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Pioneer Bible Translators

Transformed lives through God's Word in every language

four stars

96.40

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 96.40 four stars
  Financial 94.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Learn more about how we calculate the overall score and rating.

Financial

four stars

94.92

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 02/01/2017 and includes data from FY2015, 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)
76.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.06
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.05
  Program Expenses Growth 8.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 4.4%
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) 96.40 four stars
Mesorah Heritage Foundation (NY) 85.93 three stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 94.01 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 92.56 four stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 91.75 four stars

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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.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $11,298,043
   Federated Campaigns $3,471
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $173,881
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $11,475,395
   Program Service Revenue $129,248
Total Primary Revenue $11,604,643
   Other Revenue $-317,806
TOTAL REVENUE $11,286,837
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $7,638,701
   Administrative Expenses $1,598,625
   Fundraising Expenses $852,616
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $10,089,942
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,196,895
   
Net Assets $9,682,477

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 $6,551,834 85.8%
Recruitment $846,333 11.1%
Missionary Care $240,534 3.1%

Ratings History
Pioneer Bible Translators has received 7 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
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, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
  • December, 2012
  • December, 2011

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

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$39,237 0.38% Jeff Wilhoit Executive Vice President
Other Salaries of Note
$76,742 0.76% Rich Sheeley Mobilization & Development
$67,300 0.66% Jack Straus Financial and Legal Accountability Officer
$1,200 0.01% Gregory Pruett President

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.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 96.40 four stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 97.53 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 94.01 four stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 100.00 four stars
Messenger International (CO) 91.07 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Pioneer Bible Translators
7255 West Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas, TX 75236
tel: (214) 699-4300
fax: (972) 572-2450
EIN: 23-7433923

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 380820
Duncanville, TX 75138

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Board Leadership

David Butts
Chairman

CEO

Gregory Pruett
President

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