Lifechangers, Inc./ Bob Mumford

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Lifechangers Ministries, Inc. ("Lifechangers") is the ministry of Bob Mumford. For over 20 years, Lifechangers has been distributing Christ-centered materials to thousands of people in the United States as well as to over 20 countries around the world. Each month the ministry distributes Lifechangers Tape, where Bob deals with pertinent issues that affect one's everyday lives. In addition, Lifechangers publishes a bimonthly teaching booklet entitled Plumbline. Lifechangers also ministers to prison inmates and their families, lapsed Christians, and the business community.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Lifechangers, Inc.
PO Box 3709
Cookeville, TN 38502


Phone: (931) 520-3730


Organization details

EIN: 680090532

CEO/President: Steve Smith

Chairman: Peter Van Neirkerk

Board size: 5

Founder: Bob Mumford

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


All the resources created by Lifechangers and distributed freely across the planet, is designed to nurture the seed of Christ in you. We have a full conviction, that exposure to this proceeding word, will lead to profound personal transformation in every person willing to lay hold of it as well as corporate reformation in the body of Christ, as we find practical application in our families, communities and churches. The simple goal is to become "Human as God Intended" and what a journey it has turned out to be!

We are awakening to a startling spiritual reality. In some very practical ways, we are learning to surrender ungoverned desires and acting against ourselves as emigrants, being acculturated into an altogether different dwelling place [the Kingdom of God]. At the same time, we discover a deep mystery of what it means to be invited into the Love (Agape) of Three for one another and of God as Three sacrificial self-sharers [Father, Son and Holy Spirit]. Together, we are learning how that unfolding revelation affects the way we perceive not only God, but also ourselves and every other human being. Within this mandate, Lifechangers does not function as a church, denomination or Christian movement. Nor do we claim any absolute knowledge of the scriptures. Instead, we are simply witnesses and fellow-travelers on a kingdom journey.

Mission statement

Lifechangers expresses its mission as follows:

" prophetically proclaim and teach the sufficiency of Christ Jesus and His Kingdom in a manner that promotes reconciliation and unity."

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Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating547 of 102239 of 74
Fund acquisition rating77 of 10245 of 74
Resource allocation rating598 of 102447 of 74
Asset utilization rating939 of 102266 of 74

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$188,682$187,652$189,718$189,821$225,463
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$513,794$458,514$381,518$335,763$580,494
Long-term investments$347,059$345,253$324,311$321,650$121,108
Fixed assets$472,575$490,850$517,971$540,632$560,403
Other long-term assets$1,269$1,054$1,032$1,616$3,857
Total long-term assets$820,903$837,157$843,314$863,898$685,368
Total assets$1,334,697$1,295,671$1,224,832$1,199,661$1,265,862
Payables and accrued expenses$2,717$1,261$3$3,899$245
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,717$1,261$3$3,899$245
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$2,717$1,261$3$3,899$245
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,204,391$1,169,826$1,107,694$1,077,508$1,157,204
With donor restrictions$127,589$124,584$117,135$118,254$108,413
Net assets$1,331,980$1,294,410$1,224,829$1,195,762$1,265,617
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Total contributions$345,075$423,449$439,294$428,733$506,073
Program service revenue$7,020$10,138$10,719$13,606$18,703
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$14,743$5,280$11,841$7,086$14,396
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$21,763$15,418$22,560$20,692$33,099
Total revenue$366,838$438,867$461,854$449,425$539,172
Program services$244,604$301,827$343,064$421,068$490,666
Management and general$69,616$73,026$78,774$96,685$114,012
Total expenses$316,330$377,344$423,606$520,129$605,936
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$50,508$61,523$38,248($70,704)($66,764)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$50,508$61,523$38,248($70,704)($66,764)


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Lifechangers expresses its history as follows:

Bob Mumford is a dynamic Bible teacher with a unique and powerful gift for imparting the Word of God. His anointed messages are remembered years afterwards, because he captivates his audiences by humor in the form of word pictures, which penetrate deep into hearts with incredible authority, clarity and personal application. Since 1954, thousands of Christians worldwide have attributed their spiritual growth and determination to follow Jesus Christ to his prophetic teaching, helping them understand Father God and His Kingdom.

Bob has written for major Christian periodicals both in the United States and abroad and published several books including Take Another Look at Guidance, The King & You, Fifteen Steps Out, Living Happily Ever After and The Purpose of Temptation. He has also published numerous booklets called Plumblines, including Renegade Male and a series on Inheritance. Bob's writings have been translated into many different languages.

Bob has a heart for backsliders, having come to the Lord at age 12 only to stray from God a few months later. During this time, when he was 13, his parents divorced creating the need to quit school and work to help support his mother and five sisters. At 20 years old, he joined the U.S. Navy as a Medic. Bob would go with his Navy buddies to the bar and end up preaching to those in the bar the necessity to repent of their sins and come to Christ. Even then the "Hound of Heaven" was pursuing him!

While on leave from the Navy, Bob attended a church service one evening. He was overcome by the conviction of the Holy Spirit, and literally ran to the altar. After being away from God for 12 years, the Lord cleaned up his heart and gave him new purpose and direction, calling him specifically to "Feed My Sheep."

After completing his High School education in the Navy and then graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Bible from Valley Forge Christian College, Bob Mumford attended the University of Delaware and then received his Masters of Divinity degree from Reformed Episcopal Seminary in Philadelphia. Over the years, he has served as a pastor, as Dean and Professor of New Testament and Missions at Elim Bible Institute. In 1972, he founded Lifechangers, Inc. to distribute his teaching materials all over the world where he has traveled extensively to some 50 nations as an international conference speaker. His materials have been translated into 25 different languages.

Today he is considered to be a spiritual "Papa" to thousands of Christians. His ministry has been to prophetically proclaim and teach the sufficiency of Christ Jesus and His Kingdom in a manner which promotes reconciliation and unity in the Body of Christ. Bob seeks to bring about personal spiritual change and growth in the life of every believer, regardless of denominational persuasion. His unique style of humor is designed to keep you smiling so it isn't too painful when the truth of his teach hits home. Such high intensity in the Holy Spirit accompanied by his pointed, colorful delivery, enables him to impact his audiences, making hearing him teach an unforgettable experience.

Program accomplishments

Lifechangers expresses its program accomplishments as follows:

Lifechangers has been regularly distributing the Lifechangers Tape and Plumbline since 1975. In addition, materials are available in more than 20 different languages. Lifechangers holds teaching conferences several times each year.


Lifechangers expresses its needs as follows:

More sources and resources for translating, printing and distribution of materials in foreign languages.