Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN)

aka CBN   |   Virginia Beach, VA   |  www.cbn.org

Mission

The mission of CBN and its affiliated organizations is to prepare the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God on earth. Our ultimate goal is to achieve a time in history when “the knowledge of the Lord will cover the earth as the waters cover the sea.”

Ruling year info

1961

President and CEO

Gordon Robertson

Main address

977 Centerville Turnpike SHB411

Virginia Beach, VA 23463 USA

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EIN

54-0678752

NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

Television (A32)

Christian (X20)

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Our programs

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The 700Club

The Christian Broadcasting Network is the world's largest producer of Christian programming. The 700 CLUB is the flagship television program that airs weekdays across the US.

On the air continuously since 1966, it is one of the longest-running programs in broadcast history. The program is hosted by Pat Robertson, Terry Meeuwsen, and Gordon Robertson, with news anchor John Jessup. The 700 Club is a mix of news and commentary, interviews, feature stories, and Christian ministry.

The 700 Club can be seen in 97% of the U.S. television households and is viewed daily in 650,000 households. CBN International maintains 15 television production centers around the world that create indigenous versions of The 700 Club and other Christian programs in 39 languages. CBN International programs are broadcast in 138 countries to an estimated yearly viewing audience of 360 million people.

700 CLUB FORMAT
The 700 Club is a news/magazine program that has the variety and pacing of a morning show with live guests, special features, music, prayer and ministry. It also features in-depth investigative reporting by the CBN News team. With bureaus in Washington, D.C., Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Jerusalem, CBN News covers major events affecting our nation and the world.

The 700 Club television program is an outgrowth of a 1963 telethon in which CBN founder Pat Robertson asked that 700 viewers pledge $10 a month to meet CBN's monthly budget. After several successful "700 Club" telethons, Pat developed a daily program in 1966 with a format of prayer and ministry coupled with telephone response. He named it The 700 Club, and the program steadily grew to attract audiences across America and in other nations.

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How we listen

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Christian Broadcasting Network, Inc. (CBN)

Board of directors
as of 9/20/2021
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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No