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    Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries chairman: $299,000


    President and chairman of In Touch Ministries. His compensation for the year ending Sept. 30, 2007, was in addition to his undisclosed salary as pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta.





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    75 Responses to “Dr. Charles Stanley, In Touch Ministries chairman: $299,000”

    1. Laura says:

      Instead of looking at how much he makes, maybe we should look at how much he gives away. That’s rarely a topic of conversation, but should be. My bet is he gives a LOT away.

    2. pacific nelson says:

      Of course, the fans will justify the amounts these big preachers make…never looking at the FACT that Jesus and the disciples all made little or nothing and truly did ministry…Dr. Stanley caters to a predominately white middle and upper middle crust class of comfy Christians…has “Christian” cruises, and takes photos himself all over the globe…he is living his best life now…Ministry? Hardly…more like CEO living to me…regardless of how much he gives away…most hard working brothers and sisters I know never can afforda cruise of a vacation…how come a preacher can take this kind of salary? Only in the USA!

    3. Ned says:

      I wonder why Dr. Stanley’s yearly salary is not public? I really respect his preaching and think he is a very excellent witness for Jesus but I don’t understand why his salary is not published?

    4. open says:

      i nearly gave 2000 dollars to this fake man. stick with the catholic church!

    5. Dr Agnostic says:

      The trend I notice with such religious groups is this: if it’s a cult, the leader wants to sleep with underage girls (AND get their parents’ money.) If it’s a recognized church ministry, the leader takes home as much money as possible. I don’t think that anyone would fault a minister (TV or otherwise) for making a comfortable living–say about $30k – $50k annually–but that info should be made public, and if the church’s members feel that figure is too high, then the minister takes a pay cut.

      I’m agnostic so I don’t buy the “”Giant Man in the Sky Who Runs the Show” dogma. But there’s no way that any religious leader needs to make $300k a year and live a lavish lifestyle which is solely funded by his donors’ hard work. I’m pretty sure that Jesus didn’t have a TV show that he used to ripoff the elderly by praying on their weaknesses.

    6. Kevin says:

      I don’t understand, we live in a capitalists soceity. When we speak of the people who make a large salaries in the privat investment sector… that is ok. When it come to GOD work and his people the rules changes. Why should we care if, if his organization that he built and his peers feel that it is ok…let him amake a $ 1,000,000 dollars who cares. I believe that the most important thing in soceity is if Dr. Charles Stanley is meeting the need of GOD people and society. We always want to be a judge over people, and that is not our job or responsibilty. If Dr. Stanley made $20,000 a year, you would not here anything said.

      What we should be questioning, is these larege mega churches that collect 10,15,20 millions dollars a years, and don’t pay any taxes, and don’t give back to society or the communites. That is the real crime…these churches are just pimping GOD children/people and the communities. If you receive 10 millions dollars a year and just give away food basket on Christmas and Thankgiving…that is the sin.

      God work said you will reap what you sow, therefore everyone will have to account for there action/life on this side, before CHRIST return.

    7. James Evans says:

      Personally I don’t believe in “mega-churches”. Eventually, they seem to become more of a business
      than a church. For instance, Kenneth Copeland, a fleet of jet planes, net worth of nearly a billion $$,
      false teachings (not from the Bible) and yet people still send him their $$ he materialistic or God fearing ??? You figure it out..Do NOT believe everything you are told by anyone. Search Gods word for the truth.

    8. John Orta says:

      I discovered Dr. Charles F. Stanley , August of 2012….His message , persona , and ministries saved me.

      I now fellowship with God daily and my path is guided in the right direction.

      Since accepting God as my personal savior on September 8, 2012, the following events have happened.

      1-Do not envy peoples net worth or yearly salary
      2-Made Partner at my company
      3-My family and me attend Sunday Service
      4-We read bible together
      5-Company pays for my two vehicles
      6-My salary has doubled in less than a year
      7-All I need to do is get on my knees daily and Leave all the consequences to God

    9. Anderson Turner says:

      Most folks posting here are haters!

      Pray , Meditate and obey and maybe you could be a millionaire , like Dr. Stanley.

      Don’t hate,


    10. Joe says:

      The thing is, with the Federal Reserve devaluing our dollar, he’s actually only making what one hundred years ago would be considered a few
      Thousand a year. Before the central bank’s looting of our finances, you could buy a house for $100 bucks! Who cares what a pastor makes when what WE earn is stolen by our government before we get it, AND stolen from us while we ‘save’ it with inflation and devaluation…..

