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Turning Point

Delivering the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world

three stars

87.21

P.O. Box 3838 San Diego, CA 92163
tel: (877) 998-0222   Web Site
EIN: 33-0095805

Board Leadership
Dr. David Jeremiah
President

CEO
Dr. David Jeremiah
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 87.21 three stars
  Financial 83.33 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Turning Point's mission is to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. We strive to promote ministry in the lives of our listeners by teaching them to reach their own circle of influence for Jesus Christ and to build up the local church by building-up the people of the local church. We are dedicated to the daily walk of our listeners and viewers by providing Bible study resources to help them grow spiritually. The ministry is broken up into several different aspects such as radio, television and monthly giving programs like the Circle of Friends. Each message that is aired, whether over the radio or television, is presented by Dr. David Jeremiah, and the resources that we provide are derived from those messages.

Turning Point's mission is to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. We strive to promote ministry in the lives of our listeners by teaching them to reach their own circle of influence for Jesus Christ and to build up the local church by building-up the people of the local church. We are dedicated to the daily walk of our listeners and viewers by providing Bible study resources to help them grow spiritually. The ministry is broken up into several different aspects such as radio, television and monthly giving programs like the Circle of Friends. Each message that is aired, whether over the radio or television, is presented by Dr. David Jeremiah, and the resources that we provide are derived from those messages.

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Financial

three stars

83.33

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
84.8%
  Administrative Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.8%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.22
  Program Expenses Growth 2.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 37.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turning Point on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Turning Point on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turning Point (CA) 87.21 three stars
JOY FM Radio (MO) 85.24 three stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
D. James Kennedy Ministries (FL) 86.96 three stars
Heart of the Nation Catholic Mass (WI) 86.79 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $54,645,335
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $54,645,335
   Program Service Revenue $572,270
Total Primary Revenue $55,217,605
   Other Revenue $2,515,792
TOTAL REVENUE $57,733,397
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $46,594,838
   Administrative Expenses $3,360,578
   Fundraising Expenses $5,335,388
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $55,290,804
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,442,593
   
Net Assets $14,082,245

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
Christian Broadcast Ministry $37,652,481 80.8%
Biblical Study Materials $6,339,956 13.6%
International Radio Broadcasts $2,602,401 5.6%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 02/01/2020 87.21 three stars
2017-06 09/01/2018 83.02 three stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 78.32 two stars
2016-06 11/01/2017 81.17 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.17 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 80.10 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 83.20 three stars
2013-06 12/22/2014 84.16 three stars
2012-06 10/01/2013 82.42 three stars
2011-06 02/01/2013 82.40 three stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 81.19 three stars
2009-06 09/20/2011 82.22 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 12/01/2010 85.87 three stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 83.02 three stars
2007-06 12/01/2008 82.59 three stars
2006-06 09/01/2007 82.94 three stars
2005-06 07/01/2006 82.83 three stars
2004-06 11/01/2005 82.84 three stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 85.08 three stars
2001-12 02/05/2003 82.84 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 33-0095805
Name in IRS Master File TURNING POINT FOR GOD
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (8) Religious publishing activities
(29) Other religious 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 November, 1997
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,823 0.20% David P. Jeremiah President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$223,266 0.40% Paul Joiner Director of Creative Services
$188,202 0.34% David M. Jeremiah Chief Operating Officer
$178,384 0.32% Greg Webster Development Representative
$170,137 0.30% Brian Bishop Director Of Development
$159,910 0.28% Brian Cook Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Turning Point (CA) 87.21 three stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef (GA) 95.75 four stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 89.02 three stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 88.76 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Turning Point
P.O. Box 3838
San Diego, CA 92163
tel: (877) 998-0222
fax: (619) 258-3636
EIN: 33-0095805

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Board Leadership

Dr. David Jeremiah
President

CEO

Dr. David Jeremiah
President

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