Media Dream / Alkarma TV

The information in this column was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2021. To update the information in this column, please email:


We broadcast and produce quality, culturally sensitive television programs that will minister to the needs of the Arabic speaking community in the U.S. and around the world. Through our teaching and LIVE interactive programming, we help build the body of Christ based on Biblical principles, by providing encouragement and discipleship in the lives of men, women, their families and communities.

Alkarma TV is a free satellite channel that broadcasts 24/7 from satellites that cover North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, Australia and Europe. Alkarma can also be watched online on personal computers, smartphones, and IPTV Systems.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Alkarma TV
P.O.Box 3610
Seal Beach, CA 90740


Phone: 714-709-4300


Organization details

EIN: 201585986

CEO/President: Samuel Estefanos


Board size: 0

Founder: Samuel and Mona Estefanos

Ruling year: 2007

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Alkarma TV is an Arabic Christian Channel purposing to fulfill the Great Commission: "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, making disciples of all nations" Mark 16:15.

Vision: To spread the message of the love of our Lord Jesus Christ to Arabs everywhere. To broadcast programs that will help build the body of Christ based on Biblical principles and to provide encouragement in the lives of individuals, families, and communities through the love of Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our mission is to reach out to all Arabs with the saving message of the Gospel. We believe that through the Living Word and the work of the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ has changed, and is still every day changing lives, all over the world.

Alkarma TV Network delivers the powerful and uncompromised message of the gospel primarily to the world's Arabic speaking and Muslim populations through satellite and social media. Our labor to harvest souls and build the body of Christ is facilitated through the production and broadcasting of powerful programs that focus on evangelism, apologetics, discipleship, prayer, and worship. Alkarma TV's ministry is a crucial tool of evangelism in our present-day world for two reasons: 1. While countless people across the globe may not have access to a church, Bible or missionary work, a great deal of them possesses a television set. 2. Millions of Alkarma's Arabic and Muslim viewers listen to the gospel from their TV sets in the privacy of their own homes because they would suffer persecution if this became public knowledge.

Through Christian Media, the Word of the Lord cannot be bound!

Statement of faith

Alkarma TV believes that the Bible is the inspired and the only infallible and authoritative written Word of God. We believe in The Trinity, One God, who is eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His birth from a virgin, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His future return to this earth in power and glory to judge the living and the dead.

We believe that the only way of being cleansed of sin and receiving the free gift of eternal life is through repentance and faith in the precious shed blood of Jesus Christ and accepting Him as Personal Savior and Lord of life.

We believe in the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy and victorious life.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating138 of 10224 of 32
Fund acquisition rating110 of 10245 of 32
Resource allocation rating21 of 10242 of 32
Asset utilization rating678 of 102219 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20192018201720162015
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$97,352$182,298$85,465$138,450$131,485
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,214,104$1,153,046$1,297,993$1,225,616$1,000,587
Long-term investments$807,173$710,055$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,957,755$5,081,366$5,315,592$5,488,530$5,545,310
Other long-term assets$81,500$81,500$81,500$81,500$88,500
Total long-term assets$5,846,428$5,872,921$5,397,092$5,570,030$5,633,810
Total assets$7,060,532$7,025,967$6,695,085$6,795,646$6,634,397
Payables and accrued expenses$98,737$80,287$84,004$49,065$66,164
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$98,737$80,287$84,004$49,065$66,164
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$318,279$244,806$247,681$330,612$210,423
Total long-term liabilities$1,056,100$1,221,514$1,295,676$1,524,896$1,526,646
Total liabilities$1,154,837$1,301,801$1,379,680$1,573,961$1,592,810
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$5,905,695$5,724,166$5,315,405$5,221,685$5,041,587
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,905,695$5,724,166$5,315,405$5,221,685$5,041,587
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,297,087$3,957,309$4,170,413$4,431,985$4,630,370
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($572)$2,658$113$157$92
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue($572)$2,658$113$157$92
Total revenue$4,296,515$3,959,967$4,170,526$4,432,142$4,630,462
Program services$3,982,283$3,824,803$3,912,409$3,979,448$4,052,698
Management and general$74,075$229,703$114,415$226,554$158,675
Total expenses$4,114,988$4,184,822$4,076,806$4,252,044$4,224,480
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$181,527($224,855)$93,720$180,098$405,982
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$181,527($224,855)$93,720$180,098$405,982


Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.

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 11/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


From a vision in 2002, in a few years, Alkarma has grown exponentially from its humble beginnings of a garage studio to the global ministry it is today. The journey of Alkarma was, and still is, a constant endeavor of faith and complete reliance on God's faithfulness to continue the good work He started in us. Alkarma, meaning "The Vine" in Arabic, was founded on Christ's commandment to fulfill the Great Commission in preparation for His return.

Program accomplishments

AKTV has many different channels that broadcast 8,760 hours (24 hours a day, 365 days a year) of programming annually on 7 satellites, reaching Muslim and Christian Arabic speakers around the world. AKTV produces approximately 1,000 hours annually of programming in its studios.


As we strive to serve the Lord on a scale that keeps expanding, our financial obligations continue to greatly increase. Alkarma is in great need of your financial support to strengthen the ministry. We are confident that with your prayers, your encouragement, and your financial support, God will continue His work and will fulfill the ministry needs. Your financial support is the practical way to help cover the expenses of the operation. Alkarma TV is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. You will receive a tax-deduction receipt for your donation.