Family Radio / Family Stations, Inc.

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Summary

Family Stations, Inc. (dba Family Radio) is a teaching organization primarily via radio, shortwave, satellite and Internet.

As part of its teaching by Harold Camping, it has had numerous false predictions. Two prominent rapture dates that have come and gone were May 21, 2011 and October 21, 2011.

The plain meaning of Scripture is that no one knows specific rapture or judgment dates, but the Father God (Acts 1:7; Mark 13:32-37; Matt. 24:36-44). In all cases, prophecy must meet the standard of Scripture (1 Samuel 3:19-21). It must be accurate, and it must accord with other Scripture. If prophetic claims are not accurate, it is, by Biblical definition, a false prophet. Harold Camping would do well to heed the warning in Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and humbly submit to the profitable reproof of Scripture.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Radio
4057 Rural Plains Circle
Suite 300
Franklin, TN 37064

Website: www.familyradio.org

Phone: (800) 543-1495

Email: requests@familyradio.org


Organization details

EIN: 941442453

CEO/President: Thomas Evans

Chairman:

Board size: 0

Founder: Mr. Harold Camping

Year founded: 1960

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Family Stations, Inc. (dba Family Radio) is a teachng organization primarily via radio, shortwave, satellite and Internet.

The desire of Family Radio is to preach and teach from the Bible.


Mission statement

Family Stations uses the following to express its mission:

Family Radio is thoroughly committed to the Person and salvation work of Jesus Christ as revealed in God's divine, infallible word, the Bible.

Family Radio's board of directors and staff, are thoroughly persuaded, by our obedience to God's word, that He has established this ministry for the sole purpose of using all its energy and resources to: proclaim the true Gospel to all nations around the world and accurately teach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

Family Radio holds to the following Biblical standards:

1. The Bible alone, and in its entirety, is the Word of God: The Bible alone and in its entirety is God's revelation to mankind. Genesis 1 verse 1 to Revelation chapter 22 verse 21 is the complete and entire articulated Word from God.

The Bible is the ultimate and final authority from which God instructs, corrects and reproves mankind. No further written, verbal or inspired additions to the original 66 books of the Bible are to be considered inspired, reliable or authoritative.

2. Faith to believe comes through the hearing of the Word of God: God's Spirit works through our hearing the Gospel, which at essence is the Word of God:

So then, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

3. The Five Solas: All on air comments, devotionals, articles, or written publications produced by Family Radio strive to reflect the following five Biblical principles known as the Five Solas:

a. Sola Scriptura ("Scripture alone"): The Bible alone is our highest authority.
b. Sola Fide ("faith alone"): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
c. Sola Gratia ("grace alone"): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
d. Solus Christus ("Christ alone"): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
e. Soli Deo Gloria ("to the glory of God alone"): We live for the glory of God alone.

4. The Trinity: Family Radio holds to the truth that God is One God, but three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

5. The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the faithful teacher who leads every child of God into all truth. He dwells within each member of the body of Christ and guides and protects them from every false way.

6. Use of the King James and English Standard Versions of the Bible: Family Radio utilizes two translations for all over the air and written materials, the Authorized King James and English Standard Versions.

7. The Church: Family Radio is not a church, rather an integral resource partner of local churches and Pastors. Family Radio endeavors to help and encourage Pastors and teachers as they lead and protect the body of Christ.

Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating868 of 94129 of 31
Fund acquisition rating514 of 94318 of 31
Resource allocation rating888 of 94328 of 31
Asset utilization rating830 of 94128 of 31

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%7%17%16%29%14%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%5%15%15%19%12%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
90%74%88%89%65%83%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%4%9%8%17%10%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
10%26%12%11%35%17%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%69%74%70%55%69%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%138%180%180%113%121%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%95%134%126%62%84%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%-38%-80%-80%-13%-21%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%-5%-7%-5%-3%-4%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%27%17%22%28%21%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.500.180.160.120.120.12
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.913.043.003.195.224.85
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.150.550.490.380.640.56
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.6821.2633.0244.6924.0018.35
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.060.050.030.020.040.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
9.5820.9023.9530.6218.0120.14
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%2%2%1%48%44%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%1%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
163%544%607%824%428%485%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20192018201720162015
Cash$17,421,265$19,853,372$25,147,389$13,268,717$15,819,454
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$670,470$273,011$271,670$276,170$212,307
Short-term investments$30,648$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$18,122,383$20,126,383$25,419,059$13,544,887$16,031,761
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,093,358$18,048,576$17,086,090$16,484,805$15,320,839
Other long-term assets$18,953,257$22,109,870$38,675,009$40,653,908$46,419,711
Total long-term assets$37,046,615$40,158,446$55,761,099$57,138,713$61,740,550
Total assets$55,168,998$60,284,829$81,180,158$70,683,600$77,772,311
 
Liabilities20192018201720162015
Payables and accrued expenses$838,231$609,547$568,812$564,487$873,564
Other current liabilities$14,064$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$852,295$609,547$568,812$564,487$873,564
Debt$305,250$331,645$333,862$333,862$367,971
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$111,789$0$1,001$32,750,032$32,750,032
Total long-term liabilities$417,039$331,645$334,863$33,083,894$33,118,003
Total liabilities$1,269,334$941,192$903,675$33,648,381$33,991,567
 
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$53,899,664$59,343,637$80,276,483$37,035,219$43,780,744
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$53,899,664$59,343,637$80,276,483$37,035,219$43,780,744
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20192018201720162015
Total contributions$5,334,719$4,786,645$4,829,289$4,954,986$6,173,304
Program service revenue$0$0$200,000$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,454,623$152,541($134,573)$2,177,734$843,822
Other revenue$411,611$483,603$506,866$507,750$449,626
Total other revenue$1,866,234$636,144$572,293$2,685,484$1,293,448
Total revenue$7,200,953$5,422,789$5,401,582$7,640,470$7,466,752
 
Expenses20192018201720162015
Program services$6,831,752$7,267,331$6,831,167$4,738,628$6,277,766
Management and general$2,694,279$1,673,297$2,123,253$2,455,725$1,890,530
Fundraising$389,926$836,290$785,388$1,453,348$865,329
Total expenses$9,915,957$9,776,918$9,739,808$8,647,701$9,033,625
 
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($2,715,004)($4,354,129)($4,338,226)($1,007,231)($1,566,873)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,715,004)($4,354,129)($4,338,226)($1,007,231)($1,566,873)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Thomas EvansPresident$197,308
Alana TrotterHR director (thru 7/2019)$156,243
Richard SmithCFO (thru 2/2019)$130,259
Richard WhitworthSenior Director$127,130
Scott PeroSenior Director$121,503
Allen SillDirector$48,848

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 10/20/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Family Radio was organized in 1958 under its official name, Family Stations Inc., and began to broadcast February 4, 1959, over radio station KEAR FM in San Francisco CA. Since then, God has enabled the ministry to build a number of powerful AM and FM stations around the world and several smaller educational facilities and translators. Family Radio also shares programming with local TV Stations in New Newark, NJ (channel 66) and San Francisco, CA (channel 64). Today, with the use of modern technology, God has opened the door to broadcast the Gospel, via Satellite and Internet , around the clock and around the world.


Program accomplishments

Family Stations accomplishments are as follows:

Founded a Bible School for the purpose of training lay ministers and promote Bible study through free correspondence. courses.

Family Stations hosts mission trips to hand out tracts and share the Gospel of Jesus with the lost.


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