Jubilee Ministries

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For nearly 50 years, Jubilee has ministered to the needs of inmates by leading worship services, teaching Bible studies, providing individual counseling, overseeing pre-release classes, teaching discipleship classes, visiting cell blocks, and ministering to prison staff.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Jubilee Ministries
235 S 12th St
Lebanon, PA 17042

Website: jub.org

Phone: 717-274-7528

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 232070710

CEO/President: Ryan Newswanger

Chairman: Marlin Zimmerman

Board size: 11


Ruling year: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Vision: The men and women we serve will be ambassadors for Jesus in prisons, their homes, churches, and communities, leading others to Christ and making the Kingdom of God visible to the world!

Jubilee Aftercare offers a structured, residential environment for those affected by incarceration. With Christ at the center, we seek to provide an individualized and holistic opportunity for life change. This includes addressing the deep needs of individuals caught in the cycles of incarceration, addiction, and unhealthy relationships.

Mission statement

We exist to serve those affected by incarceration by being Ambassadors of Life Change through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

God, infinite and perfect, is the one and only true God who exists as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. Jesus, the only perfect man, is the Son of God incarnate, the divine Savior for all humankind and the Lord of all creation. The Holy Spirit dwells in redeemed humanity as Sanctifier, Comforter, and Guide. The Holy Bible is the written Word of God, inerrant in the original, authentic, and authoritative for all humankind.

All humanity is sinful by nature and separated from God. We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Rom 10:9-10; 1 Cor. 6:9-11). As redeemed children of God, each has the privilege and responsibility to share the Gospel and demonstrate Christ's love. As Jesus states in Mark 12:30-31 (NAS) "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength...You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these."

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating243 of 110422 of 140
Fund acquisition rating218 of 110516 of 140
Resource allocation rating372 of 110543 of 140
Asset utilization rating533 of 110461 of 140

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,111,089$1,641,182$1,582,388$1,785,631$1,732,127
Short-term investments$180,014$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,662,897$5,237,723$3,265,072$2,888,250$2,866,846
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,463,128$4,061,197$4,195,926$3,909,117$3,469,625
Other long-term assets$299,649$1,268,470$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,762,777$5,329,667$4,195,926$3,909,117$3,469,625
Total assets$13,425,674$10,567,390$7,460,998$6,797,367$6,336,471
Payables and accrued expenses$312,115$44,704$23,008$18,084$18,411
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$312,115$44,704$23,008$18,084$18,411
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$353,495$1,744,253$215,221$154,335$155,826
Total long-term liabilities$1,964,275$3,178,740$2,163,805$1,631,432$1,695,000
Total liabilities$2,276,390$3,223,444$2,186,813$1,649,516$1,713,411
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,899,822$5,794,966$5,254,322$5,135,511$4,603,619
With donor restrictions$3,249,462$1,548,980$19,863$12,340$19,441
Net assets$11,149,284$7,343,946$5,274,185$5,147,851$4,623,060
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$9,882,668$7,928,832$5,142,144$4,787,124$4,162,544
Program service revenue$226,951$219,826$208,986$255,846$273,115
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,882$10,224$16,627$13,225($48,586)
Other revenue$27,284($145,714)($220,974)($18,703)$3,822
Total other revenue$256,117$84,336$4,639$250,368$228,351
Total revenue$10,138,785$8,013,168$5,146,783$5,037,492$4,390,895
Program services$5,969,781$5,229,202$4,434,125$3,993,110$3,452,516
Management and general$623,744$464,414$385,615$331,616$445,390
Total expenses$7,092,573$5,943,407$5,020,449$4,512,701$4,027,296
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$3,046,212$2,069,761$126,334$524,791$363,599
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,046,212$2,069,761$126,334$524,791$363,599


Ryan NewswangerCEO$123,456

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/16/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1972, Jubilee began as a youth revival. Young people were prompted to enter the prison and witness, sharing testimony to what God had done in their lives and the freedom available to all who will claim salvation through Jesus Christ.

For a timeline, visit: https://www.jub.org/history

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