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Audio Scripture Ministries

Connecting people to God's Word in their own heart language

four stars

97.78

760 S Waverly Rd Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 396-5291   Web Site
EIN: 23-6296186

Board Leadership
Jamison Worst
President and Board Chair

CEO
Naomi Frizzell
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.78 four stars
  Financial 96.87 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) helps connect people to God's Word in audio. We do this by recording and distributing Scripture recordings and Bible engagement resources in hundreds of languages and countries worldwide. We work with local leaders, Bible translators, missionaries, and other ministries who want to connect people to the Bible in their own heart language, so all will hear. We help train and facilitate recording and distribution projects, and have recording studios in Mexico, India, and Mozambique. Additionally, we bring God's Word in audio with efforts to meet physical and community needs, such as with our Compassionate Care Program in Mozambique, where our team provides weekly palliative care visits and spiritual comfort to many in need.

Audio Scripture Ministries (ASM) helps connect people to God's Word in audio. We do this by recording and distributing Scripture recordings and Bible engagement resources in hundreds of languages and countries worldwide. We work with local leaders, Bible translators, missionaries, and other ministries who want to connect people to the Bible in their own heart language, so all will hear. We help train and facilitate recording and distribution projects, and have recording studios in Mexico, India, and Mozambique. Additionally, we bring God's Word in audio with efforts to meet physical and community needs, such as with our Compassionate Care Program in Mozambique, where our team provides weekly palliative care visits and spiritual comfort to many in need.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2019
Number of languages in which Bible resources were recorded
20
Number of audio Bible units distributed/placed with individuals or families
9,559
Number of audio Bible resources distributed this year from the Holland, MI office
9,498
Number of Bible or Bible engagement recordings completed
36
Number of languages in which Bible or Bible resources were distributed, in the last year
158
Number of Compassionate Care Hospice Visits completed
660
Number of Compassionate Care Hospice Visits completed
660
This impact information is current as of March 2020, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

96.87

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2020 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)
82.8%
  Administrative Expenses 10.6%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.4%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.74
  Program Expenses Growth 8.6%
  Liabilities to Assets 2.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audio Scripture Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Audio Scripture Ministries on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars
Lutheran Bible Translators (MO) 94.05 four stars
World Mission (MI) 90.26 four stars
Life Action Ministries (MI) 90.26 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,042,214
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $1,042,214
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $1,042,214
   Other Revenue $17,101
TOTAL REVENUE $1,059,315
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $966,805
   Administrative Expenses $142,644
   Fundraising Expenses $112,378
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,221,827
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-162,512
   
Net Assets $901,291

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
Resource Distributions $426,241 44.1%
Partnership and Collaborations $244,424 25.3%
Language and Recordings $148,747 15.4%
Integral Missions $147,393 15.2%

Ratings History
Audio Scripture Ministries has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 07/01/2020 97.78 four stars
2019-09 06/01/2020 96.40 four stars
2018-09 08/01/2019 97.23 four stars
2017-09 08/01/2018 97.17 four stars
2016-09 08/01/2017 94.01 four stars
2015-09 08/01/2016 97.84 four stars
2014-09 06/01/2016 100.00 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 10/01/2015 95.99 four stars
2013-09 06/01/2014 87.24 three stars
2012-09 08/01/2013 84.40 three stars
2011-09 06/01/2012 87.22 three stars
2010-09 09/20/2011 87.21 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2010-09 05/01/2011 97.44 four stars
2009-09 06/01/2010 86.68 three stars
2008-09 08/01/2009 95.33 four stars
2007-09 06/01/2008 84.74 three stars
2006-09 05/01/2007 72.94 two stars
2005-09 06/01/2006 61.10 one star
2004-09 09/01/2005 61.50 one star

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 23-6296186
Name in IRS Master File AUDIO SCRIPTURE MINISTRIES
NTEE Code [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (29) Other religious activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
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 May, 1964
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$82,000 6.71% Naomi Frizzell Executive Director

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Audio Scripture Ministries (MI) 97.78 four stars
Good News (TX) 87.13 three stars
World Missionary Press (IN) 90.35 four stars
Bibles For The World (CO) 90.13 four stars
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (PA) 85.16 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

Audio Scripture Ministries
760 S Waverly Rd
Holland, MI 49423
tel: (616) 396-5291
fax: (616) 396-5294
EIN: 23-6296186

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Board Leadership

Jamison Worst
President and Board Chair

CEO

Naomi Frizzell
Executive Director

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