Audio Scripture Ministries

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ASM helps connect people to God's Word in their own heart language by recording and distributing Bible and Bible engagement resources in audio.

ASM began in 1967 as Portable Recording Ministries and changed its name to Audio Scripture Ministries in 1996, and is not affiliated in any way with Audio Scriptures International.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Audio Scripture Ministries
PO Box 1439
Holland, MI 49422


Phone: (616) 396-5291

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 236296186

CEO/President: Jamison Worst

Chairman: Jamison Worst

Board size: 7

Founder: Dr. Ronald Beery

Ruling year: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


Our commitment to the Great Commission directs us to serve others as we:

- Partner with churches, ministries, and individuals to create and distribute audio Scripture and Bible engagement resources to communicate the Good News of Jesus. - Facilitate production of audio recordings of the Bible in each language needed by people groups around the world. - Distribute, either directly or through other ministries, suitably formatted Scripture recordings among both non-Christians and Christians, whether living in their homelands or elsewhere. - Encourage and assist in the development of projects for audio Scripture recording and distribution through local leaders and other ministries.

Mission statement

Audio Scripture Ministries helps connect people to God's Word in their own heart language.

Statement of faith

We believe:

In one God, in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

That all humanity has sinned and thus is separated from God.

The Bible to be God's only written and imperative message to man, verbally inspired by God, and without error in the original writings.

In Jesus Christ, who though God Himself, entered into human flesh, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and was born of the virgin Mary.

That Jesus Christ, the only Mediator between God and each human being, died for our sins, the sinless for the sinful.

That Christ arose bodily from the dead, conquering the power of death.

That all who place their faith in Him as Savior are accounted to be upright before God and are born into His spiritual family by His act of grace and mercy.

That Christ ascended into heaven where He is our High Priest and speaks in our defense before God. That the Holy Spirit lives in each believer and desires to enable each one to live a life of victory over sin and of service to Christ.

That good works are the fruit resulting from, but not counting toward, spiritual rebirth and salvation and are indicative of true repentance and faith.

In the personal return of Jesus Christ at any moment.

In the bodily resurrection of believers to eternal life in God's presence and unbelievers to everlasting punishment and separation from God.

In the command of God through Christ to every Christian that His Gospel must be made known to every living person by every effective means possible.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating912 of 108525 of 34
Fund acquisition rating761 of 108825 of 34
Resource allocation rating846 of 108824 of 34
Asset utilization rating729 of 108521 of 34

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$20,158$41,158$27,960$20,456$20,255
Short-term investments$1,456,693$400,654$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,966,147$857,307$601,643$607,711$797,654
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,157$295,701$310,020$318,691$271,549
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$4,157$295,701$310,020$318,691$271,549
Total assets$1,970,304$1,153,008$911,663$926,402$1,069,203
Payables and accrued expenses$5,980$3,808$8,560$23,461$3,404
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$5,980$3,808$8,560$23,461$3,404
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$612$958$1,304$1,650$1,996
Total long-term liabilities$612$958$1,304$1,650$1,996
Total liabilities$6,592$4,766$9,864$25,111$5,400
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,687,010$789,858$623,545$582,441$705,626
With donor restrictions$276,702$358,384$278,254$318,850$358,177
Net assets$1,963,712$1,148,242$901,799$901,291$1,063,803
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,272,813$1,353,121$884,429$1,042,214$943,731
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$859,017$164$6,973$13,746$7,753
Other revenue$0$0$0$3,355($7,157)
Total other revenue$859,017$164$6,973$17,101$596
Total revenue$2,131,830$1,353,285$891,402$1,059,315$944,327
Program services$898,294$874,525$672,165$966,805$976,799
Management and general$143,547$131,680$137,539$142,644$123,892
Total expenses$1,161,254$1,108,145$890,894$1,221,827$1,168,067
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$970,576$245,140$508($162,512)($223,740)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$970,576$245,140$508($162,512)($223,740)


Naomi FrizzellExecutive Director$113,361

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


While the young Ron Beery was pursuing his childhood passion for electronics in college and graduate school, he had not yet realized that God would use his passion to bring the Word to people all over the world. Ron often asked God if electronics was in His calling for him, and the Lord did use Ron's knowledge and skills as a physics professor at Hope College in Holland, MI. Ron and his wife Alice thought this might be God's plan for Ron's science training, but soon they were challenged by the world's many people who are unable to receive God's Word in their heart language because they cannot read. Ron realized that providing recorded Scripture on simple players could meet that great need. He started small, encouraged by a number of God-given partner individuals and churches, and Portable Recording Ministries was born in 1967.

In God's plan the transistor had only recently transformed and miniaturized the entire electronics field, making small, portable Scripture players possible for the first time in history. Further improvements followed, from the use of cassettes to newer recording methods, all the way down to the pocket-sized digital players used today. Portable Recording Ministries later changed its name to Audio Scripture Ministries, and God enabled the organization to grow with the need. ASM has established four overseas recording studios to record Scripture in over 250 languages, and we have distributed players to thousands of people who need to hear God's Word in their own language to receive it in their heart. God has continued to bring many partners to join ASM: other ministries, workers, prayer partners, volunteers, and contributors. Many challenges and joys have come to ASM in our 50+ years of history, and God has been abundantly faithful in His leading and provision. As ASM continues its work, now under its fourth leader, we will enable ever more people groups to hear God's Word in their own language, to the glory of God.

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Program accomplishments

Audio Scripture Ministries played significant roles in the development and production of hand-powered, solar-powered cassette players. ASM has also played a significant role in assisting missionaries and others to locate audio and other equipment suitable for various ministry locations.

Three of the four regional recording studios brought into existence by PRM (now ASM) are fully independent, and two are completely run by local, national believers. The Africa regional center is completely run by Africans, but corporately affiliated with the US headquarters in Holland, Michigan.