Amazing Facts

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Summary

Amazing Facts began in 1965 with a brilliant radio idea to attract listeners from all walks of life. Joe Crews, the ministry's first speaker, opened each radio broadcast with an amazing fact and then followed with a related biblical message that everyone could understand. At the end of each program, he offered a free Bible lesson to encourage listeners to study God's Word for themselves.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Amazing Facts
6615 Sierra College Blvd
Granite Bay, CA 95746

Website: amazingfacts.org

Phone: (916) 434-3880

Email: info@amazingfacts.org


Organization details

EIN: 822966470

CEO/President: Mr. Douglas Batchelor

Chairman: Jay Gallimore

Board size: 5

Founder: Mr. Joe Crews

Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

Amazing Facts International is a worldwide, multifaceted, soul-winning ministry committed to proclaiming the gospel and the three angels' messages of Revelation 14. We believe in the imminent return of Jesus Christ and in doing our part to lift Him up to the entire world. We invite you to become involved in the following successful ministries:

Television: Amazing Facts TV programs broadcast on cable and satellite networks all around the world, including Daystar, Lifetime Network, Trinity Broadcasting Network, The Word Network, SAFE TV, 3ABN and the HOPE channel, MeTV in Israel, Good News TV in India, and Lifestyle TV in Scandinavia. We reach more than 2.3 billion households worldwide.

Radio: Bible Answers Live, a live call-in program hosted by Pastor Doug, is carried on more than 100 stations around North America including Sirius XM. It can also be heard around the world on the internet every Sunday night at 7 p.m. Pacific Time.

Training: Amazing Facts offers dynamic training for lay people and churches wanting to become effective soul-winners for Jesus. The Empowered Church and Center of Evangelism include classes on how to give studies, mastering Bible doctrines, turning churches into dynamic growth centers, leading seekers to conversion and baptism, methods to disciple and retain new converts, evangelistic preaching, and much more!

Internet: At www.amazingfacts.org, you can study the Bible, order powerful Christian resources, stream video and audio, and read inspiring articles and books absolutely free. For more great Bible study and dependable spiritual resources, you can also visit www.bibleuniverse.com and www.sabbathtruth.org!

Bible School: Amazing Facts has more than 100,000 students in our various internet- and mail-based Bible schools, reaching many not open to personal visits. Scores of Bible questions, referrals to local churches, and praises are received each day. The virtual mountain of mail each week tells story after story of blessings and miracles in the lives of the students.

Publishing: To provide seekers in-depth information on a variety of Bible topics, Amazing Facts publishes hundreds of books, tapes, and videos. These include books that address the most commonly asked Bible questions and an ever-growing library of DVDs and CDs. Recently, we've distributed more than a million Final Events of Bible Prophecy DVDs! We also publish a full-color catalog available by request without cost.

Inside Report: This bi-monthly, full-color magazine provides updates on the ministry, reports on the evangelists thrilling seminars, discusses current issues, and offers inspiring stories of souls who have accepted Christ. You'll also find resources to enhance your walk with Jesus.

Local Evangelism: Our highly trained and experienced team of evangelists hosts dozens of gospel, revival, and prophecy seminars each year throughout North America. They strive to turn new and established members into successful disciples and soul winners too.

Revival: Through such events as Oh' for Revival and Drawing Near, Amazing Facts serves the Christian church with programs designed to revive God's people to be on-fire for the gospel and evangelism.

Worldwide Evangelism: Amazing Facts has set the standard for large-scale worldwide evangelism outreaches via satellite. International programs such as Reach India, Millennium of Prophecy in New York, Faith Odyssey in Manila, and evangelistic outreaches in Africa, Korea, South America, and more have reaped more than 150,000 baptisms worldwide. Most recently, The Prophecy Code and Most Amazing Prophecies show Amazing Facts commitment to reach the world with a message that speaks to their issues and their hearts.


Mission statement

Our mission is to proclaim to the world the everlasting gospel of Revelation 14:6-12 and to encourage revival in the remnant church by leading people to embrace salvation by faith in Jesus, to establish them in the church, and to disciple all believers in the joy of leading others to Christ by word and example.


Statement of faith

Amazing Facts uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and is profitable for correction, reproof, and instruction in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16) and that it reveals the almighty God.

We believe that Jesus is the eternal, self-existent God and is not a created being. Even though He is fully God, He took upon Himself the form of a man to live and die for our sins.

We believe that the penalty for man's sin was paid on the cross of Calvary in Jesus' death. "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23. By believing on Jesus Christ and accepting the grace of His shed blood, we receive the gift of eternal life. "Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:9.

