Messenger International

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Messenger International exists to develop uncompromising followers of Christ who transform our world by growing their faith and building their life. It is a ministry of John and Lisa Bevere.

John is an international minister and best-selling author known for his bold and uncompromising approach to God's Word. His resources have been translated into over 111 languages, and over 41 million copies have been given away worldwide.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Messenger International
PO Box 888
Palmer Lake, CO 80133


Phone: 1-800-648-1477

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 593123555

CEO/President: John Bevere

Chairman: John Bevere

Board size: 11

Founder: John and Lisa Bevere

Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2011


At our core, we are a group of messengers who believe in the transformational power of God's word and His Spirit.


Messenger International always has been and always will be committed to the teaching of life-transforming truth. We are transformed through the power of God's Word, so it is our aim to further equip individuals, churches, and leaders through God-inspired teaching.


We have a dedicated global focus to make these messages available to pastors and leaders regardless of location or financial position. We support this work through the translation and distribution of our resources in over 60 languages and through our broadcast The Messenger which reaches into over 200 nations.


The Church is His hands and feet to a lost and hurting world. Poverty and the tyranny of human trafficking have imprisoned multiplied millions. Messenger International is committed to rescue, restoration, and empowerment both near and far.

Mission statement

We're on a mission to revolutionize discipleship across the globe.

Statement of faith

We believe that the Bible is God's Word. It is accurate, authoritative, and applicable to our every day lives.

We believe in one eternal God who is the Creator of all things. He exists in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is totally loving and completely holy.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ, as both God and man, is the only One who can reconcile us to God. He lived a sinless and exemplary life, died on the cross, and conquered the grave to prove His victory and give us life.

We believe that in order to receive forgiveness and new life, we must repent of our sins, believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and submit to His will for our lives.

We believe that in order to live in the fullness of what God intends for us, we need to be baptized in water and filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is the One who transforms our lives and empower us with spiritual gifts.

We believe in the power and significance of the Church and the necessity of believers to meet regularly together for fellowship, prayer, and the breaking of bread.

We believe that God has individually equipped us so that we can achieve His purposes for our lives, which is to know Him and make him known in our world of influence.

We believe that God wants to heal and transform us so that we can live healthy and blessed lives in order to help others more effectively.

We believe that our eternal destination of either Heaven or hell is determined by our response to the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating528 of 102139 of 70
Fund acquisition rating763 of 102446 of 70
Resource allocation rating543 of 102445 of 70
Asset utilization rating259 of 102124 of 70

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,600,620
Short-term investments$0
Other current assets$429,692
Total current assets$6,080,965
Long-term investments$0
Fixed assets$966,949
Other long-term assets$1,548,935
Total long-term assets$2,515,884
Total assets$8,596,849
Payables and accrued expenses$328,083
Other current liabilities$429,692
Total current liabilities$757,775
Due to (from) affiliates$0
Other long-term liabilities$0
Total long-term liabilities$0
Total liabilities$757,775
Net assets2020
Without donor restrictions$5,173,010
With donor restrictions$2,666,064
Net assets$7,839,074
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$10,757,964
Program service revenue$3,797,211
Membership dues$0
Investment income($319,664)
Other revenue$963,446
Total other revenue$4,440,993
Total revenue$15,198,957
Program services$9,737,270
Management and general$1,637,399
Total expenses$12,315,382
Change in net assets2020
Surplus (deficit)$2,883,575
Other changes in net assets$0
Total change in net assets$2,883,575


Lisa T BevereVice President$194,346
John P Bevere JrPresident - CEO$184,650
Addison BevereCOO$155,569
Vicky CollingsSecretary/Controller$112,844

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2017

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 8/10/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Based in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, our location serves as a constant reminder that we are called onward and upward in this great adventure with God.

Our story began back in 1990 with John & Lisa Bevere trekking across the country to preach the Gospel in their Honda Civic.

Since then, we've evolved into a multi-nation, multi-site organization, impacting millions of people worldwide through publishing, traveling and speaking, leadership development initiatives, international broadcast, anti-trafficking/humanitarian work, and MessengerX, our revolutionary discipleship app.

John and Lisa are recognized globally for their boldness and uncompromising approach to Scripture.

Program accomplishments

Messenger International has now given over 41 million resources translated into 111 languages to pastors and leaders in over 226 nations.