In Touch Ministries/ Charles Stanley

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In Touch Ministries is the outreach ministry of Dr. Charles Stanley, pastor of the over 15,000-member First Baptist Church of Atlanta, Georgia.

The content of the IN TOUCH program is thoroughly biblical, devoting its airtime to the teaching of Scripture. There are no financial appeals, in keeping with the ministry's mindset of trusting God to provide operating revenue.

The logo of In Touch is a flame, which incorporates elements that symbolize the spiritual foundation of our Bible teaching ministry. If you look closely, you will notice the flame is comprised of praying hands, representing the commitment to prayer and dependence on God to undergird all ministry efforts. Inside those praying hands there is a dove, which reflects our reliance upon the Holy Spirit.

In Touch Ministries is registred with ECFA.This organization is non-profit. Contributions to this organization are fully tax dedutible to the extent allowed by law. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 7900
3836 Dekalb Technology Parkway (30340)
Atlanta, GA 30357-0357


Phone: (770) 451-1001


Organization details

EIN: 581495310

CEO/President: Phillip Bowen

Chairman: Dr. Charles Stanley

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Charles Stanley

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


In Touch Ministries, Inc. ("In Touch") is a broadcast ministry, which primarily uses television and radio to present the teaching ministry of Dr. Charles F. Stanley. In Touch was founded in 1972 by Dr. Stanley. The broadcast ministry is supported by a discipling follow-up program which uses audio and video cassette tapes, a monthly magazine, the Internet, prayer helps, study materials and a counseling ministry

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Mission statement

In touch Ministries, Inc. uses the following to communicate its mission:

Lead people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and strengthen the local church, by teaching the Bible via various media.

Statement of faith

In touch Ministries uses the following to communicate its values:

The Scriptures:
We believe that "all Scripture is given by inspiration of God." (2 Timothy 3:16) We understand this to mean that the whole Bible is inspired in that holy men of God "were moved by the Holy Spirit" (2 Peter 1:21) to write the very words of Scripture. We believe that this divine inspiration extends equally and fully to all parts of Scripture as it appeared in the original manuscripts. We believe that the whole Bible in the originals is therefore without error. We believe that all the Scriptures center about the Lord Jesus Christ in His person and work, in His first and second coming, and hence that no portion, even of the Old Testament, is properly read or understood until it leads to Him. We also believe that all Scripture was designed for our practical instruction.
(Luke 24:27, 44; John 5:39; Romans 15:4; 1 Corinthians 10:11; 2 Timothy 3:16)

The Triune Godhead:
We believe in the one true and living God, the Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer, and Ruler of all things. He is infinite, eternal, unchangeable, and is revealed to us as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

God The Father: God, as Father, reigns over all of His universe with providential care. He is all-powerful, all-loving, all-knowing, and all-wise. He is fatherly in attitude toward all men but is Father, indeed, to those who have become children of God through Jesus Christ, who will deliver them into the Father's hands.

(Genesis 1:1; 1 Chronicles 29:10; Jeremiah 10:10; Matthew 6:9; Acts 1:7; Romans 8:14-15; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 1 Corinthians 15:24; Ephesians 4:6)

God The Son:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man. This redemption He accomplished by voluntarily giving Himself as a sinless, substitutionary sacrifice on the cross, thereby satisfying God's righteous judgment against sin. After substantiating the accomplishment of that redemption and justification by His bodily resurrection from the grave, He ascended to the right hand of His Father, where He intercedes on behalf of those who trust Him. (Luke 1:34-35; John 1:1, 2, 14, 18; Romans 3:24-26, 8:34)

God The Holy Spirit:
We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Person who convicts the world of sin (righteousness and judgment), that He alone brings new life to those who are spiritually dead; that He baptizes (or places) all believers into the one true Church, which is the Body of Christ; that He indwells them permanently, seals them unto the day of final redemption, bestows spiritual gifts upon them, fills (controls) those who are yielding to Him. Every believer is called to life so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.
(John 3:3-8; 14:16-17; 16:7-11; 1 Corinthians 12:7-11, 13; Ephesians 4:30; 5:18)

