Life Centers

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Life Centers helps women in unexpected pregnancy situations in a special way to share Christ's compassion, love, and hope. Life Centers affirms the value of life in this way by providing a network of care that includes counseling, healing support, and resources that explain the truth about life. Life Centers is a nonprofit organization and contributions to it are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. In addition, it is a member of Care Net.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Life Centers
9511 Angola Court
Suite 215
Indianapolis, IN 46268


Phone: (317) 280-2635


Organization details

EIN: 311059740

CEO/President: Mr. Tom Shevlot

Chairman: Bryan Perkins, M.D.

Board size: 11

Founder: O.J. Petersen, Don Bolin, Richard Griffith

Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2009


The organization was founded to empower women in unplanned pregnancies to make life-affirming choices for themselves and their future. Life Centers offers free pregnancy testing, medical referrals, and confidential counseling services.

Mission statement

The mission of Life Centers is to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to those experiencing pregnancy-related decisions and by compassionately presenting biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating617 of 94025 of 40
Fund acquisition rating742 of 94231 of 40
Resource allocation rating693 of 94231 of 40
Asset utilization rating204 of 9407 of 40

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$70,692$93,510$80,258$76,773$80,616
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$550,191$492,042$388,888$349,656$269,399
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$141,120$108,785$123,864$126,179$122,208
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$141,120$108,785$123,864$126,179$122,208
Total assets$691,311$600,827$512,752$475,835$391,607
Payables and accrued expenses$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$60,515$52,768$59,761$57,055$61,196
Net assets20182017201620152014
Without donor restrictions$531,504$360,360$381,278$393,345$325,161
With donor restrictions$99,292$187,699$71,713$25,435$5,250
Net assets$630,796$548,059$452,991$418,780$330,411
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Total contributions$2,145,883$1,857,153$947,238$1,874,307$1,871,744
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$1,451$6,148$0$1,710$5,947
Total other revenue$1,451$6,148$0$1,710$5,947
Total revenue$2,147,334$1,863,301$947,238$1,876,017$1,877,691
Program services$1,580,245$1,309,043$697,046$1,431,997$1,298,249
Management and general$219,953$255,738$140,679$201,292$279,178
Total expenses$2,064,597$1,768,233$913,027$1,787,648$1,721,031
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$82,737$95,068$34,211$88,369$156,660
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$82,737$95,068$34,211$88,369$156,660


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

Response from ministry

December 2008 -- Thank you for your encouragement and for selecting Life Centers as a 2008 Shining Light ministry. We give thanks to the Lord that since our founding in 1982 we have had the opportunity to affirm the value of life by providing a network of care to women facing unplanned pregnancies by compassionately presenting Biblical truth resulting in changed lives to the glory of God. Our dedicated staff, volunteers and supporters are committed to passionately proclaiming the Gospel as we reach thousands of women each year in need of compassion, hope and the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We rejoice at the salvation of souls and the hundreds of babies saved from abortion each year in Central Indiana because of the faithful prayers and support from the Christian community that stands behind the ministry of Life Centers. May the Lord continue to guide our efforts as we daily seek to serve Him with humility and integrity. Thank you again, and please keep us in your prayers.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Established in 1982, Life Centers is dedicated to affirming the value of life by providing compassionate care to women facing unplanned pregnancies in Central Indiana.

Committed staff and volunteers at our six pregnancy centers provide free, confidential services including pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, one-on-one peer counseling, and post-abortive support. We also meet the material needs of expectant mothers by providing maternity and baby clothing, diapers, bottles and other baby items.

At the heart of our life-saving mission is a passion to show the love of Jesus. We believe that the hope found in Jesus Christ is the greatest hope for those facing pregnancy decisions.

Program accomplishments

2020 Statistics:

4,500 women and babies served

1,236 babies born

9,799 volunteer hours


Urgent Needs: Spring 2021

White/neutral onesies: Newborn, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, and 24 mos

Infant board books

Infant toys

3T boys and girls summer clothing

4T boys and girls summer sleepers