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Light Bearers Ministry

A global publishing and teaching ministry

two stars

75.78

37457 Jasper Lowell Road Jasper, OR 97438
tel: (541) 988-3333   Web Site
EIN: 91-1320416

Board Leadership
Don Otis
Chairman

CEO
Ty F. Gibson
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 75.78 two stars
  Financial 95.92 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 66.00 one star
This rating was published 06/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Light Bearers Ministry is an evangelistic and edification ministry, reaching out to the world with the gospel of Christ and promoting revival and spiritual growth within the body of Christ. To carry forth this purpose we employ four media: we operate a missionary publishing house devoted to producing gospel literature free of charge; we conduct evangelistic and spiritual growth seminars for winning souls to Christ; we produce a discussion format Bible teaching TV and radio program called Book of the Book; and we are a rich source of literature, audio and video materials for sharing with others, and nurturing your own spiritual development.

Light Bearers Ministry is an evangelistic and edification ministry, reaching out to the world with the gospel of Christ and promoting revival and spiritual growth within the body of Christ. To carry forth this purpose we employ four media: we operate a missionary publishing house devoted to producing gospel literature free of charge; we conduct evangelistic and spiritual growth seminars for winning souls to Christ; we produce a discussion format Bible teaching TV and radio program called Book of the Book; and we are a rich source of literature, audio and video materials for sharing with others, and nurturing your own spiritual development.

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Financial

four stars

95.92

Accountability & Transparency

one star

66.00

This rating was published 06/01/2020 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)
79.5%
  Administrative Expenses 16.1%
  Fundraising Expenses 4.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.04
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.33
  Program Expenses Growth 7.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 6.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Light Bearers Ministry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Light Bearers Ministry on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light Bearers Ministry (OR) 75.78 two stars
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars
Answers in Genesis (KY) 87.15 three stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $3,138,220
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,138,220
   Program Service Revenue $178,069
Total Primary Revenue $3,316,289
   Other Revenue $26,048
TOTAL REVENUE $3,342,337
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,363,339
   Administrative Expenses $466,827
   Fundraising Expenses $73,092
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,903,258
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $439,079
   
Net Assets $3,199,864

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
Preaching: Public Evangelistic Meetings $1,944,574 82.3%
Trainlight Bearers $319,305 13.5%
Resource Center $99,460 4.2%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-12 06/01/2020 75.78 two stars
2017-12 06/01/2019 78.14 two stars
2016-12 05/01/2018 78.76 two stars
2015-12 06/01/2017 77.94 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 78.46 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 12/22/2015 78.74 two stars
2013-12 09/01/2015 77.25 two stars
2013-12 08/01/2015 74.59 two stars
2013-12 07/01/2015 69.19 one star
2012-12 05/01/2014 69.92 one star
2011-12 08/01/2013 69.74 one star
2010-12 04/01/2012 70.64 two stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 80.84 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 06/01/2011 92.40 four stars
2008-12 07/01/2010 72.40 two stars
2007-12 08/01/2009 79.62 two stars
2006-12 06/01/2008 61.84 one star
2005-12 04/01/2007 77.65 two stars
2004-12 05/01/2006 85.58 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 86.77 three 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 91-1320416
Name in IRS Master File LIGHT BEARERS MINISTRY
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 (7) Evangelism
(994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(8) Religious publishing 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 June, 1986
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, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
  • December, 2014
  • December, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$73,076 2.51% Ty F. Gibson President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Light Bearers Ministry (OR) 75.78 two stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Pioneer Bible Translators (TX) 93.47 four stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Light Bearers Ministry
37457 Jasper Lowell Road
Jasper, OR 97438
tel: (541) 988-3333
fax: (541) 988-3300
EIN: 91-1320416

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Board Leadership

Don Otis
Chairman

CEO

Ty F. Gibson
President

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