Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc.


The Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc. (AMEA) is a ministry based in Huntington Beach, CA focused on:

  • Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism.
  • Training and motivating the church to adopt a lifestyle of continual evangelism, discipleship and strengthening of the family.
  • Equiping Hispanic Christian leaders and providing ministry resources for the worldwide Hispanic Church.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 6290
Santa Ana, CA 92706-0290


Phone: (714) 265-0400


Organization details

EIN: 953107647

CEO/President: Mr. Alberto Mottesi

Chairman: Pastor Gwynn Lewis

Board size: 7

Founder: Mr. Alberto Mottesi

Year founded: 1977

Tax deductible: No

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


The Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc. (AMEA) is a ministry based in Huntington Beach, CA focused on:

  • Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism.
  • Training and motivating the church to adopt a lifestyle of continual evangelism, discipleship and strengthening of the family.
  • Equiping Hispanic Christian leaders and providing ministry resources for the worldwide Hispanic Church.

Mission statement

AMEA uses the following to express its Mission Statement:

"To proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism; to train and motivate the church to adopt a lifestyle of continual evangelism, discipleship and strengthening of the family; to equip Hispanic Christian leaders and provide ministry resources for the worldwide Hispanic Church."

Statement of faith

AMEA uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who is manifested eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are One in being, essence, and power.

The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his redemptive death, his bodily resurrection, his present exaltation at the Father's right hand, and in the "blessed hope" of his personal return in power and glory.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit, who convinces human beings of their need of salvation through Christ, who dwells in the believers, and who equips and empowers them to live holy lives of service in the discipling of the nations.

The Church
We believe that the Church is comprised of all true believers, is united spiritually and manifested visibly in local congregations, whose mission is the spiritual development of the believers and the proclamation of the Gospel in the world.

The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

The Human Condition
We believe that every human being has sinned, is guilty before God, and is under eternal condemnation.

We believe that God, through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, has provided an atonement for sin and that, through repentance and saving faith in Christ, a person may by grace be delivered from the judgement of God, and be born again into life eternal.

Final Destiny
We believe in the resurrection of the body, the everlasting punishment of unbelievers, and the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating236 of 72619 of 51
Fund acquisition rating143 of 72713 of 52
Resource allocation rating20 of 7276 of 52
Asset utilization rating720 of 72651 of 51

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,732$12,872$11,677$11,677$14,166
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$72,415$30,367$146,140$277,795$190,561
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,984,632$3,039,111$3,094,305$2,974,996$827,903
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,984,632$3,039,111$3,094,305$2,974,996$827,903
Total assets$3,057,047$3,069,478$3,240,445$3,252,791$1,018,464
Payables and accrued expenses$24,164$27,462$36,152$6,977$10,400
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$24,164$27,462$36,152$6,977$10,400
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$9,257$1,185$43,878$12,240$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,905,144$1,810,901$1,894,936$1,902,240$619,271
Total liabilities$1,929,308$1,838,363$1,931,088$1,909,217$629,671
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$44,834$0$0$0$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,127,739$1,231,115$1,309,357$1,343,574$388,793
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,266,239$1,187,982$969,436$984,038$1,013,851
Program service revenue$1,037,198$733,976$388,658$586,021$402,025
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$1($16,032)$933,670$7
Other revenue$49,066$137,576$123,798$13,904$11,491
Total other revenue$1,086,264$871,553$496,424$1,533,595$413,523
Total revenue$2,352,503$2,059,535$1,465,860$2,517,633$1,427,374
Program services$2,402,835$1,949,715$1,360,939$1,430,107$1,270,156
Management and general$67,893$188,062$139,138$132,745$113,689
Total expenses$2,475,460$2,137,777$1,500,077$1,562,852$1,383,845
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)($122,957)($78,242)($34,217)$954,781$43,529
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($122,957)($78,242)($34,217)$954,781$43,529


Alberto MottesiPresident$76,125
Noemi MottesiVice President$46,000
Martin MottesiBoard Member$25,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


Program accomplishments

The following include some of AMEA's accomplishments:

The ministry's daily Spanish radio program, A Moment with Alberto Mottesi is heard in 19 countries with more than 1000 daily broadcast. Their Spanish television program, Hope for Living, can be seen on dozens of channels. In 1990, the National Religious Broadcasters granted Alberto Mottesi the Golden Mic Hispanic Ministry Award. This is the highest acknowledgement in this category given by this association and has only been given on two occasions in its 56 year history.

Alberto and Noemi Mottesi write for various Hispanic magazines and have published 13 books in Spanish. One of their books, America 500 Years After awakened the interest not only of the religious but also of the secular world and has been adopted as a required textbook in the educational system of several countries.

Several of the ministry's crusades are recognized among the largest in the history of the Hispanic world.