We believe that man was created directly by and in the image of God. We believe that God created the heavens and the earth, including all life, by direct act. (Genesis 1:1; John 1:3; Colossians 1:16-17)

Although man was created in the image of God, he fell into sin and is lost. This is true of all men, and except a man be born again by the Holy Spirit, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
(Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:3; Romans 3:10, 23)

The Devil - Satan:
We believe that Satan is a person, the author of sin, and the reason of the fall of man, and is destined to the judgment of an eternal punishment in the lake of fire. (Matthew 4:1-3; Acts 5:3; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:10)

Atonement For Sin:
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a substitutionary sacrifice and that all who believe on Him are redeemed by His shed blood. We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord Jesus Christ and in His ascension into heaven; He is our High Priest and Advocate.
(John 1:1-3, 14; 3:1-7; Hebrews 10:4-14; 1 John 2:2)

We believe that salvation is the gift of God's grace. It cannot be gained or made more secure by meritorious works, but is freely bestowed upon all who put their faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ at Calvary. All who so trust the Savior are forgiven of their sins and born into the family of God by the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.
(John 1:12; Acts 16:30-33; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 1:7; 2:8-9)

The Christian Walk:
We believe that we are called with a holy calling to walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, and so to live in the power of the indwelling Spirit that we will not fulfill the lust of the flesh. But the flesh is never eradicated in this life, and the individual chooses to keep the flesh in subjection to Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit or it will surely manifest its presence in our lives to the dishonor of our Lord. (Romans 6:11-13; 8:2, 4, 12-13; Galatians 5:16-23; Ephesians 4:22-24; Colossians 2:1-10; 1 Peter 1:14-16; 1 John 1:4-7; 3:5-9)

The Great Commission:
Until the return of Christ, it is the Christian's duty and privilege to seek the fulfillment of Christ's Great Commission and to minister in His name to a needy world. We are to be instruments of Jesus Christ as the Holy Spirit ministers redemption and reconciliation in the world. (Matthew 25:31-46; 28:18-20)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating169 of 94012 of 51
Fund acquisition rating80 of 9426 of 51
Resource allocation rating75 of 9427 of 51
Asset utilization rating728 of 94040 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,691,596$4,567,526$5,115,792$5,513,318$4,815,466
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$59,903,080$43,935,872$31,399,187$22,141,490$18,596,768
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$56,980,254$58,989,428$61,969,430$70,264,252$75,755,707
Other long-term assets$2,116,272$4,612,806$6,107,450$6,103,821$364,642
Total long-term assets$59,096,526$63,602,234$68,076,880$76,368,073$76,120,349
Total assets$118,999,606$107,538,106$99,476,067$98,509,563$94,717,117
Payables and accrued expenses$5,480,211$5,379,251$5,688,226$4,570,163$4,884,057
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$5,480,211$5,379,251$5,688,226$4,570,163$4,884,057
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$222,426$240,910$265,301$3,091,664$2,928,604
Total long-term liabilities$222,426$240,910$265,301$3,091,664$2,928,604
Total liabilities$5,702,637$5,620,161$5,953,527$7,661,827$7,812,661
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$113,234,208$101,844,640$93,480,921$90,818,875$86,880,773
With donor restrictions$62,761$55,955$41,619$28,861$23,683
Net assets$113,296,969$101,917,945$93,522,540$90,847,736$86,904,456
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$92,569,754$95,508,535$89,414,412$94,761,515$89,815,482
Program service revenue$0$592,503$956,433$903,547$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,137,672$236,879$96,996$175,071$32,130
Other revenue$3,868,495$2,001,510$4,852,670$3,429,976$1,424,276
Total other revenue$5,006,167$2,830,892$5,906,099$4,508,594$1,456,406
Total revenue$97,575,921$98,339,427$95,320,511$99,270,109$91,271,888
Program services$80,517,510$83,967,474$84,600,363$88,793,064$83,006,739
Management and general$5,654,540$5,566,982$6,877,642$6,124,456$4,942,502
Total expenses$86,710,567$90,101,807$92,027,999$95,462,690$88,413,516
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$10,865,354$8,237,620$3,292,512$3,807,419$2,858,372
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,865,354$8,237,620$3,292,512$3,807,419$2,858,372


