Bible Project

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BibleProject is a nonprofit ed-tech organization and animation studio that produces 100% free Bible videos, podcasts, blogs, classes, and educational Bible resources to help make the biblical story accessible to everyone, everywhere.

From page one to the final word, we believe the Bible is a unified story that leads to Jesus. This diverse collection of ancient books overflows with wisdom for our modern world. As we let the biblical story speak for itself, we believe the message of Jesus will transform individuals and entire communities.

Many people have misunderstood the Bible as a collection of inspirational quotes or a divine instruction manual dropped from heaven. Most of us gravitate toward sections we enjoy while avoiding parts that are confusing or even disturbing.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Bible Project
PO Box 14278
Portland, OR 97293




Organization details

EIN: 464277592

CEO/President: Steve Atkinson

Chairman: Jon Collins

Board size: 2

Founder: Tim Mackie and Jon Collins

Ruling year: 2014

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our Bible resources help people experience the Bible in a way that is approachable, engaging, and transformative. We do this by showcasing the literary art of the Scriptures and tracing the themes found in them from beginning to end. Rather than taking the stance of a specific tradition or denomination, we create materials to elevate the Bible for all people and draw our eyes to its unified message.

Mission statement

Our videos and all of our other resources are available for free to help people everywhere experience the unified story of the Bible.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating249 of 102214 of 53
Fund acquisition rating42 of 10244 of 53
Resource allocation rating449 of 102427 of 53
Asset utilization rating605 of 102226 of 53

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$505,632$465,751$472,209$16$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,459,104$4,048,232$1,977,390$896,737$435,635
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$661,609$576,816$256,841$10,722$2,349
Other long-term assets$1,507,733$1,565,919$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,169,342$2,142,735$256,841$10,722$2,349
Total assets$7,628,446$6,190,967$2,234,231$907,459$437,984
Payables and accrued expenses$363,950$190,599$92,236$0$68
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$363,950$190,599$92,236$0$68
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$21,696$3,043
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$21,696$3,043
Total liabilities$363,950$190,599$92,236$21,696$3,111
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$7,264,496$6,000,368$2,141,995$885,763$434,873
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$7,264,496$6,000,368$2,141,995$885,763$434,873
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Total contributions$9,003,973$7,101,375$3,500,195$1,694,827$891,539
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$41,144$9,316$4,262$1,485$20
Other revenue($80,560)($27,782)$397,020$35,091$0
Total other revenue($39,416)($18,466)$401,282$36,576$20
Total revenue$8,964,557$7,082,909$3,901,477$1,731,403$891,559
Program services$6,097,799$2,858,462$1,995,600$1,082,107$508,953
Management and general$1,422,667$791,299$438,267$170,223$13,422
Total expenses$7,536,030$3,674,412$2,645,246$1,280,513$525,962
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Surplus (deficit)$1,428,527$3,408,497$1,256,231$450,890$365,597
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,428,527$3,408,497$1,256,231$450,890$365,597


Tim MackieSecretary/Director$156,283
Jonathan CollinsPresident/Director$150,882
Joel PaulFinance Director$40,932
Gerry E BreshearsDirector$10,000
Steve AtkinsonDirector$10,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/7/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Timothy Mackie and Jonathan Collins (long-time friends and one-time roommates at Multnomah University) were tossing around ideas on how to help people read through Scripture while avoiding the common pitfalls and misunderstandings. How could complex themes of the Bible be presented in a way that was real and unapologetic but approachable?

Combining Tim's deep biblical understanding and Jon's passion for visual storytelling, they created their first two videos in 2014 and put them online for free.

Less than six years later, we have over 150 videos and 200 podcasts, which can all be viewed on our website, The Bible App, YouTube, Vimeo, and more. We have over 100 million views across all of our media channels in over 200 countries, and we have over two million subscribers worldwide.

Viewership is evenly distributed between ages 18 to 45. We are inspiring the next generation to explore the Bible through the mediums in which they have been raised, visual storytelling and technology.

Program accomplishments


BibleProject is a crowdfunded nonprofit, and your support helps people everywhere experience the story of Jesus.