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Pioneer Bible Translators

Transformed lives through God's Word in every language

four stars

93.47

7255 West Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, TX 75236
tel: (214) 699-4300   Web Site
EIN: 23-7433923

Board Leadership
David Butts
Chairman

CEO
Gregory Pruett
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.47 four stars
  Financial 95.41 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 92.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Incorporated in 1976, Pioneer Bible Translators bridges the gap between the church and the Bible-less peoples around the world. PBT teams around the world are ministering to 22 million people in 58 different language projects in 12 countries. During 2012, PBT personnel processed over 159,000 verses of Scripture from one stage of the translation process to the next. This includes rough drafts, exegetical check, comprehension check, peer check, consultant check, published, and revised. Numerous individual books of the Bible were published, along with other discipleship materials in local languages. Audio recordings in local languages were also produced.

Incorporated in 1976, Pioneer Bible Translators bridges the gap between the church and the Bible-less peoples around the world. PBT teams around the world are ministering to 22 million people in 58 different language projects in 12 countries. During 2012, PBT personnel processed over 159,000 verses of Scripture from one stage of the translation process to the next. This includes rough drafts, exegetical check, comprehension check, peer check, consultant check, published, and revised. Numerous individual books of the Bible were published, along with other discipleship materials in local languages. Audio recordings in local languages were also produced.

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Financial

four stars

95.41

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

92.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 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)
77.7%
  Administrative Expenses 14.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.52
  Program Expenses Growth 10.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pioneer Bible Translators on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Pioneer Bible Translators on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
Dare 2 Share Ministries (CO) 89.11 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $14,110,364
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $28,397
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $14,138,761
   Program Service Revenue $89,948
Total Primary Revenue $14,228,709
   Other Revenue $72,820
TOTAL REVENUE $14,301,529
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,413,274
   Administrative Expenses $1,805,242
   Fundraising Expenses $1,162,855
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $13,381,371
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $920,158
   
Net Assets $13,158,386

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 Translation, Literacy, Mobilization $9,215,423 88.5%
Recruitment $780,262 7.5%
Missionary Care $417,589 4.0%

Ratings History
Pioneer Bible Translators has received 10 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 02/01/2020 93.47 four stars
2017-12 12/21/2018 96.63 four stars
2016-12 02/01/2018 96.63 four stars
2015-12 02/01/2017 96.40 four stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 96.57 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/01/2015 94.76 four stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 94.37 four stars
2012-12 08/01/2014 94.92 four stars
2012-12 02/01/2014 94.18 four stars
2011-12 09/01/2013 94.09 four stars
2010-12 03/01/2012 94.73 four stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 94.78 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 10/01/2010 91.22 four stars
2008-12 03/01/2010 89.52 three stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 90.23 four stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 92.98 four stars
2005-12 12/15/2006 92.95 four stars
2004-12 12/01/2005 89.93 three stars
2003-12 12/01/2004 74.80 two stars
2002-12 01/01/2004 72.80 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 23-7433923
Name in IRS Master File PIONEER BIBLE TRANSLATORS
NTEE Code X20
NTEE Classification Christian
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (6) Missionary 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 March, 1975
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, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$9,000 0.06% Greg Pruett President, Board Member
Other Salaries of Note
$84,300 0.62% Rich Sheeley Mobilization & Development
$81,595 0.60% Jack Straus Chief Legal Officer
$66,144 0.49% Clint Stringer Chief Financial Officer
$40,450 0.30% Michael Scott Graves Personnel Officer
$40,000 0.29% Yancy Fariss Branch Representative
$5,702 0.04% Janet Hayes Secretary, Board Member

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pioneer Bible Translators
7255 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75236
tel: (214) 699-4300
EIN: 23-7433923

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Board Leadership

David Butts
Chairman

CEO

Gregory Pruett
President

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