Klamath Falls Gospel Mission

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The Gospel Mission offers the following to the needy of our community: Emergency shelter, Food, Clothing, Drug & Alcohol Recovery Programs, Transitional Housing Services, Families in Recovery Parenting Program, Connections to Resources for the Needy, AND Spiritual Guidance.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Klamath Falls Gospel Mission
1931 Mission Avenue
Klamath Falls, OR 97601

Website: kfallsmission.org

Phone: 541-882-4895

Email: kfgm@kfallsgospelmission.org

Organization details

EIN: 930514720

CEO/President: Ammond Crawford


Board size: 0

Founder: John Pederson

Year founded: 1959

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


People who come through our doors will meet and embrace life in Jesus Christ and through having their spiritual and physical needs met will become vital, contributing members of our community.

Mission statement

To advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing, rescue, recovery, and renewal services in the city and county of Klamath Falls.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating927 of 940159 of 160
Fund acquisition rating838 of 942152 of 160
Resource allocation rating863 of 942147 of 160
Asset utilization rating894 of 940156 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,505$13,249$10,225$5,625$39,457
Short-term investments$88,004$74,414$76,699$66,664$63,108
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$236,666$286,913$1,562,497$1,838,024$1,229,061
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,895,534$2,890,271$214,342$225,680$235,877
Other long-term assets$267,273$109,900$1,007,463$154,435$109,700
Total long-term assets$3,162,807$3,000,171$1,221,805$380,115$345,577
Total assets$3,399,473$3,287,084$2,784,302$2,218,139$1,574,638
Payables and accrued expenses$8,364$113$179$282$2,579
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,364$113$179$282$2,579
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$8,364$113$179$282$2,579
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,378,119$3,133,374$1,408,627$591,857$681,146
With donor restrictions$12,990$153,597$1,375,496$1,626,000$890,913
Net assets$3,391,109$3,286,971$2,784,123$2,217,857$1,572,059
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$575,582$1,186,414$1,267,382$1,358,009$925,810
Program service revenue$26,085$17,524$39,224$57,366$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$201,321$1,303$3,293$2,413$2,591
Other revenue$150,915$40,812$21,124$30,647$46,538
Total other revenue$378,321$59,639$63,641$90,426$49,129
Total revenue$953,903$1,246,053$1,331,023$1,448,435$974,939
Program services$560,614$469,855$490,825$506,223$442,887
Management and general$140,172$110,062$98,563$123,699$113,017
Total expenses$859,160$744,782$774,182$805,635$747,189
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$94,743$501,271$556,841$642,800$227,750
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$94,743$501,271$556,841$642,800$227,750


Ron HicksExecutive Director - Non-V$45,705
Kent BerryExecutive Director - Former$29,600

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/18/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission, Inc. (KFGM) was founded and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1958 and in 2018, celebrated our 60th anniversary of service to the community. The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission's founder, John Pederson, served as the Director for many years.

The former mission building was a Covenant church that was built around 1933. In 1959 the basement was extended and a men's dorm was built. In 1976 a new dining hall, kitchen, and classrooms and more office space on the floor above, was added to provide needed facilities to expand services.

For many years, churches and individual community donors provided support for the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission. For the first several decades, services were primarily provided for single, typically transient men who were coming to Klamath Falls on the rails.

By the 1990's, numbers dropped significantly. The railroad companies began to arrest men riding the rails and water shortages in the area resulted in a reduced need for migrant and transient workers. The number of 'beds' provided dropped from a high of just over 23,000 in 1996-1997 to a low of 8,200 'beds' in 2003.

Over the past decade the Gospel Mission began to see women with children and families seeking services. The Gospel Mission not only expanded who it served, it also added new services to better meet the basic needs of the homeless and those in need. Meals, educational classes, and support services were added. With these changes, the numbers began a steady climb and over 13,000 'beds' were provided in 2018.

This increase in the numbers served and the offering of more programs and services has resulted in a need for increased operating funds and an expansion of facilities. The KFGM expanded its funding base to a more diverse funding base, including operational funds through our Thrift Store sales. To meet increased facility demands, after several years of a planned capital campaign fund drive to build a new facility in a new location, we completed and moved into our new facility, located on the Klamath Works Human Resources Campus, in November 2018.

By developing more substantial and diversified funding, and by providing expanded facilities, the Gospel Mission is positioning itself well to meet the current and future needs of those it serves.

The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission has been a member of the national gospel mission association, Citygate Network (formerly the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions) since 1960.

Program accomplishments

Did you know, in 2019...

57,535 meals provided

16,266 bed nights provided

8,730 volunteer hours

727 individual volunteers

4,108 showers provided