Turning Point for God

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Summary

Turning Point for God was founded as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. Over the years, the phenomenal growth of the English broadcast ministry has enabled David Jeremiah's teaching to be translated into multiple languages, taking the ministry outreach beyond our borders. Today, Turning Point reaches every state in the U.S., covers six continents, and touches people around the globe with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Turning Point is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization wholly supported by friends of the ministry and not underwritten by any church or organization. Turning Point is grateful for the generosity of two groups who work to ensure its financial stability: Bible Strong Partners and The Jeremiah Legacy Society. Bible Strong Partners make a monthly commitment of support while members of The Jeremiah Legacy Society include Turning Point in their planned giving. These extraordinary individuals make it possible for Dr. Jeremiah to teach the whole counsel of God's Word, not bending to political, financial, or topical trends. Regardless of the level or frequency of giving, Turning Point is grateful for each ministry partner as they promote Bible Strong teaching through their generous giving.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Turning Point for God
P. O. Box 3838
San Diego, CA 92163-2163

Website: davidjeremiah.org

Phone: 877-998-0222

Email: info@davidjeremiah.org


Organization details

EIN: 330095805

CEO/President: Dr. David Jeremiah

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder:

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

David Jeremiah's commitment to Bible Strong teaching with an emphasis on content-not causes, current events, or politics-is Turning Point's trademark. Creative vignettes, special musical selections, and seasonal productions supplement his messages, but the purpose of every program is to draw men and women into knowledge of God's Word. Study materials designed to engage participants in the Word of God accompany each broadcast. These innovative resources combined with the unchanging Truth of God's Word continue to fuel the growth of Turning Point's broadcast ministries.


Mission statement

Turning Point's mission is to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.


Statement of faith

The church faith is expressed in that form of doctrine generally held by those known as Baptists, the distinguishing features of which are stated below.

As Baptists, we stand for the supreme authority of the Word of God as the only rule of faith and practice, as opposed to all human traditions.

We stand for the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper as Christ enjoined them upon His followers; the same in number, in act, in order and in symbolic meaning, unchanged and unchangeable 'til He comes again.

As a New Testament Church, we affirm our belief in the individual priesthood of the believer, in the verbal inspiration and authority of the Scriptures; in the Virgin Birth and essential Deity of our Lord; in His atoning death and bodily resurrection; in His ascension into Heaven and promised endowment of the Holy Spirit; in His personal, visible premillennial return and ultimate and undisputed Kingdom and reign.

We stand for a regenerated and spiritual church, holding that only those who have confessed a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord shall be received into this church or welcomed to its ordinances.

In church policy we believe:

That a Christian Church is a local congregation, under Christ complete in itself, sovereign and independent.

That Christ committed to each church the sole guardianship and control of the ordinances; i.e., preaching the Gospel, baptizing and administering the Lord's Supper.

That all church rights and privileges are limited to the discipline of each local church.

That no semblance of ecclesiastical authority can be exercised except by a local church. The local church alone can elect, commission, and depose its officers, receive discipline and exclude its members.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating196 of 9405 of 30
Fund acquisition rating676 of 94221 of 30
Resource allocation rating204 of 9425 of 30
Asset utilization rating60 of 9402 of 30

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%10%10%11%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%9%9%9%10%10%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%96%94%95%96%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%9%9%10%10%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%4%6%5%4%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%85%86%84%85%86%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%92%99%96%99%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%78%84%81%84%86%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%8%1%4%1%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%28%6%17%5%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%6%5%6%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.502.362.552.472.362.29
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.951.611.791.721.711.66
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.283.804.564.254.033.81
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.735.782.042.592.542.09
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.170.490.390.390.48
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
8.752.611.341.731.811.64
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
4%30%39%37%47%52%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%19%12%15%24%23%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
163%30%24%25%23%21%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$8,816,133$3,493,920$4,118,467$4,371,822$5,138,487
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,191,246$10,338,947$8,897,299$8,349,806$8,639,463
Short-term investments$0$0$0$1,072$184,114
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$17,007,379$13,832,867$13,015,766$12,722,700$13,962,064
Long-term investments$0$450,000$450,000$0$85,000
Fixed assets$8,336,628$8,616,041$7,296,399$7,569,970$7,891,968
Other long-term assets$2,024,937$1,845,635$1,662,427$1,476,514$1,288,857
Total long-term assets$10,361,565$10,911,676$9,408,826$9,046,484$9,265,825
Total assets$27,368,944$24,744,543$22,424,592$21,769,184$23,227,889
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$2,941,300$6,793,085$5,024,429$5,001,847$6,677,282
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,941,300$6,793,085$5,024,429$5,001,847$6,677,282
Debt$5,206,959$2,941,528$3,317,918$5,127,685$5,437,177
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$5,206,959$2,941,528$3,317,918$5,127,685$5,437,177
Total liabilities$8,148,259$9,734,613$8,342,347$10,129,532$12,114,459
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$16,447,473$13,389,144$12,055,779$9,000,895$8,142,447
With donor restrictions$2,773,212$1,620,786$2,026,466$2,638,757$2,970,983
Net assets$19,220,685$15,009,930$14,082,245$11,639,652$11,113,430
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$67,048,216$60,338,197$54,645,335$49,580,304$49,862,775
Program service revenue$558,352$1,313,290$572,270$232,650$807,450
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,905$28,605$14,327($82,762)$11,958
Other revenue$2,360,411$2,360,883$2,501,465$2,075,333$2,000,324
Total other revenue$2,945,668$3,702,778$3,088,062$2,225,221$2,819,732
Total revenue$69,993,884$64,040,975$57,733,397$51,805,525$52,682,507
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$54,883,303$54,009,661$46,594,838$43,493,117$45,488,946
Management and general$3,704,132$3,131,447$3,360,578$2,525,159$2,471,047
Fundraising$6,036,450$5,972,182$5,335,388$5,261,027$5,217,214
Total expenses$64,623,885$63,113,290$55,290,804$51,279,303$53,177,207
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$5,369,999$927,685$2,442,593$526,222($494,700)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$5,369,999$927,685$2,442,593$526,222($494,700)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David M JeremiahCOO/Director$413,069
Paul JoinerDir. Creative Svcs$262,902
Greg WebsterDevelopment Representative$206,322
Brian CookCFO$196,774
Tom GrothauseDir. Info Technology$173,475
Roger LockeProgrammer$171,538
Eric SeabergDir. Programming$158,014
Steve DevlinSenior Website Developer$156,678
David P JeremiahPresident/CEO/Director & Chairman as of 1/2020$110,823
Donna M JeremiahSecretary/Director$81,372

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020


Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 6/4/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History


Program accomplishments

Turning Point Radio reaches a potential worldwide audience of 480 million people through nearly 2 million annual broadcasts.

Turning Points Magazine and Devotional is delivered to more than 300,000 homes every month.

More than 1 million downloads!

More than 23,000 attendees participated in the Overcomer Tour in 2018, resulting in 127 decisions for Christ!

David Jeremiah's messages are broadcast in 11 languages-and counting!


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