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Gospelink

Connecting the Church globally

three stars

83.06

115 Hexham Drive Lynchburg, VA 24502
tel: (434) 485-7007   Web Site
EIN: 58-2390166

Board Leadership
Lewis Nelms
President and Founder

CEO
Stephen Nelms
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 83.06 three stars
  Financial 90.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 78.00 two stars
This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The vision of Gospelink is to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ and to help them to grow spiritually by empowering national preachers. While Gospelink's primary mission is to advance the Gospel by assisting national preachers, we have other initiatives which are bearing fruit. The sponsorship program links believers with resources with national preachers, Bible College students, and Orphans that lack them. Ambassador International University in Zambia is providing a quality education and ministry training to young men and women in Africa (at no cost to them). Finally, the Malawi Project is training national preachers and caring for orphans.

The vision of Gospelink is to provide as many people as possible the opportunity to hear about Jesus Christ and to help them to grow spiritually by empowering national preachers. While Gospelink's primary mission is to advance the Gospel by assisting national preachers, we have other initiatives which are bearing fruit. The sponsorship program links believers with resources with national preachers, Bible College students, and Orphans that lack them. Ambassador International University in Zambia is providing a quality education and ministry training to young men and women in Africa (at no cost to them). Finally, the Malawi Project is training national preachers and caring for orphans.

Financial

four stars

90.55

Accountability & Transparency

two stars

78.00

This rating was published 03/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
88.6%
  Administrative Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.28
  Program Expenses Growth 3.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 13.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gospelink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
Joint Cost Allocation Adjustment applied. Learn more.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Gospelink on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gospelink (VA) 83.06 three stars
Nebraska Lutheran Outdoor Ministries (NE) 91.52 four stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 90.60 four stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 91.82 four stars
Entrust (CO) 93.47 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,479,765
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,479,765
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,479,765
   Other Revenue $30,223
TOTAL REVENUE $4,509,988
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $4,028,713
   Administrative Expenses $292,106
   Fundraising Expenses $209,237
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,530,056
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-20,068
   
Net Assets $1,251,249

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Financial Sponsorship of Missionaries $2,993,398 74.0%
Bible College in Zambia $627,552 15.5%
Short Term Mission Trips $310,142 7.7%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 03/01/2019 83.06 three stars
2016-12 03/01/2018 74.65 two stars
2015-12 04/01/2017 72.20 two stars
2014-12 10/01/2016 72.61 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 65.64 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 65.73 one star
2013-12 05/01/2015 77.67 two stars
2012-12 06/01/2014 78.24 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 58-2390166
Name in IRS Master File GOSPELINK INC
NTEE Code X21
NTEE Classification Protestant
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(6) Missionary activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date September, 1998
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$57,600 1.27% Lewis Nelms President
Other Salaries of Note
$62,025 1.36% Charles Pace Finance Director
$46,727 1.03% Stephen Nelms Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gospelink (VA) 83.06 three stars
Shelterwood (MO) 88.96 three stars
Mission Waco Mission World (TX) 97.26 four stars
Crossroads Prison Ministries (MI) 91.11 four stars
Immaculate Heart Community (CA) 90.86 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Gospelink
115 Hexham Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
tel: (434) 485-7007
EIN: 58-2390166

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 4299
Lynchburg, VA 24502

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Board Leadership

Lewis Nelms
President and Founder

CEO

Stephen Nelms
Executive Director

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