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Religion : Religious Media and Broadcasting

Bible Education & Missionary Service

Supplying Bibles to Missionaries

62.34

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 62.34
  Financial 94.87
  Accountability & Transparency 47.00
This rating was published 09/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, 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!

Financial

94.87

Accountability & Transparency

47.00

This rating was published 09/01/2021 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)
75.9%
  Administrative Expenses 14.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.84
  Program Expenses Growth 6.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 1.4%
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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bible Education & Missionary Service (MS) 62.34
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.95
Reasons to Believe (CA) 88.24
World Mission (MI) 92.41
Life Action Ministries (MI) 94.48

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,740,455
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,740,455
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,740,455
   Other Revenue $2,539
TOTAL REVENUE $1,742,994
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,186,726
   Administrative Expenses $223,813
   Fundraising Expenses $121,528
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,532,067
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $210,927
   
Net Assets $1,228,512

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 $1,186,726 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-12 09/01/2021 62.34
2018-12 03/01/2020 60.19
2017-12 07/01/2019 61.17
2016-12 04/01/2018 60.41
2015-12 12/01/2016 60.76
2014-12 06/01/2016 61.98
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 61.53
2013-12 06/01/2015 71.27
2012-12 12/01/2013 69.33

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)
(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
$73,261 4.78% Rene J. Freret President, Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Bible Education & Missionary Service (MS) 62.34
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 92.74
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 96.99
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78
Sojourners (DC) 87.26

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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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