Radio Bible Hour, Inc.

Summary

Radio Bible Hour, Inc. ("RBH") is a gospel broadcast ministry heard on 51 radio stations throughout the United States, as well as over four short-wave radio stations, which can be heard in most of the countries of the world. The broadcasts are presented on various stations seven days a week. A television ministry was begun in 1996 which can now be seen each week on a number of stations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee as well as in Monroe, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Fort Smith, Arkansas. The organization is also involved in the publication and distribution of Christian literature, Bibles, spiritual books, audio and video recordings, and the publication of a monthly news magazine (Your Good Neighbor) which reaches approximately 10,000 readers a month. RBH also supports a number of missionaries and mission projects throughout the world. RBH is a faith ministry, operating within it's budget under the direction of a dedicated Board of Directors. This organization is a nonprofit, contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Contact information

Mailing address:
141 Western Plaza Way
P.O. Box 99
Newport, TN 37821-7821

Website: www.radiobiblehour.org

Phone: (423) 623-3400

Email: info@radiobiblehour.org


Organization details

EIN: 756004774

CEO/President: Dr. J. Donald Smith

Chairman:

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. J. Harold Smith

Year founded: 1955

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Radio Bible Hour, Inc. ("RBH") is a gospel broadcast ministry heard on 51 radio stations throughout the United States, as well as over four short-wave radio stations, which can be heard in most of the countries of the world. The broadcasts are presented on various stations seven days a week. In July 1996, a new television ministry was begun which can now be seen each week on a number of stations in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee as well as in Monroe, Louisiana; Atlanta, Georgia; and Fort Smith, Arkansas. The organization is also involved in the publication and distribution of Christian literature, Bibles, spiritual books, audio and video recordings, and the publication of a monthly news magazine (Your Good Neighbor) which reaches approximately 10,000 readers a month. Another aspect of the ministry is the support of a number of missionaries and mission projects throughout the world.

At the present time, the Radio Bible Hour helps support 31 home and foreign missionary projects, including two children's homes, three seminaries or colleges, and missionaries to Russia, Haiti, Japan, the Bahamas, the Philippines, Central America, and Africa, as well as a multitude of other home and foreign evangelism projects. RBH is a faith ministry, operating within it's budget under the direction of a dedicated Board of Directors.

This organization is a nonprofit, contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Mission statement

RBH communicates its mission as follows:

"The purpose or purposes for which the Corporation is organized, is for the support of a benevolent, charitable, educational or missionary undertaking in the furtherance of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."


Statement of faith

Radio Bible Hour, Inc. uses the following to communicate its values:

Doctrinally,

We believe in the Trinity, God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.

We believe the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God, without error, and is the only rule of faith and practice for the Christian.

We believe in Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, as our Lord and Savior, whose death on the Cross provided for the redemption of sinners and is now seated at the right hand of the Father, interceding for all those who come to God by Him.

We believe in the local Church as the body of Christ and the bride of Christ.

We believe in the Second Coming of Christ and we are looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating29 of 4305 of 50
Fund acquisition rating87 of 43016 of 50
Resource allocation rating14 of 4305 of 50
Asset utilization rating74 of 4308 of 50

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%3%3%2%3%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%3%3%2%2%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%99%98%85%86%87%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%1%2%1%2%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%1%2%15%14%13%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%91%89%90%90%91%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%177%165%141%155%164%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%161%148%127%140%149%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%-77%-65%-41%-55%-64%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%-154%-56%-27%-27%-25%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%8%9%8%8%8%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.323.531.380.910.730.64
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.531.071.041.091.081.08
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.533.771.430.990.790.69
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.100.0034.9727.1639.0345.94
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.000.030.040.030.02
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.063.188.1411.6214.7517.05
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%0%3%3%2%2%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
64%28%70%106%133%154%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$127,470$342,264$209,246$577,213$570,631
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,828$61,514$109,903$72,218$77,770
Short-term investments$0$8,007$290,435$151,376$378,039
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$137,298$411,785$609,584$800,807$1,026,440
Long-term investments$0$0$37,889$48,929$63,185
Fixed assets$9,120$14,802$18,028$14,838$21,677
Other long-term assets$0$0$421$616$609
Total long-term assets$9,120$14,802$56,338$64,383$85,471
Total assets$146,418$426,587$665,922$865,190$1,111,911
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$0$11,774$22,441$20,516$22,341
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$11,774$22,441$20,516$22,341
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$0$11,774$22,441$20,516$22,341
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$0$0$0$0$0
Temporarily restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$146,418$414,813$643,481$844,674$1,089,570
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$288,414$349,621$363,519$352,304$372,989
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$213$6,398$26,711$57,282$56,195
Other revenue$3,627$224$39,779$0$1,998
Total other revenue$3,840$6,622$66,490$57,282$58,193
Total revenue$292,254$356,243$430,009$409,586$431,182
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$470,636$527,330$546,954$573,918$640,537
Management and general$39,358$53,005$50,924$50,997$55,180
Fundraising$7,585$9,061$8,387$10,004$10,938
Total expenses$517,579$589,396$606,265$634,919$706,655
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)($225,325)($233,153)($176,256)($225,333)($275,473)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($225,325)($233,153)($176,256)($225,333)($275,473)

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History

Since it's beginning in 1935, the Radio Bible Hour, Inc., under the direction of it's founder Dr. J. Harold Smith, has spread the message of the Christian Gospel around the country. In July, 1996, Dr. Smith began a new television ministry which is now seen each week on a number of stations in the Southeast. On June 14, 1997, Dr. Smith celebrated his 87th birthday. For almost 65 years he had been preaching daily; a total of more than 70,000 sermons. Until a series of small strokes temporarily slowed him down, he was maintaining a full schedule of evangelistic meetings around the country, as well as his radio and television ministries.


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