Reach Beyond formerly World Radio Missionary Fellowship, Inc./ HCJB

Summary

World Radio Missionary Fellowship, Inc., commonly known as HCJB World Radio, is a nonprofit, noncommercial, interdenominational organization. The world's first missionary broadcast organization, it has been touching lives around the globe since Dec. 25, 1931. Together with its local partners, HCJB World Radio now has ministries in more than 100 countries and broadcasts the gospel in more than 100 languages and dialects. The mission's passion is "to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations so that people are transformed and become active, vital parts of the Body of Christ.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 39800
Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9800

Website: www.hcjb.org

Phone: (719) 590-9800

Email: office@hcjb.org


Organization details

EIN: 590939206

CEO/President: Mr. David Johnson

Chairman: Dr. Ronald Cline

Board size: 12

Founder: Clarence Jones and Reuben Larson

Year founded: 1931

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Purpose

Founded in 1931 by Clarence Jones and Reuben Larson, World Radio Missionary Fellowship (d/b/a HCJB World Radio) ("HCJB") strives to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations so that people are transformed and become an active, vital part of the body of Christ. HCJB is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission involved primarily in radio broadcasting. HCJB believes:

- Radio is critical to fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ because it can go where missionaries cannot go, crossing barriers of ideology, religion, distance and culture.
- Radio is efficient, reaching millions of people simultaneously at minimal cost.
- Radio can effectively bring the gospel to the illiterate.
- Radio is personal, an excellent tool both for evangelism and discipleship.

This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Mission statement

HCJB World Radio uses the following to communicate its mission:

To communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations so that people are transformed and become an active, vital part of the body of Christ.


Statement of faith

HCJB World Radio uses the following to communicate its values:

We believe in...
The Trinity: We believe in one God, existing in a trinity of persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - who are eternal and of equal dignity and power. (Matthew 3:16,17)

The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired and without error as originally written, and that it is the only infallible rule of faith and practice for the Christian. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)

The Plan of Salvation: We believe in Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35) whose death on the cross for the redemption of sinners provided a sufficient and complete propitiation for their sin and guilt (1 John 4:10; Ephesians 1:7), and who rose again for our justification (Romans 4:25), ascended into heaven, and is now seated on the right hand of the Father, interceding for all those who come unto God by Him. (Hebrews 7:25) All who believe in and receive the Lord Jesus Christ have eternal life; those who do not will be eternally lost. (John 1:12; John 3:36; Romans 10:9; 1 John 5, 11,12) We wait for the "blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13); and we believe that all things shall finally be subjected to God through Him. (1 Corinthians 15:25-28)

The Church: We believe that the true church which is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:23), is formed by the work of the Holy Spirit in all those who trust Christ as their Savior. (Ephesians 2:22; 1 Corinthians 12:13)

The Christian's Ministry: In view of Christ's last command (Matthew 28:19,20) and recognizing the lost condition of all those who fail to accept the gospel message (John 3:18, 36), we believe in the urgency of every Christian's responding to the great commission of Christ. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

It is to the work of helping to carry out the plan of God in this age that HCJB World Radio is dedicated in conformity with the last command of our Savior to "be my witnesses...to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8). With the God-given means at our disposal, the message of the gospel, which "is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16), is being literally carried to the ends of the earth. We also seek to carry out the command of our Savior to teach all nations (Matthew 18:20), in addition to evangelizing them.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20042003200220012000
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%8%8%9%9%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%4%4%5%5%5%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%49%50%57%60%67%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%4%5%5%5%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%51%50%43%40%33%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20042003200220012000
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%85%85%82%80%81%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%100%96%102%98%92%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%84%82%84%78%74%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%0%4%-2%2%8%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%1%8%-4%3%10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%12%11%13%14%14%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20042003200220012000
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.321.211.141.121.000.91
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.533.834.064.281.931.82
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.534.644.654.771.921.65
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20042003200220012000
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.090.610.560.522.172.77
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.101.641.781.930.460.36
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.07-1.66-2.01-2.343.374.65
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20042003200220012000
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%43%44%45%24%20%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%47%49%49%76%88%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20042003200220012000
Cash$1,234,216$1,321,668$2,086,331$2,935,902$2,610,726
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$2,764,986$2,384,474$2,029,919$2,063,216$1,243,926
Short-term investments$3,751,194$3,633,789$2,430,521$9,362,883$9,860,359
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$234,224
Total current assets$7,750,396$7,339,931$6,546,771$14,362,001$13,949,235
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$14,180,845$13,861,435$14,030,485$12,714,689$10,732,357
Other long-term assets$7,744,703$8,632,117$7,435,854$571,934$729,260
Total long-term assets$21,925,548$22,493,552$21,466,339$13,286,623$11,461,617
Total assets$29,675,944$29,833,483$28,013,110$27,648,624$25,410,852
 
