.10 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 52.00 zero star
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1984, WJTL - Creative Ministries Inc. is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station that plays Contemporary Christian Music. We value our involvement in the local and international community through promoting and attending live events, interviewing organizations and ministries on the Get Up and Go Show, bringing awareness to our listeners about missions opportunities all over the world and even heading out ourselves. WJTL's purpose is to glorify God, encourage believers, and be a shining light to the world and lead others through Christ.

Founded in 1984, WJTL - Creative Ministries Inc. is a listener supported, non-commercial radio station that plays Contemporary Christian Music. We value our involvement in the local and international community through promoting and attending live events, interviewing organizations and ministries on the Get Up and Go Show, bringing awareness to our listeners about missions opportunities all over the world and even heading out ourselves. WJTL's purpose is to glorify God, encourage believers, and be a shining light to the world and lead others through Christ.

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Financial

three stars

80.10

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

52.00

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)
59.1%
  Administrative Expenses 33.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.14
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 6.77
  Program Expenses Growth 7.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 0.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Creative Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Ministries (PA) 63.25 one star
Turning Point (CA) 87.21 three stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 85.66 three stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $895,027
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $895,027
   Program Service Revenue $968,448
Total Primary Revenue $1,863,475
   Other Revenue $280,937
TOTAL REVENUE $2,144,412
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,394,647
   Administrative Expenses $679,373
   Fundraising Expenses $156,454
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,230,474
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-86,062
   
Net Assets $13,393,774

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
Promotion of Christian Concerts/Festivals $830,958 59.6%
Public Educational Radio Broadcasting $563,689 40.4%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-08 09/03/2019 63.25 one star
2017-08 08/01/2018 61.78 one star
2016-08 10/01/2017 60.00 one star
2015-08 08/01/2016 64.11 one star
2014-08 06/01/2016 66.76 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-08 11/01/2015 67.90 one star
2013-08 11/01/2014 66.25 one star
2012-08 12/01/2013 63.96 one star

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

EIN 23-2269420
Name in IRS Master File CREATIVE MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
(29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 April, 1985
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End August
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • August, 2018
  • August, 2017
  • August, 2016
  • August, 2015
  • August, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$94,448 4.23% Timothy N. Landis President
Other Salaries of Note
$5,000 0.22% Brian Smith Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Creative Ministries (PA) 63.25 one star
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Charity Contact Info

Creative Ministries
1875 Junction Road
Manheim, PA 17545
tel: (717) 392-3690
fax: (717) 459-3710
EIN: 23-2269420

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Board Leadership

John Smucker
Chairman

CEO

Timothy N. Landis
President

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