Bible Pathway Ministries

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Summary

Bible Pathway is the world's most read through-the-Bible daily devotional/commentary, published monthly.

God has three basic reasons for providing us with a Bible: 1.) That we may know who the one true God is: the Father. . . . the Son. . . . and the Holy Spirit [Matthew 28:18-20; John 14:16-17; 16:13-15; I John 5:7].

2.) That we may know what God expects of us and how to be prepared for eternity: The Holy Scriptures (Old Testament) . . . are able to make you wise unto salvation. . . . All Scripture is . . . profitable . . . unto all good works [II Timothy 3:15-17].

3.) Our responsibility to provide this Good News to the world. Jesus said: Go . . . teach all nations . . . to observe all things [Matthew 28:19-20].

Bible Pathway is designed to benefit first-time readers, as well as ministers, teachers, and all who desire a better understanding of the only inspired Word of God. Each day's reading is a practical, easy-to-understand exposition of the Bible.

Special Features of Bible Pathway include 365 daily devotional commentaries Memory verses for each week Introductions to each book of the Bible Statistics on a country each day Daily applications of biblical principles Topical subject index Christ revealed in each Old Testament daily reading Daily Bible-reading checklist Obsolete or archaic words from King James Version defined Prayers in each month's Bible reading Daily prayer suggestions with Bible reference Certificate available upon completion of each year's reading Prayer requests for the President, Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Representatives, and Governors on their birthdays

Applicable biblical maps, charts, and illustrations each month can be used to assist readers in visualizing many of the following: Bible Lands in the Old Testament Abraham's and Sarah's Journeys Children of Israel, Their Exodus, Conquest of Canaan, Tribal Divisions Annual Feasts of Israel Five Offerings Tabernacle and Camp Positions of the Tribes Judges of Israel Old Testament Prophecies with New Testament Fulfillments Christ in the Psalms & Isaiah Lineage of Jesus Miracles and Parables of Jesus Events in the Apostle Paul's Life Seven Churches in Asia


Contact information

Mailing address:
Bible Pathway Ministries
PO Box 20123
Murfreesboro, TN 37129-4243

Website: www.biblepathway.org

Phone: (615) 896-4243

Email: Ryan@biblepathway.org


Organization details

EIN: 620972054

CEO/President: Jennifer Palafox

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: Dr. John Hash

Year founded: 1973

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19-20

The Great Commission, that Jesus entrusted to the New Testament church, has continually been passed down through the ages until today where it reaches us. This commission is needed to be carried more today than ever. The commission to carry the Word of God to every corner of the world. The commission to have every person on this planet to learn of Jesus Christ and His great gift to mankind. Human souls are hungry for God's Word and many do not even know what they desire. They stand in the valley of decision. How are they to find the truth?

Bible Pathway Ministries International has one true purpose. This is to feed that hunger for God's Word. The mission God has given us is get the Word of God into the hands of every human possible and so they might be able to read and understand it. This is necessary because it is in God's Word we find the answers to life's questions. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. II Timothy 3:16-17.

"This means that God, through His Word, provides everything necessary for us to be fully prepared to be the person God wants us to be in order to accomplish the purpose for which He created us. I believe that the whole future course, character, and testimony of the Body of Christ depends - not partly - but entirely on the Spirit of God writing deeply in our hearts the importance of living all of the Scriptures. No one can live something they don't know." - John A. Hash, Founder & Executive Director of Bible Pathway Ministries.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Transparency grade

D

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating514 of 91336 of 65
Fund acquisition rating74 of 9156 of 65
Resource allocation rating773 of 91557 of 65
Asset utilization rating607 of 91341 of 65

