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 rating129 of 109216 of 144
Fund acquisition rating131 of 10957 of 144
Resource allocation rating170 of 109521 of 144
Asset utilization rating508 of 109260 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,641,182$1,582,388$1,785,631$1,732,127$1,680,991
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,237,723$3,265,072$2,888,250$2,866,846$2,247,251
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,061,197$4,195,926$3,909,117$3,469,625$3,828,705
Other long-term assets$1,268,470$0$0$0$134,350
Total long-term assets$5,329,667$4,195,926$3,909,117$3,469,625$3,963,055
Total assets$10,567,390$7,460,998$6,797,367$6,336,471$6,210,306
Payables and accrued expenses$44,704$23,008$18,084$18,411$23,708
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$44,704$23,008$18,084$18,411$23,708
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,744,253$215,221$154,335$155,826$117,052
Total long-term liabilities$3,178,740$2,163,805$1,631,432$1,695,000$1,898,924
Total liabilities$3,223,444$2,186,813$1,649,516$1,713,411$1,922,632
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$5,794,966$5,254,322$5,135,511$4,603,619$4,249,287
With donor restrictions$1,548,980$19,863$12,340$19,441$38,387
Net assets$7,343,946$5,274,185$5,147,851$4,623,060$4,287,674
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,928,832$5,142,144$4,787,124$4,162,544$3,167,440
Program service revenue$219,826$208,986$255,846$273,115$422,329
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,224$16,627$13,225($48,586)($11,117)
Other revenue($145,714)($220,974)($18,703)$3,822$59,537
Total other revenue$84,336$4,639$250,368$228,351$470,749
Total revenue$8,013,168$5,146,783$5,037,492$4,390,895$3,638,189
Program services$5,229,202$4,434,125$3,993,110$3,452,516$3,576,514
Management and general$464,414$385,615$331,616$445,390$418,914
Total expenses$5,943,407$5,020,449$4,512,701$4,027,296$4,039,522
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$2,069,761$126,334$524,791$363,599($401,333)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,069,761$126,334$524,791$363,599($401,333)


Ryan NewswangerCEO$86,448
Heidi A BoleyCAO$63,495

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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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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