God TV

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Summary

GOD TV offers a diverse 24-hour schedule of international programming that conveys Christian values in a contemporary way. This includes live events, youth rallies, worship concerts, conferences and shows featuring prominent Bible teachers and musicians from around the world. GOD TV is owned and administered by several world-wide Angel Charities and the various international broadcasting licences are held by Angel Christian Television Trust Inc, a Florida USA not for profit Section 501 (c) (3) corporation.


Contact information

Mailing address:
God TV USA
PO Box 592247
Orlando, FL 32859-9804

Website: god.tv

Phone: 888-463-1365

Email: info.usa@god.tv


Organization details

EIN: 593359547

CEO/President: Ward Simpson

Chairman:

Board size: 5

Founder: Rory and Wendy Alec

Year founded: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Our vision is to recognise, source, create, package and present world class anointed, prophetic, supernatural content in a spirit of excellence across the globe into every nation, reconciling man, woman and child with God by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Mission statement

With a servant's heart we will equip His Body to reach the lost through media. This ministry exists to enable every television household to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ so that they may believe in Him, call upon His name, and be saved.


Statement of faith

We Believe...

The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement.

The divine inspiration of the Holy Scripture and its consequent entire trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God's wrath and condemnation.

The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin and from its eternal consequences.

The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead.

The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit.

The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world.

The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating440 of 81716 of 25
Fund acquisition rating748 of 81723 of 25
Resource allocation rating509 of 81718 of 25
Asset utilization rating24 of 8171 of 25

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%26%15%28%29%35%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%11%7%9%14%19%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%43%46%33%48%53%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%6%11%11%14%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%57%54%67%52%47%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
78%77%74%75%78%76%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%103%107%85%122%133%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%79%80%64%95%101%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-3%-7%15%-22%-33%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
4%14%105%343%189%-342%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%13%19%14%11%10%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.491.951.571.672.232.50
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.084.422.562.123.423.42
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.478.644.013.547.618.54
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
21.260.180.410.650.650.54
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.055.632.461.541.541.86
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.93-6.43-4.38-1.84-0.85-1.21
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
3%147%110%91%121%82%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%9%19%27%2%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
180%-24%-6%5%-9%7%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$247,403$709,584$883,724$140,416$358,644
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$602,641$1,188,053$1,576,697$1,370,534$1,222,304
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$850,044$1,897,637$2,460,421$1,510,950$1,580,948
Long-term investments$0$0$0$866,141$866,141
Fixed assets$372,042$431,646$759,469$858,514$727,767
Other long-term assets$2,533,856$2,520,205$2,000,537$1,929,153$2,225,837
Total long-term assets$2,905,898$2,951,851$2,760,006$3,653,808$3,819,745
Total assets$3,755,942$4,849,488$5,220,427$5,164,758$5,400,693
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$1,035,930$800,694$1,005,569$2,109,825$2,692,834
Other current liabilities$3,746,666$3,876,209$2,787,472$211,955$251,735
Total current liabilities$4,782,596$4,676,903$3,793,041$2,321,780$2,944,569
Debt$179,324$435,708$974,495$1,373,267$87,196
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$540,815$228,771$3,463$2,561,610$1,392,641
Total long-term liabilities$720,139$664,479$977,958$3,934,877$1,479,837
Total liabilities$5,502,735$5,341,382$4,770,999$6,256,657$4,424,406
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted($1,746,793)($491,894)$449,428($1,091,899)$976,287
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($1,746,793)($491,894)$449,428($1,091,899)$976,287
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$3,041,966$3,277,721$3,362,686$4,562,207$5,419,982
Program service revenue$4,224,778$3,744,590$7,865,198$4,923,735$5,186,990
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$39,031$18,260$8,687$10,775$31,259
Other revenue($201,681)$52,139($991,034)($68,238)($477,158)
Total other revenue$4,062,128$3,814,989$6,882,851$4,866,272$4,741,091
Total revenue$7,104,094$7,092,710$10,245,537$9,428,479$10,161,073
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$5,617,506$5,654,711$6,522,616$8,930,362$10,298,753
Management and general$934,722$1,460,864$1,233,034$1,256,292$1,309,534
Fundraising$789,700$493,906$948,560$1,310,011$1,889,468
Total expenses$7,341,928$7,609,481$8,704,210$11,496,665$13,497,755
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($237,834)($516,771)$1,541,327($2,068,186)($3,336,682)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($237,834)($516,771)$1,541,327($2,068,186)($3,336,682)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Stephen W BeikSecretary$172,845
Donald Ward SimpsonPresident/CEO$167,841
Wendy J StephenFormer President$148,748
Rory A StephenFormer President$135,971
Shaun SwanepoelChief Financial Officer$125,878
Graeme SpencerGlobal Head of Broadcasting$107,625
Rafael SimpsonDirector$33,600

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2017


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 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

In his 20 years at GOD TV, Rory built up our far-reaching distribution taking GOD TV from Europe to the world, including our launch into the USA in 2006 and raised a diverse team of some 200 people, including our regional directors and network of regional offices worldwide.

In her 22 years at GOD TV, Wendy Alec was responsible for the development of the GOD TV brand and created a unique programming schedule bringing different ministry streams together, from the prophetic to the evangelistic and featuring must-watch LIVE events.

The now global network was first known as the Christian Channel Europe, the Continent's first daily Christian television network. It started broadcasting on 1 October 1995, just 2-hours-a-day but steadily grew to 24-hours-a-day in 1999. The 'GOD' logo appeared in 1997 and the Christian Channel was rebranded as the GOD Channel and became GOD TV in 2002. Rory resigned from GOD TV in 2014 and Wendy handed the mantel over to Ward Simpson as the new Leader of GOD TV in 2016.

GOD TV's CEO Ward Simpson and the GOD TV team and family of viewers honor the ministry's founders for their unshakeable faith in establishing GOD TV 'Against All Odds' and the foundation they built over two decades. The work they started continues from strength to strength as God blesses this network that bears His name.


Program accomplishments

GOD TV is a Christian broadcasting network that reaches over 450 million viewers in over 200 countries around the world.


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