Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health / RREACH

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Summary

Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Health (RREACH) seeks to change the way One Billion Individuals think and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ through three strategic ministry burdens, proclamation, strengthening pastoral leaders and evangelizing opinion leaders. As an "open market" proclaimer, Dr. Ramesh Richard seeks to share the good news to those willing to consider the facts and claims of our Lord Jesus Christ. In addition, RREACH seeks to strengthen pastoral leaders from developing economies so they, in turn, can be better equipped to reach their countries with the hope of salvation.

We accelerate our global impact by the wise use and mix of personal proclamation, media outreach, and ministry training to evangelize opinion leaders, strengthen pastoral leaders, and reach large numbers of individuals, especially of Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Contact information

Mailing address:
RREACH
PO Box 793772
Dallas, TX 75379

Website: www.rreach.org

Phone: 972-528-6100

Email: info@rreach.org


Organization details

EIN: 752181879

CEO/President: Dr. Ramesh Richard

Chairman: Burton French

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Ramesh Richard

Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Purpose

RREACH envisions changing the way One Billion Individuals think and hear about the Lord Jesus Christ, to the glory of the Father and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We accelerate our global impact by the wise use and mix of personal proclamation, media outreach, and ministry training to evangelize opinion leaders, strengthen pastoral leaders, and reach large numbers of individuals, especially of Asia, Africa and Latin America.


Mission statement

A Global Proclamation Ministry, RREACH implements God's calling and gifting on Ramesh Richard to promote the Lord Jesus Christ worldwide.


Statement of faith

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Transparency grade

A

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating660 of 102229 of 51
Fund acquisition rating465 of 102425 of 51
Resource allocation rating484 of 102422 of 51
Asset utilization rating846 of 102239 of 51

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%5%5%8%7%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%5%5%8%7%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%98%96%94%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%7%9%7%7%2%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%2%4%6%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%86%82%85%84%95%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
94%70%57%108%91%117%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%60%47%91%76%111%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
6%30%43%-8%9%-17%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%8%18%-2%3%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%7%9%8%9%3%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.240.170.240.270.250.68
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.281.011.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.780.180.240.270.250.68
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
27.3664.41344.04831.35369.76267.24
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.020.000.000.000.00
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.5367.4950.4843.6646.9517.67
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
3%2%0%0%0%0%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
76%571%421%364%391%147%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$8,950,908$3,832,591$3,905,485$7,005,897$6,857,908
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$132,070$42,559$4,735$43,128$13,197
Short-term investments$0$4,546,588$2,994,120$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$9,082,978$8,421,738$6,904,340$7,049,025$6,871,105
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$133,800$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$133,800$0$0$0$0
Total assets$9,216,778$8,421,738$6,904,340$7,049,025$6,871,105
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$7,213$24,479$8,305$19,064$25,711
Other current liabilities$133,800$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$141,013$24,479$8,305$19,064$25,711
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
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$141,013$24,479$8,305$19,064$25,711
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$4,960,594$4,638,604$3,669,876$3,643,619$2,729,034
With donor restrictions$4,115,171$3,755,655$3,226,159$3,386,342$4,116,360
Net assets$9,075,765$8,397,259$6,896,035$7,029,961$6,845,394
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$2,216,929$3,338,458$1,664,580$1,981,324$3,973,391
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$54,529$155,108$97,035$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$54,529$155,108$97,035$0$0
Total revenue$2,271,458$3,493,566$1,761,615$1,981,324$3,973,391
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$1,372,344$1,639,010$1,610,726$1,505,702$4,415,423
Management and general$113,962$178,724$149,776$161,923$129,594
Fundraising$103,646$178,607$135,039$129,132$103,570
Total expenses$1,589,952$1,996,341$1,895,541$1,796,757$4,648,587
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$681,506$1,497,225($133,926)$184,567($675,196)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$681,506$1,497,225($133,926)$184,567($675,196)

Compensation

Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.


Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/24/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


History

Ramesh Richard started preaching during his midteens with church youth groups in the open markets of South India. His international ministry began at 19 as he traveled to neighboring countries, speaking and playing his guitar on India's very first and only Youth for Christ "Teen Team."

In 1975 five young Americans brought him to Portland, Oregon, to attend Multnomah School of the Bible. Before long he was encouraged to transfer to Dallas Theological Seminary on full scholarship, from which he graduated at the top of his class with a Th.D. in 1982. Dr. Richard accepted the call to be the pastor of Delhi Bible Fellowship in Delhi, India, from 1983-1987. During this time he enrolled in a Ph.D program at the University of Delhi and was invited to preach and teach in other cities and countries. As his itinerant ministry began to take shape, it needed a sturdy vehicle for implementation.

