Trinity Broadcasting Network / TBN/ Paul & Jan Crouch


Trinity Broadcasting Network ("TBN") is a religious television network created by Paul and Jan Crouch. TBN is the world's largest Christian television network and is seen on more than 3,200 television stations, 21 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. In addition, TBN is involved in the production of Christian movies. In addition, it has acquired a number of theme parks.

Contact information

Mailing address:
2442 Michelle Drive
Tustin, CA 92780-2780


Phone: (714) 832-2950


Organization details

EIN: 952844062

CEO/President: Mr. Paul Crouch

Chairman: Mr. Paul Crouch

Board size:

Founder: Paul and Jan Crouch

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Trinity Broadcasting Network ("TBN") is a religious television network created by Paul and Jan Crouch. TBN is the world's largest Christian television network. Across America and around the world TBN is carried by TV stations and cable systems to millions of homes. TBN is seen on more than 3,200 television stations, 21 satellites, the Internet and thousands of cable systems around the world. In addition, TBN translates programs into numerous foreign languages at its facilities, the International Production Center in Irving, Texas.

TBN also is involved in movie production of Christian movies. TBN's cinematic achievements include "China Cry," "The Revolutionary (The Life of Jesus)," "The Revolutionary II", "The Emissary (The Life of Paul)", "The Omega Code" and "The Heart Of a Champion" starring Carman.

Trinity Music City, USA is Nashville's newest tourist attraction. The former estate of country music legend Conway Twitty, the complex includes the 2000-seat Trinity Music City Church Auditorium. Crowds are "packing out the house" to attend TBN-produced concerts, dramas, seminars and special events.

TBN will soon be expanding satellite coverage to include Russian-language satellite broadcasts to Russia. This will complement the existing network of "Enlace", Spanish language coverage of Central and South America; "Rede Boas Novas", Portuguese language coverage of Brazil, "Eutelsat Hotbird 3", Italian language coverage of Europe and the Middle East; "Hotbird 5", English language coverage of Europe and the Middle East; "Intelsat 804", English language coverage of Africa; "Intelsat 701", English language coverage of Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia; and "The Miracle Network", English and Hindi language coverage of China, Southeast Asia, and India.

Mission statement

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Statement of faith

Trinity Broadcasting Network uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.

4. We believe that the only hope for man is to believe on Jesus Christ, the virgin-born Son of God, Who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and Who rose from the dead, so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His Blood.

5. We believe that Jesus Christ in person will return to earth in power and glory.

6. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells those who have received Christ for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and godly lives.

7. We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who, through belief in Christ, have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelization on the one hand, and the nurture and discipline of Christians on the other.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating569 of 57622 of 23
Fund acquisition rating535 of 57621 of 23
Resource allocation rating564 of 57622 of 23
Asset utilization rating463 of 57615 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$16,897,997$15,730,193$19,477,876$28,140,779$34,425,755
Short-term investments$488,148,108$585,778,960$236,922,791$270,206,239$266,364,281
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$520,064,436$645,938,997$282,434,178$315,989,482$331,076,040
Long-term investments$36,425,708$21,715,000$16,480,286$6,642,264$6,532,986
Fixed assets$233,353,493$223,830,271$251,033,906$257,100,936$265,140,346
Other long-term assets$284,736,358$294,152,604$180,305,674$188,634,575$196,495,184
Total long-term assets$554,515,559$539,697,875$447,819,866$452,377,775$468,168,516
Total assets$1,074,579,995$1,185,636,872$730,254,044$768,367,257$799,244,556
Payables and accrued expenses$8,996,307$7,037,919$6,424,619$3,881,343$6,483,720
Other current liabilities$6,149,930$14,487,994$15,079,963$0$0
Total current liabilities$15,146,237$21,525,913$21,504,582$3,881,343$6,483,720
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$26,974,026$6,751,381$8,918,162$23,916,753$36,913,552
Total long-term liabilities$26,974,026$6,751,381$8,918,162$23,916,753$36,913,552
Total liabilities$42,120,263$28,277,294$30,422,744$27,798,096$43,397,272
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$173,830$222,550$168,171$168,721$168,707
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,032,459,732$1,157,359,578$699,831,300$740,569,161$755,847,284
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$55,789,749$192,847,585$63,814,525$66,802,314$52,905,172
Program service revenue$54,099,416$58,064,123$53,581,152$61,544,893$55,130,252
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,301,537$384,142,888$14,492,684$12,174,249$11,416,676
Other revenue$9,198,584$2,977,024$11,576,916$6,496,075$2,058,785
Total other revenue$81,599,537$445,184,035$79,650,752$80,215,217$68,605,713
Total revenue$137,389,286$638,031,620$143,465,277$147,017,531$121,510,885
Program services$148,353,590$111,397,989$122,360,247$103,157,958$112,101,169
Management and general$59,720,267$67,252,857$43,563,432$44,395,786$40,696,947
Total expenses$227,751,332$194,177,363$179,085,830$156,436,473$162,634,044
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($90,362,046)$443,854,257($35,620,553)($9,418,942)($41,123,159)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($90,362,046)$443,854,257($35,620,553)($9,418,942)($41,123,159)

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