Mars Hill Broadcasting Co. / Mars Hill Network

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Summary

Mars Hill Broadcasting is a non-denominational Christian, not-for-profit, multi-media ministry originating in Syracuse, NY. The Mars Hill Network consists of six "full power" FM radio stations, several repeater (translator) FM stations that serve much of upstate NY and into Ontario and Quebec Canada by means of our border stations. The Mars Hill Network is also heard globally on the World Wide Web via audio streaming.

The Mars Hill Network provides a format consisting of inspirational music and a wide variety of Bible teaching/preaching programs, including family oriented features and children's programming. The network also schedules current news and public affairs programs within its broadcast day.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mars Hill Broadcasting Co, Inc.
4044 Makyes Rd.
Syracuse, NY 13215

Website: marshillnetwork.org

Phone: 1-800-677-1881

Email: mhn@marshillnetwork.org


Organization details

EIN: 222234076

CEO/President: Clayton R. Roberts

Chairman: Clayton R. Roberts

Board size: 7

Founder:

Ruling year: 1979

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1981


Purpose

BROADCASTING THE GOSPEL

Using media to impact our communities with the clear message of Christ, transforming and inspiring lives...


Mission statement

To provide the public, through its radio broadcasting, digital media services and public relations functions, such a clear expression of the message, mission and character of Jesus Christ that the following results will be consistently achieved:
a) Salvation of the lost and nurture of the saved;
b) Traditional Christian families built up in faith and life experience to become mature witnesses of the grace of God, and Biblically effective contributors to the benefit of society;
c) Ministry of Bible-teaching local churches reinforced, and churches at large confronted by the Spirit of God and revived;
d) Unity of the Spirit in the bonds of peace, and unity in the Body of Christ;
e) Promotion of and participation in the Great Commission stated in Matthew 28:19,20, and particularly in relation to worldwide Christian Communications."


Statement of faith

There is one God. Infinitely perfect. He is a triune God in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Jesus Christ, the Son, is true God, and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died, was buried, rose again the third day, and is seated at the right hand of God, making intercession for believers. He, the Just, died on the Cross of the unjust as a substitutionary sacrifice for all who believe in Him and are thereby justified by His shed Blood.

The Holy Spirit is a representative of the Trinity in the world today. His work is to convict men of their sin, bringing them to repentance; and to seal, indwell and comfort the believer. In all that He does, He testifies of and glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ and not Himself.

The Old & New Testaments, as originally written, are without error. Being divinely inspired by God, they are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of man. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

Man was originally created in the image of God, but fell through disobedience. All men are born with a sinful nature, are separated from God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of Jesus Christ.

Salvation has been made available through Jesus Christ for all men. Those who repent and believe in Him, by God's grace, are born again of the Spirit of God and become the children of God.

It is the will of God that each believer be filled with the Holy Spirit; be separated from sin and the world; and be fully dedicated to the will of God. He thereby receives power for holy living and effective service.

The true Church of Christ is constituted by those who are redeemed by Christ's finished work and born again by the Holy Spirit.

There shall be a bodily resurrection of both the just and the unjust: the just into everlasting joy with Christ and the unjust into everlasting conscious torment.

The second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ is certain and will be personal and visible. This is the believers' blessed hope and trust, and an incentive for holy living and faithful service. "

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating702 of 103118 of 32
Fund acquisition rating237 of 10338 of 32
Resource allocation rating978 of 103330 of 32
Asset utilization rating643 of 103118 of 32

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%1%1%2%2%5%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%0%1%1%1%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%47%53%43%43%46%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%0%1%1%1%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%53%47%57%57%54%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
80%62%64%63%63%57%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
93%91%88%98%101%88%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
73%56%56%62%64%51%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
7%9%12%2%-1%12%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
5%6%9%1%-1%8%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
14%38%35%36%36%40%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.540.580.600.630.660.59
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.914.834.381.811.801.89
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.252.802.611.141.181.12
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.999.858.5723.2938.7320.31
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.100.120.040.030.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
8.993.854.0710.079.9110.14
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201920182017
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
5%2%3%2%1%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
158%169%163%155%150%164%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201920182017
Cash$303,545$317,458$736,590$727,728$681,755
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$72,794$74,432$130,121$124,273$143,835
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$1,350$1,350$1,350$0
Total current assets$376,339$393,240$868,061$853,351$825,590
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$528,122$494,361$459,997$418,172$456,877
Other long-term assets$912,163$834,459$242,342$261,505$280,665
Total long-term assets$1,440,285$1,328,820$702,339$679,677$737,542
Total assets$1,816,624$1,722,060$1,570,400$1,533,028$1,563,132
 
Liabilities20212020201920182017
Payables and accrued expenses$23,584$34,039$28,700$13,546$22,656
Other current liabilities$14,624$11,853$8,571$8,488$17,985
Total current liabilities$38,208$45,892$37,271$22,034$40,641
Debt$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$38,208$45,892$37,271$22,034$40,641
 
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,778,416$1,676,168$1,533,129$1,444,442$1,459,156
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$66,552$63,335
Net assets$1,778,416$1,676,168$1,533,129$1,510,994$1,522,491
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201920182017
Total contributions$541,898$616,250$436,269$424,660$483,769
Program service revenue$546,727$486,507$504,180$526,276$537,669
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$634$3,886$2,147$1,297
Other revenue$66,190$65,010$67,724$42,046$29,797
Total other revenue$612,917$552,151$575,790$570,469$568,763
Total revenue$1,154,815$1,168,401$1,012,059$995,129$1,052,532
 
Expenses20212020201920182017
Program services$650,217$659,811$627,629$635,190$532,458
Management and general$398,975$358,273$354,849$363,940$369,752
Fundraising$3,375$7,278$7,446$7,496$26,516
Total expenses$1,052,567$1,025,362$989,924$1,006,626$928,726
 
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$102,248$143,039$22,135($11,497)$123,806
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$102,248$143,039$22,135($11,497)$123,806

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Wayne TaylorExecutive Director$79,052

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020


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History

1966 - Christians from the Syracuse, NY area met and shared their vision for a radio station in Central New York. These believers formed a corporation named Mars Hill Broadcasting, adopting its name from Acts 17 (KJV). Here is where the Apostle Paul preached Christ in the market place and on Mars Hill to the Athenians.

March 9, 1969 - WMHR 102.9 FM, Syracuse, NY signs on-air to serve Central New York.

February 29, 1988 - WMHN 89.3 FM, Webster, NY begins broadcasting in the Greater Rochester Area.

October 1, 1990 - WMHI 94.7 FM, Cape Vincent, NY transmits its signal to Watertown, northern NY, and Kingston and southeastern Ontario Canada.

December 3, 2003 - WMHQ 90.1 FM, Malone, NY goes on the air reaching those in the Malone-Massena region, including parts of Ontario and Quebec Canada.

July 12, 2011 - WMHU 91.1 FM, Cold Brook, NY is born providing Christian broadcasting to Utica and the Mohawk Valley.

February 28, 2013 - WMHY 88.7 FM, Richfield Springs brings the Mars Hill Network to rural communities lying outside of the Utica area.

July 25, 2019 - WMHH 96.7 FM, Albany brings the Mars Hill Network signal to hundreds of thousands in the capital region, including Albany, Troy & Schenectady Counties.

Thanks to the prayers and assistance of many Christians, numerous "repeater stations" also have been added throughout the years, expanding the family of stations that make up the Mars Hill Network.


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