Transport for Christ / TFC Global

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Summary

We have always been about reaching drivers with the good news of Jesus Christ. That has not changed. We are expanding our ministry to include several programs that will reach a greater community and provide a higher standard of care to drivers and those in the trucking industry.

Corporate Chaplains Network - The network takes care and compassion to the workplace where it is needed most and can make a meaningful difference.

International Christian Trucking Association - This group has been created to provide a way for the trucking industry and their families to know Christ and grow in their Christian life through discipleship opportunities, educational resources and seminars.

TruckersLife Foundation - This TFC Global foundation is a 501C3 charity that helps commercial over-the-road/ regional drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work.

National Coalition of Trucking Ministries - The National Coalition of Trucking Ministries is a professional development organization of like-minded ministries that have come together to impact the Kingdom through teaching, supporting, encouraging and networking.

International Missions - TFC Global's International Missions reach outside of the United States and into the greater world. We currently are pursuing partnerships on two continents and are continuing to expand.

Gateway to Freedom Foundation - TFC Global is dedicated to helping drivers who face sexual pressures when they are away from home as well as spreading awareness of how human trafficking can be recognized and reported.


Contact information

Mailing address:
TFC Global
1525 River Rd
Marietta, PA 17547

Website: tfcglobal.org

Phone: (717) 426-9977

Email: info@tfcglobal.org


Organization details

EIN: 382013299

CEO/President: Ron Fraser

Chairman: Ellen Voie

Board size: 11

Founder: Rev. Jim Keys

Ruling year: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Purpose

We. exist to evangelize, educate and equip members of the trucking community and their families to help them grow in their faith.


Mission statement

Transport For Christ expresses its mission as follows:

To lead truck drivers as well as the trucking community to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

TFC has the following vision:

To provide an effective ministry to truck drivers throughout the world wherever there is a significant trucking industry.


Statement of faith

TFC Global is a nondenominational organization which adheres to Biblical principles and is Christ-centered in all respects. We believe in the following seven articles of faith:

We believe the Bible to be inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

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

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus 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, in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Transparency grade

C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20212020201420132012
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%10%7%25%25%23%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%10%7%25%25%22%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
91%100%98%99%99%99%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%9%7%24%24%23%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
9%0%2%1%1%1%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20212020201420132012
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%68%69%48%50%51%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
90%105%93%102%104%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%71%64%49%53%51%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
10%-5%7%-2%-4%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
15%-8%12%-6%-11%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%23%24%28%25%26%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20212020201420132012
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.161.591.471.861.751.58
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.535.434.244.704.394.03
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.818.636.238.727.686.37
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20212020201420132012
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.663.604.731.952.292.90
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.280.210.510.440.35
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.441.001.520.670.881.23
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20212020201420132012
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%6%10%36%35%34%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%1%5%24%25%24%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
72%59%61%35%37%42%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20212020201420132012
Cash$116,657$177,695$132,468$206,660$248,431
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$17,642$17,392$67,358$19,314$21,972
Short-term investments$0$0$6,659$6,205$5,969
Other current assets$0$0$19,684$22,508$22,811
Total current assets$134,299$195,087$226,169$254,687$299,183
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$595,504$631,540$835,964$863,221$907,916
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$595,504$631,540$835,964$863,221$907,916
Total assets$729,803$826,627$1,062,133$1,117,908$1,207,099
 
Liabilities20212020201420132012
Payables and accrued expenses$36,645$15,282$95,218$91,876$82,737
Other current liabilities$648$25,986$20,517$19,178$20,576
Total current liabilities$37,293$41,268$115,735$111,054$103,313
Debt$3,665$39,569$259,304$277,025$295,232
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$4,186$6,725$7,535$7,758
Total long-term liabilities$3,665$43,755$266,029$284,560$302,990
Total liabilities$40,958$85,023$381,764$395,614$406,303
 
