Reach Beyond pka World Radio Missionary Fellowship, Inc.
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Reach Beyond (previously known as World Radio Missionary Fellowship, Inc., HCJB Global and HCJB World Radio), is a nonprofit, noncommercial, interdenominational organization. The world's first missionary broadcast organization has been changing lives around the world since Dec. 25, 1931. Reach Beyond uses radio, digital media, medicine, and community development to declare and demonstrate the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 1992, Reach Beyond has helped local believers start over 600 radio stations in over 100 countries. The mission's passion is to communicate the Gospel to all nations so that people are transformed and become active, vital parts of the Body of Christ.
PO Box 39800
Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9800
Phone: (719) 590-9800
Email: [email protected]
CEO/President: Mr. Daniel Enns
Chairman: Rev. John Thomas
Board size: 10
Founder: Clarence Jones and Reuben Larson
Ruling year: 1977
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 12/31
Member of ECFA: Yes
Member of ECFA since: 1980
Founded in 1931 by Clarence Jones and Reuben Larson, Reach Beyond strives to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations so that people are transformed and become an active, vital part of the body of Christ. Reach Beyond is an evangelical, interdenominational faith mission involved primarily in radio broadcasting. Reach Beyond believes:
- Radio is critical to fulfilling the Great Commission of Christ because it can go where missionaries cannot go, crossing barriers of ideology, religion, distance and culture.
- Radio is efficient, reaching millions of people simultaneously at minimal cost.
- Radio can effectively bring the gospel to the illiterate.
- Radio is personal, an excellent tool both for evangelism and discipleship.
This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
To communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations so that people are transformed and become an active, vital part of the body of Christ.
Statement of faith
We believe in...
The Trinity: We believe in one God, existing in a trinity of persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - who are eternal and of equal dignity and power. (Matthew 3:16,17)
The Bible: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, verbally inspired and without error as originally written, and that it is the only infallible rule of faith and practice for the Christian. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21)
The Plan of Salvation: We believe in Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:35) whose death on the cross for the redemption of sinners provided a sufficient and complete propitiation for their sin and guilt (1 John 4:10; Ephesians 1:7), and who rose again for our justification (Romans 4:25), ascended into heaven, and is now seated on the right hand of the Father, interceding for all those who come unto God by Him. (Hebrews 7:25) All who believe in and receive the Lord Jesus Christ have eternal life; those who do not will be eternally lost. (John 1:12; John 3:36; Romans 10:9; 1 John 5, 11,12) We wait for the "blessed hope the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ" (Titus 2:13); and we believe that all things shall finally be subjected to God through Him. (1 Corinthians 15:25-28)
The Church: We believe that the true church which is the body of Christ (Ephesians 1:23), is formed by the work of the Holy Spirit in all those who trust Christ as their Savior. (Ephesians 2:22; 1 Corinthians 12:13)
The Christian's Ministry: In view of Christ's last command (Matthew 28:19,20) and recognizing the lost condition of all those who fail to accept the gospel message (John 3:18, 36), we believe in the urgency of every Christian's responding to the great commission of Christ. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)
It is to the work of helping to carry out the plan of God in this age that HCJB World Radio is dedicated in conformity with the last command of our Savior to "be my witnesses...to the end of the earth" (Acts 1:8). With the God-given means at our disposal, the message of the gospel, which "is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes" (Romans 1:16), is being literally carried to the ends of the earth. We also seek to carry out the command of our Savior to teach all nations (Matthew 18:20), in addition to evangelizing them.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||Yes||10/10|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||Yes||15/15|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is less than $1-m) available on its website?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||Yes||9/9|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||Yes||4/4|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||4/4|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||Yes||4/4|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||Yes||4/4|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the board have term limits?||Yes||4/4|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||Yes||4/4|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||Yes||4/4|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/4|
