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Christian Educational Ministries

Making life work

one star

65.11

P.O. Box 560 Whitehouse, TX 75791
tel: (903) 839-9300   Web Site
EIN: 75-2620990

Board Leadership
Willie H. Oxendine
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 65.11 one star
  Financial 94.22 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 51.00 zero star
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Christian Educational Ministries (CEM) was founded in November, 1995, as a service ministry with two major goals in mind. First in the hearts of all Christian people is the imperative to share the Gospel with the world, to evangelize, to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Second, it is our desire to teach those who are disciples of Jesus all that He commanded His disciples to do. To this end, we teach the Bible with a view to helping people make their own lives work while they are a positive influence and blessing to those around them. Our primary mission is carried out through the Born to Win Radio Program, literature, essays both in print and on the Internet, and published books. We also make available tape recorded sermons and an Adult Bible Studies Course in our CEM Bookstore.

Christian Educational Ministries (CEM) was founded in November, 1995, as a service ministry with two major goals in mind. First in the hearts of all Christian people is the imperative to share the Gospel with the world, to evangelize, to make disciples for Jesus Christ. Second, it is our desire to teach those who are disciples of Jesus all that He commanded His disciples to do. To this end, we teach the Bible with a view to helping people make their own lives work while they are a positive influence and blessing to those around them. Our primary mission is carried out through the Born to Win Radio Program, literature, essays both in print and on the Internet, and published books. We also make available tape recorded sermons and an Adult Bible Studies Course in our CEM Bookstore.

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Financial

four stars

94.22

Accountability & Transparency

zero star

51.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
82.4%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.19
  Program Expenses Growth 1.0%
  Liabilities to Assets < 0.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Educational Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Christian Educational Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Educational Ministries (TX) 65.11 one star
JOY FM Radio (MO) 85.24 three stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 91.92 four stars
KSBJ Educational Foundation (TX) 93.94 four stars
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $697,839
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $697,839
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $697,839
   Other Revenue $13,925
TOTAL REVENUE $711,764
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $571,934
   Administrative Expenses $106,338
   Fundraising Expenses $33,938
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $712,210
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-446
   
Net Assets $845,996

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
Radio Program $371,757 65.0%
Newsletters and Written Publications $102,948 18.0%
Online Sermons, Books, and Other Content $68,632 12.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-10 03/01/2020 65.11 one star
2017-10 06/01/2019 72.01 two stars
2016-10 12/01/2017 64.42 one star
2015-10 10/01/2016 56.51 one star
2014-10 06/01/2016 63.17 one star
 
CN 2.0
2014-10 11/01/2015 61.13 one star
2013-10 12/01/2014 54.12 zero star
2012-10 09/01/2013 63.99 one star
2010-10 10/01/2012 66.04 one star
2010-10 10/01/2012 66.04 one star
2009-10 09/20/2011 66.91 one star
 
CN 1.0
2009-10 02/01/2011 80.25 three stars
2008-10 02/01/2010 85.05 three stars
2007-10 12/01/2008 88.66 three stars
2006-10 11/01/2007 88.16 three stars
2005-10 12/15/2006 88.51 three stars
2004-10 11/01/2005 86.79 three stars
2003-10 11/01/2004 88.14 three stars
2002-10 01/01/2004 87.81 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 75-2620990
Name in IRS Master File CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL MINISTRIES
NTEE Code X80
NTEE Classification Religious Media, Communications Organizations
NTEE Type Religion-Related, Spiritual Development
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (994) Described in section 170(b)1)(a)(vi) of the Code
(7) Evangelism
(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 September, 1996
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End October
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • October, 2018
  • October, 2017
  • October, 2016
  • October, 2015
  • October, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$7,500 1.05% Larry S. Watkins Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Christian Educational Ministries (TX) 65.11 one star
Time of Grace Ministry (WI) 88.13 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 92.85 four stars
World Radio Network (TX) 87.19 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Christian Educational Ministries
P.O. Box 560
Whitehouse, TX 75791
tel: (903) 839-9300
fax: (903) 839-9311
EIN: 75-2620990

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Board Leadership

Willie H. Oxendine
President

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