Marketplace Ministries, Inc. / Marketplace Chaplains

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Marketplace Chaplains is the largest and longest continuing provider of workplace chaplains to corporate America today.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Marketplace Chaplains
2001 West Plano Pkwy
Suite 3200
Plano, TX 75075


Phone: 1-800-775-7657


Organization details

EIN: 751977793

CEO/President: Jason Brown

Chairman: Robin Lewis

Board size: 8

Founder: Ann and Gil Stricklin

Ruling year: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1996


Marketplace Chaplains provides personalized and proactive employee care through the use of dedicated Chaplain Care Teams for each company location. Chaplains are voluntary to use, neutral from company operations, and conversations with them are strictly confidential.

Male, female, and ethnically diverse chaplains are either full time or assignment-based depending on company locations and number of employees served. Our chaplain teams make regularly scheduled work site visits.

Employee Care is NOT a video, a website, an e-book, or a booklet!

Mission statement

Marketplace Chaplains exists to share God's love in the workplace by providing an employee care service through Chaplain Teams.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Christian Growth

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating242 of 103125 of 76
Fund acquisition rating524 of 103339 of 76
Resource allocation rating384 of 103337 of 76
Asset utilization rating189 of 103119 of 76

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$909,723$934,836$824,490$887,469$798,447
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,740,144$1,713,050$1,692,180$1,671,439$1,474,118
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,035,640$1,326,485$1,593,278$1,838,474$1,743,235
Other long-term assets$11,270,726$11,107,499$10,087,256$11,507,646$11,059,121
Total long-term assets$12,306,366$12,433,984$11,680,534$13,346,120$12,802,356
Total assets$15,046,510$14,147,034$13,372,714$15,017,559$14,276,474
Payables and accrued expenses$1,381,096$905,909$813,948$687,959$685,131
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$47,625$46,069
Total current liabilities$1,381,096$905,909$813,948$735,584$731,200
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$262,097$238,301$330,058$408,663$382,987
Total long-term liabilities$262,097$238,301$330,058$408,663$382,987
Total liabilities$1,643,193$1,144,210$1,144,006$1,144,247$1,114,187
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$5,846,349$5,377,297$5,637,201$6,759,198$6,857,034
With donor restrictions$7,556,968$7,625,527$6,591,507$7,114,114$6,305,253
Net assets$13,403,317$13,002,824$12,228,708$13,873,312$13,162,287
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$312,051$450,695$589,861$812,789$1,190,444
Program service revenue$18,812,065$18,688,249$17,359,077$16,022,098$15,414,965
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$606,704$1,678,907($407,028)$1,260,860$1,337,723
Other revenue$2,363$79,572$89,213$119,307$1,989
Total other revenue$19,421,132$20,446,728$17,041,262$17,402,265$16,754,677
Total revenue$19,733,183$20,897,423$17,631,123$18,215,054$17,945,121
Program services$15,100,069$16,259,103$15,010,835$14,086,836$13,496,497
Management and general$3,545,409$3,750,659$3,522,569$3,185,243$3,021,768
Total expenses$18,724,690$20,123,307$18,638,907$17,504,029$16,830,392
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$1,008,493$774,116($1,007,784)$711,025$1,114,729
Other changes in net assets$0$0($636,820)$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,008,493$774,116($1,644,604)$711,025$1,114,729


Doug FagerstromDirector/Exec. Pres./CEO$224,958
Jason BrownChief Marketing Officer$179,001
Larry KingCFO$150,379
Charles SizemoreExecutive Vice President$125,131
Rachia GreenExecutive Vice President$125,131

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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Founded in Dallas, Texas, on January 1, 1984, it has expanded every year for the past 39 years and today serves every state in the country as well as many companies in Canada and Mexico.

Founder Gil Stricklin's visionary leadership and willingness to obey God's call, along with support and encouragement from his wife Ann, fueled him to persistently present the idea to Dallas-area business leaders for years. Ed Bonneau became the first company leader as soon as he heard about the idea, immediately seeing it as the solution to solving many of his employees' problems. Gil then became the first chaplain, serving Bonneau's sunglasses distribution company.

Program accomplishments

Over 2,000 chaplains now serve from California to Massachusetts, providing personal care for more than 1,290,000 employees and family members.


There is a need for qualified chaplains due to the ever expanding partnership with more companies nationwide.