Lamb & Lion Ministries

Summary

Lamb & Lion Ministries ("LLM") was founded in 1980 as a non-denominational, independent ministry. The Ministry does not seek to convert people to any particular church. Rather, it seeks to lift up Jesus and draw people to Him as Lord and Savior. Its Trustees are committed Evangelicals who affirm that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God; that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that Jesus is returning soon. LLM was established for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus. LLM proclaims its message in a variety of ways. Its daily radio program is called "Christ in Prophecy." This program is heard on stations across the nation. The radio program provides commentary on national and international events from a Biblical perspective of the soon return of Jesus. Other forms of outreach include cassette tapes, video tapes, brochures, books and a monthly newsletter called the Lamplighter. LLM conducts meetings and seminars. The ministry's seminars focus on Bible prophecy. Prophecy conferences and evangelistic crusades have been conducted around the world. LLM has no debts. Its headquarters near Princeton, Texas. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 919
McKinney, TX 75070-5070

Website: www.lamblion.com

Phone: (972) 736-3567

Email: lamblion@lamblion.com


Organization details

EIN: 751717049

CEO/President: Dr. David Reagan

Chairman: Mr. Tom Reich

Board size: 21

Founder: Dr. David Reagan

Year founded: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

Lamb & Lion Ministries ("LLM") was founded in 1980 as a non-denominational, independent ministry. The Ministry does not seek to convert people to any particular church. Rather, it seeks to lift up Jesus and draw people to Him as Lord and Savior. A board of twenty-four Trustees who come from a variety of Christian fellowships are committed Evangelicals who affirm that the Bible is the inerrant Word of God; that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that Jesus is returning soon. The ministry was established for the purpose of proclaiming the soon return of Jesus. The ministry proclaims its message in a variety of ways. Its daily radio program is called "Christ in Prophecy." This program is heard on stations across the nation. The radio program provides commentary on national and international events from a Biblical perspective of the soon return of Jesus. Other forms of outreach include cassette tapes, video tapes, brochures, books and a monthly newsletter called the Lamplighter. The ministry conducts meetings and seminars all over the country in all kinds of churches. The ministry's seminars focus on Bible prophecy. Prophecy conferences and evangelistic crusades have been conducted in South Africa, Poland, Beloruss, the Ukraine, Hungary, Austria, Russia, England, India, and Israel. The ministry has no debts. The ministry's headquarters is located on five acres of land in a rural area near Princeton, Texas. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Particular attention has been given to aiding the Jewish refugees that God is regathering back to the land of Israel from the four corners of the earth. The Ministry has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the assistance of the refugees. LAMB was founded in 1980.


Mission statement


Statement of faith

Lamb & Lion Ministries Creedal Statement is:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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

We believe in the deity of Jesus, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, and in our redemption through His shed blood. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent, personal return in power and glory.

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

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved unto the resurrection of life, and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating25 of 5762 of 39
Fund acquisition rating59 of 5767 of 39
Resource allocation rating51 of 5764 of 39
Asset utilization rating69 of 5765 of 39

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%1%1%1%1%1%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%1%1%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%84%83%86%85%83%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%0%1%1%1%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%16%17%14%15%17%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%91%91%90%90%90%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
98%112%103%92%103%100%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
80%103%94%83%93%90%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
2%-12%-3%8%-3%0%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
2%-43%-8%17%-7%-1%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%8%9%10%9%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.103.442.221.992.422.00
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.651.641.421.451.601.55
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.195.623.152.883.883.11
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.945.097.7625.4125.157.92
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.200.130.040.040.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.711.723.324.002.973.38
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%12%9%3%2%8%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
74%26%41%49%40%46%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$517,517$922,222$948,875$696,132$815,705
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$149,919$139,587$104,488$90,755$109,008
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$667,436$1,061,809$1,053,363$786,887$924,713
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$424,615$448,688$474,638$474,777$508,987
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$424,615$448,688$474,638$474,777$508,987
Total assets$1,092,051$1,510,497$1,528,001$1,261,664$1,433,700
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$131,005$136,756$39,170$28,639$115,475
Other current liabilities$0$0$2,280$2,644$1,314
Total current liabilities$131,005$136,756$41,450$31,283$116,789
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$131,005$136,756$41,450$31,283$116,789
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Unrestricted$904,273$1,324,334$1,421,128$1,193,754$1,283,036
Temporarily restricted$56,773$49,407$65,423$0$33,875
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$961,046$1,373,741$1,486,551$1,230,381$1,316,911
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$2,792,375$2,683,189$2,825,905$2,512,874$2,383,721
Program service revenue$486,837$510,407$427,729$398,694$438,242
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$60,280$41,834$39,324$53,477$36,126
Total other revenue$547,117$552,241$467,053$452,171$474,368
Total revenue$3,339,492$3,235,430$3,292,958$2,965,045$2,858,089
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$3,424,995$3,043,789$2,720,356$2,753,035$2,577,017
Management and general$311,840$288,330$301,008$281,504$279,007
Fundraising$15,352$16,121$15,424$17,036$16,291
Total expenses$3,752,187$3,348,240$3,036,788$3,051,575$2,872,315
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($412,695)($112,810)$256,170($86,530)($14,226)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($412,695)($112,810)$256,170($86,530)($14,226)

