Sammy Tippit Ministries

Summary

Gods Love in Action ("GLIA") (d/b/a Sammy Tippit Ministries) is an international revival and evangelistic ministry. GLIA is committed to bringing the message of revival to the church and the gospel to the world. It has four primary activities:

(1) mass evangelistic meetings around the world. Sammy Tippit has preached on every continent,
(2) Prayer and Spiritual Awakening in Christian community conferences around the world. This has been effective in Brazil, and the Brazilian Baptist Convention has asked GLIA to go to every state capital in Brazil by the year 2000 and conduct spiritual awakening conferences and evangelistic crusades,
(3) Following-up with new believers. Counselors are trained and classes scheduled for those who come to Christ. Bible College students have stayed for one year following Siberian crusades where previously there was only a handful of believers,
(4) Pioneering evangelistic crusades. Sammy Tippit has pioneered evangelistic crusades in Romania, Mongolia, and several unreached cities in Siberia. He conducted the first organized evangelistic outdoor crusades in Romania and Mongolia. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 781767
14607 San Pedro Hwy., Suite 155 78232
San Antonio, TX 78278-8278

Website: www.sammytippit.org

Phone: (210) 492-7501

Email: stm@sammytippit.org


Organization details

EIN: 742934969

CEO/President: Mr. Sam Tippit

Chairman: Dr. Joe Ford

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. Sam Tippit

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Gods Love in Action ("GLIA") (d/b/a Sammy Tippit Ministries) is an international revival and evangelistic ministry. GLIA is committed to bringing the message of revival to the church and the gospel to the world. It has four primary activities:

(1) Mass evangelistic meetings around the world. Sammy Tippit has preached on every continent.
(2) Prayer and Spiritual Awakening in Christian community conferences around the world. This has been effective in Brazil, and the Brazilian Baptist Convention has asked GLIA to go to every state capital in Brazil by the year 2000 and conduct spiritual awakening conferences and evangelistic crusades.
(3) Following-up with new believers. Counselors are trained and classes scheduled for those who come to Christ. Bible College students have stayed for one year following Siberian crusades where previously there was only a handful of believers.
(4) Pioneering evangelistic crusades. Sammy Tippit has pioneered evangelistic crusades in Romania, Mongolia, and several unreached cities in Siberia. He conducted the first organized evangelistic outdoor crusades in Romania and Mongolia. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

Sammy Tippit Ministries gives the following as its mission statement:

Sammy Tippit Ministries exists to glorify God by evangelizing the world for Christ.


Statement of faith

God's Love in Action uses the following to communicate its faith:

SCRIPTURES:
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

GOD:
There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections.

A. God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe. God is Father to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

B. God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. In His humanity He lived a sinless, perfect life. In His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His Disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.

C. God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. He cultivates Christian character. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption.

MAN:
Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and it the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence; whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin, and as soon as they are capable of moral action become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.

SALVATION:
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

B. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual perfection through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.

C. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating174 of 42318 of 34
Fund acquisition rating59 of 4235 of 34
Resource allocation rating264 of 42320 of 34
Asset utilization rating268 of 42322 of 34

