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Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing

God's Word For Every Person

four stars

99.13

2421 Aztec Road, NE Albuquerque, NM 87107
tel: (800) 545-6552   Web Site
EIN: 85-0223225

Board Leadership
Murray J. Crawford
Chairman

CEO
Jerry Jackson
President

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 99.13 four stars
  Financial 98.78 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 03/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Faith Comes By Hearing began in 1972 as an audio cassette ministry. Over four decades later, it has become a recognized world leader in Audio Bible recordings and engagement. The mission has stayed the same - getting God's Word to everyone everywhere in their heart language. How this gets accomplished continuously progresses as technology changes and people engage with the Gospel in new and exciting ways.

Faith Comes By Hearing currently offers Scripture recordings in more than 1,000 languages spoken by over 6 billion people. Nearly 930,000 Audio Bible listening programs have been implemented, potentially reaching 83 million people with the Word of God. More than 850,000 Military BibleSticks have been shipped to chaplains serving active-duty military personnel and veterans since 2008, and millions of people around the world are engaging with the Word of God via the Digital Bible Platform.

Faith Comes By Hearing began in 1972 as an audio cassette ministry. Over four decades later, it has become a recognized world leader in Audio Bible recordings and engagement. The mission has stayed the same - getting God's Word to everyone everywhere in their heart language. How this gets accomplished continuously progresses as technology changes and people engage with the Gospel in new and exciting ways.

Faith Comes By Hearing currently offers Scripture recordings in more than 1,000 languages spoken by over 6 billion people. Nearly 930,000 Audio Bible listening programs have been implemented, potentially reaching 83 million people with the Word of God. More than 850,000 Military BibleSticks have been shipped to chaplains serving active-duty military personnel and veterans since 2008, and millions of people around the world are engaging with the Word of God via the Digital Bible Platform.

Results Information

Reported Results
Total in 2016
Number of languages with Audio Scripture available
977
Number of Audio Bible listening programs
43,654
Number of Military BibleSticks distributed
169,224
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Financial

four stars

98.78

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 03/01/2018 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)
88.1%
  Administrative Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.87
  Program Expenses Growth 7.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 3.4%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 99.13 four stars
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 94.01 four stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 91.18 four stars
Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (TX) 100.00 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 86.83 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $20,425,278
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $652,152
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $21,077,430
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $21,077,430
   Other Revenue $-74,612
TOTAL REVENUE $21,002,818
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $16,186,824
   Administrative Expenses $1,158,172
   Fundraising Expenses $1,036,752
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $18,381,748
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $2,621,070
   
Net Assets $34,252,345

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 Engagement Programs Worldwide $14,589,492 90.1%
New Testament Recordings $1,562,491 9.7%
Deaf Bible Society $34,841 0.2%

Ratings History
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing has received 4 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-03 03/01/2018 99.13 four stars
2016-03 04/01/2017 100.00 four stars
2015-03 06/01/2016 98.90 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2015-03 03/01/2016 98.00 four stars
2015-03 12/22/2015 96.53 four stars
2014-03 08/01/2015 93.44 four stars
2013-03 06/01/2014 86.42 three stars
2012-03 05/01/2013 91.91 four stars
2011-03 02/01/2012 90.50 four stars
2010-03 09/20/2011 91.47 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-03 11/01/2010 98.79 four stars
2009-03 03/01/2010 98.86 four stars
2008-03 02/01/2009 93.57 four stars
2007-03 12/01/2007 93.40 four stars
2006-03 12/01/2006 82.45 three stars
2005-03 01/01/2006 74.86 two stars
2004-03 02/01/2005 72.12 two stars
2003-03 11/01/2003 74.85 two stars
2002-03 06/09/2003 75.36 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 85-0223225
Name in IRS Master File HOSANNA
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 (59) Other school related 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 August, 1973
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End March
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • March, 2017
  • March, 2016
  • March, 2015
  • March, 2014
  • March, 2013

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).

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$88,640 0.48% Gerald Jackson President
Other Salaries of Note
$127,773 0.69% Morgan Jackson Senior Vice President
$118,027 0.64% Troy Carl Vice President of Development
$112,546 0.61% Clay Jackson Vice President Operations
$107,301 0.58% Melvin Morris Chief Financial Officer

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 99.13 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 87.30 three stars
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (GA) 90.31 four stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 91.75 four stars
Reasons To Believe (CA) 90.84 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing
2421 Aztec Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
tel: (800) 545-6552
fax: (505) 881-1681
EIN: 85-0223225

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Board Leadership

Murray J. Crawford
Chairman

CEO

Jerry Jackson
President

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