    11. Cheryl says:

      For the person who said basically that no one has a problem with secular society making tons of money, but for the clergy the rules change: Yes, but IF we conform to this world, is that actually a good thing? The world makes money off of worldly things. Simon the sorcerer wanted to make money off of the Holy Spirit, so have church Pastors since Paul been doing just that?!
      Paul said to GIVE to the people who preach the Word and make sure their needs are met 1 Cor 9:11. and 1 tim 5 says to give double honor to those who teach well, But to have excess as we humans already should know, leads men to greed and NO ONE is immune.
      The scripture that should also keep us in the balance is , If you do not work, you do not eat. The Holy Spirit gets glory alone, we should ALL get busy and work with our own hands, give to the poor and preach the Word and LIVE the Words Jesus spoke. No one should be OUT of His commands to US ALL as the Body of Christ. Organization for group activity such as meeting the needs of our communities need leaders and all divers gifts, but Our rewards still await us. NEVER at any time should anyone in the body go into the promises of God only to be a prodigal and sell the next life’s reward for this temporal one….

    12. Tammy house says:

      God is amazing what he provides for his people , sad he had to go threw a divorce , he is wonderful man of God if people have a problem with Him getting payed well your problem being a pastor is hard , my brother is baptist preacher , continue the hood work dr Stanley we love u

    13. Roy Bell says:

      Dr. Stanley , I believe is a good Christian man. He is not perfect, as there has only been one perfect man, our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. God has called on him , and he has obeyed the will of God, and has been blessed for it. A lot of folks do not understand that Christianity teaches us to be happy for our brother’s blessings. I am happy for Dr. Stanley, and I hope God continues to bless him. I also pray that everyone reading this blog will find the security, happiness, and peace that our Lord can give you when you accept the gift of Grace from Christ Jesus. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish but have everlasting life”

    14. H.L. Holmes says:

      I am from a little town called Shallotte in n.c. and even Dr. Stanley has know idea the things god has worked through him because of his obedience to god.This may sound a little crazy but god has worked many miracles that are documented in my life sense 2009. That year I made the biggest mistake of my life. This put me to my knees and the HOLY SPIRT moved in. I told GOD I needed to talk to him about true repentance and I headed to MT. Mitchell because it was the highest elevation in N.C. I needed GOD to take my heart serious. When my truck got to the overpass at hwy. 17 god told my turn left and go to Atlanta. I never questioned way. I knew god had changed my destination. I knew immediately to go to first Baptist in Atlanta. I had never been there before and knew very little about Dr. Charles Stanley but could not get there fast enough. I arrived in Atlanta Saturday night. Sunday morning I sat through the first service. After that service god told me to go into the book store and buy a book. I had no idea the book I was to buy . I never ask GOD for the name of the book. I just walked in and picked it up. The funny thing about that was that I never read the cover And it was the plainest book cover in the store with a large selection to pick from I knew it was the book GOD had sent me for. I told the lady at the checkout could she please have this book signed by Dr. Stanley. She then told my Dr. Stanleys schedule would not allow him the time in between first and second service to sign books but they could mail it to me on Monday. understanding but a little disappointed. I guess I had forgotten how sent me there. GOD! Before the second service started someone handed me the signed book . I had planed to travel back home on Monday but again, I was told to go home now. when I was very close to home that evening I received a call from the person that I had hurt so badly.I delivered them that GOD hand picked book. and the power of GODS wisdom was awesome!! This is one of many blessings to come from this ministry.I intend to return shortly to Atlanta first Baptist for even a bigger testimony. So when I hear any of you who care to knock down a true man of god for any reason Its sad to me. For this I will pray god will bless you with the spirit or discernment of GODS anointing. Thank you Dr.Stanley enjoy GODS blessings.AGAPE!!!

