Global Media Outreach

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Summary

Global Media Outreach (GMO) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) ministry that was formed to present the good news of Jesus Christ online in many different languages worldwide. GMO's goal is to stay on the cutting edge of emerging technologies with the intent to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to know and follow Jesus Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Global Media Outreach
PO Box 208867
Dallas, TX 75320-8867

Website: www.GlobalMediaOutreach.com

Phone: (972) 975-9444

Email: contact@gmomail.org


Organization details

EIN: 841720344

CEO/President: Jeff Gowler

Chairman: Mr. Walt Wilson

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Walt Wilson

Year founded: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Purpose

THE WORK
The work of Global Media Outreach begins when seekers find one of Global Media Outreach's more than 250 websites. Here, more than 1.6 billion visits to Gospel presentations have been made since 2004, and more than 177 million indicated decisions for Christ have occurred. Global Media Outreach has presented the Gospel to people from 195 countries across the globe. Global Media Outreach's team of more than 4,000 Online Missionaries has served tens of millions of people seeking Jesus around the world.

THE VISION
In September of 2013, Global Media Outreach was able to utilize cutting-edge technology to present the Gospel more than 2.4 million times in a single day. This was just a glimpse into the vision of Global Media Outreach. As the leading pioneer in media-technology evangelism and discipleship, Global Media Outreach aims to amplify efforts in order to give everyone on earth multiple opportunities to accept Jesus Christ -- see hundreds of millions receive Him--build them in their faith and then connect them to Christian movements everywhere.

THE IMPACT
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people around the world land on a Global Media Outreach Gospel presentation and tens of thousands of people indicate decisions to follow Christ. With on-the-ground partners all over the world, Global Media Outreach is able to connect many online contacts to Christian communities on the ground, which helps bring up countless new leaders in the worldwide church.

THE TECHNOLOGY
When individuals request follow-up, Global Media Outreach is prepared with Online Missionaries in more than 100 countries. Combined, Global Media Outreach's diverse team of Online Missionaries can respond in 26 different languages. Online Missionaries use a special system Global Media Outreach has developed that provides safety and security to those communicating. With mobile traffic increasing, Global Media Outreach developed a way to allow seekers to connect with Online Missionaries through this safe messaging system. Those who aren't ready to connect are still able to grow their faith by downloading one of two mobile discipleship apps developed by Global Media Outreach.


Mission statement

"To give every person on Earth multiple opportunities to know Jesus"


Statement of faith

THE BIBLE

The sole basis of our beliefs is the Bible, God's infallible written Word, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it was written without error (inerrant) in the original manuscripts. It is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

We accept those areas of doctrinal teaching on which, historically, there has been general agreement among all true Christians. Because of the specialized calling of our movement, we desire to allow for freedom of conviction on other doctrinal matters, provided that any interpretation is based upon the Bible alone, and that no such interpretation shall become an issue which hinders the ministry to which God has called us.

GOD
There is one true God, eternally existing in three persons--Father, Son, and Holy Spirit--each of whom possesses equally all the attributes of Deity and the characteristics of personality.

Jesus Christ is God, the living Word, who became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. Hence, He is perfect Deity and true humanity united in one person forever.

He lived a sinless life and voluntarily atoned for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, thus satisfying divine justice and accomplishing salvation for all who trust in Him alone.

He rose from the dead in the same body, though glorified, in which He lived and died.

He ascended bodily into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God the Father, where He, the only mediator between God and man, continually makes intercession for His own.

MAN
Man was originally created in the image of God. He sinned by disobeying God; thus, he was alienated from his Creator. That historic fall brought all mankind under divine condemnation.

Man's nature is corrupted, and he is thus totally unable to please God. Every man is in need of regeneration and renewal by the Holy Spirit.

SALVATION
The salvation of man is wholly a work of God's free grace and is not the work, in whole or in part, of human works or goodness or religious ceremony. God imputes His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, and thereby justified them in His sight.

It is the privilege of all who are born again of the Spirit to be assured of their salvation from the very moment in which they trust Christ as their Savior. This assurance is not based upon any kind of human merit, but is produced by the witness of the Holy Spirit, who confirms in the believer the testimony of God in His written word.

THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit has come into the world to reveal and glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to men. He convicts and draws sinners to Christ, imparts new life to them, continually indwells them from the moment of spiritual birth and seals them until the day of redemption. His fullness, power and control are appropriated in the believer's life by faith.

Every believer is called to live so in the power of the indwelling Spirit that he will not fulfill the lust of the flesh but will bear fruit to the glory of God.

THE CHURCH
Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, His Body, which is composed of all men, living and dead, who have been joined to Him through saving faith.