Charles F StanleyDirector, Chairman, Presid$543,022
Phillip BowenDirector, Ceo, Vice-Chairm$449,150
Mitch CroweFormer Cfo, Treasurer$297,937
Celia GordonCFO, Treasurer$248,639
Bradley BrownChief Information Officer$236,034
John CourtneyVP Marketing & Development$236,034
John S McKinnonBroadcast Operations Direc$171,965
Thomas C Sabonis-ChafeeExecutive Director of Crea$163,252
Brandon NiemyerExecutive Director of Operations$159,179
Eric SmithExecutive Director of Development$153,787
Caleb SantosDirector Tech Opr & Digita$143,269
Michael GeorgeFormer Controller, Assistant Trea$125,753

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

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 2/10/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1971, Dr. Stanley became pastor of First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia. A television program in Atlanta was soon launched. In three years, IN TOUCH was added to nationwide programming, and radio syndication began in 1982. The program was in almost every major market in the United States during the 1980s, and now reaches every nation on earth.

Program accomplishments

The following are some of In Touch Ministries accomplishments and programs:

In Touch seeks to stretch across denominational and cultural boundaries throughout the world in all of its media outlets.

2001- In Touch has translated TV and radio programs into 14 languages and distribute worldwid. Also distributed magazine worldwide. Maintain offices in Canada, Brazil, Russia, England, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia,and Ecuador.

Published and distributed monthly magazine featuring articles of biblical based teaching, as well as daily devotional messages to 700,000 homes.

Internet site has developed access to radio and television program, monthly magazien and other resources.

The decade of the 90's has seen tremendous growth around the globe, and In Touch English language programs are delivered to every nation on earth via radio, television and RealAudio on the internet

In 1999, the National Religious Broadcasters named IN TOUCH the Radio Program of the Year.

China received the Mandarin language program five nights a week via AM radio.

Viewers throughout the Middle East can watch the program with Arabic subtitles.

The Spanish ministry of "En Contacto" has experienced dynamic growth, in the United States and abroad with television and daily radio broadcasts.

To reach the Portuguese-speaking population of Brazil, the program Em Contato is broadcasted by radio.

In Russia, more than 10,000 letters were received from viewers and listeners of the Russian language programs. Three of Dr. Stanley's books havetranslanted into the Russian language and been distributed. When there weren't enough to go around, which was frequently the case, people had been known to line up and take turns sharing the limited copies.

One of the most exciting developments taken place is the availability of In Touch Ministries to predominantly Muslim peoples. In central India, more than 18 million Deccani speakers hear the Mulaquat (In Touch) broadcast every Saturday. Often the Muslim resistance to the Gospel message is strong. Indonesia has the largest Muslim population in the world. The Indonesian language program, Sentuhan Hati is a great source of encouragement to those who can listen.


In touch Ministries has the following needs:

Volunteer - Do you have a bit of extra time on your hands? In Touch is always looking for volunteers, so wherever you live In Touch can probably use your help. Or maybe you're planning a visit to Atlanta and you'd like to help them then. Either way, In Touch would love to enlist you in their growing group of volunteers.

Gifts - Support the ministry financially with your contributions.

Prayer Network - There is amazing power when God's people pray, so In Touch has created a way for you to assist them with your prayers. In Touch calls their group of intercessors "Prayer Partners".