Total Living Network/ TLN/ Jerry Rose


Total Living Network is an Emmy-winning television and internet based Christian ministry, with a digital basic cable channel (TLN) reaching 1.9M viewers in the Chicago market, central IL, NW Indiana and SW Michigan; a broadcast channel (KTLN) reaching 2.4M households in the San Francisco Bay area; a 24/7 live program stream available worldwide via; and certain syndicated programming reaching up to 30M households, including Alpha/Omega Television in Romania.

Contact information

Mailing address:
25553 Wolf's Crossing
Suite A
Plainfield, IL 60585-0585


Phone: (630) 801-3838


Organization details

EIN: 362785784

CEO/President: Rev. Jerry Rose

Chairman: Rev. Jerry Rose

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Owen Carr

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Total Living Network (TLN) strives to communicate the need for a total relationship with God (body, mind and spirit). We believe each person was created by God, needs God and through God can live a vibrant, healthy and wholesome life that is a blessing to themselves and a positive spiritual influence on others. We consider electronic communications to be a strategic tool for communicating these truths.

Total Living Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a charter member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

Total Living Network's Mission Statement is:

To direct people to Christ and to provide tools for a vibrant relationship with Him through the electronic communications media.

Statement of faith

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God and inherent in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned in the fall and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. And that, as a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and upon reaching the age of moral responsibility are held accountable to God as sinners in thought, word and deed.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.

We believe in "that blessed hope", the personal and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

We believe that all that receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust: the just to everlasting life in heaven, and the unjust to an eternity in hell.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating514 of 57918 of 23
Fund acquisition rating458 of 57917 of 23
Resource allocation rating537 of 57918 of 23
Asset utilization rating322 of 5797 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,260,973$1,240,686$1,136,228$1,246,812$1,308,982
Short-term investments$2,619,830$33,549$31,024$29,888$31,393
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$4,063,601$1,346,251$1,259,267$1,294,175$1,541,105
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$44,862$87,909$143,319$190,223$50,385
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$44,862$87,909$143,319$190,223$50,385
Total assets$4,108,463$1,434,160$1,402,586$1,484,398$1,591,490
Payables and accrued expenses$253,441$264,571$246,699$258,348$395,346
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$253,441$264,571$246,699$258,348$395,346
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$14,220$14,220$14,220$14,220$26,543
Total long-term liabilities$14,220$14,220$14,220$14,220$26,543
Total liabilities$267,661$278,791$260,919$272,568$421,889
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,840,802$1,155,369$1,141,667$1,211,830$1,169,601
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$135,844$202,212$150,340$132,765$147,801
Program service revenue$2,024,549$1,869,902$1,926,184$1,918,708$1,901,032
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$24$4$5$5
Other revenue$819,747$162,832$160,997$163,906$157,898
Total other revenue$2,844,296$2,032,758$2,087,185$2,082,619$2,058,935
Total revenue$2,980,140$2,234,970$2,237,525$2,215,384$2,206,736
Program services$1,928,600$2,264,712$2,283,349$2,255,377$2,184,045
Management and general$808,752$515,849$462,081$609,953$685,583
Total expenses$2,907,889$2,909,379$2,878,954$3,014,703$3,050,722
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$72,251($674,409)($641,429)($799,319)($843,986)
Other changes in net assets($150,975)$688,111$571,266$841,548$673,525
Total change in net assets($78,724)$13,702($70,163)$42,229($170,461)

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"The idea was born in a prayer one morning." stated Rev. Owen Carr. This prayer lead to a 24- hour Christian television for Chicagoland, WCFC-TV38. The first transmission was truly a historical event. There are those who were surprised that all this took place in a rented studio near the Westside of Chicago. In the hushed studio, the staff, telephone prayer partners, anxious guests and Rev Carr watched as the first offical picture showed the first book of the Old Testament on the television set. This is the beginning of "God's Miracle" for Chicagoland.

Program accomplishments

Total Living Network communicates the following program accomplishments:

TLN productions include a weekly program hosted by President Jerry Rose, "Significant Insights," touching on a broad-range of compelling, Christian topics, including interviews with extraordinary people of the faith; a weekly, interactive series "Marriage, For Better For Worse" dedicated to helping people restore and refresh their marriage hosted by Pastor Bob Moeller who has a heart for couples to enrich and refresh their marriage relationship; "Aspiring Women," an Emmy award winning program that features captivating stories, honest talk and practical insights on the common, challenging issues women face; a teaching series featuring theologically sound, biblically based messages that offer profound insights into achieving victory in daily life called "Journey;" and more. TLN also showcases relevant, inspirational programming such as "Building a Difference," a documentary series featuring people, organizations and charities that are truly building a difference in the lives of those in desperate need; "Pure Passion" teaching people how to heal sexual brokenness; "Hannah, Help Me!" the first-ever reality makeover show just for moms, "7th Street Theater," a half-hour dramatic series about five Christian actors who perform a weekly stage show with a Christian message; "Your Health" with Dr. Richard and Cindy Becker providing the latest in preventative health news, healthy cooking, and supplies information with advice from a Christian perspective; and more. TLN's schedule includes national ministry programming such as "Joyce Meyer- Enjoying Everyday Life," "Life Today with James Robison," "Joni & Friends," "The 700 Club," "The Way of the Master" with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort, "In Touch with Charles Stanley," Zola Levitt Presents," "Worship for Shut-Ins" and many more - as well as local ministries from both its Chicago and San Francisco markets. Saturday mornings include outdoor programs such as "Lindner's Angling Edge," Midwest Outdoors" and others, as well as children's faith-based programs such as "Good Time Kids" and "Nanna's Cottage." More information can be found at


TLN is a donor-based ministry, utilizing electronic communications media dedicated to broadcasting the Gospel message of hope, love and forgiveness through Christ. Donations to TLN are used to produce biblically-based programming relevant to our current culture; to develop outreach content that impacts our communities and help meet those needs; to acquire inspirational programs from trusted sources; to provide a prayer and encouragement ministry to viewers, callers and email participants; and to maintain high-quality technical systems and practices.