World Gospel Mission


An interdenominational missions organization, World Gospel Mission disciples believers to become missions-active Christians. WGM partners with individuals, small groups, college groups, and churches to intentionally address the physical and spiritual needs of individuals and communities.

With over 250 missionaries and support staff serving on five continents, WGM works in a variety of ministry areas in order to spread the gospel to a lost and hurting world. While the focus is often on enabling national Christians to form self-propagating, self-supporting, and self-governing churches, WGM missionaries also serve in evangelism, discipleship, education, medical care, community health and development, agriculture, children's and youth ministries, communications, literature, and more. 

World Gospel Mission is a faith-based nonprofit organization, and contributions are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. WGM is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and The Mission Exchange.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 948
3783 E State Road 18
Marion, IN 46952-0948


Phone: (765) 664-7331


Organization details

EIN: 350911947

CEO/President: Mr Hubert P. Harriman

Chairman: Mr. David Engbrecht

Board size: 19

Founder: Christian Holiness Partnership

Year founded: 1910

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Serving God in holiness and righteousness, World Gospel Mission connects in ministry with churches worldwide to make disciples of Jesus Christ among all nations.

Mission statement

World Gospel Mission will minister through preaching, teaching and healing ministries.  World Gospel Mission will assist in forming culturally relevant congregations comprised of maturing disciples of Jesus Christ who will evangelize and reproduce themselves within their own cultures and across cultural boundaries (2Timothy 2:2) and call believers to the deeper work of God in the human heart of being cleansed from all sin and filled with the Holy Spirit by faith (1Thessalonians 4:3).

Statement of faith

We believe...

  • in the absolute authority of the Bible
  • In one God, eternally existent in three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
  • in the full humanity and the full divinity of Jesus Christ.
  • that faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is essential for the salvation of the human soul.
  • in the present and personal ministry of the Holy Spirit, purifying and enabling Christians to live holy lives.
  • all people have sinned.
  • God created man in His own image to reflect His glory.
  • that the Church is the body of Christ made up of all who trust in and obey Him.
  • that the Church's purpose is to worship God, reach those without Christ, and nurture believers.
  • in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and in the resurrection of all who believe in Him to life eternal.
  • in Jesus Christ's personal return in power and glory.

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating598 of 71776 of 93
Fund acquisition rating368 of 71848 of 93
Resource allocation rating514 of 71867 of 93
Asset utilization rating636 of 71782 of 93

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$594,844$515,039$445,159$370,102$374,053
Short-term investments$16,944,057$15,917,514$14,427,385$12,223,254$12,732,057
Other current assets$34,090$42,899$43,693$48,975$59,343
Total current assets$19,621,155$18,163,599$16,069,429$14,727,846$14,970,093
Long-term investments$14,268,358$15,352,241$14,921,338$13,459,834$14,880,428
Fixed assets$8,357,391$8,464,264$8,383,229$8,435,646$8,653,176
Other long-term assets$3,189,405$2,040,880$2,086,590$2,114,804$2,269,047
Total long-term assets$25,815,154$25,857,385$25,391,157$24,010,284$25,802,651
Total assets$45,436,309$44,020,984$41,460,586$38,738,130$40,772,744
Payables and accrued expenses$478,076$484,715$367,864$468,124$584,976
Other current liabilities$1,584,924$1,687,116$1,683,044$2,779,293$3,070,619
Total current liabilities$2,063,000$2,171,831$2,050,908$3,247,417$3,655,595
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,449,981$1,560,740$1,705,230$682,136$724,792
Total long-term liabilities$1,449,981$1,560,740$1,705,230$682,136$724,792
Total liabilities$3,512,981$3,732,571$3,756,138$3,929,553$4,380,387
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$20,808,173$21,594,944$20,298,288$18,457,318$18,980,633
Permanently restricted$8,490,008$8,484,008$8,473,508$8,467,508$8,451,008
Net assets$41,923,328$40,288,413$37,704,448$34,808,577$36,392,357
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$21,902,265$19,466,686$18,849,036$18,048,657$18,013,047
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$384,726$2,344,812$3,101,931($970,988)$1,208,347
Other revenue$1,371,046$2,234,060$2,137,144$1,874,700$2,291,106
Total other revenue$1,755,772$4,578,872$5,239,075$903,712$3,499,453
Total revenue$23,658,037$24,045,558$24,088,111$18,952,369$21,512,500
Program services$18,043,998$16,707,246$17,778,162$16,851,373$18,798,127
Management and general$3,360,016$3,185,164$2,297,076$2,381,032$2,280,449
Total expenses$22,823,932$21,461,593$21,192,240$20,536,149$22,037,556
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$834,105$2,583,965$2,895,871($1,583,780)($525,056)
Other changes in net assets$800,810$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,634,915$2,583,965$2,895,871($1,583,780)($525,056)

Response from ministry

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World Gospel Mission was founded in 1910 when the Christian Holiness Association established the Missionary Department for the Promotion of Holiness and sent out their first missionaries, Reverend and Mrs. Cecil Troxel, Reverend and Mrs. Woodford Taylor, and two national Chinese workers, to serve in China.

World Gospel Mission has over 200 missionaries and support staff serving on five continents and in over 20 areas of service. Fields of service include Arizona/New Mexico (Native American outreach), Stockton, California, Argentina, Bolivia, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Muslim Ministries, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Peru, South Sudan, Taiwan, Uganda, Ukraine, and Zambia.

Program accomplishments

WGM plans to significantly increase the number of international missionary staff, headquarters personnel, Board of Directors members, and field leaders by 2015. This is key to maintaining sustainable ministries and multiplying efforts to share the gospel. WGM looks forward to the joys and challenges of working as an internationally led organization.

Compassionate Ministries
Ministries that reach out to the whole person--physically and spiritually--have long been a feature of WGM's work. Now, WGM seeks to integrate the concept of whole-person transformation into the heart and soul of all fields using a program called Community Health Evangelism (CHE). Working with the local church and local community leaders, WGM will help to facilitate community outreach. WGM is in the process of training all missionaries in CHE principles and appointing regional coordinators for Compassionate Ministries for each of our five regions.

Champion Migration Strategy
As a faith-based organization, WGM relies on faithful supporters, or champions, who understand and are passionate about the cause of worldwide missions. In relating to supporters, WGM adopted a strategy of transformational discipleship called Champion Migration Strategy (CMS). By engaging with a supporter on a deeper level that goes far beyond a financial transaction, both the supporter and WGM are enriched by the relationship. The Champion Migration Strategy continues to impact how we recruit, communicate, and train.


Where is your mission field? Whether the Lord is calling you to go short-term or long-term, there's no better place to be than in the center of His will. You could be just the person God is mobilizing to carry the love of Christ to another culture. Visit to view a list of current ministry opportunities.