International Disaster Emergency Service

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IDES is a Christian 501(c)(3) organization that connects those who are hurting worldwide to those who have a heart of compassion. Since 1973, IDES has partnered with local churches in the U.S. and mission workers in more than 115 countries during times of crisis.

Contact information

Mailing address:
International Disaster Emergency Service
355 Park 32 West Drive
Noblesville, IN 46062


Phone: (317) 773-4111

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 237348277

CEO/President: David Stine

Chairman: Mark McGilvrey

Board size: 10

Founder: Milton and Janet Bates

Ruling year: 1974

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


IDES serves in five main Focus Areas around the world: evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical care.

Mission statement

IDES exists to meet physical and spiritual needs of suffering people throughout the world in the name of Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating632 of 111246 of 87
Fund acquisition rating307 of 111328 of 87
Resource allocation rating599 of 111349 of 87
Asset utilization rating884 of 111266 of 87

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$223,135$211,103$185,867$50,252$45,821
Short-term investments$3,718,585$2,514,971$2,219,915$1,222,949$798,035
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$8,989,808$5,984,188$4,755,278$4,218,184$3,866,252
Long-term investments$772,645$209,075$206,938$0$0
Fixed assets$1,252,191$1,204,626$1,209,518$1,272,677$1,155,873
Other long-term assets$182,845$216,846$204,800$303,538$241,305
Total long-term assets$2,207,681$1,630,547$1,621,256$1,576,215$1,397,178
Total assets$11,197,489$7,614,735$6,376,534$5,794,399$5,263,430
Payables and accrued expenses$420,358$589,066$311,741$310,848$193,064
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$420,358$589,066$311,741$310,848$193,064
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$69,174$57,727$56,726$38,277$32,145
Total long-term liabilities$128,074$139,083$154,569$130,359$107,161
Total liabilities$548,432$728,149$466,310$441,207$300,225
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$7,164,941$5,161,122$4,748,667$4,327,837$3,587,647
With donor restrictions$3,484,116$1,725,464$1,161,557$1,025,355$1,375,558
Net assets$10,649,057$6,886,586$5,910,224$5,353,192$4,963,205
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Total contributions$11,571,248$7,086,208$5,059,412$5,145,242$4,886,248
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$229,267$171,939$132,912$89,808$151,201
Other revenue$10,729$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$239,996$171,939$132,912$89,808$151,201
Total revenue$11,811,244$7,258,147$5,192,324$5,235,050$5,037,449
Program services$6,414,918$5,330,730$3,883,660$4,118,726$4,683,357
Management and general$689,315$610,935$503,563$491,152$488,163
Total expenses$7,538,954$6,411,316$4,811,970$4,945,905$5,475,486
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$4,272,290$846,831$380,354$289,145($438,037)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,272,290$846,831$380,354$289,145($438,037)


David StineExecutive Di$91,170

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 5/10/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


1970: Following a major cyclone that hit Bangladesh, Milton Bates, and his wife, Janet, were deeply moved by the utter destruction they saw on the news reports. Burdened to help somehow, Milton and Janet prayed for God to reveal a way to unite the brotherhood of independent Christian Churches/Churches of Christ in a significant relief effort. After writing and sending over 500 letters from their own kitchen table to various Christian leaders, 9 men wrote back that they would support Milton if he volunteered to lead the effort. Faithfully, Milton and Janet continued to pray for direction, and for the missionaries they were connected with around the world.

Then, at the 1973 North American Christian Convention, Milton and these 9 leaders met together for the first time, and International Disaster Emergency Service was officially created. Today: IDES has various staff members working out of our very own headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana; all of IDES volunteer opportunities are facilitated here.

Today: IDES has various staff members working out of our very own headquarters in Noblesville, Indiana; all of IDES volunteer opportunities are facilitated here.

IDES serves in five main Focus Areas around the world: evangelism, disaster response, hunger relief, community development, and medical care.

Program accomplishments

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