Hermano Pablo Ministries


Hermano Pablo Ministries ("HPM") is a radio and TV broadcast ministry reaching the Spanish speaking world for Christ. Un Mensaje a la Consciencia [A Message to the Conscience] is a four-minute radio and television program. The program is seen, heard or read throughout thirty-three countries over 5,000 times per day and has over 48,000 daily subscribers. Airtime is donated by radio or television stations or by local believers. Paul Finkenbinder (Hermano Pablo) began broadcasting this program in 1964. Paul passed away in 2012. Charles Ray Stewart joined the ministry in 1995 and has been its President since 1996. He directs the day-to-day operations of the ministry and records all new programs. According to information submitted by the stations, the value of radio and TV airtime donated last year was $100 million. Most of the ministry's messages are transmitted through secular media, and the majority of its listeners are non-Christians. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Contact information

Mailing address:
2080 Placentia Ave.
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Website: www.message2conscience.com

Phone: (949) 645-0676

Email: info@conciencia.net

Organization details

EIN: 952816361

CEO/President: Mr. Charles Ray Stewart

Chairman: Charles R. Stewart, Ph.D

Board size: 11

Founder: Mr. Paul Finkenbinder

Year founded: 1955

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The target audience of A MESSAGE TO THE CONSCIENCE is the person who does not have a personal relationship with Christ. The program consists of a story, sometimes the real-life story of someone in the audience, a moral application, and a spiritual application. The goal is to promote moral and spiritual values and introduce the audience to Jesus Christ as the answer to all their problems.

Mission statement

Hermano Pablo Ministries uses the following to communicate the mission:

"Our mission is to be God's voice to the conscience of every Hispanic in the world."

Statement of faith

We believe . . .

- the Bible is the inspired and only infallible and authoritative Word of God.

- there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

- in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to this earth in power and glory to rule a thousand years.

- in the Blessed Hope--the rapture of the Church at Christ's coming.

- the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the precious blood of Christ.

- regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation.

- the redemptive work of Christ on the cross provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer.

- the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask it.

- in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.

- in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the one to everlasting life and the other to everlasting damnation.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating188 of 50019 of 51
Fund acquisition rating212 of 50021 of 51
Resource allocation rating269 of 50025 of 51
Asset utilization rating164 of 50015 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$74,902$121,747$62,785$63,173$70,125
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$158,690$159,785$164,117$165,033$167,923
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$158,690$159,785$164,117$165,033$167,923
Total assets$233,592$281,532$226,902$228,206$238,048
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$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$0$0$0$0
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$3,001$75,000$0$4,278$5,400
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$233,592$281,532$226,902$228,206$238,048
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$282,952$322,577$304,271$312,895$280,816
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,405$491$323$280$468
Other revenue$51,138$48,869$47,703$45,420$45,930
Total other revenue$52,543$49,360$48,026$45,700$46,398
Total revenue$335,495$371,937$352,297$358,595$327,214
Program services$311,747$260,192$289,952$306,702$300,779
Management and general$53,767$47,595$53,041$51,447$51,788
Total expenses$383,435$317,307$353,601$368,437$362,924
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($47,940)$54,630($1,304)($9,842)($35,710)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($47,940)$54,630($1,304)($9,842)($35,710)

Response from ministry

We welcome questions. Call us at 949-645-0676 or email linda@conciencia.net to inquire about any aspect of the ministry that is not mentioned here.


Hermano Pablo Ministries ("HPM") was founded by Paul Finkenbinder (Hermano Pablo). Paul felt called by God to be a minister of the Gospel in 1938 at the age of seventeen. At age twenty he married his wife, Linda. Their ministry began in 1942 in a Spanish mission in New Mexico, and on Thanksgiving Eve, 1943, Paul, Linda, and their son, Paul Jr., began serving as missionaries in El Salvador.

For the first thirteen years in El Salvador he taught in Bible Schools, ministered in churches, directed youth outreaches and made himself available in many different areas of need all over the country.

Then in 1955 God gave him the vision for mass evangelism through radio. Since that time he has utilized every possible tool--radio, television, the printed page, crusades, and special events--to present the Gospel of Christ to the entire Latin American continent.

In 1960 he pioneered the use of "Christian drama" to present parables and Bible stories on television. The response was overwhelming. This led to the production of six Bible drama films that are still in use today throughout Latin America.

In 1964 Hermano Pablo and his family returned to the United States and established their headquarters in Costa Mesa, California. After four years in a makeshift recording studio in their garage, God provided a building for their studios and offices. Today the Spanish language radio and television programs and the newspaper and magazine columns are shipped to 30 countries of the world.

Program accomplishments

  • Number of Countries where A Message to the Conscience is seen, heard or read: 30
  • Total airtime value in 2017: $100 million
  • Amount HPM paid for airtime in 2017: zero!
  • Programs produced in 2017: 312
  • Number of subscribers who receive the program daily by email: 48,000
  • Outreach on YouTube, Facebook, iPhone app, and podcasts


Hermano Pablo Ministries is supported by a handful of individuals and churches who have a vision to reach the Spanish-speaking world for Christ. They are inspired by the tremendous return on their investment, in terms of airtime being donated by the stations. The ministry does not pay one dime for airtime, and yet is broadcast over 5,000 times each day. This means that every dollar can be used for production, distribution, and station cooperation. Hermano Pablo Ministries needs more individuals and churches who can join in this vision.