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In Touch Ministries

Leading people worldwide into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ

three stars

83.25

P.O. Box 7900 Atlanta, GA 30357
tel: (800) 789-1473   Web Site
EIN: 58-1495310

Board Leadership
Charles F. Stanley
President

CEO
Phillip Bowen
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.25 three stars
  Financial 94.38 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 77.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

In 1982, In Touch Ministries was incorporated by Dr. Charles F. Stanley and began radio syndication. The In Touch program penetrated almost every major market in the United States during the 1980s, reaching more than one million households with the message of Christ's sufficiency for life's demands. Today, the In Touch program can be heard in every nation on earth via radio, short wave, or television broadcasts. In the United States, the In Touch television program is seen on 204 stations and seven satellite networks. The In Touch radio program is heard on 458 stations and via short wave radio. The ministry continues to produce audio- and videotapes, CDs, DVDs. pamphlets, books, and an award winning daily devotional magazine, In Touch.

In 1982, In Touch Ministries was incorporated by Dr. Charles F. Stanley and began radio syndication. The In Touch program penetrated almost every major market in the United States during the 1980s, reaching more than one million households with the message of Christ's sufficiency for life's demands. Today, the In Touch program can be heard in every nation on earth via radio, short wave, or television broadcasts. In the United States, the In Touch television program is seen on 204 stations and seven satellite networks. The In Touch radio program is heard on 458 stations and via short wave radio. The ministry continues to produce audio- and videotapes, CDs, DVDs. pamphlets, books, and an award winning daily devotional magazine, In Touch.

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Financial

four stars

94.38

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

77.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
92.7%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 0.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency < $0.01
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.10
  Program Expenses Growth 0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 5.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Touch Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by In Touch Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
In Touch Ministries (GA) 83.25 three stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.94 four stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 91.92 four stars
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 92.02 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $95,508,535
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $95,508,535
   Program Service Revenue $592,503
Total Primary Revenue $96,101,038
   Other Revenue $2,238,389
TOTAL REVENUE $98,339,427
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $83,967,474
   Administrative Expenses $5,566,982
   Fundraising Expenses $567,351
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $90,101,807
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $8,237,620
   
Net Assets $101,900,595

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
Broadcasting $59,462,719 70.8%
Print Media $16,015,190 19.1%
International Ministry $5,020,719 6.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-09 03/01/2020 83.25 three stars
2017-09 03/01/2019 86.14 three stars
2016-09 03/01/2018 80.57 three stars
2015-09 02/01/2017 83.62 three stars
2014-09 07/01/2016 86.56 three stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 83.73 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 12/22/2015 83.58 three stars
2013-09 07/01/2015 86.36 three stars
2012-09 12/01/2014 88.29 three stars
2012-09 03/01/2014 84.34 three stars
2011-09 12/01/2012 84.94 three stars
2010-09 02/01/2012 80.61 three stars
2009-09 09/20/2011 88.92 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 03/01/2011 87.20 three stars
2008-09 04/01/2010 81.74 three stars
2007-09 04/01/2009 93.09 four stars
2006-09 11/01/2007 87.18 three stars
2005-09 10/01/2006 87.08 three stars
2004-09 11/01/2005 83.88 three stars
2003-09 10/01/2004 84.04 three 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 58-1495310
Name in IRS Master File IN TOUCH MINISTRIES INC
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (121) Radio or television broadcasting
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 April, 1984
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
$376,499 0.41% Phillip Bowen Chief Executive Officer
Other Salaries of Note
$398,932 0.44% Charles F. Stanley President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
In Touch Ministries (GA) 83.25 three stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 91.00 four stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 86.81 three stars
Zola Levitt Ministries (TX) 88.84 three stars
Relevant Radio (WI) 92.02 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

In Touch Ministries
P.O. Box 7900
Atlanta, GA 30357
tel: (800) 789-1473
EIN: 58-1495310

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Board Leadership

Charles F. Stanley
President

CEO

Phillip Bowen
Chief Executive Officer

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