Property Tax Refund Prompts TBN to Bless Tennessee Non-Profits
Funds will go, in part, to groups serving people of Hendersonville, Sumner County
By Dave Bohon, WDC News.
4-13-2006 -- (HENDERSONVILLE,TN) -- When a judge ruled last October that Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) had paid over $315,000 too much in property taxes on portions of its Trinity Music City facility in Hendersonville, Tennessee, TBN founders Paul and Jan Crouch immediately decided that the significant refund would be used to bless other organizations serving the people of Sumner County, as well as overseas missions projects such as a new children’s hospital in Haiti.
“For the more than 30 years that TBN has been broadcasting the good news of the gospel, God has never failed to bless and prosper our efforts,” said Dr. Paul Crouch in making the announcement of the contributions. “When we received this positive ruling we felt prompted to use the refund to bless the efforts of other groups in and around Hendersonville.”
On April 12th, TBN announced the recipients of the funds. Among the non-profit organizations in Sumner County receiving donations from TBN are:
· Aaron Academy in Hendersonville.
· Salvus Center in Gallatin.
· Children Are People, Inc., in Hendersonville.
· T.R.A.C., Inc. in Gallatin.
· Gallatin Senior Citizens Center, Inc.
· Hendersonville Samaritan Association.
· Home Bound Meals Program in Hendersonville.
· Community Child Care Services, Inc. in Hendersonville.
· Cumberland Crisis Pregnancy Center in Hendersonville.
· Ashley’s Place in Gallatin.
In October 2005 an administrative law judge ruled that TBN had paid taxes it did not owe on portions of its Hendersonville, Tennessee facility that fall under tax-exempt status as a religious church organization. The judge ruled that the county must refund TBN nearly $311,000 in property taxes and $4,492 in personal property taxes.
TBN is the world’s largest religious network and America’s most watched faith channel. Each day TBN offers 24 hours of commercial-free inspirational programming that appeals to people in a wide variety of denominations. TBN now reaches every major continent via 54 satellites and more than 12,000 television and cable affiliates worldwide. In the United States, TBN is available to 92 percent of the total households. Its website receives more than 27 million visitors monthly. In addition to TBN, the network owns and operates seven networks, including: The Church Channel, JCTV youth network, TBN Enlace USA Spanish network, and Smile of a Child TV children’s network. For more information on TBN, visit www.tbn.org.
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