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Basic Gospel

…a media ministry dedicated to helping people hear, believe, and live the good news of Jesus Christ.

three stars

85.74

751 Hebron Pkwy Suite 310
Lewisville, TX 75057
tel: (844) 412-2742   Web Site
EIN: 75-1564364

Board Leadership
Paul McClain
Chairman

CEO
Bob Christopher
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.74 three stars
  Financial 83.11 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 89.00 three stars
This rating was published 03/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, powerful, and life changing. It declares the love of God for mankind. It is the good news people long to hear. Radio delivers it straight to the heart.

But it is not enough just to hear the good news. God wants to make His love a reality in our lives. He wants us to believe it and live it.

At Basic Gospel, we are dedicated to proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ and the profound simplicity of His love and grace.

Our hope is that the clear presentation of the Basic Gospel and the singular focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ will anchor listeners to the love of God and will encourage them to experience the fullness of the New Covenant life that is theirs in Christ.

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is simple, powerful, and life changing. It declares the love of God for mankind. It is the good news people long to hear. Radio delivers it straight to the heart.

But it is not enough just to hear the good news. God wants to make His love a reality in our lives. He wants us to believe it and live it.

At Basic Gospel, we are dedicated to proclaiming the name of Jesus Christ and the profound simplicity of His love and grace.

Our hope is that the clear presentation of the Basic Gospel and the singular focus on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ will anchor listeners to the love of God and will encourage them to experience the fullness of the New Covenant life that is theirs in Christ.

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Financial

three stars

83.11

Accountability & Transparency

three stars

89.00

This rating was published 03/01/2020 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)
78.4%
  Administrative Expenses 10.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 11.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.13
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.27
  Program Expenses Growth -4.5%
  Liabilities to Assets 9.9%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Basic Gospel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Basic Gospel on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars
JOY FM Radio (MO) 85.24 three stars
Far East Broadcasting Company (CA) 92.08 four stars
The Family Radio Network, Inc. (WI) 91.00 four stars
Living on the Edge (GA) 92.85 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $953,769
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $953,769
   Program Service Revenue $4,161
Total Primary Revenue $957,930
   Other Revenue $112,419
TOTAL REVENUE $1,070,349
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $944,076
   Administrative Expenses $117,704
   Fundraising Expenses $121,594
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $1,183,374
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-113,025
   
Net Assets $1,471,810

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 Ministry $944,076 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 03/01/2020 85.74 three stars
2018-06 04/01/2019 84.29 three stars
2017-06 10/01/2018 86.16 three stars
2015-12 08/01/2016 89.33 three stars
2014-12 06/01/2016 87.96 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-12 11/01/2015 79.66 two stars
2013-12 12/01/2014 80.40 three stars
2012-12 10/01/2013 85.80 three stars
2011-12 11/06/2012 86.98 three stars
2010-12 02/01/2012 88.12 three stars
2009-12 09/20/2011 85.83 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-12 04/01/2011 77.48 two stars
2008-12 04/01/2010 77.59 two stars
2007-12 12/01/2008 72.46 two stars
2006-12 09/01/2007 67.46 one star
2005-12 12/01/2006 67.90 one star
2004-12 11/01/2005 77.07 two 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 75-1564364
Name in IRS Master File BASIC GOSPEL 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
(603) Non-financial services of facilities to other organizations
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 January, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2019
  • June, 2018
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • December, 2015
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$100,008 8.45% Robert Christopher CEO

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Basic Gospel (TX) 85.74 three stars
Family Life Communications (AZ) 93.18 four stars
Ligonier Ministries (FL) 89.03 three stars
Proverbs 31 Ministries (NC) 92.56 four stars
Family Life Ministries (NY) 95.56 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Basic Gospel
751 Hebron Pkwy
Suite 310
Lewisville, TX 75057
tel: (844) 412-2742
EIN: 75-1564364

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Board Leadership

Paul McClain
Chairman

CEO

Bob Christopher
CEO

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