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Lifeword Media Ministries

Communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ

two stars

70.13

611 Locust Avenue Conway, AR 72034
tel: (501) 329-6891   Web Site
EIN: 71-0394665

CEO
Donny Parrish
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 70.13 two stars
  Financial 95.55 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 58.00 one star
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1965, Lifeword Media Ministries is dedicated to communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ through mass media to every living soul upon the earth. We are focusing on the unreached; making the presentations culturally relevant; speaking in the heart-language of the hearer; using creative approaches to capture the listener's attention; responding to felt needs of our neighbors, whether near or far; ministering to local churches through media services; striving always to present ourselves in a professional and Godly manner; and working in harmony with our fellow Christians and living exemplary lives which reflect the God-given joy of being ambassadors for Christ.

Founded in 1965, Lifeword Media Ministries is dedicated to communicating the gospel of Jesus Christ through mass media to every living soul upon the earth. We are focusing on the unreached; making the presentations culturally relevant; speaking in the heart-language of the hearer; using creative approaches to capture the listener's attention; responding to felt needs of our neighbors, whether near or far; ministering to local churches through media services; striving always to present ourselves in a professional and Godly manner; and working in harmony with our fellow Christians and living exemplary lives which reflect the God-given joy of being ambassadors for Christ.

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Financial

four stars

95.55

Accountability & Transparency

one star

58.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, 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)
78.2%
  Administrative Expenses 11.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.29
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifeword Media Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Lifeword Media Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifeword Media Ministries (AR) 70.13 two stars
Thru the Bible Radio Network (CA) 86.17 three stars
Right From The Heart Ministries (GA) 91.92 four stars
Ave Maria Radio (MI) 87.20 three stars
Our Daily Bread Ministries (MI) 89.76 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,470,544
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,470,544
   Program Service Revenue $20,547
Total Primary Revenue $1,491,091
   Other Revenue $263,825
TOTAL REVENUE $1,754,916
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $1,148,922
   Administrative Expenses $172,098
   Fundraising Expenses $144,363
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,465,383
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $289,533
   
Net Assets $3,815,923

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
Departmental $688,815 60.0%
Broadcasting $425,524 37.0%
General $34,583 3.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-05 02/01/2020 70.13 two stars
2017-12 09/01/2018 74.57 two stars
2016-12 12/01/2017 64.23 one star
2015-12 12/01/2016 72.95 two stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 70.89 two stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 70.53 two stars
2013-12 06/01/2015 66.46 one star
2012-12 11/01/2013 71.58 two stars
2011-12 02/01/2013 69.81 one star
2009-12 09/20/2011 78.39 two stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 02/01/2011 78.19 two stars
2008-12 11/01/2009 72.74 two stars
2007-12 09/01/2008 71.52 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 71.51 two stars
2005-12 09/01/2006 63.93 one star
2004-12 08/01/2005 85.83 three stars
2003-12 03/01/2005 82.73 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 71-0394665
Name in IRS Master File LIFEWORD BROADCAST MINISTRIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Religious Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
(120) Publishing activities
Foundation Status Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with organizations described in 10 through 16 above.  509(a)(3)
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, 1969
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End May
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • May, 2019
  • May, 2018
  • December, 2017
  • December, 2016
  • December, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
None reported -- This organization did not report a CEO

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Lifeword Media Ministries (AR) 70.13 two stars
Luis Palau Association (OR) 88.76 three stars
Great Plains Christian Radio (KS) 85.66 three stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Lifeword Media Ministries
611 Locust Avenue
Conway, AR 72034
tel: (501) 329-6891
fax: (501) 329-7951
EIN: 71-0394665

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 6
Conway, AR 72033

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CEO

Donny Parrish
Executive Director

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