World Reach

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Evangelism: From Vacation Bible Schools to English as a Second Language classes, from hosting soccer games to building community centers, World Reach missionaries use every tool available to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those unreached in their communities around the world.

Discipleship Training: World Reach missionaries train believers where they serve by teaching & instructing them in God's Word to help strengthen their walk with the Lord & to encourage them to share their faith in the community.

World Reach missionaries plant churches in communities where they serve, and also train pastors in the area so that they may plant their own churches, providing communities in need with a place to worship, to hear God's Word, enjoy fellowship with other Christians, find help and counseling, and be sent out to spread the Good News.

Leadership Development: World Reach Mobile Bible Institutes partner with local overseas churches to provide biblical, theological, and practical leadership training to national pastors, aspiring pastors and other church leaders. Our unique model sends the teacher to the students in targeted international fields. Students are most often bi-vocational, which does not allow them to leave home or work to attend a three or four-year seminary.

Physical Relief: World Reach provides physical relief to communities in desperate need around the world. Physical Relief projects include an orphanage in Kenya, a community center and clinic in Honduras, a school and prenatal clinic in Peru, and much more.

Contact information

Mailing address:
World Reach
PO Box 26155
Birmingham, AL 35260


Phone: (205) 979-2400

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 630838799

CEO/President: Timothy Prewitt

Chairman: Jim Thompson

Board size: 10

Founder: Timothy Prewitt

Ruling year: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2012


Our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus Christ.

World Reach missionaries are serving the cause of Christ in Albania, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, Germany, Honduras, Kenya, Macedonia, Peru, Romania, Ukraine and the U.S.

Mission statement

Our mission is to reach the world with the gospel of Christ through the local church.

Statement of faith

We Believe That...

The Bible, consisting of sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is the inerrant and complete Word of God and the final authority in all matters of faith and practice. (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Pet. 1:20-21; Jude 3)

There is one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Deut. 6:4; Matt. 28:19; Luke 3:21-22)

The Lord Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man. (Luke 1:30-35; John 1:18, 3:16; Phil. 2:5-11)

Man was created in the image of God; man sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God; and, as a consequence, all mankind is declared by God to be totally depraved, having inherited a sinful nature and having become sinners in thought, word and deed. (Gen. 1:26-27, 2:16-17, 3:6-19; Rom. 3:10-23, 6:23, 7:18, 11:32; Gal. 3:22)

The Lord Jesus Christ died as a substitutionary and complete sacrifice for the sins of the whole world and only those who believe in Him are saved, and this on the basis of His shed blood. (Rom. 3:24-28; 5:8-10; 1 Tim. 2:5-6; 1 John 2:1-2)

The Lord Jesus Christ arose from the dead in the same body in which He was crucified; He ascended into heaven in His resurrected, glorified body and is now exalted at the right hand of the Father as Head of the Church. (John 20:1-19; Acts 1:9-11; Eph. 1:20-23; Heb. 1:3)

Both the believer and unbeliever will be resurrected bodily in their own order: the saved unto everlasting bliss; the lost unto everlasting and conscious punishment. (1 Cor. 15:1-50; 1 Thess. 4:13-18; Rev. 20:11-15; 21:22)

On the sole condition of personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, men are born again by the Holy Spirit; at regeneration, all believers in this age are indwelt by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ and irrevocably sealed by the Holy Spirit unto the day of redemption. (Rom. 3:24-28; 8:9-11; 1 Cor. 12:13; Eph. 4:30)

Sanctification, which is separation unto God, is threefold: (1) positionally, the believer was sanctified at his conversion by virtue of his union with Christ; (2) progressively, he is continually being sanctified through the Word as he walks in the Spirit, thereby overcoming the lusts of the flesh and producing the fruit of the Spirit; (3) ultimately, he will be completely conformed to the image of Christ when he sees his Savior face to face. (John 17:17; Eph. 5:26; Col. 3:1-4; Heb. 10:14; 1 John 3:1-3)

The Lord Jesus Christ will return to this earth personally, visibly and bodily to receive unto Himself the Church, which is His Body. (John 14:3; Acts 1:10-11; Eph. 1:22-23; Phil. 3:20-21; 1Thess. 4:13-18; Titus 2:11-14, Heb. 9:28)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating635 of 103178 of 135
Fund acquisition rating397 of 103256 of 135
Resource allocation rating529 of 103259 of 135
Asset utilization rating830 of 1031106 of 135

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$672,494$412,703$378,973$422,675$371,652
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$786,381$840,564$870,297$881,797$801,718
Other long-term assets$384$384$552$541$552
Total long-term assets$786,765$840,948$870,849$882,338$802,270
Total assets$1,459,259$1,253,651$1,249,822$1,305,013$1,173,922
Payables and accrued expenses$451$2,022$2,230$1,520$1,964
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$451$2,022$2,230$1,520$1,964
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$451$2,022$2,230$1,520$1,964
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,251,319$1,144,756$1,168,809$1,253,517$1,114,189
With donor restrictions$207,489$106,873$78,783$49,976$57,769
Net assets$1,458,808$1,251,629$1,247,592$1,303,493$1,171,958
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,510,971$1,616,558$1,519,422$1,422,407$1,452,686
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,999$4,594$3,139$1,034$742
Other revenue$0$0$0$23,890$20,579
Total other revenue$4,999$4,594$3,139$24,924$21,321
Total revenue$1,515,970$1,621,152$1,522,561$1,447,331$1,474,007
Program services$1,112,813$1,397,729$1,361,762$1,124,870$1,057,259
Management and general$139,315$161,863$155,882$140,815$145,853
Total expenses$1,308,791$1,617,115$1,578,462$1,315,796$1,251,804
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$207,179$4,037($55,901)$131,535$222,203
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$207,179$4,037($55,901)$131,535$222,203


Prewitt Timothy QGeneral Director$68,664

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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In 1982, World Reach began reaching the world for Christ with its first foreign mission field in Honduras, Central America. World Reach expanded to the following fields in subsequent years: Kenya (1983); Germany (1988); Ukraine (1991); El Salvador (1996); Peru and Romania (1998); Albania (1999); Nicaragua (2001); Colombia (2005); Macedonia (2007); Argentina (2009); and the U.S. (2011).

Program accomplishments