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
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
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%74%97%91%86%73%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%26%3%9%14%27%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%80%77%72%74%70%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%131%64%113%92%89%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%105%50%82%69%63%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-31%36%-13%8%11%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-20%34%-9%5%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%20%23%28%26%30%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.300.850.600.700.590.69
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.541.381.611.031.011.01
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.541.160.960.720.600.70
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.9669.75235.2744.9095.46260.23
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.010.000.020.010.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.0710.1712.4116.1919.8417.10
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%1%0%2%1%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%117%166%139%167%144%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$83,486$102,404$105,415$134,395$134,241
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$8,455$8,589
Short-term investments$693,876$690,464$731,671$763,995$712,540
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$777,362$792,868$837,086$906,845$855,370
Long-term investments$12,540$12,540$12,540$0$0
Fixed assets$279,792$469,092$11,617$11,617$11,617
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$292,332$481,632$24,157$11,617$11,617
Total assets$1,069,694$1,274,500$861,243$918,462$866,987
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$11,145$3,370$18,645$9,500$3,287
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$11,145$3,370$18,645$9,500$3,287
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$11,145$3,370$18,645$9,500$3,287
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$1,058,549$1,271,130$842,598$908,961$830,444
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$33,256
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,058,549$1,271,130$842,598$908,962$863,700
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$512,019$1,151,371$489,378$502,710$487,271
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$167,412$28,793$30,217$51,454$130,001
Other revenue$11,966$11,838$15,375$33,781$51,119
Total other revenue$179,378$40,631$45,592$85,235$181,120
Total revenue$691,397$1,192,002$534,970$587,945$668,391
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$727,362$590,133$436,001$404,240$418,538
Management and general$176,616$173,337$170,798$138,444$179,437
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$903,978$763,470$606,799$542,684$597,975
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($212,581)$428,532($71,829)$45,261$70,416
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($212,581)$428,532($71,829)$45,261$70,416

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

From youth crusades all over the country, to walks from Louisiana to Washington, D.C. (pushing a wheelbarrow full of Bibles), or carrying a cross to the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Sammy Tippit threw himself into ministry. He was called "one of the original Jesus People", though he never identified himself that way. Living on faith, preaching Christ, and witnessing on the streets became the trademark of his fledgling ministry, which he called God's Love in Action ("GLIA").

Even in those earliest days of his ministry, Tippit felt a distinct call to Eastern Europe. He didn't understand it and had no idea how he would ever get there or what he would do when he arrived, but he harbored that inclination for years.

During Tippit's street ministry in Chicago in the early 1970's, he and an associate were arrested for witnessing in front of nightclubs and ostensibly hurting their businesses. Sammy felt led to fast and pray in the famed Daley Civic Center Plaza for twenty-five days before his trial. The case drew worldwide interest and the charges were dropped, but many came to Christ during that period.

When Tippit was finally able to make his first visit to Europe in 1971, he developed a love for the people that has centered much of his ministry there ever since. He learned of the Communist Youth World Fest to be held in East Berlin in 1973, and his consuming passion became to infiltrate the meeting of 100,000 Communist young people. During the meeting, he and two friends preached, witnessed, and passed out tracts, seeing two hundred receive Christ as Savior.

Soon Tippit began feeling that his ministry was outgrowing his maturity. He sought a place to minister where he could settle in and grow. He accepted a three-year pastorate at an English-speaking church in Hahn, West Germany, where the congregation was made up largely of American Military personnel.

The church, and Tippit, grew by leaps and bounds. He accepted speaking engagements throughout Europe and discipled many men in his church, seeing their families grow in Christ. After this period in his life, he accepted a couple of pastorates in the United States and eventually settled in San Antonio, but he quickly grew restless, sensing God's call to continue to preach internationally.

When he finally left the pastorate and returned to full-time international evangelism in 1986, he saw his ministry explode. He has since held crusades in India, South America, Africa, the former Soviet Union, Romania, Mongolia, and Albania. In July 1988 the Romanian Government blacklisted the Evangelist and kicked him out of the country. But in 1990, after the revolution and the ouster of Nicolae Ceaucescu, Sammy returned to Romania and conducted the first soccer stadium crusade in the nation's history. Hundreds responded to his preaching. He also returned to the Soviet Union and preached in outdoor meetings there; at one meeting about 2,500 responded to the invitation to receive Christ as Savior.


Program accomplishments


Needs

God's Love in Action asks that if offerings and honorariums are given, that all checks be payable to: "Sammy Tippit Ministries", not Sammy Tippit. Sammy is paid a salary by GLIA and he does not personally accept offerings and honorariums.

Travel, food, and lodging expenses for speaking engagements within North America should be provided by the group that has invited Sammy to speak unless other arrangements have been made. GLIA prefers to make all travel arrangements and will attempt to secure the best possible airfares.
There is no fee for speaking engagements.