Barnabas International

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The goal of Barnabas International is to equip, edify, encourage, and enrich God's servants so that they are refreshed in their souls and renewed in their service.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Barnabas International
P.O. Box 708


Phone: 815-395-1335

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 363535053

CEO/President: Josh Beck

Chairman: Brent Bounds

Board size: 9

Founder: Lareau and Evie Lindquist

Ruling year: 1987

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2006


Barnabas International staff are passionate about shepherding global workers, and training global shepherds. We desire each worker to thrive wherever they have been planted, and we desire to mentor and train other organizations and individuals to shepherd workers to the heart of God.

Mission statement

Barnabas International exists to edify, encourage, enrich, and strengthen servants in ministry. We creatively seek ways to fulfill our charter through a variety of ministry models. We are pastoral care providers, shepherding the hearts and souls of God's people. Our ministry priorities are targeted toward global servants, pastors, national church leaders, and their families.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating466 of 107613 of 33
Fund acquisition rating596 of 107718 of 33
Resource allocation rating894 of 107728 of 33
Asset utilization rating27 of 10761 of 33

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$12,765$105,355$6,718
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$289,421$317,405$234,756$423,256$256,411
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,743$9,052$12,043$2,193$467
Other long-term assets$984,649$945,250$898,791$660,975$657,125
Total long-term assets$992,392$954,302$910,834$663,168$657,592
Total assets$1,281,813$1,271,707$1,145,590$1,086,424$914,003
Payables and accrued expenses$78,864$67,878$71,512$46,842$22,068
Other current liabilities$75,676$63,400$63,056$27,676$16,700
Total current liabilities$154,540$131,278$134,568$74,518$38,768
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$154,540$131,278$134,568$74,518$38,768
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,117,105$1,132,279$1,002,572$1,001,096$863,510
With donor restrictions$10,168$8,150$8,450$10,810$11,725
Net assets$1,127,273$1,140,429$1,011,022$1,011,906$875,235
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,088,326$3,041,511$2,877,882$2,959,023$2,732,325
Program service revenue$142,198$147,092$96,550$138,621$110,865
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$16,658$12,952$9,250$6,841$4,009
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$158,856$160,044$105,800$145,462$114,874
Total revenue$3,247,182$3,201,555$2,983,682$3,104,485$2,847,199
Program services$2,599,611$2,449,833$2,332,101$2,377,219$2,201,621
Management and general$514,234$488,485$538,411$434,611$467,705
Total expenses$3,293,341$3,104,303$3,019,511$2,958,089$2,822,657
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($46,159)$97,252($35,829)$146,396$24,542
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($46,159)$97,252($35,829)$146,396$24,542


Perry BradfordExecutive Di$61,500
Nicholas TheoharisCOO$51,125

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/19/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


It was early spring of 1986 when Lareau and Evie Lindquist had a two-week assignment with the Wycliffe Bible Translators in Colombia, South America. They were unexpectedly detained in a remote area of the jungle, Cona Colorado. During the evening and late into the night as they were walking the small airstrip, the concept of Barnabas was born.

Lareau and Evie had had many opportunities for service over their years together, but the Lord was moving in their hearts to consider a ministry of encouragement to God's servants overseas. After much prayer, Barnabas International became a reality on July 7, 1986.

The Lord pulled together a supportive Board of Directors, and the ministry of encouragement, enrichment, and edification was put into action. The focus was those in international ministry, national church leaders overseas, ministry workers in the States, and Christians in general.

The organization was started as a "Ma and Pa" ministry with no intention of being more than that, but the Lord has allowed the ministry of Barnabas to grow and expand. However, throughout this journey of growth and expansion, the organization has stayed focused on the ministry of encouragement.

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