Bible Study Time Inc.

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Bible Study Time was formed in 1974 as a non-profit organization. It broadcasts religious programming and includes Selective Religious Broadcasting as a service.

Contact information

Mailing address:


Phone: (864) 585-0470

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581137589

CEO/President: William Crews Jr./ Freda Crews

Chairman: Freda Crews

Board size: 5

Founder: Dr. William and Freda Crews

Ruling year: 1972

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Select Religious Broadcasting Service, a division of Bible Study Time, will partner with your ministry in delivering God's timeless and life-changing message to the world.

Time for Hope, a ministry of Hope For Living Media Church and Bible Study Time, Inc., is a weekly television show which includes biblically based teaching by Dr. Freda Crews, and a talk and interview television show related to life issues with directions from the scriptures for living a life of joy, peace and hope.

Mission statement

The organization's mission is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world. Its mission is accomplished as a church through regular church worship and prayer services, television and radio programming, including supporting other organizations' television and radio programming, preaching, teaching, counseling, pastoral care, and audio, print, and visual media publication.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating381 of 11108 of 29
Fund acquisition rating493 of 111115 of 29
Resource allocation rating90 of 11114 of 29
Asset utilization rating799 of 111019 of 29

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$5,502$3,528$9,666$0
Short-term investments$8,897,530$8,634,692$9,694,729$9,538,140$9,313,666
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,753,386$11,296,000$10,850,704$10,840,669$11,184,895
Long-term investments$39,339$91,666$102,442$0$0
Fixed assets$430,662$449,472$663,493$696,749$738,596
Other long-term assets$484,138$537,965$537,965$537,965$537,965
Total long-term assets$954,139$1,079,103$1,303,900$1,234,714$1,276,561
Total assets$12,707,525$12,375,103$12,154,604$12,075,383$12,461,456
Payables and accrued expenses$582$290$0$0$3,612
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$582$290$0$0$3,612
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$582$290$0$0$3,612
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$12,706,943$12,374,813$12,154,604$12,075,383$12,457,844
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$12,706,943$12,374,813$12,154,604$12,075,383$12,457,844
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$12,926$9,692$14,028$18,219$15,672
Program service revenue$968,101$883,606$915,274$1,017,710$1,167,983
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$786,405$659,509$652,064$394,618$442,395
Other revenue($115,472)($10,501)($7,485)($6,604)$5,889
Total other revenue$1,639,034$1,532,614$1,559,853$1,405,724$1,616,267
Total revenue$1,651,960$1,542,306$1,573,881$1,423,943$1,631,939
Program services$1,136,987$1,132,523$1,283,555$1,410,515$1,566,769
Management and general$182,843$189,524$211,105$322,517$396,598
Total expenses$1,319,830$1,322,097$1,494,660$1,733,032$1,963,367
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$332,130$220,209$79,221($309,089)($331,428)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$332,130$220,209$79,221($309,089)($331,428)


Dr Freda CrewsPresident$336,856
Mr William Crews JrPresident$105,595

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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In September of 1989 in the providence of God, Dr. William R. Crews felt the Lord leading him to begin a weekly half-hour television program that would be unique and different from most of those provided on TV stations across America. After months of prayerfully pondering the idea, he became convinced that this was clearly the Lord's will for his life.

"The Awakening Hour" began on a few small stations. Using a one camera shot in a small rented room with only the white wall as a background, the program was birthed. From that humble and modest beginning, it has grown under the hand and blessing of God to become what it is today - an international Bible teaching / preaching program that is distinctly unique in its no frills, no nonsense, no entertainment approach to Christian TV.

To the glory of God, people are being reached with the real, unwatered down, uncompromised, unpolitical, complete Gospel of Christ. Dr Crews feels that the Lord wants him to deal with vital subjects in a bold, direct, plain and often confrontational way that is often neglected today. The name, "Awakening Hour" indicates that it is a program designed to inform, enlighten, disturb, and arouse.

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