Bible Broadcasting Network

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The Bible Broadcasting Network ("BBN") is a radio broadcasting network concerning things of the Bible, God and Christians. This ministry has chosen not to be open and transparent with As such it is difficult to understand all aspects of its ministry.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Bible Broadcasting Network
PO Box 7300
Charlotte, NC 28241-7300


Phone: (800) 888-7077


Organization details

EIN: 540888863

CEO/President: Barbara Redemann


Board size: 2

Founder: Lowell Davey

Ruling year: 1971

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Simply stated, our purpose is to get God's word into the hearts and minds of people using the most efficient means at our disposal. Radio and the internet remain the most cost-effective tools for reaching people with the Gospel and teaching them 24 hours a day.

We fulfill our purpose using the unique tools of technology along with a unique blend of ministry-focused programming. The truth of the Gospel has not lost its power, but has often lost its audience because of poor or inadequate presentation. We may only have one chance to share the Gospel message with a person. Our message must always be right and honoring to the Lord and be presented in a way that doesn't take away from its importance.

For us, radio is not a business. It is a ministry. We believe the programming must be warm, friendly and informative and must present the Truth. The microphones of the Bible Broadcasting Network are as sacred as any pulpit in the world so we broadcast daily prayer times, children's programs, Bible teaching, teen programs and family guidance programs. We also provide a toll-free number for personal guidance (1-800-888-7077). Through these avenues, we are able to share the Gospel, often leading people to Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Statement of faith

We believe in the Bible, which is verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit in the original manuscripts and is the infallible and authoritative Word of God. It is the sole authority for the Christian faith and conduct.

We believe in the Triune Godhead in Three Persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the personality of Satan, called the Devil, and his present control over unregenerate mankind.

We believe in the fall and lost estate of man, whose total depravity makes necessary the new birth.

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, death, bodily resurrection, present exaltation at God's right hand, and personal, imminent, and pre-millennial return.

We believe in the atonement by the substitutionary death and shed blood of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

We believe in the resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life and blessedness in heaven, in the Church, the Body or Bride of Christ, consisting only of those who are born again, for whom He now makes intercession in heaven and for whom He shall come again.

We believe in the resurrection of the unsaved unto everlasting punishment in hell.

We believe in Christ's great commission to the Church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe.

We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that the term "marriage" has only one, legitimate meaning, and that is marriage sanctioned by God, which joins one man and one woman in a single, covenantal union, as delineated by Scripture. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, transgenderism and pornography are sinful perversions of God's gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one's gender by surgery or appearance. (Gen. 2:24; Gen. 19:5, 13; Gen. 26:8-9; Lev. 18:1-30; Rom. 1:26-29; 1 Cor. 5:1; 6:9; 1 Thess. 4:1-8; Heb. 13:4)

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect, and value all human life. (Ps 139.)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating620 of 103418 of 32
Fund acquisition rating328 of 103612 of 32
Resource allocation rating513 of 103615 of 32
Asset utilization rating890 of 103429 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$115,277$169,665$124,539$148,397$321,881
Short-term investments$8,197,489$7,772,722$6,508,713$6,779,865$6,193,851
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$41,078,727$38,641,548$34,735,100$37,448,264$36,523,930
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,008,693$6,457,146$6,689,641$6,975,405$7,068,642
Other long-term assets$39,802,525$37,053,525$36,735,050$31,672,275$29,818,275
Total long-term assets$45,811,218$43,510,671$43,424,691$38,647,680$36,886,917
Total assets$86,889,945$82,152,219$78,159,791$76,095,944$73,410,847
Payables and accrued expenses$3,329,150$3,355,218$3,324,210$3,375,497$3,163,014
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,329,150$3,355,218$3,324,210$3,375,497$3,163,014
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$70,562$70,562$70,562$70,562$70,562
Total liabilities$3,399,712$3,425,780$3,394,772$3,446,059$3,233,576
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$83,490,233$78,726,439$74,765,019$72,649,885$70,177,271
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$15,381,536$13,520,538$13,289,371$13,195,809$12,180,522
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$421,569$628,123$555,521$409,201$473,064
Other revenue$391,538$380,833$349,091$353,209$417,988
Total other revenue$813,107$1,008,956$904,612$762,410$891,052
Total revenue$16,194,643$14,529,494$14,193,983$13,958,219$13,071,574
Program services$9,202,460$9,150,392$9,330,438$9,607,505$9,499,820
Management and general$1,616,278$1,532,497$1,448,962$1,656,932$1,564,689
Total expenses$11,464,522$11,246,223$11,397,724$11,664,277$11,514,807
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$4,730,121$3,283,271$2,796,259$2,293,942$1,556,767
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,730,121$3,283,271$2,796,259$2,293,942$1,556,767


Carl RedemannExecutive Director$143,060
Jason PadgettSecretary-Treasurer$134,323
Barbara RedemannPresident$57,152
Thurlow A SmithVice President$3,900

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/31/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


On May 28, l968, Lowell Davey, President of the Bible Broadcasting Network, made an offer to purchase a radio station in Norfolk, Virginia. As he stated in that letter, "We sense the need of a quality station that is Christian oriented and has quality music, both classical and Christian. We are, therefore, in the process of looking for the availability of such a station."

That was the beginning of the Bible Broadcasting Network. Lowell Davey was not able to purchase that station but the idea of BBN was underway. Official incorporation took place about a year later on March 28, 1969, when God led BBN to purchase a radio station that had gone bankrupt and was off the air.

Through several miracles, God began BBN with that radio station in Norfolk, VA. WYFI signed on October 2, 1971 at 5:00 in the evening.

Since that beginning so many years ago, we have played our theme song every morning at 5:57 AM - "To God Be The Glory. Great Things He Has Done." We give God the glory for moving and opening doors to reach the hearts of people everywhere using the tool of radio.

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