Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), The

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

Financial Data
   Cash Donations $193,614,527
   Noncash Donations $341,177,676
   Other Revenue $-752,220
   Total Revenue $534,039,983
   Total Expenses $551,747,971
Excess (or Deficit)
   for the Year
Other $0
Total Change
   in Net Assets
Total Assets $320,206,664
Total Liabilities $164,343,986
Net Assets $155,862,678

Data for year ended March 31, 2015
Per the organization's financial statements

Contact Information
Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), The
Virginia Beach, VA
Tel: (757) 226-7000
Fax: (757) 226-2017
CEO: 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 arm of CBN that is dedicated to alleviating human need and suffering in the U.S. and worldwide.

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 makes 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.

Available Files
  • Audit

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

  • 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