Because we love Jesus for His sacrificial death, we want to obey Him as he commands in John 14:15. We are not saved by our works; but, because we are saved, we choose to keep His commandments as the guide for successful living.

We believe that prophecy reveals Jesus is coming again very soon. (See Matthew 24:32-51.)

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C

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating927 of 102246 of 53
Fund acquisition rating709 of 102435 of 53
Resource allocation rating721 of 102438 of 53
Asset utilization rating961 of 102250 of 53

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%11%16%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
7%10%14%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
92%91%91%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%17%19%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
8%9%9%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
81%73%72%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%57%76%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
74%41%54%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%43%24%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
9%18%9%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
11%9%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.930.220.25
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.352.992.72
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.740.660.69
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
9.5012.2013.19
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.100.080.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
5.9316.6316.14
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
12%6%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
84%423%376%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019
Cash$26,972,192$25,035,993
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,973,197$1,418,134
Short-term investments$1,047,855$4,000
Other current assets$0$0
Total current assets$29,993,244$26,458,127
Long-term investments$0$0
Fixed assets$51,559,530$40,995,751
Other long-term assets$8,222,506$4,605,909
Total long-term assets$59,782,036$45,601,660
Total assets$89,775,280$72,059,787
 
Liabilities20202019
Payables and accrued expenses$2,458,444$2,006,015
Other current liabilities$0$0
Total current liabilities$2,458,444$2,006,015
Debt$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$3,175,238$1,759,056
Total long-term liabilities$3,175,238$1,759,056
Total liabilities$5,633,682$3,765,071
 
Net assets20202019
Without donor restrictions$75,742,560$61,709,131
With donor restrictions$8,399,038$6,585,585
Net assets$84,141,598$68,294,716
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019
Total contributions$32,045,704$21,718,184
Program service revenue$902,407$580,703
Membership dues$0$0
Investment income$237,686$434,002
Other revenue$1,861,996$1,264,992
Total other revenue$3,002,089$2,279,697
Total revenue$35,047,793$23,997,881
 
Expenses20202019
Program services$14,519,897$13,068,986
Management and general$1,879,797$1,670,773
Fundraising$3,471,984$3,443,009
Total expenses$19,871,678$18,182,768
 
Change in net assets20202019
Surplus (deficit)$15,176,115$5,815,113
Other changes in net assets$0$0
Total change in net assets$15,176,115$5,815,113

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Mr Douglas E BatchelorPresident$140,618
Jean RossV. Pres. Eva$135,385
Andrew TaylorV. Pres. Dev$120,176
Allen HrenykV. President$108,568

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/30/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Amazing Facts began in 1965 with a brilliant radio idea to attract listeners from all walks of life. Joe Crews, the ministry's first speaker, opened each radio broadcast with an amazing fact and then followed with a related biblical message that everyone could understand. At the end of each program, he offered a free Bible lesson to encourage listeners to study God's Word for themselves.

Step by step, Amazing Facts expanded its outreach by publishing dozens of Christ-centered books and creating a free mail-based Bible school accessible to any one. Not long after, the ministry also began sending trained young men to preach the gospel around the country, winning souls in a winsome way.

Then in the mid-1980s, Amazing Facts expanded its increasingly popular media outreach to television. The clear, Bible-based programs proved to be powerful, life-changing messages for thousands of viewers around the world.

In 1994, Doug Batchelor, an energetic soul-winning evangelist and author, took the reins of the ministry. Pastor Doug is an innovative speaker with an unusual ability to communicate not only to churchgoers, but also the unchurched throughout the world. Under his dynamic leadership, the ministry has grown exponentially - reaching more people in more ways than ever before. (Watch Pastor Doug's Testimony)

For instance, Amazing Facts now broadcasts multiple television programs and a live call-in radio program, Bible Answers Live, on hundreds of media outlets around the world. Moreover, Pastor Doug has presented dynamic, soul-winning seminars in New York, Africa, India, the Philippines, South Korea, and South America, resulting in thousands upon thousands of baptisms and new lives in Christ.

In every area of outreach - whether radio or TV, publications, prophecy seminars, training programs, Bible schools, or the internet - Amazing Facts is giving people the biblical answers they need to make an informed and heartfelt decision for Christ, and equipping them to lead others to Him.


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Needs

Please remember, Amazing Facts is a faith-based ministry, fully dependent on God to work through people like you to keep these ministries funded, and moving forward, according to His will. Thank you, and God bless you.