Globe International Ministries, Inc.

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In short, our vision is to release God's Missional People to the work He has given them to do with as little encumbrances as possible.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Globe International Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 3040
Pensacola, FL 32516-3040


Phone: (850) 453-3453


Organization details

EIN: 237453583

CEO/President: Mr. J. Douglas Gehman

Chairman: David Kerr

Board size: 7

Founder: Rev. Ken Sumrall

Ruling year: 1975

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


From Globe's earliest days, our purpose was summarized with these words: "Globe is called to assist those who have a God-given vision to implement that vision." Globe's founding Director, Bob Bishop, had a passion to release missionaries to their God-given calling. For over forty years Globe has empowered His people to take the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to the nations! Today, Globe is known for its commitment to the centrality of the Gospel, its priority to train, send, and serve God's Great Commission people, its flexibility in the implementation of ministry, its excellence in management and administration, and its commitment to integrity in personal and ministry life.

Mission statement

Globe International was founded to equip and assist those who are gifted by God for global ministry to fulfill their call.

Statement of faith

At Globe International, we believe that every word of the Bible is true and without error. With this belief as our At Globe International, we believe that every word of the Bible is true and without error. With this belief as our foundation, we know that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God who gave His life at Calvary for the sins of the world. But death did not defeat Him-He rose again three days later victorious over sin, death, and the grave.

Jesus then gave the commission to reach the world with His Gospel-the only way of salvation for mankind. We know that we have a secure home in heaven if we choose to accept Him. But those who refuse will be eternally lost.

As followers of Jesus, we strive to grow in our faith, study God's Word, and be more like Jesus Christ and honor Him in every area of our lives.

We believe that the Gospel of Jesus is a final directive that has guided His Church ever since. At Globe, it is our desire to follow His Commission by spreading His Message to all nations until He returns.

Globe's complete theological statement ascribes to the Statement of Faith as reflected in the Lausanne Covenant of 1974.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating241 of 10109 of 51
Fund acquisition rating154 of 10127 of 51
Resource allocation rating423 of 101218 of 51
Asset utilization rating497 of 101021 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$219,748$279,818$256,196$244,353$385,806
Short-term investments$1,192,298$960,732$847,252$838,195$614,795
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,079,699$2,263,278$1,612,270$1,673,510$1,798,553
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$712,031$687,744$753,526$815,577$878,862
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$712,031$687,744$753,526$815,577$878,862
Total assets$3,791,730$2,951,022$2,365,796$2,489,087$2,677,415
Payables and accrued expenses$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
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$255,076$201,609$218,875$189,111$227,767
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$788,610$457,409$428,305$468,644$496,144
With donor restrictions$2,748,044$2,292,004$1,718,616$1,831,332$1,953,504
Net assets$3,536,654$2,749,413$2,146,921$2,299,976$2,449,648
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Total contributions$5,719,908$5,246,910$4,461,057$4,659,960$4,589,556
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$98,622$149,935($46,282)$90,814$306,292
Other revenue$158,812$37,507$29,712($53,065)($41,652)
Total other revenue$257,434$187,442($16,570)$37,749$264,640
Total revenue$5,977,342$5,434,352$4,444,487$4,697,709$4,854,196
Program services$4,478,554$4,227,463$3,975,632$4,274,790$4,231,584
Management and general$637,403$573,008$11,316$543,132$597,709
Total expenses$5,190,101$4,831,860$4,597,542$4,847,381$4,845,399
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$787,241$602,492($153,055)($149,672)$8,797
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$787,241$602,492($153,055)($149,672)$8,797


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/21/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In the early 1970s, Globe was founded by a young Baptist pastor, Ken Sumrall. Pastor Sumrall attended a missionary conference where, in his words God touched him, "like liquid love for people all over the world." Pastor Sumrall determined his church would be a "sending church" that would send missionaries to the nations. Soon after, he founded Globe International (first called Globe Missionary Evangelism) and appointed the church's administrative pastor, J. Robert (Bob) Bishop, to be the founding Director. The goal was to raise up and send missionaries to the nations. Bob served Globe until 2001 and then asked Doug Gehman to take his place at the helm.

Globe's vision continues... now serving the Body of Christ around the world to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ and take the gospel across cultural boundaries to unreached people by encouraging them to accept Christ as Lord and Savior. With God's leading, we want to empower disciples to plant churches that will continue to grow and multiply on their own.

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