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

Email: [email protected]

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 rating89 of 11126 of 61
Fund acquisition rating526 of 111327 of 61
Resource allocation rating162 of 11135 of 61
Asset utilization rating20 of 11123 of 61

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,476,368$715,472$909,723$933,092$818,543
Short-term investments$9,461$2,138,668$2,329,150$2,243,586$2,496,562
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,872,634$5,024,467$4,952,139$3,881,979$4,099,601
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$897,222$719,489$1,035,640$1,326,485$1,593,278
Other long-term assets$3,998,788$297,888$0$1,744$5,947
Total long-term assets$4,896,010$1,017,377$1,035,640$1,328,229$1,599,225
Total assets$6,768,644$6,041,844$5,987,779$5,210,208$5,698,826
Payables and accrued expenses$1,575,006$1,444,556$1,297,688$801,102$734,657
Other current liabilities$343,504$249,499$69,308$89,007$62,691
Total current liabilities$1,918,510$1,694,055$1,366,996$890,109$797,348
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,334,052$303,326$285,706$248,873$347,478
Total long-term liabilities$1,334,052$303,326$285,706$248,873$347,478
Total liabilities$3,252,562$1,997,381$1,652,702$1,138,982$1,144,826
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$3,375,835$3,703,172$3,760,874$3,178,568$3,600,014
With donor restrictions$140,247$341,291$574,203$892,658$953,986
Net assets$3,516,082$4,044,463$4,335,077$4,071,226$4,554,000
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$997,467$490,803$664,574$587,839$835,907
Program service revenue$25,402,804$21,322,072$18,812,065$18,688,249$17,359,077
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$17,904$19,802$27,763$20,787$11,951
Other revenue$189,096$3,407$2,363$31,991$3,844
Total other revenue$25,609,804$21,345,281$18,842,191$18,741,027$17,374,872
Total revenue$26,607,271$21,836,084$19,506,765$19,328,866$18,210,779
Program services$24,092,421$19,263,809$15,019,095$16,151,761$14,912,784
Management and general$2,956,694$2,789,390$3,542,539$3,559,087$3,283,596
Total expenses$27,135,652$22,126,698$18,634,914$19,811,640$18,301,885
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($528,381)($290,614)$871,851($482,774)($91,106)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($528,381)($290,614)$871,851($482,774)($91,106)


jason BrownPRESIDENT/CEO$259,038
Timothy BoobarCFO start: 5/22$144,583
Larry KingCFO end: 5/22$99,845
Carroll MaclinPres: MM Int'l end:5/22$66,872
Heather YarbroughCHRO END: 5/22$58,129
Gary EllisCIO end: 5/22$41,108
Dick De WittPresident/CEO, END: 03/22$29,503

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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 1,400,000 employees and family members.


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