Light of Life Ministries / Light of Life Rescue Mission

The information on this page was last updated 2/15/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Summary

Since 1952, Light of Life has been a place where hope and healing meet for men, women, and families experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction. We transform lives through the love of Christ.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Light of Life Rescue Mission
913 Western Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Website: lightoflife.org

Phone: (412) 258-6100

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 251056389

CEO/President: Jerrel T. Gilliam

Chairman: Glenn Graner

Board size: 15

Founder:

Ruling year: 1953

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


Purpose


Mission statement

Light of Life transforms lives through the love of Christ by providing food, shelter, and hope to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness, poverty, or addiction to restore them as healthy members of our community.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, authoritative, and only infallible Word of God and the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, and His substitutionary and atoning death through shedding His own blood; we believe in His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, His present rule as Head of the Church, and His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male and female, and these two distinct, complementary sexes reflect the image and nature of God.

We believe that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful men and women and that this is wholly a work of God's grace, not human effort.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, who enables the Christian to live a godly life by dwelling within him/her.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, those who are saved into everlasting life and fellowship with the Lord and those who are lost into everlasting judgment, condemnation, and separation from God.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, including equality across racial, gender, and class differences.

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Transparency grade

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating956 of 1104121 of 140
Fund acquisition rating606 of 110579 of 140
Resource allocation rating861 of 110599 of 140
Asset utilization rating956 of 1104130 of 140

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%12%15%15%15%20%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
10%12%15%15%15%19%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%100%99%99%100%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
11%17%20%22%22%21%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%0%1%1%0%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%73%69%68%70%73%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%70%74%70%66%94%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%51%51%48%46%69%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%30%26%30%34%6%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%15%13%27%39%7%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%10%12%10%7%6%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.520.330.360.460.711.07
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.714.432.943.331.501.64
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.681.481.071.531.061.76
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.9114.6316.333.4911.1818.58
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.070.060.290.090.05
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.467.5710.515.6010.276.44
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%4%2%29%6%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%3%0%4%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%288%268%155%132%90%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$5,056,997$6,378,381$2,359,994$3,139,263$509,419
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,241,787$1,604,549$2,501,588$1,881,450$313,010
Short-term investments$333,150$345,073$913,422$2,043,386$2,962,627
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$6,631,934$8,328,003$5,775,004$7,064,099$3,785,056
Long-term investments$8,019,278$8,019,278$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,239,910$3,153,319$8,430,643$3,510,881$2,441,186
Other long-term assets$12,483,450$5,013,750$5,013,750$0$0
Total long-term assets$22,742,638$16,186,347$13,444,393$3,510,881$2,441,186
Total assets$29,374,572$24,514,350$19,219,397$10,574,980$6,226,242
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$362,433$510,057$1,654,214$632,017$203,732
Other current liabilities$90,978$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$453,411$510,057$1,654,214$632,017$203,732
Debt$750,000$62,131$690,100$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$3,163,098$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$750,000$62,131$3,853,198$0$0
Total liabilities$1,203,411$572,188$5,507,412$632,017$203,732
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$28,056,161$21,810,186$12,778,050$7,251,295$6,009,110
With donor restrictions$115,000$2,131,976$933,935$2,691,668$13,400
Net assets$28,171,161$23,942,162$13,711,985$9,942,963$6,022,510
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$14,035,962$11,983,068$12,516,934$11,417,071$6,985,872
Program service revenue$15,440$7,616$9,851$27,562$45,760
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$137,032$75,934$84,022$73,257$47,429
Other revenue($168,410)$24,900($4,437)($86,936)($11,816)
Total other revenue($15,938)$108,450$89,436$13,883$81,373
Total revenue$14,020,024$12,091,518$12,606,370$11,430,954$7,067,245
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$7,140,209$6,115,395$6,046,941$5,266,721$4,890,292
Management and general$984,547$1,056,786$877,186$562,429$414,485
Fundraising$1,672,389$1,753,278$1,912,880$1,688,334$1,368,209
Total expenses$9,797,145$8,925,459$8,837,007$7,517,484$6,672,986
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$4,222,879$3,166,059$3,769,363$3,913,470$394,259
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,222,879$3,166,059$3,769,363$3,913,470$394,259

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Jerrel GilliamExecutive Director$169,581

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2022


Response from ministry

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History


Program accomplishments

250,000+ meals
1,500+ homeless people served
1,000+ women and children served


Needs