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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

World Christian Broadcasting

The world is listening

88.04

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

Board Leadership
Mark Willoughby
Chair of the Board

CEO
Andy Baker
President, CEO

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  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.04
  Financial 84.61
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00
This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

84.61

Accountability & Transparency

93.00

This rating was published 06/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 11.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 14.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.17
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.10
  Program Expenses Growth 1.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 15.7%
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) 88.04
JOY FM Radio (MO) 85.71
SAT-7 North America (MD) 85.03
Jewish Voice Ministries International (AZ) 86.38
Lamb & Lion Ministries (TX) 93.98

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,505,458
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $148,239
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,653,697
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,653,697
   Other Revenue $16,497
TOTAL REVENUE $2,670,194
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,614,937
   Administrative Expenses $480,706
   Fundraising Expenses $425,833
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,521,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-851,282
   
Net Assets $8,716,375

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 $2,614,937 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 06/01/2021 88.04
2018-12 03/01/2020 89.48
2017-12 06/01/2019 88.94
2016-12 05/01/2018 89.67
2015-12 12/22/2017 83.58
2015-12 12/01/2017 82.85
2015-12 04/01/2017 81.83
2014-12 06/01/2016 83.51
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 04/01/2016 80.16
2013-12 07/01/2015 86.70
2012-12 02/01/2014 76.85
2011-12 06/01/2013 79.78
2010-12 02/01/2012 75.79
2009-12 09/20/2011 79.34
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 67.47
2008-12 05/01/2010 87.92
2007-12 02/01/2009 78.31
2006-12 12/01/2007 78.01
2005-12 12/15/2006 70.60
2004-12 10/01/2005 71.49

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)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$98,250 2.79% Andrew L. Baker President, CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
World Christian Broadcasting (TN) 88.04
VSS Catholic Communications, Inc. (NE) 85.00
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 87.20
The Urban Alternative (TX) 88.43
The John Ankerberg Show (TN) 94.52

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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

Mark Willoughby
Chair of the Board

CEO

Andy Baker
President, CEO

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