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
86%80%75%86%78%74%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
14%20%25%14%22%26%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%71%73%74%70%74%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%110%147%91%104%101%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
75%78%107%67%73%75%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%-10%-47%9%-4%-1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%-9%-30%7%-3%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
13%29%27%26%30%26%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.070.980.910.770.820.87
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.291.721.291.221.272.12
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.731.681.180.941.041.83
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
11.010.0065227.6761.94175.6817.55
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.080.000.000.020.010.06
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.797.1610.2012.6111.456.17
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%0%3%2%2%4%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%103%106%127%119%111%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$233,731$366,212$507,543$426,679$245,008
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$27,472$25,154$27,339$47,653$48,300
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$261,203$391,366$534,882$474,332$293,308
Long-term investments$84,120$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$103,091$112,653$115,157$124,234$133,932
Other long-term assets$425$425$425$3,982$193,293
Total long-term assets$187,636$113,078$115,582$128,216$327,225
Total assets$448,839$504,444$650,464$602,548$620,533
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$0$6$8,636$2,700$16,711
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$6$8,636$2,700$16,711
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$14,417$4,744$10,341$6,835
Total long-term liabilities$0$14,417$4,744$10,341$6,835
Total liabilities$0$14,423$13,380$13,041$23,546
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$248,839$290,021$437,084$389,507$396,987
With donor restrictions$200,000$200,000$200,000$200,000$200,000
Net assets$448,839$490,021$637,084$589,507$596,987
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$318,602$236,183$469,720$369,332$391,866
Program service revenue$70,178$76,157$78,064$103,901$127,938
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,433$1,144$376$1,721$11,605
Other revenue$6,394$0$364$108$131
Total other revenue$78,005$77,301$78,804$105,730$139,674
Total revenue$396,607$313,484$548,524$475,062$531,540
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$310,733$336,799$368,757$345,399$396,341
Management and general$127,056$123,748$132,190$148,760$141,187
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$437,789$460,547$500,947$494,159$537,528
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($41,182)($147,063)$47,577($19,097)($5,988)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($41,182)($147,063)$47,577($19,097)($5,988)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jennifer PalafoxPresident$66,100
James K JenningsFinancial Officer$29,120

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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 7/5/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

The Ministry of Bible Pathway is an absolute miracle. When you think of its very humble beginnings and where it is today, only 40 years later, it is astounding! Today, it is one of the most strategic ministries, placing total emphasis on the power of the whole counsel of God's Word to change lives and to affect the destiny of nations. Bible Pathway's daily devotional content points out the necessity of a right relationship with God and our responsibility to others.

In the fall of 1973, Dr. John A Hash decided to run a small ad in a religious publication offering a free Bible study guide to help people read through the Bible in a year's time. Delighted by the 1,000 responses to his ad, Dr. Hash contacted a printer to begin publishing his new guide, only to find the printer would only run a minimum of 20,000 copies. Dr. Hash responded, " I looked it on as sowing seed for a harvest. "In a manner of two years, readership escalated to 50,000.

Requests for Bibles and Bible Pathways poured in from world's mission fields as the ministry was faced with translating the popular study guide in many languages, including those of Third World countries.

From the very beginning of the Ministry, Bible Pathway has fought the good fight of faith. God has done great things through this ministry with a small staff. The ministry has grown through the years often with limited funds.

Dr. John A Hash went home to be with the Lord in early 2012. Though he will be greatly missed, his visions for the growth of Bible Pathway inspires us to look forward to the future of the ministry. Dr. Hash personally named Jennifer Palafox to be his successor in leading the ministry into the years ahead.

Bible Pathway looks to continue to encourage people to read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. We also intend to continue to provide Bibles, Bible Pathways and other materials to those trying to spread the gospel. We intend to continue to promote God's Word through Bible Reading Marathons.

We will also strive towards new endeavors of carrying the Word of God to all the world. People like you have enabled us to accomplish all we have done. Because you followed God's leading and prayed and donated to this ministry, we have done great things together for God's kingdom. We continue to need your support even more as each new day brings new challenges for the ministry. God Bless You for being part of the Bible Pathway Family.


Program accomplishments

Bible Pathway is the World's Most-Read Through-the-Bible Devotional with 80 million copies produced. It is distributed in 186 countries and printed in more than 20 languages. Futhermore, it is on the internet in 10 languages and on shortwave radio around the world three times a day.


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