Key Life Network

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Key Life Network (KLN) is a broadcast ministry, which seeks to support and encourage communication and extension of the Christian life throughout the United States. KLN is committed to the teaching of Biblical life principles to those who want to live an authentic, relevant and balanced Christian life. Featuring the Bible teaching of Steve Brown and other "voices of grace"--through radio broadcasts, speaking engagements, website content and publications--Key Life seeks to encourage the believer's walk with Christ. Daily broadcasts are heard throughout the US and Canada on hundreds of radio stations, and around the world via the internet.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Key Life Network
PO Box 945000
Maitland, FL 32794-5000


Phone: 1-800-539-5433

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 592607667

CEO/President: Dr. George Bingham

Chairman: Richard Farmer

Board size: 14

Founder: Rev. Stephen Brown

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Key Life Network's purpose is, through Bible Teaching, to communicate God's love and grace, and to encourage the believer's freedom, joy and faithfulness to Christ. Over 35 years ago, distribution of free sermon tapes from Rev. Stephen Brown began the ministry called "Key Life Tapes". Today, Steve's Bible teaching, along with teaching from other 'voices of grace', is shared through the distribution of tens of thousands of free teaching CDs and print items annually, and on hundreds of radio outlets and over the web daily. Steve's daily broadcast teaching developed as a primary ministry, and is heard on radio throughout the U.S. and Canada, and around the world via the Internet.

Mission statement

Key Life exists to communicate that the deepest message of the ministry of Jesus and the Bible is the radical grace of God to sinners and sufferers. Because life is hard for everyone, grace is for all of us. We believe the Bible reveals that this grace is amazing, scandalous, free, inexhaustible, mysterious, abundant, irresistible, costly, gratuitous, wondrous, overflowing and extravagant.

Statement of faith

We are all needy, sinful and helpless orphans birthed into a fallen world of darkness and death. But God, out of his compassion and love, came himself and made us sons and daughters by the sacrifice of Christ. Being adopted into the family of God is not about doing more or trying harder, it's about being welcomed Home by God because of his abundant grace, free from the penalties of sin and never alone in your suffering. This is true freedom-you are secure because of Jesus' overflowing and unending love.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating282 of 105013 of 45
Fund acquisition rating481 of 105120 of 45
Resource allocation rating267 of 105113 of 45
Asset utilization rating428 of 105020 of 45

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$221,209$171,550$134,933$218,147$159,403
Short-term investments$1,110,722$1,120,148$1,270,466$0$0
Other current assets$7,357$5,706$10,689$8,656$11,732
Total current assets$1,852,652$1,954,222$2,298,285$2,454,895$3,054,462
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$337,187$473,648$615,641$660,365$533,968
Other long-term assets$41,159$41,159$41,159$41,159$41,159
Total long-term assets$378,346$514,807$656,800$701,524$575,127
Total assets$2,230,998$2,469,029$2,955,085$3,156,419$3,629,589
Payables and accrued expenses$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
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$100,363$83,717$135,674$98,245$56,432
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,130,635$2,385,312$2,819,411$3,058,174$3,573,157
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$2,130,635$2,385,312$2,819,411$3,058,174$3,573,157
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,688,964$1,526,464$1,882,092$1,595,695$2,939,828
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$75,187$102,420$11,699$0$0
Other revenue$35,044$36,443$46,303$46,344$72,316
Total other revenue$110,231$138,863$58,002$46,344$72,316
Total revenue$1,799,195$1,665,327$1,940,094$1,642,039$3,012,144
Program services$1,700,495$1,785,086$1,882,435$1,833,758$1,821,238
Management and general$233,840$193,248$178,150$215,814$180,905
Total expenses$2,053,872$2,099,426$2,178,857$2,157,022$2,121,176
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($254,677)($434,099)($238,763)($514,983)$890,968
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($254,677)($434,099)($238,763)($514,983)$890,968


Stephen W BrownSr. Exec VP$177,891
George D BinghamPresident$139,779
Dr Peter AlwinsonSecretary$2,400

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/17/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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