Key Life Network, Inc.

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Key Life Network, Inc. (KLN) is a broadcast ministry, which seeks to support and encourage communication and extension of the Christian life throughout the United States. KLN is committed to the teaching of Biblical life principles to those who want to live an authentic, relevant and balanced Christian life. Featuring the Bible teaching of Steve Brown and other "voices of grace"--through radio broadcasts, speaking engagements, website content and publications--Key Life seeks to encourage the believer's walk with Christ. Daily broadcasts are heard throughout the US and Canada on hundreds of radio stations, and around the world via the internet. 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 945000
(539 Versailles Drive 32751)
Maitland, FL 32794-5000


Phone: (407) 539-0001


Organization details

EIN: 592607667

CEO/President: Dr. George Bingham

Chairman: Mr. Richard Farmer

Board size: 14

Founder: Rev. Stephen Brown

Year founded: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Key Life Network's purpose is, through Bible Teaching, to communicate God's love and grace, and to encourage the believer's freedom, joy and faithfulness to Christ. Over 35 years ago, distribution of free sermon tapes from Rev. Stephen Brown began the ministry called "Key Life Tapes". Today, Steve's Bible teaching, along with teaching from other 'voices of grace', is shared through the distribution of tens of thousands of free teaching CDs and print items annually, and on hundreds of radio outlets and over the web daily. Steve's daily broadcast teaching developed as a primary ministry, and is heard on radio throughout the U.S. and Canada, and around the world via the Internet.

Mission statement

Key Life Network, Inc.'s Mission Statement is:

Key Life is committed to getting people Home with radical freedom, infectious joy and surprising faithfulness.

Statement of faith

Key Life Network, Inc's Statement of Faith is:

1. We believe in the divine inspiration, truthfulness and authority of both Old and New Testament Scriptures in their entirety as the only written Word of God, without error in all that it affirms, and the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

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

3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious 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.

4. We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful man.

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live an obedient life.

6. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ and that the Church, the Body of Christ, is God's institution.

Key Life's Standards

1. Key Life is committed to teaching the Bible as the inerrant Word of God (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

2. Key Life is committed to the Church as God's organization on earth (Ephesians 5:25-27).

3. Key Life is committed to historic Christianity seeking to be a unifying factor in the Body of Christ (Jude 3).

4. Key Life is committed to honesty and integrity in its teaching and in its relationship to supporters (1 Corinthians 4:1).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating422 of 91122 of 50
Fund acquisition rating436 of 91324 of 50
Resource allocation rating401 of 91323 of 50
Asset utilization rating491 of 91126 of 50

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$221,209$171,550$134,933$218,147$159,403
Short-term investments$1,110,722$1,120,148$1,270,466$0$0
Other current assets$7,357$5,706$10,689$8,656$11,732
Total current assets$1,852,652$1,954,222$2,298,285$2,454,895$3,054,462
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$337,187$473,648$615,641$660,365$533,968
Other long-term assets$41,159$41,159$41,159$41,159$41,159
Total long-term assets$378,346$514,807$656,800$701,524$575,127
Total assets$2,230,998$2,469,029$2,955,085$3,156,419$3,629,589
Payables and accrued expenses$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
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$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,130,635$2,385,312$2,819,411$3,058,174$3,573,157
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,130,635$2,385,312$2,819,411$3,058,174$3,573,157
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,688,964$1,526,464$1,882,092$1,595,695$2,939,828
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$75,187$102,420$11,699$0$0
Other revenue$35,044$36,443$46,303$46,344$72,316
Total other revenue$110,231$138,863$58,002$46,344$72,316
Total revenue$1,799,195$1,665,327$1,940,094$1,642,039$3,012,144
Program services$1,700,495$1,785,086$1,882,435$1,833,758$1,821,238
Management and general$233,840$193,248$178,150$215,814$180,905
Total expenses$2,053,872$2,099,426$2,178,857$2,157,022$2,121,176
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($254,677)($434,099)($238,763)($514,983)$890,968
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($254,677)($434,099)($238,763)($514,983)$890,968


Stephen W BrownSr. Exec VP$177,550
George D BinghamPresident$146,213
Dr Peter AlwinsonSecretary$2,600

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/22/2020. To update the information below, please email:


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