Disable all preview features

Religion : Religious Activities

LifeLight Communications

Taking the Church outside the walls, bringing light into the darkness

one star

68.46

2601 South Western Avenue Sioux Falls, SD 57105
tel: (605) 338-2847   Web Site
EIN: 46-0460742

Board Leadership
Shawn Nichols
Chairman

CEO
Alan Greene
Founder, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 68.46 one star
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 58.00 one star
This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Since 1998 LifeLight Communications has worked to unite churches and ministries together in moving forward with the call that God has given us, and that call is stronger than ever. There are three parts of our calling: reaching, raising, and sending. Sharing the life-changing power of Jesus is at the front of everything we do. Our goal in the years ahead is to expose one million people with a clear presentation of this Good News. Partnering with churches and other ministries, we help disciple teenagers and adults in knowing and living God's word in their daily life. This involves developing student leaders on campus, raising youth pastors, preparing counselors at events, equipping those going on mission trips, and following up on new believers. We send people into their world and into the world to reach people for Christ.

Since 1998 LifeLight Communications has worked to unite churches and ministries together in moving forward with the call that God has given us, and that call is stronger than ever. There are three parts of our calling: reaching, raising, and sending. Sharing the life-changing power of Jesus is at the front of everything we do. Our goal in the years ahead is to expose one million people with a clear presentation of this Good News. Partnering with churches and other ministries, we help disciple teenagers and adults in knowing and living God's word in their daily life. This involves developing student leaders on campus, raising youth pastors, preparing counselors at events, equipping those going on mission trips, and following up on new believers. We send people into their world and into the world to reach people for Christ.

Impact Information

data icon Looking for Impact Information?

Charity Navigator is collaborating with GuideStar, GlobalGiving, Classy, and ImpactMatters to display impact-related information on our rated profile pages. Each partner collects this data directly from nonprofits and provides updates to Charity Navigator when available.

If you are interested in seeing this charity provide its impact information, please click below. This will indicate your interest and encourage the nonprofit to share data with partners that are currently collecting information.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

58.00

This rating was published 04/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, 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)
88.0%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.47
  Program Expenses Growth -15.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeLight Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by LifeLight Communications on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeLight Communications (SD) 68.46 one star
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex (TX) 95.88 four stars
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 90.95 four stars
Frontier Fellowship (MN) 92.15 four stars
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,034,319
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,034,319
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,034,319
   Other Revenue $171,372
TOTAL REVENUE $1,205,691
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $980,953
   Administrative Expenses $87,332
   Fundraising Expenses $47,762
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,116,047
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $89,644
   
Net Assets $622,036

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.

Due to an error on this organization's Form 990, we are unable to display program information.

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 04/01/2020 68.46 one star
2017-12 04/01/2019 67.10 one star
2016-12 03/01/2018 70.41 two stars
2015-12 03/01/2017 70.81 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 71.80 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 02/01/2016 70.79 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 69.21 one star
2012-12 06/01/2014 68.19 one star
2011-06 11/06/2012 70.86 two stars
2010-06 11/01/2011 67.09 one star
2009-06 09/20/2011 67.54 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 07/01/2011 81.49 three 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 46-0460742
Name in IRS Master File LIFELIGHT COMMUNICATIONS INC
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities
Foundation Status Church 170(b)(1)(A)(i)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Subordinate - the organization is a subordinate in a group ruling.
Group Name AMERICAN EVANGELISTIC ASSOCIATION
Ruling Date October, 2003
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$74,927 6.71% Alan Greene President
Other Salaries of Note
$49,684 4.45% Vicki Greene Vice-President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeLight Communications (SD) 68.46 one star
Christian Motorcyclists Association (AR) 90.60 four stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 92.91 four stars
Center for Action and Contemplation (NM) 87.00 three stars
Evangelistic Association of New England (ME) 90.21 four stars

Compare These Charities (Highly Rated)

Are you the representative for this organization? If so, click here to access the application form. As an official representative you will have the ability to update some of the information on this page.

Charity Contact Info

LifeLight Communications
2601 South Western Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
tel: (605) 338-2847
EIN: 46-0460742

Visit Web Site

Board Leadership

Shawn Nichols
Chairman

CEO

Alan Greene
Founder, CEO

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.