Family Life Ministries

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Impacting lives with the message of hope through radio network, performing arts and Biblical counseling.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Life Ministries
P.O. Box 506
Bath, NY 14810-4810


Phone: (800) 927-9083


Organization details

EIN: 160863914

CEO/President: Dick Snavely

Chairman: Norb Fuest

Board size: 11

Founder: Dick Snavely

Year founded: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


With multiple internet music streams and over 60 radio signals across New York and Pennsylvania, Family Life has a heart to encourage listeners with quality radio programs, Christian teaching, and news from a Biblical worldview.

Mission statement

At Family Life, our mission is to strengthen families and individuals through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to spread the love and knowledge of Jesus within three main outreaches areas - radio, performing arts and Biblical counseling.

Statement of faith

We believe in the Bible (the Old and New Testaments) as verbally inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life. We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and 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. God, our Heavenly Father, through His Son Jesus Christ, is the sole entity of our worship. We believe that salvation is a gift received from God when we put our trust in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior. This salvation is a result of the Holy Spirit convicting the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, is absolutely essential, and is administered solely by the grace of God through our faith in Jesus Christ. 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 Christ. We believe in the God-ordained institution of marriage between one man and one woman and that any other arrangement is not in accordance to God's Word. We believe in the sanctity of life and that all contrary practices such as abortion, euthanasia, infanticide are wrong acts toward a holy and life-giving God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating596 of 81739 of 52
Fund acquisition rating345 of 81722 of 52
Resource allocation rating400 of 81728 of 52
Asset utilization rating806 of 81752 of 52

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$291,082$249,318$259,310$203,199$136,480
Short-term investments$0$0$0$37,262$40,708
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$711,154$593,128$615,463$683,437$721,181
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,823,758$4,910,921$4,257,012$2,751,857$3,512,901
Other long-term assets$6,302,681$6,198,013$6,220,063$6,249,458$3,939,843
Total long-term assets$11,126,439$11,108,934$10,477,075$9,001,315$7,452,744
Total assets$11,837,593$11,702,062$11,092,538$9,684,752$8,173,925
Payables and accrued expenses$86,092$87,444$93,157$95,254$89,082
Other current liabilities$155,242$69,033$62,071$89,602$147,325
Total current liabilities$241,334$156,477$155,228$184,856$236,407
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,541,895$1,750,497$2,131,402$2,945,948$2,311,127
Total liabilities$1,783,229$1,906,974$2,286,630$3,130,804$2,547,534
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$125,062$0$199,917$177,114$196,555
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$10,054,364$9,795,088$8,805,908$6,553,948$5,626,391
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Total contributions$5,000,968$5,322,863$5,906,360$4,869,079$4,401,214
Program service revenue$1,200,750$1,159,930$1,176,988$873,638$920,221
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$69,898$27,341$460,766($194,970)$118,029
Other revenue$9,991$8,684$9,134$12,563$16,509
Total other revenue$1,280,639$1,195,955$1,646,888$691,231$1,054,759
Total revenue$6,281,607$6,518,818$7,553,248$5,560,310$5,455,973
Program services$4,887,014$4,519,189$4,351,688$3,774,614$3,995,840
Management and general$770,493$678,617$653,575$617,832$480,763
Total expenses$6,022,331$5,529,638$5,301,288$4,629,929$4,719,189
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$259,276$989,180$2,251,960$930,381$736,784
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$259,276$989,180$2,251,960$930,381$736,784


Richard M Snavely JrCEO$104,199
Jeffrey HarmonCOO/CFO$101,769

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Founded in 1957, Family Life was born out of a man's desire to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people. By starting Area Youth for Christ (YFC), Dick Snavely taught kids and teens about Jesus through simple Christian programs and activities. As years passed, YFC expanded to include adult programs, family-marriage counseling, and soon after that, a network of FM radio stations. In 1986, the ministry changed its name from YFC to Family Life Ministries, and after moving from facility to facility, found a home just outside of Bath, NY. It's amazing how God's provision has allowed Family Life to grow from one employee and a donated office to a staff of over fifty people.

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