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Ministries With An “F” Transparency Grade from MinistryWatch

MinistryWatch stands for transparency and accountability.  That’s why MinistryWatch assigns a Transparency Grade to each of the nearly 800 ministries in its database.  We use three criteria.  Does the organization release its Form 990?  Does it get a reviewed or audited financial statement?  Is it a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability?  If the answer to all three questions is “Yes,” then that ministry gets an “A” grade.  But if the answer to all three questions is “No,” that ministry gets an “F” Transparency Grade.

The following ministries received an “F” Transparency Grade because the answer to all three questions was “No.”  At MinistryWatch, we recommend to donors that they refrain giving to ministries who are not transparent, and re-direct their donor dollars toward ministries with a higher Transparency Grade.

For a more complete discussion of our Transparency Grade, click here.  To see last year’s list of ministries with a Transparency Grade of “F,” click here.  You can search our entire database and see the grade of your favorite ministry by clicking here.

If you would like to report an error or a change in ministry status, please email:  [email protected]

OrganizationPresident/LeaderMinistry Category
Victorious FamilyTerence ChatmonChristian Growth
Catholic Charities USALarry SnyderCommunity Development
Joy of Jesus, Inc.Allen SheffieldCommunity Development
Tampa Bay Dream CenterBill CraverCommunity Development
Benny Hinn MinistriesBenny HinnEducational Media
Breakthrough Ministries / Rod ParsleyRod ParsleyEducational Media
Creflo Dollar MinistriesCreflo DollarEducational Media
Crenshaw Christian Center/Fred PriceAngela EvansEducational Media
God's News Behind the NewsJoe Van KoeveringEducational Media
John Hagee MinistriesJohn HageeEducational Media
Kenneth Copeland MinistriesKenneth CopelandEducational Media
Kenneth Hagin MinistriesKenneth Hagin Jr.Educational Media
TD Jakes MinistriesT.D. JakesEducational Media
Wisdom Center / Mike MurdockDeborah JohnsonEvangelism
Joel Osteen / Lakewood ChurchJoel OsteenEvangelism
Revival Ministries International/Rodney Howard BrowneRodney Howard-BrowneEvangelism
Transport for ChristScott WeidnerFellowship Evangelism
World-Wide MissionsFred JohnsonForeign Missions
High Adventure Ministries, Inc.Jacqueline YockeyForeign Missions
Venture InternationalLeonard RodgersForeign Missions
Gospel for AsiaK. P. YohannanForeign Missions
The Christian Network/Praise TVDustin RubeckRadio/ TV Stations
Lester Sumrall Evangelistic AssociationStephen SumrallRadio/ TV Stations
Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.