Changed Lives

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Summary

One On One, aka changedlives.org, (the Organization) is a nonprofit, Tennessee corporation organized in 1968 and has been a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) since 1987. For 33 years, Changed Lives produced a weekly, worldwide TV and radio program, provided reprints of all messages and distributed Bibles and Christian books to listeners. In 2001, Changed Lives transitioned to the 24/7 global reach of the internet via changedlives.org, continuing to feature Ben Haden on both video and audio.

In 2006, Changed Lives legally changed its name to changedlives.org. In 2007, changedlives.org began featuring short, conversational segments with Ben Haden - all new video recordings, ranging from 3 minutes to 10 minutes - while continuing to feature Ben Haden's messages and weekly radio broadcasts. In 2008, changedlives.org added its continuing weekly radio broadcasts to the website -- enabling the listener to hear any given radio broadcast 24/7.

Ben Haden went to be with his Heavenly Father in October, 2013.

In December, 2014, changedlives.org launched a new book series called ONE on ONE A Minute With Ben, featuring Ben Haden's exact words from original live recordings in a daily, easy-to-read-in-one-minute format. The ONE on ONE book series expanded to audio and to Facebook.

In April, 2019, changedlives.org, legally changed its organizational name from changedlives.org to One On One (the Organization) - reflecting Ben Haden's direct, conversational style of speaking over five decades ... 1963 to 2013.

Over the last six years, the organization has made a strategic, heavy and necessary investment -- converting five decades of all original recordings of Ben Haden's messages, conversations and Bible studies to digital. This investment will now enable the ministry to share messages, conversations and Bible studies spanning 1963 to 2013 with a much broader audience and new generations.

One On One, aka changedlives.org, continues to feature the weekly radio broadcasts "Changed Lives", the website changedlives.org, the ONE on ONE series in book, eBook, audio and Facebook, the distribution of CDs, DVDs and books -- all by Ben Haden.

Ben Haden was a former CEO of a daily newspaper, attorney, CIA agent, author and a pastor of 36 years.

One On One, aka changedlives.org, is nondenominational, neither underwritten by nor answerable to any individual denomination. It is geared to men and women - in plain language with both unbeliever and believer in mind.

The ministry of One On One, aka changedlives.org will continue to present five decades of Ben Haden's thought-provoking sermons, messages, conversations, bible teachings and discussion about Jesus Christ, both nationally and globally, through changedlives.org, the One On One series, FM radio, social media, books and eBooks and new CDs, DVDs. This will allow individuals to share with family and friends of all ages and in their sphere of influence.


Contact information

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 100
1200 Mountain Creek Road , Bldg 200
Chattanooga, TN 37401-7401

Website: www.changedlives.org

Phone: (423) 875-0911

Email: changedlives@netol.net


Organization details

EIN: 626081698

CEO/President: Dalla H. Gibbons

Chairman: John W. Queen, Jr.

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Ben Haden

Year founded: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Ben Haden Evangelical Association, Inc. (BHEA) produced a weekly worldwide TV and radio program under the name of Changed Lives for more than a generation. In may 2001, Changed Lives transferred its TV and radio times and contracts to Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. BHEA is now concentrating on the INTERNET, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, using state-of-the-art internet streaming with video and audio on demand.

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


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating849 of 85751 of 51
Fund acquisition rating853 of 85751 of 51
Resource allocation rating841 of 85750 of 51
Asset utilization rating654 of 85740 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%55%56%65%7%33%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%49%41%50%8%13%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%88%72%78%119%39%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%10%10%8%5%8%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%12%28%22%-19%61%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%75%77%82%83%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
101%480%405%611%153%155%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%360%313%499%128%115%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
-1%-380%-305%-511%-53%-55%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
-2%-13%-12%-15%-6%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%15%13%10%11%17%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.950.170.160.180.160.10
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.481.021.021.021.021.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.910.170.160.180.160.10
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
6.0510498.901128.071374.55758.97131.24
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.150.000.000.000.000.01
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.9670.5075.6365.7573.56116.75
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20182017201620152014
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
11%0%0%0%0%1%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%600%643%558%623%987%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20182017201620152014
Cash$2,403,168$3,982,814$6,798,462$4,232,965$5,004,033
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$122,973$117,192$27,338$61,353$0
Short-term investments$3,794,199$3,059,856$1,191,934$4,949,167$4,832,410
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,320,340$7,159,862$8,017,734$9,243,485$9,836,443
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$131,761$149,784$145,912$149,516$142,808
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$131,761$149,784$145,912$149,516$142,808
Total assets$6,452,101$7,309,646$8,163,646$9,393,001$9,979,251
 
Liabilities20182017201620152014
Payables and accrued expenses$602$6,347$5,833$12,179$74,952
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$602$6,347$5,833$12,179$74,952
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$602$6,347$5,833$12,179$74,952
 
Net assets20182017201620152014
Unrestricted$6,451,499$6,945,822$7,800,683$9,024,339$9,547,539
Temporarily restricted$0$357,477$357,130$356,483$356,760
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$6,451,499$7,303,299$8,157,813$9,380,822$9,904,299
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20182017201620152014
Total contributions$197,246$202,463$186,355$1,164,209$250,978
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$26,689$78,118$52,850($181,811)$396,673
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$26,689$78,118$52,850($181,811)$396,673
Total revenue$223,935$280,581$239,205$982,398$647,651
 
Expenses20182017201620152014
Program services$806,625$877,716$1,192,593$1,255,958$745,846
Management and general$159,883$143,705$149,098$171,868$175,087
Fundraising$109,227$113,674$120,523$78,049$82,407
Total expenses$1,075,735$1,135,095$1,462,214$1,505,875$1,003,340
 
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($851,800)($854,514)($1,223,009)($523,477)($355,689)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($851,800)($854,514)($1,223,009)($523,477)($355,689)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/2/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Ben Haden Evangelical Association, Inc was formed in 1967 not long after Ben Haden arrived at First Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, TN. Mr. Haden launched his own radio ministry, "Changed Lives," on radio station WFLI in Chattanooga. Mr. Haden, a former Kingsport, Tenn. newspaperman who had made a midlife acceptance of Christ as his personal savior, had been serving as pastor as Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church near Miami, Fla. He was already familiar to many First Presbyterian Church members for his Philadelphia-based radio program, "Bible Study Hour." Mr. Haden had grown physically weary of flying to Philadelphia twice a month for the "Bible Study Hour" programs and felt his radio ministry could best be served in Chattanooga.

The ministry -- which Mr. Haden has operated independently of the church -- eventually, grew to include a television ministry as well.

Today, Ben is now using the INTERNET for his messages after having named Dr. Michael Youssef his permanent successor for Changed Lives' TV and radio contracts.


Program accomplishments

2003 is Ben Haden's 35th year as a national broadcaster.


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