International Outreach Ministries

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International Outreach Ministries (IOM) is a diverse group of Jesus followers who desire to see people of every nation become His disciples in the Kingdom of God.

Contact information

Mailing address:
International Outreach Ministries
PO Box 2140
McComb, MS 39649


Phone: 601-684-0558

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 431972477

CEO/President: Dr. Michael T. McCarty, Sr.

Chairman: Dr. Michael T. McCarty, Sr.

Board size: 8

Founder: Paul Petrie

Ruling year: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2019


IOM operates relationally-like a family. This enables its Associate Missionaries to pursue their call and vision where and how they sense God directs while the IOM service and support team helps them to be fruitful. As an organization, we serve alongside sending support teams and local churches. IOM is registered with the IRS as a 501(c) 3 organization making donations given through IOM for missionary support deductible to the full extent permitted by the law.

Mission statement

Our mission is to serve those who serve Jesus in missions worldwide. Our philosophy is to apply fresh thinking and solutions to the mission field while operating efficiently with the interests of our Associate Missionaries in mind.

Statement of faith

IOM is not affiliated with any particular denomination or fellowship. As such, we hold to the truths expressed in the Apostles Creed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating45 of 11067 of 144
Fund acquisition rating57 of 11074 of 144
Resource allocation rating228 of 110730 of 144
Asset utilization rating231 of 110630 of 144

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$7,210$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,656,724$2,099,783$1,918,022$1,623,067$1,672,096
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$2,904$323$323$5,648$545
Total long-term assets$2,904$323$323$5,648$545
Total assets$1,659,628$2,100,106$1,918,345$1,628,715$1,672,641
Payables and accrued expenses$121,126$169,160$220,237$80,837$3,773
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$121,126$169,160$220,237$80,837$3,773
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$121,126$169,160$220,237$80,837$3,773
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$103,039$202,120$306,835$212,707$150,353
With donor restrictions$1,435,463$1,728,826$1,391,273$1,335,171$1,518,515
Net assets$1,538,502$1,930,946$1,698,108$1,547,878$1,668,868
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,914,783$3,752,127$3,637,282$3,531,042$3,333,329
Program service revenue$300$600$650$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,084$5,795$20,430$27,564$9,270
Other revenue$10,633$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$12,017$6,395$21,080$27,564$9,270
Total revenue$3,926,800$3,758,522$3,658,362$3,558,606$3,342,599
Program services$3,888,178$3,086,632$3,192,172$3,349,002$3,172,913
Management and general$456,285$419,995$317,041$331,202$193,473
Total expenses$4,344,463$3,506,627$3,509,213$3,680,204$3,366,386
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($417,663)$251,895$149,149($121,598)($23,787)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($417,663)$251,895$149,149($121,598)($23,787)


Ronald GraySecretary/Treasurer$109,500
Michael McCartyExecutive Director/Pres$105,104
Paul PetrieBoard Member$52,848
Dwayne HiggasonVice President$6,400

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/30/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Every story has a pre-story. In our case, God began joining the lives of a group of Jesus followers together in the 1960s, who by the '70s were already working overseas as well as in North America doing a variety of mission-type activities. At the same time, there was a growing sense of call to strategic international missions among many of our colleagues and friends in the US. While some already oversees workers were being facilitated through other missions organizations, by 1985 Paul Petrie began to realize that perhaps we could accomplish these services more easily and less expensively if we created our own agency.

"I had served on the Boards of several mission organizations" Paul recalls, "and had field experience in Africa and the Pacific Rim since 1967, and so was familiar with the concepts, policies, strategies and management of some mission organizations. I then decided to visit the directors of several agencies, speak with their staff, and read their founding and operational documents. By autumn 1985 a group of us sensed it was time to create our own organization and in October of that year, International Outreach Ministries (IOM) was formed."

The first IOM Missionary Commissioning Service was held on August 16, 1986. Charles Simpson spoke and 42 men & women were commissioned to international service. By the following Wednesday all 42 of us were in their respective field of service. God had scattered sons of the Kingdom to many nations of the world. It was a remarkable time.

The earliest IOM missionaries, commissioned to go to countries in Europe, Africa, and Latin America, engaged in a variety of missionary endeavors and activities. Their common focus was the revelation of Father's reconciling love through Jesus and the proclamation and extension of His Kingdom. Then and now, IOM was more than an organization; it is a network of relationships that God has joined together. As a company of servants, we have been sent out to make Him known across the earth. That was our purpose then and it remains our purpose now.

In 1990, Paul Petrie and his family moved to Belgium, leaving the responsibility for administrating IOM to Charles Simpson, who asked Gary Henley to become the new Director. Though Gary had been a church planter in both the cities of Chicago and Dallas, he had a growing concern for the gospel to be taken to un-sown fields and unreached peoples globally and IOM became the vehicle to address that concern. Looking back, we see the Father's sovereign care for IOM missionaries was demonstrated by Gary's excellent leadership of IOM for almost 20 years.

The original service concept of IOM was that individual churches would send missionaries whose pastoral care would come primarily from those churches, while the administration of the funds and strategy of the work would be facilitated through IOM. This initial approach ultimately proved only partly effective. Today, IOM receives and handles several million dollars of missionary support funds annually from donors across North America. However, time proved that the pastoral reach of sending churches often needed to be supplemented with one-on-one, on-the-field encouragement from an IOM support team. Gary and several friends, some of whom later became IOM Board members, began to travel to encourage, strengthen and strategize with IOM Associates on the field. With this in mind, Ronald Gray joined IOM in the mid-1990's, and has since mobilized hundreds of short-term teams to evangelize, to encourage, and to carry out a number of significant construction projects in conjunction with and support of long-term IOM Associate Missionaries.

After 9/11, it became acutely obvious to some that Muslims comprised one of the largest and neediest unreached groups in the world. In partnership with associates in the USA and in the Muslim world, an IOM team helped develop an Arabic language internet outreach to Muslims. Today, IOM's "e-Bridge" project continues to take the gospel to hundreds of thousands of Muslims who would not otherwise have access to it. In 2008, Gary and his wife moved to Morocco to work with the multinational team pioneering this effort.

To help facilitate the Henley's relocation and new assignment in Morocco, Michael McCarty took over the primary administrative responsibility for IOM and has since become the ministry's Executive Director. Under his oversight, IOM has experienced exciting new growth and increased its administrative effectiveness. Additional fields such as China, and Cambodia are now being served by IOM Associate Missionaries. Among other things, many of these new workers are now confronting the wickedness of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, as well as meeting many other needs in Asia. In fact, today there are 100+ IOM missionaries serving in 26 countries.

Similar to IOM's first Associates, the activities of the newest IOM missionaries vary: from working in the modern-day abolition movement to finding new and creative ways to deliver the gospel to historically "closed" nations, from helping train future pastoral, business and political leaders, to humanitarian efforts like drilling water wells and feeding children. Then and now, the common thread is a passion to let the world know God's redemptive, reconciling love.

The rest, as they say, is history! IOM's history! The books that could be written about what is taking place through this group of friends serving together and being served by IOM, would be extensive. The overall influence of the organization has been remarkable. However, it's not the organization - that is just the clothing, something needed and useful, but not the essence of what we are. IOM is ultimately the people whom He has put together, their relationships and stories, their sacrifice and service that have changed the lives of individuals and nations.

Program accomplishments

7 regions served
26 countries impacted
100+ missionaries served