Liabilities20042003200220012000
Payables and accrued expenses$7,650,476$7,561,747$6,864,585$1,239,816$1,231,927
Other current liabilities$5,087,312$5,504,973$5,782,055$5,377,824$3,799,015
Total current liabilities$12,737,788$13,066,720$12,646,640$6,617,640$5,030,942
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$12,737,788$13,066,720$12,646,640$6,617,640$5,030,942
 
Net assets20042003200220012000
Unrestricted$14,198,856$13,777,729$12,367,665$18,267,551$17,447,536
Temporarily restricted$2,739,300$2,989,034$2,998,805$2,763,433$2,932,374
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$16,938,156$16,766,763$15,366,470$21,030,984$20,379,910
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20042003200220012000
Total contributions$17,742,824$17,707,805$17,353,855$17,005,745$16,663,423
Program service revenue$15,300,784$14,122,434$11,569,943$8,244,239$302,615
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($11,790)$263,373$53,427$447,023$1,187,075
Other revenue$3,140,041$3,438,122$1,604,251$2,524,068$6,894,950
Total other revenue$18,429,035$17,823,929$13,227,621$11,215,330$8,384,640
Total revenue$36,171,859$35,531,734$30,581,476$28,221,075$25,048,063
 
Expenses20042003200220012000
Program services$30,452,904$29,029,509$25,750,006$22,121,640$18,636,694
Management and general$4,186,908$3,702,598$3,949,720$3,981,681$3,192,973
Fundraising$1,360,653$1,399,334$1,541,759$1,466,680$1,199,107
Total expenses$36,000,465$34,131,441$31,241,485$27,570,001$23,028,774
 
Change in net assets20042003200220012000
Surplus (deficit)$171,394$1,400,293($660,009)$651,074$2,019,289
Other changes in net assets$0$0($5,004,505)$0$0
Total change in net assets$171,394$1,400,293($5,664,514)$651,074$2,019,289

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Clarence W. Jones was on the music, youth and radio staff of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle founded by Paul Rader. He saw the effectiveness of the tabernacle radio ministry on WJBT and felt God's call to establish missionary radio. In 1930 he visited Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Cuba seeking permits, but all doors were closed.

Back in Chicago the Joneses met Reuben and Grace Larson who had pioneered a mission in the jungles of Ecuador under the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Reuben said he and the other C&MA missionaries could get a permit in Ecuador, which they did.

On Christmas Day 1931, from a makeshift studio inside a sheep shed high in the Andes of Ecuador, HCJB--the world's first missionary radio station--went on the air with 200-watts of power. Today HCJB World Radio's ministries span the globe, proclaiming the good news with international shortwave, local radio stations, satellite program delivery, training, health care, technical services and television program production.

From the beginning, the concept was to minister to people directly and by broadcast. So in addition to broadcasts, HCJB launched a sound-bus ministry, evangelistic meetings, and public relations campaigns.

In 1939 HCJB World Radio bought property on the north side of Quito and placed towers and antennas on the grounds. Clarence Moore built the first 10,000-watt transmitter at the LeTourneau plant in Peoria, Illinois, which went on the air in Quito on Easter Sunday 1940. (Clarence invented the Cubical Quad Antenna, now famous around the world, to use this transmitter's power more effectively.)

During this period, HCJB began transmitting shortwave signals to the far corners of the world in Spanish, English, and many other languages. During World War II, NBC contracted with HCJB to re-broadcast news and commentary in Spanish to an Ecuadorian audience. This income helped build the HCJB broadcast center.

In 1956, a 50,000-watt, band-switching shortwave transmitter was installed and built by HCJB missionary engineers and national technicians. From 1959 until 1973, HCJB World Radio started Channel 4 TV station in Quito. Televozandes continues to produce programs for television and partners with Asomavision, a national TV network.

In the '60s FM radio was added, and the main transmitting facilities were moved to Pifo, 15 miles east of Quito. In 1969 HCJB World Radio added three 100,000-watt shortwave transmitters, which were made by RCA.

The HC500 (500,000 watts) was built in the late '70s (by a team at facilities provided by Crown International in Elkhart, Indiana) and went on the air in 1981. The Elkhart team continues to build 100,000-watt transmitters for HCJB; these have replaced the RCAs and are used by other missionary broadcasters.

A cooperating ministry, World Radio Network was established in Texas in 1976 by Dr. Abe Van Der Puy who had served 20 years as president of HCJB World Radio. The network has FM stations along the U.S.-Mexican border from Texas to Arizona.