    15. Mayhaw says:

      Will lets look at this one thing Dr. Stanley did not say that if he did not get six million dollars God said he was going to died like another real known pastor. Dr. Stanley is a human being who will make mistakes he is not perfect NO ONE is but aren’t we quick to judge. I think some of these comments are out of angry and jealousy. What if all of ours lives went public OH what a witch hunt from family and so call friends that would be to be judged. Dr. Stanley does not bring up money like quite a few others do, people give because THEY want to. Catholic or any other religion is without fault and misgivings. So instead of all of us judging (US WITHOUT SIN YEAH RIGHT) enjoy what you can in life, be true to God words and family and friends. The rich gets richer and spent it on themselves million dollars houses, cars, trips, parties,
      and how many children and families go without food or a roof over their heads, attitude from most not my problem. Why not judge them also as greedy self servicing. The list could go on look at the scandal IRS, TAX FRAUD people killing their entire families. We need to stop all the judging and do some good in this world it is ugly enough without trying to find fault with a man who is trying to make a GODLY statement to us to help us get right with God. Dr. Stanley has a purpose and he is serving GOD and the Lord Jesus Christ. Try doing something wonderful for someone instead of judging. Take a good look ate the person in the mirror how good of a person are you? God or Satan child. Dr. Stanley I do not judge you for you are only human and a servant of GOD others should ask you they are a servant of. I enjoy your sermons and GOD bless you and the Lord keep you safe from others. Thank you from my heart.

    16. Mark Wedgley says:

      It’s really hard for me a struggling with unjustified self guilt over being on
      disability wondering why God wants me to give 10 percent and the billionaire the same.Why not give him 10 percent of eveyrthing,bills to interest penalties;I feel bad because I have to use local food banks to replace and supplement what I get. When someone in the third world excepts Christ is he supposed to give 10 percent of the 25 he begs a day.
      or earns doing hard labor for near nothing.I know the answers,they just don’t feel right;giving feels great until the bills come in.

    17. Jacqueline says:

      I read that Paul said give as you are able and that was even for the poor.

      I also read that a teacher deserves his pay but it doesn’t say how much.

      Also it says give with a cheerful heart. All this is in the New Covenant.

    18. T martin says:

      Retired priest and have learned more practical christian living from dr Stanley than 47 years of catholic theogians

    19. ej says:

      Why would a pastor need that much of a salary. I hope he gives a lot of his money off his salary and books away to godly charities like John Wesley.

    20. Marion says:

      Mark; In our Church, our last Pastor who recently left approached tithing in a slightly different way. He said, give of yourself. If that means you can afford more than the ten percent, then give more. If that means you can’t afford the ten percent, then give of yourself in some other way – for example, helping to serve tea and coffee and cleaning up the pews/Sunday School area after the service. Organising a Food Bank drive in your local community and getting others in the congregation involved. That sort of thing. If your church is one of those churches that reads a list out every week of people who did and didn’t donate, and/or how much everyone gave in order to guilt trip people into giving more than they’re able to, then probably time to find another place of worship.

      As for how much Dr Stanley makes; If he leads a fairly modest lifestyle and uses most of it in the way it was intended, then I wouldn’t be too concerned with the amount he earns.

    21. msn1022 says:

      Religion is the biggest scam and con job ever perpetrated on the population…

    22. Paul says:

      The dominance of envy, jealousy, and judgment in these comments is appalling, but not surprising in the context of our materialistic culture. What is more appalling to me is the atrocious spelling and grammatical errors as well as the use of faulty reasoning.
      Nevertheless, most of these comments reflect a double standard.

    23. Paul says:

      The title of this blog is only partly correct: “unfiltered” indeed, but “nothing but the truth” is erroneous since most of these comments are opinion, and opinion that is biased and illogical.

    24. Indie says:

      I found this page after catching part of his sermon on TV this morning… he was going on about how rich people can’t get into heaven… which of course made me wonder what he’s worth. So if in 2007 he made $300K just from his TV show, plus more for his First Baptist gig, he’s what most of us would consider rich. One site lists his net worth at $1.5 million:

      If you’re 82 and worth anywhere near $1.5 million and making $300K+ a year and going on “Chistian Cruises”, maybe you should be following your own advice. Hopefully people are smart enough not to send this guy any money. If you want to help the poor, find a good local charity where a large percentage goes directly to helping people.

    25. Karen says:

      God is no respecter of persons and can bless anyone he chooses, any way he chooses. It’s not for us to judge others for “by the same measure we use to judge others it will be measured back to us.”

      We should instead ask if we are being good stewards of everything He has blessed us with and and then we will have a full life! May God bless you abundantly!

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