Wichita Falls Faith Mission

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Summary

Faith Mission provides meals, clothing, shelter, programs and services for men and families. Faith Refuge provides meals, clothing, shelter, programs and services for women and children. With compassion and grace, we are here to help those in need re-build their lives. With Jesus as our example and the Bible as our guide we seek to empower men and women through spiritual, professional and educational growth programs in a faith-based atmosphere.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Wichita Falls Faith Mission
PO Box 965
Wichita Falls, TX 76307

Website: faithmissionwf.org

Phone: 940-723-5663

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 751779401

CEO/President: Steve Sparks

Chairman: Brian Blair

Board size: 11

Founder: Reverend Dick Hogan

Ruling year: 1981

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2018


Purpose

Our vision is to eliminate homelessness.


Mission statement

Our mission is to provide Christ-centered programs and services that lead the homeless toward self-sufficiency.

This is accomplished through collaborative efforts with the community, unique social service programs, volunteers, staff, and a strong Board of Directors. We serve the homeless through two shelters, Faith Mission and Faith Refuge. All services are made possible through the generosity of individuals, churches, businesses, and foundations. Faith Resale & Donation Center also returns profits to help with operating expenses of both shelters.


Statement of faith

1. We celebrate LIFE CHANGE and believe the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ultimate answer to restoration and transformation.

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." 2 Corinthians 5:17

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

"for this son of mine was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.' And they began to celebrate." Luke 15:24

2. We absolutely affirm that God is our provider and place our FAITH IN GOD to complete the work He has started.

"Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass." 1 Thessalonians 5:24

"For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6 Psalm 34

3. We treasure the HOLY BIBLE and believe it is the inspired Word of God, can make us wise for salvation and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

"and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;" 2 Timothy 3:15-16

"Your word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You." Psalm 119:11

4. We affirm the God-given WORTH OF EVERY PERSON and are committed to providing for their spiritual, physical and emotional needs in a compassionate, safe and healthy environment.

"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." Psalm 139:13-16

"He who oppresses the poor taunts his Maker, but he who is gracious to the needy honors Him." Proverbs 14:31 Matthew 25:34-40

5. We advocate for wise and discerning COLLABORATION with Christian, evangelical churches and other like-minded individuals and organizations for the purpose of working in partnership to accomplish our mission.

"Leave the presence of a fool, or you will not discern words of knowledge." Proverbs 14:7

"Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor." Ecclesiastes 4:9

6. We are committed to INTEGRITY in our relationships, governance, business dealings, fundraising and financial responsibilities.

"He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out." Proverbs 10:9

"Like a trampled spring and a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked." Proverbs 25:26

7. We uphold PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and believe that every person is free to choose their own course but must also face the consequences of their choices.

"There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12

"Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap." Galatians 6:7

8. We champion SELF-SUFFICIENCY and we promote, encourage and help every person to provide for themselves and their family.

"Now when you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field, nor shall you gather the gleanings of your harvest. 10 Nor shall you glean your vineyard, nor shall you gather the fallen fruit of your vineyard; you shall leave them for the needy and for the stranger. I am the Lord your God." Leviticus 19:9-10

"For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. 11 For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. 12 Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread. 13 But as for you, brethren, do not grow weary of doing good." 1 Thessalonians 3:10-13

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating275 of 110438 of 140
Fund acquisition rating380 of 110550 of 140
Resource allocation rating156 of 110515 of 140
Asset utilization rating656 of 110484 of 140

