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Messenger International

Teach, Reach, Rescue

four stars

94.13

610 S. Santa Fe Ridge Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (800) 648-1477   Web Site
EIN: 59-3123555

CEO
John Bevere
Founder and President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.13 four stars
  Financial 94.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 94.00 four stars
This rating was published 08/01/2018 and includes data from FY2017, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Messenger International (MI) was founded in 1990 by John and Lisa Bevere in Orlando, Florida. MI inspires godliness while imparting freedom through uncompromised messages releasing people into their fulfilled life in Christ. MI is a para-church ministry that exists to help build and strengthen the local church. Over the past 30 years, John and Lisa have written over 20 books translated in over 90 languages, many of which are best-sellers with award-winning curriculum. In 2008, the ministry launched their outreach branch, Messenger Rescue, to raise funds and awareness to prevent human trafficking and rescue those already enslaved.

Messenger International (MI) was founded in 1990 by John and Lisa Bevere in Orlando, Florida. MI inspires godliness while imparting freedom through uncompromised messages releasing people into their fulfilled life in Christ. MI is a para-church ministry that exists to help build and strengthen the local church. Over the past 30 years, John and Lisa have written over 20 books translated in over 90 languages, many of which are best-sellers with award-winning curriculum. In 2008, the ministry launched their outreach branch, Messenger Rescue, to raise funds and awareness to prevent human trafficking and rescue those already enslaved.

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Financial

four stars

94.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

94.00

This rating was published 08/01/2018 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)
82.5%
  Administrative Expenses 12.3%
  Fundraising Expenses 5.1%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.86
  Program Expenses Growth 11.4%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.6%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Messenger International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Messenger International on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
Al-Furqaan Foundation (IL) 88.14 three stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,583,655
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,682,145
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $3,265,800
   Program Service Revenue $730,282
Total Primary Revenue $3,996,082
   Other Revenue $3,058,032
TOTAL REVENUE $7,054,114
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,391,047
   Administrative Expenses $780,352
   Fundraising Expenses $319,767
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $6,491,166
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $562,948
   
Net Assets $5,054,007

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
Teach $3,390,192 62.9%
Reach $1,748,285 32.4%
Rescue $252,570 4.7%

Ratings History
Messenger International has received 2 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.13 four stars
2016-06 10/01/2017 91.07 four stars
2015-06 06/01/2016 88.01 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 04/01/2016 87.49 three stars
2014-06 10/01/2015 87.00 three stars
2013-06 08/01/2014 94.15 four stars
2012-06 06/01/2013 81.07 three stars
2011-06 07/01/2012 79.57 two stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 85.52 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-06 12/22/2010 83.11 three stars
2009-06 09/01/2010 80.89 three stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 85.86 three stars
2006-12 11/01/2007 91.48 four stars
2005-12 02/01/2007 91.67 four stars
2004-12 03/01/2006 94.17 four stars
2003-12 09/01/2005 94.18 four 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 59-3123555
Name in IRS Master File MESSENGER INTERNATIONAL INC
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 (7) Evangelism
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 June, 2018
Filing Requirement 990 - Not required to file (church)
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$110,608 1.70% John P. Bevere Jr. President, CEO
Other Salaries of Note
$144,022 2.21% Lisa T. Bevere Vice President

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Messenger International (CO) 94.13 four stars
Reasons to Believe (CA) 87.24 three stars
Lutheran Heritage Foundation (MI) 89.14 three stars
Hosanna/Faith Comes By Hearing (NM) 97.38 four stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Messenger International
610 S. Santa Fe Ridge
Palmer Lake, CO 80133
tel: (800) 648-1477
fax: (719) 487-3300
EIN: 59-3123555

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 888
Palmer Lake, CO 80133

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CEO

John Bevere
Founder and President

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