|Total donor confidence score||96/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Foreign Missions
|Category||Rating||Overall rank||Sector rank|
|Overall efficiency rating||877 of 1025||105 of 126|
|Fund acquisition rating||490 of 1027||62 of 126|
|Resource allocation rating||884 of 1027||107 of 126|
|Asset utilization rating||823 of 1025||101 of 126|
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|Receivables, inventories, prepaids||$303,035||$449,609||$280,291||$722,430||$2,764,986|
|Other current assets||$0||$0||$0||$0||$0|
|Total current assets||$8,730,438||$7,708,330||$6,104,278||$5,946,069||$7,750,396|
|Other long-term assets||$3,969,444||$3,864,894||$3,883,436||$3,984,959||$7,744,703|
|Total long-term assets||$4,881,216||$4,263,503||$4,254,980||$4,398,090||$21,925,548|
|Payables and accrued expenses||$109,982||$112,346||$148,937||$134,817||$7,650,476|
|Other current liabilities||$0||$0||$0||$0||$5,087,312|
|Total current liabilities||$109,982||$112,346||$148,937||$134,817||$12,737,788|
|Due to (from) affiliates||$26,902||$7,218||$31,952||$21,090||$0|
|Other long-term liabilities||$1,962,548||$2,756,385||$2,401,246||$2,677,465||$0|
|Total long-term liabilities||$1,989,450||$2,763,603||$2,433,198||$2,698,555||$0|
|Without donor restrictions||$6,249,206||$4,727,719||$3,899,503||$3,088,138||$14,198,856|
|With donor restrictions||$5,263,016||$4,368,165||$3,877,620||$4,422,649||$2,739,300|
|Revenues and expenses|
|Program service revenue||$6,426||$5,722||$16,995||$99,113||$15,300,784|
|Total other revenue||$1,262,001||$717,188||$1,268,678||($624,854)||$18,429,035|
|Management and general||$1,852,898||$1,873,410||$2,136,198||$2,851,928||$4,186,908|
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|Total change in net assets||$2,416,338||$1,318,761||$266,336||($12,762,349)||$171,394|
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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 7/14/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]
Clarence W. Jones was on the music, youth and radio staff of the Chicago Gospel Tabernacle founded by Paul Rader. He saw the effectiveness of the tabernacle radio ministry on WJBT and felt God's call to establish missionary radio. In 1930 he visited Venezuela, Colombia, Panama and Cuba seeking permits, but all doors were closed.
Back in Chicago the Joneses met Reuben and Grace Larson who had pioneered a mission in the jungles of Ecuador under the Christian & Missionary Alliance. Reuben said he and the other C&MA missionaries could get a permit in Ecuador, which they did.
On Christmas Day 1931, from a makeshift studio inside a sheep shed high in the Andes of Ecuador, HCJB--the world's first missionary radio station--went on the air with 200-watts of power. Today HCJB World Radio's ministries span the globe, proclaiming the good news with international shortwave, local radio stations, satellite program delivery, training, health care, technical services and television program production.
From the beginning, the concept was to minister to people directly and by broadcast. So in addition to broadcasts, HCJB launched a sound-bus ministry, evangelistic meetings, and public relations campaigns.
In 1939 HCJB World Radio bought property on the north side of Quito and placed towers and antennas on the grounds. Clarence Moore built the first 10,000-watt transmitter at the LeTourneau plant in Peoria, Illinois, which went on the air in Quito on Easter Sunday 1940. (Clarence invented the Cubical Quad Antenna, now famous around the world, to use this transmitter's power more effectively.)
During this period, HCJB began transmitting shortwave signals to the far corners of the world in Spanish, English, and many other languages. During World War II, NBC contracted with HCJB to re-broadcast news and commentary in Spanish to an Ecuadorian audience. This income helped build the HCJB broadcast center.
In 1956, a 50,000-watt, band-switching shortwave transmitter was installed and built by HCJB missionary engineers and national technicians. From 1959 until 1973, HCJB World Radio started Channel 4 TV station in Quito. Televozandes continues to produce programs for television and partners with Asomavision, a national TV network.
In the '60s FM radio was added, and the main transmitting facilities were moved to Pifo, 15 miles east of Quito. In 1969 HCJB World Radio added three 100,000-watt shortwave transmitters, which were made by RCA.
The HC500 (500,000 watts) was built in the late '70s (by a team at facilities provided by Crown International in Elkhart, Indiana) and went on the air in 1981. The Elkhart team continues to build 100,000-watt transmitters for HCJB; these have replaced the RCAs and are used by other missionary broadcasters.
A cooperating ministry, World Radio Network was established in Texas in 1976 by Dr. Abe Van Der Puy who had served 20 years as president of HCJB World Radio. The network has FM stations along the U.S.-Mexican border from Texas to Arizona.
