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Bible Education & Missionary Service

Supplying Bibles to Missionaries

one star

61.17

15444 Duckworth Road Gulfport, MS 39503
tel: (228) 832-1096   Web Site
EIN: 56-2460700

Board Leadership
René J. Freret
President

CEO
René J. Freret
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 61.17 one star
  Financial 85.63 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 47.00 zero star
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

BEAMS provides Bibles to missionaries around the world at no cost to the missionary. Bibles are printed in various foreign languages to be given to citizens of the foreign land by missionaries spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. We raise funds through offerings from local, independent, Bible-believing Baptist churches to purchase and supply whole, hardback Bibles for missionaries to give to those who are saved on the foreign mission fields. Since 1997, under Dr. Freret's leadership, the BEAMS ministry has grown from supplying 50 Bibles a month to up to 10,000... from serving 12 missionaries to over 3,000 missionaries and national workers... and from three countries to more than 130 countries around the world!

BEAMS provides Bibles to missionaries around the world at no cost to the missionary. Bibles are printed in various foreign languages to be given to citizens of the foreign land by missionaries spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. We raise funds through offerings from local, independent, Bible-believing Baptist churches to purchase and supply whole, hardback Bibles for missionaries to give to those who are saved on the foreign mission fields. Since 1997, under Dr. Freret's leadership, the BEAMS ministry has grown from supplying 50 Bibles a month to up to 10,000... from serving 12 missionaries to over 3,000 missionaries and national workers... and from three countries to more than 130 countries around the world!

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Financial

three stars

85.63

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

47.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 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)
74.6%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.10
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.75
  Program Expenses Growth 3.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bible Education & Missionary Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Bible Education & Missionary Service on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bible Education & Missionary Service (MS) 61.17 one star
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.38 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,527,289
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,527,289
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,527,289
   Other Revenue $0
TOTAL REVENUE $1,527,289
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,149,306
   Administrative Expenses $209,015
   Fundraising Expenses $154,151
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,512,472
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $14,817
   
Net Assets $1,058,297

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
Bible Shipments & Printings $1,149,306 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-12 07/01/2019 61.17 one star
2016-12 04/01/2018 60.41 one star
2015-12 12/01/2016 60.76 one star
2014-12 06/01/2016 61.98 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 61.53 one star
2013-12 06/01/2015 71.27 two stars
2012-12 12/01/2013 69.33 one star

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

EIN 56-2460700
Name in IRS Master File BIBLE EDUCATION & MISSIONARY SERVICE
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
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, 2005
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$76,521 5.05% Rene J. Freret President, Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bible Education & Missionary Service (MS) 61.17 one star
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 86.43 three stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.23 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Bible Education & Missionary Service
15444 Duckworth Road
Gulfport, MS 39503
tel: (228) 832-1096
fax: (228) 832-1695
EIN: 56-2460700

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 10200
Gulfport, MS 39505

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Board Leadership

René J. Freret
President

CEO

René J. Freret
President

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