Wears Valley Ranch

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Wears Valley Ranch (in Sevierville, Tennessee) provides Christian homes, education, and counseling to children in crisis situations.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Wears Valley Ranch
100 One Fine Place
Sevierville, TN 37862

Website: wvr.org

Phone: 865-429-5437

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581933629

CEO/President: James Wood

Chairman: Russell Devore

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2001


Our vision is to see each child inspired to follow Christ, healed from the past, and equipped to reach their potential.

Mission statement

Promote the spiritual, emotional, intellectual, social and physical development of children in need of a stronger family support system, through Christ-centered home settings.

Statement of faith

The Bible
The Bible is God's Word. It contains truth without any mixture of error. We accept its authority over every area of our lives. Through it we come to know God as revealed in the person of Jesus Christ. There are some things in the Bible that we may not fully understand, but as we study we can always learn more.

God is the creator of all things. He is perfect, eternal, self-existent, all knowing, all powerful, and present everywhere. He is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He has revealed Himself finally through Jesus the Messiah, Who was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died on the cross as the full payment for the sins of all who believe, rose from the dead, and is coming again in glory.

Man was created by God for the purpose of serving Him and enjoying fellowship with Him forever. Given the freedom to choose good or evil, our first parents, Adam and Eve, chose evil with the result that suffering and death have passed to every generation in history. All of us demonstrate the effects of this sin in that from our earliest opportunity each of us chooses to disobey God. The consequence is guilt and eternal death.

Despite our sin, God loved us so much that He gave His only Son to provide a sacrifice that would remove the guilt of everyone who trusts in Jesus. Salvation is only available through God's grace (undeserved favor) and is received by those who trust Jesus as their Savior and Lord. Salvation is more than being forgiven. It means a new life in which God comes to live in us and change us by His power from the inside out.

The Church
When a person is led by God's Spirit to trust in Jesus and receives Him as Lord and Savior, that individual becomes part of a family that is worldwide and will live forever. This family of believers is the Church. Members of the Church are commanded to meet together and worship God, study His word and strengthen one another. We are also commanded to take the good news of God's love to people all over the world until everyone has had the opportunity to trust Jesus. Someday people everywhere will have heard the good news, and Jesus will return to earth to take all His family home to be with Him forever.

The Wears Valley Ranch Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Wears Valley Ranch's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our Board of Directors is Wears Valley Ranch's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating815 of 110487 of 122
Fund acquisition rating677 of 110563 of 122
Resource allocation rating385 of 110562 of 122
Asset utilization rating1049 of 1104113 of 122

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$283,756$17,937$1,929$0$9,872
Short-term investments$442,711$529,035$399,050$354,587$319,710
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,257,906$2,539,341$1,783,469$1,324,796$876,687
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$9,010
Fixed assets$7,075,308$6,882,070$5,743,665$5,754,084$5,875,126
Other long-term assets$130,726$113,504$95,840$100,840$225,563
Total long-term assets$7,206,034$6,995,574$5,839,505$5,854,924$6,109,699
Total assets$9,463,940$9,534,915$7,622,974$7,179,720$6,986,386
Payables and accrued expenses$23,391$97,388$4,387$500$366
Other current liabilities$11,365$0$613$3,960$0
Total current liabilities$34,756$97,388$5,000$4,460$366
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$34,756$97,388$5,000$4,460$366
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$8,351,694$8,551,631$7,488,280$6,992,127$6,926,058
With donor restrictions$1,077,490$885,896$129,694$183,133$59,962
Net assets$9,429,184$9,437,527$7,617,974$7,175,260$6,986,020
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,831,843$4,118,897$2,499,741$1,968,030$1,692,216
Program service revenue$380,660$355,429$91,168$333,786$283,742
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$24,233$32,585$19,669$80,612$1,963
Other revenue$20,130$22,400$31,936$46,588$23,365
Total other revenue$425,023$410,414$142,773$460,986$309,070
Total revenue$3,256,866$4,529,311$2,642,514$2,429,016$2,001,286
Program services$2,607,377$2,131,960$1,753,891$1,792,552$1,642,071
Management and general$371,736$392,205$353,559$355,218$373,475
Total expenses$3,180,067$2,730,419$2,224,693$2,252,395$2,144,654
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$76,799$1,798,892$417,821$176,621($143,368)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$76,799$1,798,892$417,821$176,621($143,368)


Jim WoodDirector, Founder$252,362
Brian McDonnelSec/Tres$117,494
Clayton WoodDirector$91,053

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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