In 1992 HCJB's international headquarters moved from Miami to Colorado Springs. In 1993 a joint project between Trans World Radio and HCJB established the ALAS satellite network for all of Latin America. In 1994 the mission's first official office/studio in Eastern Europe was established in Kiev, Ukraine.
Currently, HCJB's largest area of expansion is radio planting, working in partnership with a local church or Christian group to develop Christian radio for their community. Projects of every size and shape are underway throughout North and South America, Africa, Europe, the former Soviet world, North Africa and the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia.
- Worked with partners to place more than 50 transmitters in 32 countries with help from HCJB World Radio Engineering Center. Countries include American Samoa, Belize, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman Islands, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Fiji, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Mali, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Romania, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Spain, St. Vincent, Turkey and Zambia.
- Since its inception, raised $630,000 through the "Turn the Radios On" program, allowing the mission to ship 21,000 fix-tuned radios worldwide.
- Developed a new design for solar powered, fix-tuned radios with delivery of the first 100 receivers expected in January 2005.
- Aired "Beyond the Call" daily on more than 1,000 stations in the US and worldwide via the Internet. Two stations in Canada also began carrying the program for the first time.
- Received FCC permission for KBNL in Laredo, Texas, to broadcast at full power (100 kw).
- Resumed broadcasting on FM station Radio Vida in Spain after resolving a contract with an electricity provider. Broadcasts go out in Spanish, English, and Arabic.
- Began sending Christian messages via mobile phones as a "quick, inexpensive" way to spread the gospel in closed areas such as Mauritania. Many people who don't have access to the Internet have cellphones, even in poor countries in the region.
- Increased use of the Internet to spread the gospel to Arabic-speaking people from around the world.
- Received local government permission to start stations in two tsunami affected areas of Indonesia with partner DiscipleMAKER.
- Planted four FM stations in Indonesia (Sumba, Roti, West Timor, and Ambon), one in East Timor, one in Fiji (Hindi language) and one in the Solomon Islands.
- Added nine languages to "The Voice of the Great Southland," HCJB World Radio-Australia's shortwave station in Kununurra, bringing the total to 11.
- Aired precedent-setting Easter broadcasts across India via shortwave from Australia while simulcast on FM stations in three Indian cities - New Delhi, Mumbai, and Lucknow - with a total population of 35 million.
- Expanded the FM station in Cambodia to reach into Vietnam.
- Worked with a drama team called "At Any Cost" to present an evangelistic play in 12 cities of New Zealand. Many attendees made decisions for Christ and to Christian service.
- Began producing and airing Slovak programs on a weekly basis.
- Held radio training seminars in Kiev, Ukraine and Voronezh, Russia.
- Received a frequency for Constanta, Romania, with plans to go on the air by March 2005. This would be the eighth station in the Radio Voice of the Gospel network.
- Added programs in languages spoken in the war-torn North Caucasus region in cooperation with Trans World Radio.
- Increased to 48 the number of affiliates with the New Life Radio Russian satellite radio network.
- Added an FM station in Cieszyn, Poland, as part of the CCM Radio network.
- Held a mission's European conference in Germany, including representatives from the Netherlands and Slovakia.
- Ministered to 450 students enrolled online to the Bible Institute of the Air in Spanish as well as 40 students in Quichua.
- Formed the Missionary Medical Training Institute that is seeking accreditation with plans to graduate the first class in 2007.
- Drilled 13 water wells, benefiting 900 people, and installed two water systems, benefiting 300 people.
- Completed renovations to Hospital Vozandes-Quiuto, doubling the emergency area, expanding ambulatory surgery and adding nine doctors' offices to the outpatient clinic.
- Presented the gospel to 8,500 Ecuadorians via the annual Quito Day concerts and worked with partner Extreme Response to share a meal, games and the gospel with 2,500 people living in and near the Quito Dump. Of those attending, 160 prayed to receive Christ.
- Helped plant Radio Mekembo (Radio Glory) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the first five weeks on the air, the broadcasts sparked more than 7,000 letters from listeners.
- Worked with local partners to apply for a permit to plant the first Christian radio station in Niger, a country that is 99-percent Muslim.
- Helped plant the first educational station dedicated to Christian programming in Nigeria.