Search Ministries, Inc.

The information on this page was last updated 5/19/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


The story of Search is the search for meaningful stories. It's been our mission for 40 years to invite adults to take a next step toward God. We do this by asking life's "big questions," offering honest answers, and initiating meaningful conversations. These conversations turn into genuine friendships and these friendships then become testaments to God's grace.

These conversations are happening across the country, in 23 cities with a staff of over 60 committed individuals and growing every day.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Search Ministries Inc.
4330 W. Vickery Blvd.
Suite 150
Fort Worth, TX 76107


Phone: (800) 617-3272


Organization details

EIN: 751627393

CEO/President: Tim Kilpatrick

Chairman: Nola Meyer

Board size: 10


Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1985


Every adult in every city invited to know and share Jesus.

Mission statement

Inviting adults to take a next step toward God.

Statement of faith

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Sector: Christian Growth

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$32,284$28,267$24,247$23,638$13,647
Short-term investments$4,099,035$4,376,232$3,336,361$0$0
Other current assets$50,066$49,423$52,787$56,188$62,351
Total current assets$5,010,106$5,134,453$4,739,727$5,030,614$4,570,578
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$244,801$221,576$243,527$241,973$230,594
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$244,801$221,576$243,527$241,973$230,594
Total assets$5,254,907$5,356,029$4,983,254$5,272,587$4,801,172
Payables and accrued expenses$117,616$97,830$47,688$140,383$107,150
Other current liabilities$86,607$96,176$38,724$50,893$63,062
Total current liabilities$204,223$194,006$86,412$191,276$170,212
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$204,223$194,006$86,412$191,276$170,212
Net assets20152014201320122011
Without donor restrictions$4,493,184$4,421,996$4,107,555$4,129,790$3,756,661
With donor restrictions$557,500$740,027$789,287$951,521$874,299
Net assets$5,050,684$5,162,023$4,896,842$5,081,311$4,630,960
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,431,678$6,286,743$6,270,369$6,799,336$6,584,839
Program service revenue$303,868$307,013$493,845$398,359$336,628
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$76,816$110,332$1,423$15$12,734
Other revenue$55,541($13,207)$34,649$40,145$59,648
Total other revenue$436,225$404,138$529,917$438,519$409,010
Total revenue$6,867,903$6,690,881$6,800,286$7,237,855$6,993,849
Program services$6,000,181$5,496,975$6,042,777$5,835,527$5,909,709
Management and general$920,953$880,598$888,989$894,778$882,818
Total expenses$6,979,242$6,425,700$6,984,755$6,787,504$6,848,294
Change in net assets20152014201320122011
Surplus (deficit)($111,339)$265,181($184,469)$450,351$145,555
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($111,339)$265,181($184,469)$450,351$145,555


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The story of Search begins with a group of courageous young men deeply committed to sharing God's love with as many people as possible. Their mission? To bring the best news in the world to their communities through honest conversations with spiritually curious adults. It's been the Search mission for 40 years to meet people wherever they are on their spiritual journey...some still exploring, others taking their first steps, and still others who are committed to helping their friends understand the truth they have personally experienced. That vision became a reality and Search was founded in 1977. Today, we exist in 23 cities with over 60 full and part-time staff and growing. And our mission is more relevant today than it has ever been.

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