Free Good News

I just added another blog to my “blogroll” section on the right hand side. The website is called Free Good News. I’ve read some of author’s (Bernie Dehler) articles before on his website, and would have loved to add him before, but i didn’t realize until today that he published his articles in a blog format.

He writes about many of the same issues in the church that this website is concerned about. The main thing is he is a voice against the tithing mandate as well. What brought his website to my attention today was an article that he had posted, “2008 Salary Review of the Top 20 Christian Ministries”. He posted a list of some financial figures. Go to his website to find out the details but here is a screenshot summary of the finances.

Salaries of Christian Ministries

So what are your thoughts on the numbers here? My first reaction is that’s a lot of money, i wonder where it goes? By the way does anyone know of any other Christian, financial/stewardship blogs out there?

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Sorted by Ministry Name



Organization Total Revenue Highest Exec. Name Exec. Rank Exec. Compensation
Andrew Wommack Ministries – CO $11,599,749 Andrew Wommack President, CEO $155,207
Back to the Bible – NE $12,262,815 Woodrow Kroll President $110,477
Bible Broadcasting Network – NC $13,955,329 Lowell Davey President $78,375
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association – NC $125,741,822 William Franklin Graham President, CEO $120,905
Christ for all Nations – FL $13,367,736 Reinhard Bonnke President $162,165
Christian Broadcasting Network – VA $236,340,781 Michael D. Little President $275,868
Christian Research Institute – NC $7,750,716 Hank Hanegraaff President $211,632
Coral Ridge Ministries – FL $38,851,138 Thomas E. Rogeberg Executive Vice President $103,000
Dayspring International – VA $10,640,120 John E. Gilman President $99,491
Educational Media Foundation – CA $56,137,718 Richard Jenkins President $257,630
Eternal Word Television Network – AL $34,458,559 Michael P. Warsaw President $86,897
Family Radio – CA $78,306,906 Harold Camping President $0
Far East Broadcasting Company – CA $10,049,291 Gregg J. Harris President $103,020
Focus on the Family – CO $142,279,843 James D. Daly President $0
Grace to You – CA $12,485,467 John F. MacArthur President $160,000
In Touch Ministries – GA $73,348,033 Charles F. Stanley President, Founder $126,931
Insight for Living – TX $18,838,964 Cynthia Swindoll President $149,133
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews – IL $73,644,288 Yechiel Eckstein President, CEO $416,004
Jack Van Impe Ministries International – MI $11,766,465 Jack Van Impe President $153,143
Jewish Voice Ministries International – AZ $8,879,024 Jonathan Bernis President $172,111
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef – GA $10,569,069 Michael Youssef President $0
Ligonier Ministries – FL $11,501,975 Timothy Dick President, CEO $245,197
Love Worth Finding – TN $9,979,543 William Skelton President $119,472
Luis Palau Association – OR $22,155,039 Luis Palau President $210,399
New Life Ministries – CA $8,207,713 Stephen Arterburn Chief Executive Officer $183,895
Oral Roberts Evangelistic Association – OK $12,784,007 Richard Roberts President, CEO $105,617
Peter Popoff Ministries – CA $23,556,469 Peter Popoff President $628,732
Relevant Radio – WI $15,828,441 Mark Follett Chief Executive Officer, Founder $0
Thru the Bible Radio Network – CA $19,395,879 Leo Karlyn President $0
Trinity Broadcasting Network – CA $194,092,817 Paul F. Crouch Sr. President, Director $419,500
Turning Point – CA $21,419,407 David P. Jeremiah President, CEO $115,411

Jared Bartholomew is the author of www.tithing.com. There are over 300 articles written on research and reviews about tithing information.

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One comment on “Free Good News
  1. Thanks for posting the link to my article. What should a Christian CEO be paid?
    I spoke to the President of ECFA (Ken Behr). They have compensation information,
    so you can see if someone is paid in the top quartile, or is paid way over
    the 100% quartile. About $200K is the top 100% limit… so anything over that,
    according to ECFA, is too much. Their compensation info is here:
    http://www.ecfa.org/Content.aspx?PageName=SalaryIntro

    Supposedly, they will deal with some CEO exec. who is a member of ECFA and is
    getting paid too much. I intend to bring this to their attention and see if they
    will really do anything. Two on the list (that I know of already) are “The
    Bible Answer Man” and “Luis Palau Evangelistic Association.”

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