Hope Media Group / KSBJ

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KSBJ Educational Foundation is a non-profit, listener-supported organization operating two radio stations in Houston, Texas, KSBJ 89.3FM and KXNG 91.7FM, known on air as NGEN Radio. In a world that needs hope, joy and meaningful relationships, we are here to be the Voice of Hope connecting people more deeply to God. KSBJ is a non-commercial Contemporary Christian music radio station based in Humble, Texas, broadcasting on 89.3 MHz FM in the Greater Houston area. KSBJ is owned and operated by the KSBJ Educational Foundation. The KSBJ Educational Foundation owns and operates a youth-oriented Christian Contemporary/Hip-Hop music format, NGEN Radio, which, until the purchase of KXNG, was primarily broadcast on KSBJ-HD2. NGEN also covers a large portion of Southeast Texas. In 2016, KSBJ acquired radio station KXNG, becoming NGEN's first full-powered analog FM signal.

Contact information

Mailing address:
KSBJ Educational Foundation
1722 Treble Dr.
Humble, TX 77338

Website: www.ksbj.org

Phone: (281) 446-5725

Email: djonair@ksbj.org

Organization details

EIN: 742162248

CEO/President: Joe Paulo

Chairman: Glenn Gilchrist

Board size: 10

Founder: Buddy Holliday

Year founded: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


KSBJ is a Christ-centered, non-profit, listener-supported radio ministry.

Mission statement

Our mission is "to be the Voice of Hope, Connecting People to God."

Statement of faith

The following KSBJ Educational Foundation Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inerrant Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning love, truth, morality, and proper conduct, is the final source of all that we believe.

All board members, employees and volunteers collectively and individually agree they believe in each of the following statements:

God, who is Himself Truth and speaks truth only, has inspired His Holy Scripture. Holy Scripture, being God's own word, is the infallible, divine authority in all matters upon which it touches; it is to be believed, as God's' instruction, in all that it affirms; obeyed, as God's command, in all that it requires; and embraced, as God's pledge, in all that it promises. We are persuaded that to deny the authority, trustworthiness, and inerrancy of Scripture is to set aside the witness of Jesus Christ and of the Holy Spirit.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. People are created in the image and after the likeness of God, but, as a consequence of sin, are separated from God. Because we have all sinned, we are all in need of salvation.

The good news of the Gospel is that God sent His Son to become man and to die for our sins and to be raised again that we might be redeemed. We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His substitutionary and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior. Such faith is essential for salvation. As a result of our redemption, we are called to pursue holiness, to live following the Holy Spirit's guidance, and to grow in the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In doing so, we are called to follow what Jesus identified as the two greatest commandments: to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, and mind and love our neighbor as ourselves. Through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, we, as Christians, are empowered to live a godly life which includes repentance of sin, as defined in the Bible and as historically interpreted, and not as interpreted by contemporary culture. We recognize that we will nevertheless sin and that we all need to continue to grow and develop our relationship with Christ. But because God loves us, has adopted us as His children, and Jesus acts as our intercessor and advocate, God offers us forgiveness and continuing grace and mercy.

Christians are called to love everyone. As a result, Christians should examine themselves first in order to avoid hypercritically judging others by a standard to which they do not hold themselves.

Additionally, the Bible commands Christians to hold individuals who claim to be Christians to a higher standard of obedience to God's Word than those who do not claim to be Christians.

We believe that God has blessed people with the institution of marriage for His glory and to reflect the union of Jesus and the church. God established marriage as a lifelong, exclusive covenant relationship between a man and a woman as God biologically created them male and female at birth. Therefore, all intimate sexual activity outside this biblically defined marriage relationship is not in accordance with God's plan and therefore sin. We believe that God created the human race male and female and that all conduct with the intent to adopt a gender other than one's biological gender is not in accordance with God's plan and therefore sin.

God created us to live forever. Those who place their trust in Jesus Christ as Savior will be raised to go to heaven. Those who do not will be eternally separated from Him. Believers in our Lord Jesus Christ are united in the Holy Spirit.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating519 of 81719 of 25
Fund acquisition rating320 of 81711 of 25
Resource allocation rating499 of 81717 of 25
Asset utilization rating601 of 81718 of 25

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,362,369$8,708,530$7,209,674$7,119,363$5,998,651
Short-term investments$6,329,468$5,974,205$8,012,632$10,009,030$9,849,334
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$16,209,434$16,613,074$16,197,759$20,728,983$18,906,763
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$6,091,079$5,273,858$5,544,205$5,010,912$4,975,195
Other long-term assets$13,858,470$14,608,375$14,083,884$4,342,469$4,107,320
Total long-term assets$19,949,549$19,882,233$19,628,089$9,353,381$9,082,515
Total assets$36,158,983$36,495,307$35,825,848$30,082,364$27,989,278
Payables and accrued expenses$558,384$532,634$517,019$382,411$511,349
Other current liabilities$1,500$353,000$3,250$0$2,985
Total current liabilities$559,884$885,634$520,269$382,411$514,334
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$2,423,796$3,971,679$0$0
Total liabilities$559,884$3,309,430$4,491,948$382,411$514,334
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$12,481,124$9,926,902$8,211,637$8,202,335$7,160,356
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$35,599,099$33,185,877$31,333,900$29,699,953$27,474,944
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$14,538,247$13,460,223$12,924,311$11,986,285$10,676,825
Program service revenue$79,176$107,376$95,837$53,714$34,237
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$371,782$441,040$96,012$68,940$15,315
Other revenue$86,651$181,019$57,241$98,090$34,828
Total other revenue$537,609$729,435$249,090$220,744$84,380
Total revenue$15,075,856$14,189,658$13,173,401$12,207,029$10,761,205
Program services$9,758,370$9,519,028$8,910,571$7,501,608$6,764,192
Management and general$2,260,997$2,006,698$1,894,457$1,840,215$1,443,251
Total expenses$12,790,569$12,270,506$11,508,571$10,099,243$8,693,538
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,285,287$1,919,152$1,664,830$2,107,786$2,067,667
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,285,287$1,919,152$1,664,830$2,107,786$2,067,667


Tim McDermottFormer Presi$261,125
Joe PauloPresident/Ce$221,622
Elaine WelcomeCOO$183,066
Jon HullSr. Director$163,876
Steven ThompsonVP Technolog$145,061
Rachelle CarrilloMorning Show$139,163
Mike RothDirector of$129,499
Laranda BurkeCFO$128,568
Frederick EcoffDirector, St$126,437

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/16/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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