The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)

Virginia Beach, VA
Founded: 1960
Current Status: Member
Member Since: July 11, 1995
ECFA accredited organization

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $314,851,669
   Noncash Donations $286,720,357
   Other Revenue $3,855,235
   Total Revenue $605,427,261
   Total Expenses $611,929,220
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $278,422,431
Total Liabilities $129,061,712
Net Assets $149,360,719

Data for year ended March 31, 2016
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN)
Virginia Beach, VA
Tel: (757) 226-7000
Fax: (757) 226-2017
Top Leader: Mr. Gordon Robertson
Donor Contact: Mr. Andrew Knox

Ministry Description
The mission of The Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) is to prepare the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. Founded in 1960 by Pat Robertson, CBN uses mass media to bring the message of Jesus Christ to people worldwide. Domestically, CBN produces a daily television program known as the 700 Club, which reaches 97% of U.S. households and is viewed daily by nearly one million viewers. Its website focuses on the 700 Club, CBN News, Superbook, CBN Radio, and spiritual life resources and hosts over 3.1 million unique user sessions each month. Internationally, CBN produces culturally relevant television programming using indigenous hosts. Programs are produced in over 30 languages and aired in more than 140 countries. In 2013, surveys estimated that 81 million people prayed with a CBN TV program host to receive Jesus as their Savior. Operation Blessing International Relief & Development is the humanitarian

CBN's international regional centers minister to a variety of children needs. These include educational support such as tutoring and mentoring, sponsoring school tuition, and donating school supplies as well as providing medical care and nutritious meals for those in need.
CBN provides disaster relief on two levels. 1) immediate relief including medical and health needs of the victims, food distribution, materials such as utensils, blankets, and hygiene-kits, and 2) long-term development where we help solve problems of food sources and livelihood. The strategic locations of our international regional centers worldwide make it possible for us to mobilize teams quickly and be a first-responder when disaster strikes around the globe.
Since its inception in 1995, has been at the forefront of online ministry. With an average of 3.1 million monthly visitors, consistently ranks among the world's top Christian websites. utilizes streaming video technology, enabling users to email inspiring and life-changing stories to friends in need. includes Internet television & radio, podcasts, a mobile site, a social network site, 45 social network pages - and internationally with 73 ministry websites.
CBN's international regional centers conduct medical camps and clinics to provide free medical, dental, optical, and surgical services for the poor & needy who otherwise would receive no care at all. CBN utilizes its in-country staff who best know their country's needs and coordinate available resources to care for the poor. In addition to conducting medical camps in urban and rural communities, we provide life-changing surgeries such as cleft lip and palate, goiter, & cataract.
CBN promotes life skills training in conjunction with teaching trade skills and, in some cases, providing micro-enterprise grants or loans. These enable those in need to learn job skills they need to earn a living and have the money to buy simple tools and supplies to open their own small business. The goal is to move families, villages, and small communities to self-sufficiency.
CBN's Orphan's Promise provides food, clean water, housing, health care, education, job training and placement, and small business development assistance to orphans and vulnerable children around the world.
In the past year, The Christian Broadcasting Network aired television programming in 147 countries and territories and in 31 different languages. The program content is often evangelistic magazine programs produced in the style of The 700 Club, plus youth music programs, animated children's Bible stories and other high-quality entertainment programs. CBN uses indigenous hosts and language to communicate the gospel message in a culturally relevant way.
In 2013 CBN built 1316 wells, providing water for over 418,000 people. Much of the world's population don't have access to water and as a result they walk miles each day simply to get water for their families forcing many to work fewer hours each day. Their income or food supply drops and they are subject to high infant mortality rates and debilitating disease. Access to clean water changes all this.

Other Names Under Which Funds May Be Raised
  • Operation Blessing International
  • Orphan's Promise
  • Superbook®
  • The 700 Club

  • Ministry Sectors
  • Disaster Relief & Development
  • Evangelism
  • Human Services & Medical
  • Place of Worship & Spirituality

  • Ministry Types
  • Evangelism (primary)
  • Medical, Dental, Health Svs
  • Media: Television
  • Prayer
  • Children's Ministry
  • Media: Internet
  • Orphan Care
  • Relief and Development