In 1992 HCJB's international headquarters moved from Miami to Colorado Springs. In 1993 a joint project between Trans World Radio and HCJB established the ALAS satellite network for all of Latin America. In 1994 the mission's first official office/studio in Eastern Europe was established in Kiev, Ukraine.

Currently, HCJB's largest area of expansion is radio planting, working in partnership with a local church or Christian group to develop Christian radio for their community. Projects of every size and shape are underway throughout North and South America, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet world, North Africa and the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia.


Program accomplishments

North America

  • Worked with partners to place more than 50 transmitters in 32 countries with help from HCJB World Radio Engineering Center. Countries include American Samoa, Belize, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Mali, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, St. Vincent, Turkey and Zambia.
  • Since its inception, raised $630,000 through the "Turn the Radios On" program, allowing the mission to ship 21,000 fix-tuned radios worldwide.
  • Developed a new design for solar powered, fix-tuned radios with delivery of the first 100 receivers expected in January 2005.
  • Aired "Beyond the Call" daily on more than 1,000 stations in the US and worldwide via the Internet. Two stations in Canada also began carrying the program for the first time.
  • Received FCC permission for KBNL in Laredo, Texas, to broadcast at full power (100 kw).
North Africa/Middle East
  • Resumed broadcasting on FM station Radio Vida in Spain after resolving a contract with an electricity provider. Broadcasts go out in Spanish, English, and Arabic.
  • Began sending Christian messages via mobile phones as a "quick, inexpensive" way to spread the gospel in closed areas such as Mauritania. Many people who don't have access to the Internet have cellphones, even in poor countries in the region.
  • Increased use of the Internet to spread the gospel to Arabic-speaking people from around the world.
Asia/Pacific
  • Received local government permission to start stations in two tsunami affected areas of Indonesia with partner DiscipleMAKER.
  • Planted four FM stations in Indonesia (Sumba, Roti, West Timor, and Ambon), one in East Timor, one in Fiji (Hindi language) and one in the Solomon Islands.
  • Added nine languages to "The Voice of the Great Southland," HCJB World Radio-Australia's shortwave station in Kununurra, bringing the total to 11.
  • Aired precedent-setting Easter broadcasts across India via shortwave from Australia while simulcast on FM stations in three Indian cities - New Delhi, Mumbai, and Lucknow - with a total population of 35 million.
  • Expanded the FM station in Cambodia to reach into Vietnam.
  • Worked with a drama team called "At Any Cost" to present an evangelistic play in 12 cities of New Zealand. Many attendees made decisions for Christ and to Christian service.
Euro-Asia
  • Began producing and airing Slovak programs on a weekly basis.
  • Held radio training seminars in Kiev, Ukraine and Voronezh, Russia.
  • Received a frequency for Constanta, Romania, with plans to go on the air by March 2005. This would be the eighth station in the Radio Voice of the Gospel network.
  • Added programs in languages spoken in the war-torn North Caucasus region in cooperation with Trans World Radio.
  • Increased to 48 the number of affiliates with the New Life Radio Russian satellite radio network.
  • Added an FM station in Cieszyn, Poland, as part of the CCM Radio network.
  • Held a mission's European conference in Germany, including representatives from the Netherlands and Slovakia.
Latin America
  • Ministered to 450 students enrolled online to the Bible Institute of the Air in Spanish as well as 40 students in Quichua.
  • Formed the Missionary Medical Training Institute that is seeking accreditation with plans to graduate the first class in 2007.
  • Drilled 13 water wells, benefiting 900 people, and installed two water systems, benefiting 300 people.
  • Completed renovations to Hospital Vozandes-Quiuto, doubling the emergency area, expanding ambulatory surgery and adding nine doctors' offices to the outpatient clinic.
  • Presented the gospel to 8,500 Ecuadorians via the annual Quito Day concerts and worked with partner Extreme Response to share a meal, games and the gospel with 2,500 people living in and near the Quito Dump. Of those attending, 160 prayed to receive Christ.
Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Helped plant Radio Mekembo (Radio Glory) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the first five weeks on the air, the broadcasts sparked more than 7,000 letters from listeners.
  • Worked with local partners to apply for a permit to plant the first Christian radio station in Niger, a country that is 99-percent Muslim.
  • Helped plant the first educational station dedicated to Christian programming in Nigeria.

Needs

HCJB World Radio is always looking for Christians who are willing to join the team as missionaries (which means you will raise your own support and meet certain other basic requirements). HCJB is looking for all kinds of people--professionals in various fields.