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World Christian Broadcasting

The world is listening

three stars

89.48

605 Bradley Court Franklin, TN 37067
tel: (615) 371-8707   Web Site
EIN: 75-1541354

Board Leadership
Frank Harrell
Chair of the Board

CEO
Andy Baker
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.48 three stars
  Financial 86.88 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

World Christian Broadcasting exists so that people in places best served by broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ and want to know more. World Christian Broadcasting's international shortwave broadcasting communicates the Good News to millions every day. KNLS, located at the top of the world in Anchor Point, Alaska, has been on the air since 1983. A new station is presently under construction in the region of the Indian Ocean. Through these shortwave transmissions, we can blanket highly populated regions such as China, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and also hundreds of smaller areas. By speaking in people's own language, forming friendships, and creating bonds of trust, World Christian Broadcasting sparks hope, interest, and curiosity among listeners.

World Christian Broadcasting exists so that people in places best served by broadcast media become aware of the Good News of Jesus Christ and want to know more. World Christian Broadcasting's international shortwave broadcasting communicates the Good News to millions every day. KNLS, located at the top of the world in Anchor Point, Alaska, has been on the air since 1983. A new station is presently under construction in the region of the Indian Ocean. Through these shortwave transmissions, we can blanket highly populated regions such as China, Russia, Africa, the Middle East, and also hundreds of smaller areas. By speaking in people's own language, forming friendships, and creating bonds of trust, World Christian Broadcasting sparks hope, interest, and curiosity among listeners.

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Financial

three stars

86.88

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

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)
74.1%
  Administrative Expenses 10.0%
  Fundraising Expenses 15.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.34
  Program Expenses Growth 18.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Christian Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by World Christian Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 89.48 three stars
Ron Hutchcraft Ministries (AR) 86.81 three stars
Changed Lives (TN) 87.81 three stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 85.66 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,041,693
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $133,188
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,174,881
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $3,174,881
   Other Revenue $23,260
TOTAL REVENUE $3,198,141
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,863,837
   Administrative Expenses $382,391
   Fundraising Expenses $502,152
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,748,380
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-550,239
   
Net Assets $9,508,792

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
Radio Broadcasting $2,863,837 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.48 three stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.94 three stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.67 three stars
2015-12 12/22/2017 83.58 three stars
2015-12 12/01/2017 82.85 three stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 81.83 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.51 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.16 three stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.70 three stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 76.85 two stars
2011-12 06/01/2013 79.78 two stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 75.79 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.34 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.47 one star
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.92 three stars
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.31 two stars
2006-12 12/01/2007 78.01 two stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 70.60 two stars
2004-12 10/01/2005 71.49 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 75-1541354
Name in IRS Master File WORLD CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
NTEE Code A32
NTEE Classification Television
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (7) Evangelism
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 December, 1977
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$93,000 2.48% Andrew L. Baker President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 89.48 three stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 92.85 four stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars
Andrew Wommack Ministries (CO) 96.32 four stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

World Christian Broadcasting
605 Bradley Court
Franklin, TN 37067
tel: (615) 371-8707
EIN: 75-1541354

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Board Leadership

Frank Harrell
Chair of the Board

CEO

Andy Baker
President, CEO

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