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Life Action Ministries

Glorifying God through a revival among God's people

four stars

90.26

2727 Niles-Buchanan Road Buchanan, MI 49107
tel: (269) 697-8600   Web Site
EIN: 38-2157686

CEO
Byron Paulus
Chief Executive Officer

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 90.26 four stars
  Financial 86.83 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/03/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1971, Life Action Revival Ministries exists to ignite Christ-centered revival and spiritual awakening and further movements of authentic Christianity. Our outreaches lead people through a practical, biblical process of revitalizing their relationship with God and reconciling their relationships with each other, helping them to become agents of transformation in their communities while uniting to seek God for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Life Action Church Events; Revive Our Hearts for women, the OneCry prayer network, and at the Leadership Lodge and Family Camp retreat centers in Southwest Michigan, our organization creates meaningful contexts for people to seek and obey God.

Founded in 1971, Life Action Revival Ministries exists to ignite Christ-centered revival and spiritual awakening and further movements of authentic Christianity. Our outreaches lead people through a practical, biblical process of revitalizing their relationship with God and reconciling their relationships with each other, helping them to become agents of transformation in their communities while uniting to seek God for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Through Life Action Church Events; Revive Our Hearts for women, the OneCry prayer network, and at the Leadership Lodge and Family Camp retreat centers in Southwest Michigan, our organization creates meaningful contexts for people to seek and obey God.

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Financial

three stars

86.83

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/03/2019 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.65
  Program Expenses Growth -0.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 17.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life Action Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Life Action Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,978,549
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,978,549
   Program Service Revenue $1,405,908
Total Primary Revenue $13,384,457
   Other Revenue $703,137
TOTAL REVENUE $14,087,594
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $11,657,286
   Administrative Expenses $1,752,380
   Fundraising Expenses $795,270
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $14,204,936
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-117,342
   
Net Assets $9,282,148

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
Women's Bible Teaching Ministry $4,828,307 41.4%
Managing/Training Evangelical Teams $5,172,626 44.4%
Resources $1,656,353 14.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-05 09/03/2019 90.26 four stars
2017-05 09/01/2018 87.94 three stars
2016-05 11/01/2017 91.18 four stars
2015-05 10/01/2016 94.81 four stars
2014-05 06/01/2016 94.47 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-05 11/01/2015 83.84 three stars
2013-05 12/01/2014 91.70 four stars
2012-05 09/01/2013 88.96 three stars
2011-05 05/01/2012 86.18 three stars
2010-05 09/20/2011 86.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-05 06/01/2010 82.87 three stars
2008-05 08/01/2009 87.37 three stars
2007-05 06/01/2008 87.49 three stars
2006-05 03/01/2007 87.12 three stars
2005-05 03/01/2006 83.58 three stars
2004-05 03/01/2005 87.52 three stars
2003-05 02/01/2004 83.60 three stars
2001-09 10/15/2002 77.34 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 38-2157686
Name in IRS Master File LIFE ACTION MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X99
NTEE Classification Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C.
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (995) Described in section 509(a)(2) of the Code
(7) Evangelism
(29) Other religious 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, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2018
  • May, 2017
  • May, 2016
  • May, 2015
  • May, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$22,353 0.15% Byron Paulus President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$107,809 0.75% Nancy Wolgemuth ROH Division President
$106,185 0.74% Gregg Simmons Revivalist
$76,042 0.53% Martin Jones Secretary, Treasurer
$67,205 0.47% Scott Fetzer Chief Financial Officer

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars
American Bible Society (PA) 85.63 three stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
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Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Life Action Ministries
2727 Niles-Buchanan Road
Buchanan, MI 49107
tel: (269) 697-8600
fax: (269) 695-2474
EIN: 38-2157686

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 31
Buchanan, MI 49107

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CEO

Byron Paulus
Chief Executive Officer

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