Turning Point for God

The information on this page was last updated 1/23/2024. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Turning Point for God was founded as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world. Over the years, the phenomenal growth of the English broadcast ministry has enabled David Jeremiah's teaching to be translated into multiple languages, taking the ministry outreach beyond our borders. Today, Turning Point reaches every state in the U.S., covers six continents, and touches people around the globe with the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Turning Point is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization wholly supported by friends of the ministry and not underwritten by any church or organization. Turning Point is grateful for the generosity of two groups who work to ensure its financial stability: Bible Strong Partners and The Jeremiah Legacy Society. Bible Strong Partners make a monthly commitment of support while members of The Jeremiah Legacy Society include Turning Point in their planned giving. These extraordinary individuals make it possible for Dr. Jeremiah to teach the whole counsel of God's Word, not bending to political, financial, or topical trends. Regardless of the level or frequency of giving, Turning Point is grateful for each ministry partner as they promote Bible Strong teaching through their generous giving.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Turning Point for God
PO Box 3838
San Diego, CA 92163

Website: davidjeremiah.org

Phone: 877-998-0222

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 330095805

CEO/President: Dr. David Jeremiah

Chairman: Dr. David Jeremiah

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. David Jeremiah

Ruling year: 1997

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

David Jeremiah's commitment to Bible Strong teaching with an emphasis on content-not causes, current events, or politics-is Turning Point's trademark. Creative vignettes, special musical selections, and seasonal productions supplement his messages, but the purpose of every program is to draw men and women into knowledge of God's Word. Study materials designed to engage participants in the Word of God accompany each broadcast. These innovative resources combined with the unchanging Truth of God's Word continue to fuel the growth of Turning Point's broadcast ministries.


Mission statement

Turning Point's mission is to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.


Statement of faith

The church faith is expressed in that form of doctrine generally held by those known as Baptists, the distinguishing features of which are stated below.

As Baptists, we stand for the supreme authority of the Word of God as the only rule of faith and practice, as opposed to all human traditions.

We stand for the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord's Supper as Christ enjoined them upon His followers; the same in number, in act, in order and in symbolic meaning, unchanged and unchangeable 'til He comes again.

As a New Testament Church, we affirm our belief in the individual priesthood of the believer, in the verbal inspiration and authority of the Scriptures; in the Virgin Birth and essential Deity of our Lord; in His atoning death and bodily resurrection; in His ascension into Heaven and promised endowment of the Holy Spirit; in His personal, visible premillennial return and ultimate and undisputed Kingdom and reign.

We stand for a regenerated and spiritual church, holding that only those who have confessed a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord shall be received into this church or welcomed to its ordinances.

In church policy we believe:

That a Christian Church is a local congregation, under Christ complete in itself, sovereign and independent.

That Christ committed to each church the sole guardianship and control of the ordinances; i.e., preaching the Gospel, baptizing and administering the Lord's Supper.

That all church rights and privileges are limited to the discipline of each local church.

That no semblance of ecclesiastical authority can be exercised except by a local church. The local church alone can elect, commission, and depose its officers, receive discipline and exclude its members.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade

C

To understand our transparency grade, click here.


Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating317 of 111011 of 47
Fund acquisition rating720 of 111129 of 47
Resource allocation rating393 of 111118 of 47
Asset utilization rating163 of 11105 of 47

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%10%9%9%10%10%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%9%9%9%9%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%96%97%96%94%95%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%11%10%9%9%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%4%3%4%6%5%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%84%85%85%86%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%86%85%92%99%96%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%72%73%78%84%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%14%15%8%1%4%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%33%40%28%6%17%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%5%5%6%5%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.761.691.932.362.552.47
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.481.581.361.611.791.72
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.402.682.643.804.564.25
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.474.325.955.782.042.59
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.230.170.170.490.39
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.493.443.782.611.341.73
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
7%15%17%30%39%37%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%5%19%12%15%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
107%50%43%30%24%25%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$26,738,578$19,768,862$8,816,133$3,493,920$4,118,467
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,373,873$8,428,091$8,191,246$10,338,947$8,897,299
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$35,112,451$28,196,953$17,007,379$13,832,867$13,015,766
Long-term investments$0$0$0$450,000$450,000
Fixed assets$9,722,472$8,092,682$8,336,628$8,616,041$7,296,399
Other long-term assets$10,756,501$2,199,038$2,024,937$1,845,635$1,662,427
Total long-term assets$20,478,973$10,291,720$10,361,565$10,911,676$9,408,826
Total assets$55,591,424$38,488,673$27,368,944$24,744,543$22,424,592
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$8,125,960$4,736,855$2,941,300$6,793,085$5,024,429
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,125,960$4,736,855$2,941,300$6,793,085$5,024,429
Debt$9,284$1,816,953$5,206,959$2,941,528$3,317,918
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$9,284$1,816,953$5,206,959$2,941,528$3,317,918
Total liabilities$8,135,244$6,553,808$8,148,259$9,734,613$8,342,347
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$43,746,639$29,050,147$16,447,473$13,389,144$12,055,779
With donor restrictions$3,709,541$2,884,718$2,773,212$1,620,786$2,026,466
Net assets$47,456,180$31,934,865$19,220,685$15,009,930$14,082,245
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$105,346,746$84,363,691$67,048,216$60,338,197$54,645,335
Program service revenue$627,310$0$558,352$1,313,290$572,270
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$22,384$30,930$26,905$28,605$14,327
Other revenue$3,741,774$2,719,930$2,360,411$2,360,883$2,501,465
Total other revenue$4,391,468$2,750,860$2,945,668$3,702,778$3,088,062
Total revenue$109,738,214$87,114,551$69,993,884$64,040,975$57,733,397
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$79,438,757$63,193,079$54,883,303$54,009,661$46,594,838
Management and general$4,424,551$3,716,997$3,704,132$3,131,447$3,360,578
Fundraising$10,353,591$7,490,295$6,036,450$5,972,182$5,335,388
Total expenses$94,216,899$74,400,371$64,623,885$63,113,290$55,290,804
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$15,521,315$12,714,180$5,369,999$927,685$2,442,593
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$15,521,315$12,714,180$5,369,999$927,685$2,442,593

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
David M JeremiahPresident / COO / Director$472,690
Lisa ReschetnikowGeneral Counsel and Turning Point Ministries Found$358,584
Paul JoinerChief Creative Officer$294,912
Greg WebsterDevelopment Representative$220,499
Brian CookCFO$216,590
Tom GrothauseDir. IS Business Intelligence$183,148
Roger LockeProgrammer$181,363
Steve DevlinSenior Website Developer$172,490
Eric SeabergDir. Programming$167,875
David P JeremiahCEO / Founder / Director / Chairman$111,603
Donna M JeremiahSecretary / Director$87,111

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


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 1/23/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


History


Program accomplishments

Turning Point Radio reaches a potential worldwide audience of 480 million people through nearly 2 million annual broadcasts.

Turning Points Magazine and Devotional is delivered to more than 300,000 homes every month.

More than 1 million downloads!

More than 23,000 attendees participated in the Overcomer Tour in 2018, resulting in 127 decisions for Christ!

David Jeremiah's messages are broadcast in 11 languages-and counting!


Needs