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LifeLight Communications

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

two stars

71.11

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
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 71.11 two stars
  Financial 85.00 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 62.00 one star
This rating was published 07/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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.

Financial

three stars

85.00

Accountability & Transparency

one star

62.00

This rating was published 07/01/2021 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)
88.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 3.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.30
  Program Expenses Growth -6.7%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.0%
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) 71.11 two stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 88.31 three stars
Officers' Christian Fellowship (CO) 92.91 four stars
Team RFC (AZ) 86.77 three stars
CRISTA Ministries (WA) 88.17 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $921,577
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $921,577
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $921,577
   Other Revenue $5,311
TOTAL REVENUE $926,888
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,009,942
   Administrative Expenses $120,893
   Fundraising Expenses $45,556
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,176,391
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-249,503
   
Net Assets $372,533

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
2019-12 07/01/2021 71.11 two stars
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)
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  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$17,978 1.52% Alan Greene President
Other Salaries of Note
$77,252 6.56% Josh Brewer Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
LifeLight Communications (SD) 71.11 two stars
Youth for Christ, Miami (FL) 89.23 three stars
Support Our Aging Religious (DC) 88.31 three stars
Mission Arlington/Mission Metroplex (TX) 96.56 four stars
Youth For Christ of Northern Indiana (IN) 87.30 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

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

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Board Leadership

Shawn Nichols
Chairman

CEO

Alan Greene
President

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