Faith Comes By Hearing/ Hosanna Ministries

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Faith Comes By Hearing's mission is to get God's Word to everyone everywhere in their heart languages. We are accomplishing this ambitious goal by recording God's Word in the languages of the world and freely distributing these recordings by way of Audio Bible listening programs and personal engagement through various other technological means.

Contact information

Mailing address:
2421 Aztec Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107-4200


Phone: (800) 545-6552


Organization details

EIN: 850223225

CEO/President: Mr. Gerald Jackson

Chairman: Mr. Murray Crawford

Board size: 13

Founder: Jerry and Annette Jackson

Year founded: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Over 70 percent of the world's 7.2 billion people are oral communicators. They do not, or cannot, use the printed Word in their daily lives. Because of this, and coupled with the fact that more than half of the world lives in poverty and cannot afford Bibles, Faith Comes By Hearing records God's Word in audio and freely shares these recordings so the Gospel can be heard, or seen, around the world in everyone's native language.

Mission statement

Faith Comes By Hearing uses the following to express its Mission Statement:

To record and provide the Word of God in every translated language.

Statement of faith

Faith Comes By Hearing exists to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord in all that we do. Trusting in Jesus Christ as our Savior, we believe in:

  • The Bible as the inspired Word of God.
  • The Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God's Son.
  • The vicarious death of Jesus Christ for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His personal return.
  • The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration.
Our Vision-Get God's Word to every person. Our Mission-To record and provide the Word of God in every translated language. We Believe the fulfillment of the Great Commission can be completed within our lifetime.

Transparency grade


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Bible Translation Organizations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating438 of 9135 of 15
Fund acquisition rating241 of 9153 of 15
Resource allocation rating294 of 9154 of 15
Asset utilization rating812 of 91313 of 15

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,112,893$4,110,583$2,541,112$1,741,586$2,456,898
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$6,797$31,797$37,297$6,197$6,197
Total current assets$22,063,555$14,576,439$10,496,268$7,613,769$6,683,209
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,432,163$1,311,732$1,076,914$862,441$1,001,439
Other long-term assets$31,214,227$28,709,795$28,421,904$27,017,471$26,285,095
Total long-term assets$32,646,390$30,021,527$29,498,818$27,879,912$27,286,534
Total assets$54,709,945$44,597,966$39,995,086$35,493,681$33,969,743
Payables and accrued expenses$2,337,443$1,916,005$1,694,215$1,231,159$2,260,636
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$53,982
Total current liabilities$2,337,443$1,916,005$1,694,215$1,231,159$2,314,618
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$13,673
Total liabilities$2,337,443$1,916,005$1,694,215$1,231,159$2,328,291
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$41,040,320$31,085,353$26,535,131$24,773,818$23,577,744
With donor restrictions$11,332,182$11,596,608$11,765,740$9,488,704$8,063,708
Net assets$52,372,502$42,681,961$38,300,871$34,262,522$31,641,452
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Total contributions$29,905,804$23,507,788$21,193,312$21,077,430$21,461,119
Program service revenue$69,688$118,351$119,777$138,489$171,650
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$167,058$21,586$108,897$15,884$18,099
Total other revenue$236,746$139,937$228,674$154,373$189,749
Total revenue$30,142,550$23,647,725$21,421,986$21,231,803$21,650,868
Program services$17,823,501$16,401,653$14,907,580$16,304,976$17,979,616
Management and general$1,102,648$1,158,289$1,017,722$1,158,172$1,262,810
Total expenses$20,452,009$19,266,635$17,383,637$18,610,733$20,356,835
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$9,690,541$4,381,090$4,038,349$2,621,070$1,294,033
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$9,690,541$4,381,090$4,038,349$2,621,070$1,294,033


Morgan JacksonSenior VP$144,506
Clay JacksonVP -Operations$123,001
Tory HarperVP -Development$113,894
Melvin MorrisChief Financial Officer$113,891
Susan OlguinVP - Donor Engagement$113,261
Jonathan HugueninVP -Language Recording$108,588
Gerald JacksonPresident$94,193
Janet LloydCommunications Manager$84,579

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2020

Response from ministry

Faith Comes By Hearing's progress is known through the number of completed Scripture recordings, and the number of people engaging with the Word of God through Bible listening programs, Military BibleStick programs, and the Digital Bible Platform. While this work is measurable, there is no limit to the impact made in individual lives and communities around the world.

Faith Comes By Hearing's invaluable partnerships with translation organizations, Bible Societies, churches, and donors significantly assist in accomplishing the goal of fulfilling the Great Commission. Their knowledge, sacrifice, and contributions ensure that the Gospel continues to be heard and shared around the world, and lives are eternally impacted.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/6/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Faith Comes By Hearing began in 1972 as an audiocassette ministry. Over four decades later, it has become a recognized world leader in Audio Bible recordings and engagement. The mission has stayed the same - get God's Word to everyone everywhere in their heart language. How this gets accomplished continuously progresses as technology changes and people engage with the Gospel in new and exciting ways.

The ministry's spirit of innovation continues to provide effective ways of recording and distributing God's Word around the world. The launch of the Digital Bible Platform in 2010 opened the door for personal engagement with Scripture through a plethora of digital outlets. In 2012, the release of new recording software, called Virtual Recording, provided a viable alternative to record Scripture via the Internet in places where sending in a recording team was not conducive. Render, an oral Bible translation software, was launched in 2016 to address the Bible need for people groups with no written alphabet, and active projects are now occurring in the field. Most recently, Global Bible Apps and Hubs are helping to distribute Audio Scriptures to people via their mobile devices in places that do not have reliable Internet.

Faith Comes By Hearing's invaluable partnerships with translation organizations, Bible Societies, churches, and donors are vital in fulfilling the Great Commission. Their knowledge, sacrifice, and contributions ensure that the Gospel continues to be heard and shared around the world, and lives are eternally impacted.

Program accomplishments

As of November 2017, Faith Comes By Hearing provides Scripture recordings in more than 1,110 languages, spoken by over 6 billion people. Nearly 960,000 Audio Bible listening programs have been implemented, potentially reaching more than 86 million people with the Word of God. More than 880,000 Military BibleSticks have been provided to chaplains to give to military personnel and veterans. Millions of people have engaged with the Word of God via the Digital Bible Platform.

Exciting advancements in technology are allowing the ministry to record and share the Gospel in ways never imagined 15 years ago. Two current areas of focus include new ways to record God's Word and share recordings with others. Render is a new oral Bible translation software that will help bring the Word of God to the remaining people groups with no written language. Current projects are already underway in the field, and more are on the horizon. Global Bible Apps and Hubs are bringing Audio Scriptures to people living in regions of the world that have unreliable Internet connections or where it is restricted.

For additional information on our program accomplishments, please visit our GuideStar account.


The following are the needs expressed by Faith Comes by Hearing:

Much work still remains. There are hundreds of finished Bible translations that are waiting to be recorded. Your partnership helps to record God's Word in the languages of the world, and provide people with the opportunity to engage with their Audio Scripture. As we continue in this great work together, the language communities become smaller and more difficult to reach. The cost of recording a New Testament for a language spoken by 3 million people is the same as a language spoken by 300. These people are loved and desired by God. They matter and their language matters. Join us in reaching everyone in the world with God's Word in their languages. Pray diligently. Give financially. Partner purposefully. For more information on how you can get involved, please visit us online at or call us at 1-800-545-6552.