GO International

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GO InterNational is a non-denominational ministry organization working in strategic partnership with indigenous leaders or pastors in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Since 1969, they have been forming strategic partnerships with vibrant indigenous ministries around the world. These ministries are intentionally holistic as well as directed toward the poor and the lost. In the context of these partnerships they offer human, technical, and financial resources to make their local ministries more effective. They seek to expose men and women from the church in the U.S. to the claims of Christ and the needs of the world through servant (service and Ministry) teams. They also seek to respond to the needs and vision of our world partners, thus enhancing their effectiveness in outreach to those around them. 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:
Wilmore, KY 40390-0123

Website: www.gointernational.org

Phone: (859) 858-3171


Organization details

EIN: 616058541

CEO/President: Ron Houp

Chairman: Josh Salsburey

Board size: 17

Founder: Dr. Maurice W. Stevens

Year founded: 1968

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


GO InterNational is an independent mission agency working in strategic partnership with local or ministries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The ministry states that "We want to go where no one else is going to help those whom no one else is helping." The primary goal is to assist their partners to fulfill their kingdom purposes without building dependency. GO International's assistance helps partners accomplish goals that may be impossible alone. Or their assistance accelerates the accomplishmnet of particular goals.The mission has four main emphases with their partners: evangelism and church planting, children's ministries, leadership training and economic development.

By inviting churches and individuals to work with them in such partnerships they draw upon individuals' ministry gifts to assist the work in specialzed areas (for example, using teaching gifts for leadership training).

Short term "servant teams" are also a vehicle to assist with projects that are part of long term goals or strategies of the partners.

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

GO InterNational states it's mission statement as the following:

To establish strategic partnerships with local churches or ministries of Asia, Africa, and the Americas, fostering holistic ministries that help fulfill the Great Commision.

Statement of faith

Go International uses the Lausanne Covenant as their statement of faith.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating557 of 91327 of 51
Fund acquisition rating796 of 91541 of 51
Resource allocation rating421 of 91522 of 51
Asset utilization rating319 of 91318 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$427,260$234,198$286,766$234,702$249,403
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$110,778$111,841$119,148$127,313$136,104
Other long-term assets$0$226,232$234,590$227,325$236,040
Total long-term assets$110,778$338,073$353,738$354,638$372,144
Total assets$538,038$572,271$640,504$589,340$621,547
Payables and accrued expenses$25,492$7,099$31,520$15,898$27,941
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$25,492$7,099$31,520$15,898$27,941
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$25,492$7,099$31,520$15,898$27,941
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$359,566$338,940$374,394$346,117$357,566
With donor restrictions$152,980$226,232$234,590$227,325$236,040
Net assets$512,546$565,172$608,984$573,442$593,606
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Total contributions$869,151$1,039,327$973,396$984,528$1,111,859
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9,844$1,434$16,608$1,249$1,505
Other revenue$1,140$15,000$14,700$15,000$4,800
Total other revenue$10,984$16,434$31,308$16,249$6,305
Total revenue$880,135$1,055,761$1,004,704$1,000,777$1,118,164
Program services$787,260$807,050$721,236$758,524$748,618
Management and general$61,241$275,476$230,215$235,797$274,413
Total expenses$932,761$1,099,573$969,162$1,020,941$1,049,963
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Surplus (deficit)($52,626)($43,812)$35,542($20,164)$68,201
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($52,626)($43,812)$35,542($20,164)$68,201


Ron HoupPresident$72,000

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 3/2/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


GO InterNational, Inc. (formerly Missionary World Service & Evangelism) was founded in Kentucky in 1968. The organization was founded to promote the religious and spiritual welfare of all peoples by providing for the dissemination of the gospel through evangelistic services, education and work crusades to designated mission fields.

Program accomplishments

  • Bolivia: GO has led five medical/dental teams into the area and seen hundreds of patients over the years. GO has helped establish churches in the region by purchasing materials for the roofs of church buildings. Communities can often afford abode block for walls, but have few resources for roofing. To date, GO has funded about 18 new roofs. GO InterNational is assisting with the design of a micro-loan program. Entrepreneurs will receive loans for start up capital to establish cattle raising businesses.
  • Brazil: The primary emphases have been church planting/evangelism, children's ministries, and leadership training. Servant Teams of GO InterNational have been ministering in Brazil since 1989.
  • Peru: Go have helped Via Del Rey build and operate an accredited elementary school for children of the comunity who cannot afford public school. Another product of the partnership is an exciting new VBS program to attract young people into the church. GO InterNational also provides the initial capital for micro-loan funds. Local community members borrow funds to start their own businesses. To date entrepreneurs have launched clothing businesses, a bakery, and several agricultural based businesses. When they repay their load, they quality for larger loans when or if needed. GO has also helped to establish a Computer Training Center. Community members learn word processing skills to increase their access to employment opportunities.
  • Venezuela: In partnership with a church network, GO InterNational assisted with an interdenominational initiative to evangelize the city of San Cristobal Servant teams assisted this effort through children's ministries and evangelism campaigns that utilized the Jesus film.