Net assets20212020201420132012
Without donor restrictions$686,845$739,221$641,427$683,352$760,902
With donor restrictions$2,000$2,383$38,942$38,942$39,894
Net assets$688,845$741,604$680,369$722,294$800,796
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20212020201420132012
Total contributions$1,104,685$1,284,850$1,915,789$1,863,663$1,910,325
Program service revenue$0$0$12,304$13,018$12,996
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$1,200$1,028($123)
Other revenue$1,945$22,037$232($353)($825)
Total other revenue$1,945$22,037$13,736$13,693$12,048
Total revenue$1,106,630$1,306,887$1,929,525$1,877,356$1,922,373
 
Expenses20212020201420132012
Program services$784,061$839,268$945,135$986,597$971,177
Management and general$269,280$288,648$553,551$495,909$502,834
Fundraising$106,048$87,721$472,764$473,352$431,892
Total expenses$1,159,389$1,215,637$1,971,450$1,955,858$1,905,903
 
Change in net assets20212020201420132012
Surplus (deficit)($52,759)$91,250($41,925)($78,502)$16,470
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($52,759)$91,250($41,925)($78,502)$16,470

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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History

Transport For Christ started in 1951 as the effort of a young Canadian, Rev. Jim Keys. He wanted to help truck drivers and build bridges of opportunity to talk to drivers about Jesus Christ. It didn't take long for Jim to gather a team of men to travel by automobile throughout the Ontario province looking for drivers stopped along the Royal Canadian Highway and other routes. In time, a small modified step van that allowed drivers to visit inside was put into service.

The opportunities to minister to truck drivers expanded with large trucking companies giving chaplains time to present safety meetings at the terminals. (The companies received better insurance rates when they offered safety instructions to the drivers.) The increased opportunities for ministry and the familiarity of trucks inspired the TFC leaders to use modified rigs to hold safety meetings and chapel services. The first mobile chapel was commissioned in 1968 with three added in the early 1970's.

As cross-border drivers from the United States encountered these roving servants, they encouraged the ministry to spread south. Driver chaplains took one or two-week long tours of duty with these moving chapels crisscrossing North America. An average of 120 truck drivers came to faith in Christ each year.

Robert Thompson, a truck stop owner near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania persuaded TFC to park a chapel permanently at his plaza in 1986. At that location, 150 drivers professed faith in Christ the first year. This move changed the way TFC did ministry. Christ-following truck stop owners and others who observed the decline in prostitution and crime at the truck stops requested a chapel and a chaplain team. In time, up to 42 truck stop locations across Canada and the US had chapels or held worship and Bible study in driver's lounge.

Early in the ministry (1957), Rev. Keys created a mimeographed handout about the ministry, called The Highway Evangelist. This paper grew into a newsprint magazine entitled, Highway News and Good News. The magazine includes features of interest to drivers, including photos of antique trucks, Christian life features, and driver health. Each month, nearly 16,000 magazines are distributed by chaplains at truck stops and many volunteers take them to trucking companies or businesses used by truck drivers.

Truck drivers operate in most countries in the world so it is no surprise that Christ-followers around the world have contacted TFC to explore developing ministry to truck drivers. TFC partners with national ministries in Russia, Zambia, Paraguay, Tanzania and Brazil.

In 2010, TFC launched Exit 58 to raise awareness with drivers to the injustice of human trafficking. Based on Isaiah 58:6, TFC and its chaplains help drivers repent of pornography use and point them toward resources to break the addiction. In addition, TFC joined forces with Truckers Against Trafficking. Chaplains are regularly given training to watch for evidence of transporting men and women of all ages for labor and sex slavery. Chaplains also make drivers aware of the issue and instruct them where to report trafficking. TFC chaplains have been able to be a part of several rescues.

In 2019, we changed our name to TFC Global. We have always been about reaching commercial drivers with the Good News of Jesus Christ; this is not changing! The new name will allow us to expand our ministry to include several programs that will reach a greater community and provide a higher standard of care to drivers and those in the trucking industry. We have also extended our global reach to include a ministry in Paraguay, South America.

At 3.7 million drivers in North America, the opportunity for ministry is great. Today, we can see farther because we stand on the shoulders of giants of the faith.


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