God admonishes His people to assemble together regularly for worship, for participation in ordinances, for edification through the Scriptures and for mutual encouragement.

ETERNAL LIFE
At physical death the believer enters immediately into eternal, conscious fellowship with the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting glory and blessing.

At physical death the unbeliever enters immediately into eternal, conscious separation from the Lord and awaits the resurrection of his body to everlasting judgment and condemnation.

CHRIST'S RETURN
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth--personally, visibly and bodily--to consummate history and the eternal plan of God.

RESPONSIBILITY
The Lord Jesus Christ commanded all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to disciple men of every nation. The fulfillment of that Great Commission requires that all worldly and personal ambitions be subordinated to a total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us."

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating664 of 94129 of 46
Fund acquisition rating877 of 94342 of 46
Resource allocation rating606 of 94332 of 46
Asset utilization rating235 of 9419 of 46

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%12%18%12%15%20%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%13%19%13%16%21%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%105%107%104%105%106%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%15%15%14%17%22%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%-5%-7%-4%-5%-6%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
82%79%80%80%78%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%89%133%92%96%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
77%71%107%74%74%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%11%-33%8%4%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%30%-97%18%11%13%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%6%5%6%5%5%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.151.933.331.852.222.30
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.511.351.521.011.011.02
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.032.605.051.872.252.34
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
7.146.604.357.588.157.63
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.130.150.230.130.120.13
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.323.921.835.574.684.45
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
17%23%15%13%12%13%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%12%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
71%40%25%47%40%38%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$2,505,930$1,192,760$3,835,754$3,035,818$2,829,204
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$21,775$241,379$314,354$300,340$134,036
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,527,705$1,434,139$4,150,108$3,336,158$2,963,240
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$857,440$725,156$23,340$31,283$42,148
Other long-term assets$15,343$15,328$15,328$15,328$15,328
Total long-term assets$872,783$740,484$38,668$46,611$57,476
Total assets$3,400,488$2,174,623$4,188,776$3,382,769$3,020,716
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$383,260$329,638$547,677$409,469$388,211
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$383,260$329,638$547,677$409,469$388,211
Debt$398,420$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$398,420$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$781,680$329,638$547,677$409,469$388,211
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,658,673$1,222,299$2,452,181$2,186,125$2,144,267
With donor restrictions$960,135$622,686$1,188,918$787,175$488,238
Net assets$2,618,808$1,844,985$3,641,099$2,973,300$2,632,505
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$7,722,357$5,837,890$8,782,436$8,268,350$7,687,551
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$792$4,481$4,355$2,117$644
Other revenue($388,473)($395,199)($351,924)($418,872)($402,701)
Total other revenue($387,681)($390,718)($347,569)($416,755)($402,057)
Total revenue$7,334,676$5,447,172$8,434,867$7,851,595$7,285,494
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$5,207,565$5,825,691$6,227,717$5,837,054$5,035,468
Management and general$391,146$361,201$475,425$401,492$374,052
Fundraising$962,142$1,056,394$1,063,926$1,272,254$1,538,498
Total expenses$6,560,853$7,243,286$7,767,068$7,510,800$6,948,018
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$773,823($1,796,114)$667,799$340,795$337,476
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$773,823($1,796,114)$667,799$340,795$337,476

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jeffrey GowlerPresident$181,483
Al De La RocheFundraiser$165,935
Michelle DiedrichChief Experience Officer$144,652
John P ThompsonDirector of Marketing$137,731
Gary A SchneiderFundraiser (part year)$137,620
Walter WilsonCEO/Chairman$118,972
David Hammock - Chief FinancialOfficer/Secretary/Treasurer$99,300

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 10/21/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

2004 - A man is given a vision. Years ago, before the Internet was on your phone or in your home, Global Media Outreach founder, Walt Wilson sits at an MIT meeting when God sparks an idea.

2007 - The truth of the Gospel is spreading. As online ads explode, the Internet proves to be the most effective and efficient approach to reach the lost. Our developers create a secure response system our volunteer Online Missionaries use to safely communicate with the influx of people responding to Gospel presentations.

2009 - Millions of people are coming to Jesus. In a blink of an eye, we share the gospel with 66 million people on more than 100 websites across 14 languages, and more than 10 million make a decision to follow Jesus.

A vision becomes a reality. Six years ahead of schedule, we reach out first milestone and share the Gospel with 1 billion people.

2019 - Reaching people at home. In efforts to reach the spiritually-broken walls of the US, we create the campaign, 'Jesus has Something Better For You' to communicate the relevance of Jesus in our modern world.

2020 - Closing the gap. This is the year we reach 2 billion people with the Gospel, and we're committed to pedal faster, work harder, and become more efficient in reaching those have not yet heard the Good News of Jesus Christ.


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