Disable all preview features

Religion : Religious Activities (Grantmaking)

Gospelink

Connecting the Church globally

four stars

91.10

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

Board Leadership
Lewis Nelms
Chairman

CEO
Stephen Nelms
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 91.10 four stars
  Financial 89.55 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 93.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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

three stars

89.55

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

93.00

This rating was published 03/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
88.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.29
  Program Expenses Growth 1.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
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) 91.10 four stars
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 88.17 three stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23 three stars
The Pocket Testament League (PA) 88.76 three stars
Alpha USA (IL) 90.15 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,512,836
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $4,512,836
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,512,836
   Other Revenue $37,623
TOTAL REVENUE $4,550,459
   
EXPENSES (Adjusted)  
   Program Expenses $3,961,402
   Administrative Expenses $321,817
   Fundraising Expenses $198,601
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,481,820
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $68,639
   
Net Assets $1,317,952

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 $2,896,152 73.1%
Bible College in Zambia $468,165 11.8%
Short Term Mission Trips $240,441 6.1%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 03/01/2021 91.10 four stars
2018-12 03/01/2020 82.39 three stars
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 X20
NTEE Classification Christian
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 Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
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 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End December
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • December, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$71,282 1.59% Stephen Nelms President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Gospelink (VA) 91.10 four stars
Entrust (CO) 97.17 four stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 88.31 three stars
West Michigan Youth for Christ (MI) 85.10 three stars
Man in the Mirror (FL) 87.08 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

This charity has an official representative registered with Charity Navigator.

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

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Lewis Nelms
Chairman

CEO

Stephen Nelms
President

Join Our Mailing List

Join over 400,000 other informed givers and get updates on charity ratings, new features, hot topics, and tips for donating.