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

Dr. David R. Reagan serves as the Senior Evangelist for Lamb & Lion Ministries. He is a native Texan who resides in a suburb of Dallas. He is married and is the father of two daughters. His wife, Ann, is a first grade teacher. They have four grandchildren.

Dr. Reagan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. His graduate degrees were earned in the field of International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy of Tufts and Harvard Universities.

Dave, as he prefers to be called, was the founder of Lamb & Lion Ministries in 1980. Before entering the ministry he had an extensive career in higher education which included the following positions: Assistant to the President of Austin College in Sherman, Texas; President of South Texas Jr. College in Houston; Director of Pepperdine University's Center for International Business in Los Angeles; and Vice President of Phillips University in Enid, Oklahoma. In the mid-60's Dave served as a Fulbright Lecturer at the University of the Philippines and toured all of Southeast Asia lecturing on U.S. foreign policy in behalf of the U.S. Information Agency. Dave is a life-long Bible student, teacher, and preacher. He entered the full time ministry in 1976 when he was called to serve as the pulpit minister for a church in Irving, Texas. His ordination as a Christian minister has been formally recognized by three different Christian groups. He is the author of many religious essays which have been published in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He has written five books -- Trusting God, The Christ in Prophecy Study Guide, What the Bible Says about AIDS, The Master Plan, and Jesus is Coming Soon! (a book for children). He has co-authored another book called The Parched Soul of America. His sermons on cassette tape and video tape have been distributed world wide. His books have been translated into several languages. He has led more than twenty pilgrimages to Israel that focus on the prophetic significance of the sites visited. He has also conducted prophecy conferences in Russia, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Beloruss, Israel, South Africa, England, and India. Dave is one of the spokesman on Lamb & Lion's daily radio program called "Christ in Prophecy." This program is broadcast across the United States. The program deals with the prophetic significance of national and international events.


Program accomplishments

1) Media
Broadcast 52 weeks of Christ in Prophecy TV programs on one national network, one regional network, and one independent station.
Produced 31 new Christ in Prophecy TV programs.
Took video crew to Israel and taped four TV programs about the life of Jesus in Galilee
Maintained and expanded an extensive website (www.lamblion.com).

2) Video and Audio
Produced six video programs: "The Ark of His Presence," "The Exponential Curve," "The Jack Hollingsworth Story," "Europe in Bible Prophecy," "The Truth about Islam," and "Kenya 2004: A Report by Dennis Pollock."
Purchased and implemented closed captioning software and captioned 43 TV programs.
Duplicated and distributed 17,538 VHS and DVD video programs.
Produced 12 Prophecy Update audio programs.
Distributed 6,549 cassette tapes, many free of charge.

3) Preaching and Teaching
Conducted 9 extended meetings at churches.
Conducted 19 weekend conferences.

4) Publications
Produced 6 monthly issues of the ministry's magazine, The Lamplighter.
Published a calendar with a Holy Land theme.
Completed preparation of two new books about Bible prophecy.

5) Israel
Led one Holy Land pilgrimage.
Provided financial assistance to three ministries in Israel.

6) Missions
Shipped Bible study materials and Bibles to individuals and missions in many different foreign countries.
Raised substantial funds for Hands of Luke Ministries in Jaurez, Mexico to provide care for orphans, food for the homeless, medical care for the poor, and evangelistic outreach to prison inmates and others.
Financed the publication of translations of several of the ministry's publications in India and Pakistan.
Spent a total of $133,779 on missions (11% of expenditures).

7) Conferences
Held a conference for Prophecy Partners.
Participated in 2 prophecy conferences sponsored by other ministries.

8) Finances
Received 12,982 gifts from 4,317 donors.
Received re-certification as a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Ended the calendar year with all bills paid in full for the 25th year in a row.


Needs

Lamb & Lion Ministries has just added a Video Outreach to its' ministry programs. They have expressed the need for financial support to further develop this area of ministry. Specific needs are: studio cameras(3) at a cost of $20,000 each; heavy duty tripods for the studio cameras at a cost of $3,000 ; digital editing program and digital switcher at a cost of $15,000