Family Broadcasting Corporation / pka Lesea, Inc.
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Family Broadcasting Corporation (formerly LeSEA Broadcasting Corporation) was started in 1957. Our vision is simple: bring people to Jesus every day. We are all unavoidably human and imperfect, but we are passionate about the eternal message of Christ's love.
Family Broadcasting Corporation
61300 S. Ironwood Rd
South Bend, IN 46614
Phone: (574) 291-8200
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Drew Sumrall
Board size: 0
Founder: Dr. Lester Sumrall
Ruling year: 1973
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end:
Member of ECFA: No
Member of ECFA since:
We strive every day to reach the masses with this message. There is no greater gift than the words of Jesus-words that bring life, redemption, and reconciliation. We believe the work at hand is critically important, and that our time here is precious.
Our prayer is that when Christ returns, He finds faith on the Earth, and that we are counted as followers of Christ and faithful in our mission.
LeSEA Broadcasting exists to reach out to the lost across the globe and to provide families with a viewing alternative to secular television programs. We have a God-given calling to reach the untold billions yet untold, and empower believers to grow in their spiritual walk.
We take this mission very seriously as we partner with friends to reach across the globe with the Good News of Christ. Our multi-faceted ministry includes television and satellite broadcasting, international shortwave radio, Bible distribution, and the 24-hour World Harvest Prayerline.
Statement of faith
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is more than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||No||0/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||No||0/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||No||0/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||No||0/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||No||0/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||12/100|
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Sector: Radio/ TV Stations
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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/12/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
Lester Sumrall, with the help and support of his family, and many friends, founded LeSEA (Lester Sumrall Evangelistic Association) in 1957: A ministry which has subsequently given birth to well over one hundred books and study guides, eleven television stations, a satellite ministry, an FM radio station, three short-wave radio stations reaching over ninety percent of the world's population, and a bimonthly magazine. Perhaps the crowning glory of Lester Sumrall's work is his ongoing ministry to feed desperately poor families within the Body of Christ. Established in 1987, LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry has given millions of pounds in food and supplies valued at millions of dollars to countless believers around the globe.