Mission: We proclaim the absolute truth and authority of the bible with boldness. We relate the relevance of a literal genesis to the church and the world today with creativity. We obey god's call to deliver the message of the gospel, individually and collectively.
Programs: Creation museum - the creation museum, located in the greater cincinnati/northern kentucky area, completed its seventh year of operations in may 2014. Attendance for the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014 was over 281,000 guests.
resource distribution - books, videos, cds, dvds, and other material specific to the ministry purpose are made available through phone, mail, internet and dragon hall (a bookstore within the creation museum). Over 96,000 orders shipped to customers during the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014.
resource distribution - (magazines) - answers magazine is a quarterly, creation-based worldview publication, primarily for distribution to subscribers in the usa and the united kingdom, but also to a limited number of subscribers in other countries, including canada, australia, and other locations. Answers magazine had a worldwide distribution of over 300,000 copies during the fiscal year ending june 30 , 2014. Ministry outreach (internet) - the answers in genesis website is used to provide creation resources to the general public. During fiscal year 2014, nearly 18. 5 million visits were made to our websites resulting in over 43. 1 million pageviews. Answers in genesis is also very active in social media through facebook, twitter, and speaker blogs. Ministry outreach (missions) - the organization supports mission-related activities on the home and foreign fields by providing funds, resource materials, and speakers. In the fiscal year ending june 30, 2014, we expanded our international outreach to 40 events in eight different countries. Ministry outreach (radio) - the 60-second radio program includes a wide range of topics related to a literal interpretation of the bible and is broadcast daily on over 850 radio outlets worldwide.
ministry outreach (seminars) - seminars and other speaking engagements are designed to educate the public/church about scientific, moral and social issues regarding a literal interpretation of the bible. 131 seminars were conducted during fiscal year 2014 with a total attendance of 118,577.
Regardless of your personal view of the subject matter this organization is in dire financial position, even for a non-profit.
Their main assets are held within the museum they require for their operation, if we remove mission critical these assets from consideration then their total assets are around $4,000,000 with total liabilities of $11,000,000 and only $220,000 cash on hand. This organization is playing rather hard and fast with liquidity.
Further more the presidents entire family is on the payroll and the organization makes regular purchases from for profit companies owned and operated by board members. Including over $1,000,000 to Board Member Tim Dudley and new leaf publishing.
Although I have no doubt these transactions are within the letter of the law (considering the hefty amount of money they spend on legal consulting even though they also pay an in house lawyer) it always gives me pause when I see the personal enrichment of those responsible for the stewardship of public funds. Including Ken Ham doubling his compensation from $80,000 to $170,000 over the course of one year.
AIG Officer Compensation: $586,000 (5 officers)
Ham family Compensation: $322,000
And all of this while revenue at the organization dropped 13%