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
11%8%6%8%8%9%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
10%7%6%7%7%9%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
93%84%94%87%93%96%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
11%8%7%8%8%9%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
7%16%6%13%7%4%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%87%87%86%85%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
89%88%87%89%89%95%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
70%76%76%77%76%80%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
11%12%13%11%11%5%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
7%7%7%6%5%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
9%5%6%6%7%7%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.520.480.430.460.420.42
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
2.713.173.393.974.856.42
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.681.531.451.812.062.70
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
13.9117.0914.6717.0615.3512.97
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.060.070.060.070.08
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.467.387.706.245.454.10
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
8%2%2%3%2%3%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
1%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
160%203%228%214%230%231%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,919,300$1,726,691$1,335,008$1,018,714$729,281
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$123,864$57,234$78,626$65,707$50,477
Short-term investments$0$0$0$450$500
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,043,164$1,783,925$1,413,634$1,084,871$780,258
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,423,419$4,256,798$4,181,229$4,123,381$4,168,794
Other long-term assets$4,441$3,356$20,054$53,671$60,527
Total long-term assets$4,427,860$4,260,154$4,201,283$4,177,052$4,229,321
Total assets$6,471,024$6,044,079$5,614,917$5,261,923$5,009,579
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$119,578$121,567$82,869$70,675$60,156
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$119,578$121,567$82,869$70,675$60,156
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$6,003$17,607$68,802$52,180$76,007
Total long-term liabilities$6,003$17,607$68,802$52,180$76,007
Total liabilities$125,581$139,174$151,671$122,855$136,163
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$6,185,494$5,751,459$5,388,177$5,081,881$4,817,212
With donor restrictions$159,949$153,446$75,069$57,187$56,204
Net assets$6,345,443$5,904,905$5,463,246$5,139,068$4,873,416
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$3,004,769$2,782,834$2,517,992$2,323,906$2,131,096
Program service revenue$14,985$18,338$56,240$9,535$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$897($12,752)($24,480)$10,061$13,693
Other revenue$545,708$185,220$332,483$154,112$64,481
Total other revenue$561,590$190,806$364,243$173,708$78,174
Total revenue$3,566,359$2,973,640$2,882,235$2,497,614$2,209,270
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$2,725,148$2,263,517$2,205,637$1,901,480$1,759,793
Management and general$161,204$150,140$146,320$149,970$147,221
Fundraising$239,469$175,468$206,100$180,512$199,594
Total expenses$3,125,821$2,589,125$2,558,057$2,231,962$2,106,608
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$440,538$384,515$324,178$265,652$102,662
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$440,538$384,515$324,178$265,652$102,662

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Steve SparksExecutive Director$75,501

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2022


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History

1958 - Our First Shelter Opened

"God Will Move Into New Mission" declared newspaper man Glenn Shelton on April 14, 1958. Reverend Dick Hogan stepped out in faith to open a homeless shelter without any capital to fund the ministry. In 1958 Faith City Mission came into being on 7th and Ohio St., Wichita Falls, above Hornsby Heavy Hardware. The ministry was a branch effort of a mission with the same name in Amarillo, Texas. In the beginning, ministry was only for transient men. Rev. Dick and Bee Hogan, the founders of both the Amarillo and Wichita Falls missions, personally worked at the Ohio street facility in its early years. The sign above the door told struggling people, "If you are hungry, do not beg or steal. Come eat with us."

1963 - Start Running Out of Room...

In 1963, the mission's leaders realized there were no rooms to meet the needs of families. The leaders started praying and developing plans to increase the services to minister to families. In 1967 Rev. Jim Cook becomes the superintendent. Mr. Cook helped expansion of Faith City Mission.

1963 - Purchased the old Lamar Baptist Church

1988 - Faith Mission Shelter Opens

As programs and services grew, it became evident a larger facility was needed and property was purchased at our current location on Travis Street and construction began. The current Faith Mission shelter at 1300 Travis Street opened on May 23, 1988.

1988 - Addiction Recovery Programs Offered

As a result of the increased space and increasing donations, the ministry was able to provide a new addiction program called Overcomers Recovery Program. The mission started combating homelessness by offering this recovery program. The recovery program continues this day under the name New Beginnings.

2008 - Opening of Faith Resale!

In 2008, we opened our Faith Resale and Donation Center, so people can shop knowing that their purchases and donations will help to end homelessness!

2012 - 2nd Shelter Opens for Women & Families: Faith Refuge

To address the needs of the growing number of homeless women and families, a second shelter was added. Faith Refuge opened on May 7, 2012 with 17 women and seven children moving in. This new $4.4 million facility is located at 710 E. Hatton Rd. and was built debt free with the support of local partnerships and friends across the nation. Above all, the Faith team gives God the glory for providing the resources to complete the new shelter.

2018 - Opened Transitional House for Men

The Transitional Supportive Housing Program was established to provide an additional step toward self-sufficiency for our Program graduates. The program includes up to one year of transitional support, low cost rent, on-going case management, weekly meetings, structure and accountability, and an opportunity to grow in relational skills while sharing in the house governance.

2019 - Opened Transitional House for Women


Program accomplishments

123,362 meals served
16,432 beds of shelter for men
13,988 beds of shelter for women
5,675 beds of shelter for children


Needs

Your Gift to Wichita Falls Faith Mission helps shelter, feed, and provide hope for the homeless.