Sammy Tippit Ministries

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STM has been providing inspiration and help around the world for nearly 50 years. Sammy Tippit, founder and president, is a world renowned counselor, teacher and evangelist with experience serving and helping people in over 80 countries. Sammy provides materials that help people tackle a broad array of social, societal, psychological and spiritual issues.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Sammy Tippit Ministries
P.O. Box 700368
San Antonio, TX 78270


Phone: (210) 492-7501


Organization details

EIN: 742934969

CEO/President: Mr. Sam Tippit

Chairman: Dave Engbrecht

Board size: 6

Founder: Mr. Sam Tippit

Ruling year: 2000

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Mission statement

Sammy Tippit Ministries exists to glorify God by evangelizing the world for Christ.

Statement of faith

God's Love in Action uses the following to communicate its faith:

The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is the record of God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and personal Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is infinite in holiness and all other perfections.

A. God the Father
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe. God is Father to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.

B. God the Son
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ he was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. In His humanity He lived a sinless, perfect life. In His death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His Disciples as the person who was with them before His crucifixion. He ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God where He is the One Mediator. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to consummate His redemptive mission.

C. God the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. He inspired holy men of old to write the Scriptures. Through illumination He enables men to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He calls men to the Savior, and effects regeneration. He cultivates Christian character. He seals the believer unto the day of final redemption.

Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and it the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence; whereby his posterity inherit a nature and an environment inclined toward sin, and as soon as they are capable of moral action become transgressors and are under condemnation. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God.

Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

A. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a work of God's grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart wrought by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

B. Sanctification is the experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God's purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual perfection through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the regenerate person's life.

C. Glorification is the culmination of salvation and is the final blessed and abiding state of the redeemed.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating496 of 102224 of 42
Fund acquisition rating122 of 10245 of 42
Resource allocation rating741 of 102433 of 42
Asset utilization rating676 of 102228 of 42

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$78$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$775,493$664,199$526,177$693,876$690,464
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$875,473$856,314$648,901$777,362$792,868
Long-term investments$12,540$12,540$12,540$12,540$12,540
Fixed assets$11,617$11,617$90,492$279,792$469,092
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$24,157$24,157$103,032$292,332$481,632
Total assets$899,630$880,471$751,933$1,069,694$1,274,500
Payables and accrued expenses$3,123$22,651$13,453$11,145$3,370
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,123$22,651$13,453$11,145$3,370
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$3,123$22,651$13,453$11,145$3,370
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$896,507$857,820$738,480$1,058,549$1,271,130
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$896,507$857,820$738,480$1,058,549$1,271,130
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$533,244$609,700$513,681$512,019$1,151,371
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$145,294$163,022($62,699)$167,412$28,793
Other revenue($32)$2,418$14,067$11,966$11,838
Total other revenue$145,262$165,440($48,632)$179,378$40,631
Total revenue$678,506$775,140$465,049$691,397$1,192,002
Program services$490,647$513,254$632,306$727,362$590,133
Management and general$149,172$142,546$152,812$176,616$173,337
Total expenses$639,819$655,800$785,118$903,978$763,470
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$38,687$119,340($320,069)($212,581)$428,532
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$38,687$119,340($320,069)($212,581)$428,532


Samuel C TippitPresident$80,000

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 1/30/2022. To update the information below, please email:


From youth crusades all over the country, to walks from Louisiana to Washington, D.C. (pushing a wheelbarrow full of Bibles), or carrying a cross to the 1972 Democratic National Convention, Sammy Tippit threw himself into ministry. He was called "one of the original Jesus People", though he never identified himself that way. Living on faith, preaching Christ, and witnessing on the streets became the trademark of his fledgling ministry, which he called God's Love in Action ("GLIA").

Even in those earliest days of his ministry, Tippit felt a distinct call to Eastern Europe. He didn't understand it and had no idea how he would ever get there or what he would do when he arrived, but he harbored that inclination for years.

During Tippit's street ministry in Chicago in the early 1970's, he and an associate were arrested for witnessing in front of nightclubs and ostensibly hurting their businesses. Sammy felt led to fast and pray in the famed Daley Civic Center Plaza for twenty-five days before his trial. The case drew worldwide interest and the charges were dropped, but many came to Christ during that period.

When Tippit was finally able to make his first visit to Europe in 1971, he developed a love for the people that has centered much of his ministry there ever since. He learned of the Communist Youth World Fest to be held in East Berlin in 1973, and his consuming passion became to infiltrate the meeting of 100,000 Communist young people. During the meeting, he and two friends preached, witnessed, and passed out tracts, seeing two hundred receive Christ as Savior.

Soon Tippit began feeling that his ministry was outgrowing his maturity. He sought a place to minister where he could settle in and grow. He accepted a three-year pastorate at an English-speaking church in Hahn, West Germany, where the congregation was made up largely of American Military personnel.

The church, and Tippit, grew by leaps and bounds. He accepted speaking engagements throughout Europe and discipled many men in his church, seeing their families grow in Christ. After this period in his life, he accepted a couple of pastorates in the United States and eventually settled in San Antonio, but he quickly grew restless, sensing God's call to continue to preach internationally.

When he finally left the pastorate and returned to full-time international evangelism in 1986, he saw his ministry explode. He has since held crusades in India, South America, Africa, the former Soviet Union, Romania, Mongolia, and Albania. In July 1988 the Romanian Government blacklisted the Evangelist and kicked him out of the country. But in 1990, after the revolution and the ouster of Nicolae Ceaucescu, Sammy returned to Romania and conducted the first soccer stadium crusade in the nation's history. Hundreds responded to his preaching. He also returned to the Soviet Union and preached in outdoor meetings there; at one meeting about 2,500 responded to the invitation to receive Christ as Savior.

Program accomplishments

Since 2016, Sammy Tippit preached evangelistic and discipleship training events in India, Pakistan, Africa, and South America via Skype technology. He has preached evangelistic events from his home to live audiences in India with up to 25,000 in attendance. He has created discipleship videos for social media pages for 12 language groups. The pages have an average of 6,500,000 views every month. He partnered with the Multiplying Church Movement in Brazil during May 2019 to provide a one-month video, audio and text curriculum. More than 1,000,000 people went through the daily Praying for Your Family series during the month. He has established partnerships with churches and ministries around the world and plans to train up to 10,000,000 Christians to share Christ with five friends and family members during May 2020.


God's Love in Action asks that if offerings and honorariums are given, that all checks be payable to: "Sammy Tippit Ministries", not Sammy Tippit. Sammy is paid a salary by GLIA and he does not personally accept offerings and honorariums.

Travel, food, and lodging expenses for speaking engagements within North America should be provided by the group that has invited Sammy to speak unless other arrangements have been made. GLIA prefers to make all travel arrangements and will attempt to secure the best possible airfares.
There is no fee for speaking engagements.