Breakthrough, Inc.

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Breakthrough is a non-denominational, non-profit, evangelical ministry processing over a hundred thousand prayer requests annually. These requests go to a network of nearly 4,000 intercessors who pray individually and faithfully for each request. Our prayer family extends into nearly eighty countries worldwide.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Breakthrough, Inc.
PO Box 121
Lincoln, VA 20160-0121


Phone: (540) 338-5522


Organization details

EIN: 237423474

CEO/President: Ms. Delouis L. Pace

Chairman: Brian Wells

Board size: 9

Founder: Ms. Catherine Marshall

Ruling year: 1980

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Mission statement

Bringing together anonymously those needing prayer and Christians willing to pray for them; calling and equipping people for this work.

Statement of faith

All Intercessors are asked to acknowledge and agree with this statement of faith.

1. We believe that there is One god, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit Genesis 1:1-2; II Corinthians 13:14; Matthew 3:16-17; Exodus 20:2-3; Ephesians 4:6

2. We confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is our personal Savior and Lord. I Timothy 2:5-6; Luke 2:11; John 4:42; Acts 5:30-32; Acts 16:31; Romans 5:9-11; I John 1:9

3. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17; Isaiah 55:11

4. We believe in the deity of Christ, in his virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Colossians 2:9-10; Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 4:15; John 21:25; John 10:32; John 10:25; I John 2:1-2; I John 4:10; John 11:25; Acts 4:33; Luke 9:22; Luke 24:7; John 2:22; Acts 1:8-11; Romans 8:34

5. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. John 3:2-3; I Peter 1:3; Acts 9:31; Romans 5:5; Romans 15:16; I Corinthians 12:3; I Thessalonians 1:6; Titus 3:5-8; I Peter 1:12; II Peter 1:21

6. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. II Peter 1:21; Ephesians 2:22; Revelation 21:3; I Corinthians 6:19; John 14:17; Romans 8:9; Joel 2:28

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. John 17:23; Romans 15:5-6; Ephesians 4:3-6; Ephesians 4:13; Colossians 3:14; Hebrews 10:25

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Advocacy

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating573 of 102223 of 41
Fund acquisition rating202 of 10244 of 41
Resource allocation rating608 of 102430 of 41
Asset utilization rating834 of 102233 of 41

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,564$4,893$5,094$5,216$7,693
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$50,040$43,153$57,375$51,987$66,130
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$96,060$110,938$133,988$158,715$178,220
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$96,060$110,938$133,988$158,715$178,220
Total assets$146,100$154,091$191,363$210,702$244,350
Payables and accrued expenses$92$0$3,297$2,913$12,959
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$1,500$1,500
Total current liabilities$92$0$3,297$4,413$14,459
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$9,211$21,073$32,472$43,425
Total liabilities$92$9,211$24,370$36,885$57,884
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$146,008$123,412$145,571$150,943$158,649
With donor restrictions$0$21,468$21,422$22,874$27,817
Net assets$146,008$144,880$166,993$173,817$186,466
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$175,425$159,434$183,371$195,751$193,630
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$45$46$48$57$57
Other revenue$44$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$89$46$48$57$57
Total revenue$175,514$159,480$183,419$195,808$193,687
Program services$135,800$139,989$136,353$149,812$167,748
Management and general$36,314$35,418$39,465$37,833$41,995
Total expenses$178,513$181,594$190,243$208,457$230,884
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Surplus (deficit)($2,999)($22,114)($6,824)($12,649)($37,197)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($2,999)($22,114)($6,824)($12,649)($37,197)


Delouis PaceExecutive Director$67,554

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/26/2022. To update the information below, please email:


Breakthrough was started in 1980 by well known Christian author Catherine Marshall and her husband, Leonard LeSourd.

Catherine was married to United States Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall when his sudden death in 1949 from a heart attack propelled her into a writing career. Her best selling book titled A Man Called Peter was made into the top grossing motion picture of the year in 1952. Many subsequent books were also best sellers, including Christy, which later became the popular television series by the same name.

Catherine and Leonard (who was editor of Guidepost magazine) met and married ten years after Peter Marshall's death. Through Catherine's biographical books, Meeting God at Every Turn, and Beyond Ourselves, many thousands of readers from around the world wrote her telling of their own struggles or seeking a way to minister to the needs of others.

Catherine's prayer for God's solution was answered as God began to reveal to her a ministry that would do just that - bring together individual needs and those willing to pray for them. In the spring of 1980, Catherine shared with the Board of Directors of Guidepost her vision of anonymously matching people who had prayer concerns with those who had the desire to pray for others. A unanimous decision was made to change the focus of the organization from publishing a Christian magazine to becoming an intercessory prayer ministry. From simple beginnings, the ministry now utilizes a computer based tracking and matching system, whereby each prayer need is sent out to six intercessors worldwide who pray for that anonymous person's need.

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