Dallas Theological Seminary invited Dr. Richard to return to teach across three departments in 1987, expressing a strong willingness to be the platform for his expanding proclamation ministry. Their Pastoral Ministries department went down on their knees with Ramesh in prayer about his heart and future. Also that year, six businessmen came together to form Ramesh Richard Evangelism and Church Helps International (RREACH International) to support his desire to reach into large numbers of desperate souls around our world with lasting solutions.

1988-With encouragement by an Indian missionary couple in Afghanistan, an International Prayer Circle of more than 1,000 international friends begins to cover Ramesh in prayer.

1989-Ramesh travels all over the U.S. and Canada, approaching friends with the idea of forming a financial and prayer support base for his travels. Soon after, the RREACH National Advisory Council is formed.

1991-Ramesh addresses more than 100,000 people at the Maramon Convention in South India-the largest annual gathering of Christians worldwide.

1992-25 prominent businessmen trust Christ at a Singapore Evangelistic banquet, one of RREACH's first "opinion leader" events.

1995-Ramesh's how-to book on expository preaching, Scripture Sculpture, is published and used widely to train pastors all over the world.

1995-Radio listeners across south central Asia hear for the first time, "Greetings, World! Ramesh Richard here. I welcome you to Reach for Life." RREACH's first radio broadcast airs across Asia and Africa.

1996-Ramesh begins speaking at Promise Keepers rallies in the U.S. reaching approximately 70,000 men.

1997-RREACH brings together 99 CEOs to discuss global pastoral training at the Billy Graham Institute in Wheaton, Illinois.

1997-2000-RREACH founds T.O.P.I.C. (Trainers of Pastors International Coalition) to serve pastoral training organizations worldwide.

1998-Ramesh's preaching seminar on Scripture Sculpture in Manila, Philippines, is videotaped for mass production and used as a curriculum guide for training pastors and a gift to seminary libraries worldwide.

2000-The world's largest secular satellite television network airs a New Year's Day evangelistic talk by Ramesh Richard internationally during primetime. The Gospel is seen and heard in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East on Y2K-the largest television-watched day in history-and becomes an annual event.

2005-RREACH hosts its first Global Proclamation Academy (GPA) to strengthen and connect the leading young pastors of the world. They are trained by world-renowned Master Coaches for three weeks on the campus of Dallas Theological Seminary.

2006-Dr. Richard speaks at the fourth annual African Union Heads of State Prayer Breakfast, addressing presidents/heads of state, secretaries of state, and ambassadors of state of 53 African nations in Khartoum, Sudan.

2007-RREACH celebrates 20 years of ministry.

2008-The annual New Year's Day evangelistic message is shifted from television to the Internet, a move that exposes even larger numbers of pre-Christian individuals to the Gospel.

2008-Dr. Richard addresses 200 ambassadors and world leaders as keynote speaker for the United Nations' 23rd annual International Prayer Breakfast in New York City.

2009-Scripture Sculpture (now Preparing Expository Sermons) is named in the top 25 most influential preaching books of the last 25 years by Preaching magazine.

2010-A strategic reunion for 99 Dallas Global Proclamation Academy graduates and 63 of their wives from 53 countries is held in Dallas. This launches RREACHABLE 2020, a 10-year human capital campaign to connect, unite and strengthen 100,000 pastoral leaders by 2020.

2011-RREACH launches five pilot national Global Proclamation Academies, beginning with GPA Venezuela. These 10-day versions of the Dallas GPA take place in countries around the world and feature Master Coaches from their own regions.

2012-RREACH celebrates 25 years of ministry. Only God.

2012-Planning commences for the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers, to be held in Southeast Asia in 2016. This would be the first conference for trainers of pastors held on a global scale.

2014-After super-typhoon Haiyan decimates the central regions of the great land of the Philippines in late 2013, a change in location for the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers is needed. Bangkok, Thailand, is revealed as the official Congress location during the June graduation banquet for the 2014 Dallas GPA.

2015-RREACH hosts its tenth Dallas Global Proclamation Academy (GPA). 248 delegates from 80 countries have graduated from the program since its inception. At the graduation banquet on Saturday, June 27, RREACH launched the Year of the GProCongress.

2016-June 15-22, 2016, RREACH convened the Global Proclamation Congress for Pastoral Trainers in Bangkok, Thailand, to provide mid-decade momentum toward the GProCommission vision. More than 2,500 pastoral trainers from formal and non-formal training initiatives in more than 100 countries attended.

2017-RREACH's media outreach Facebook page, LifeRocks, receives over 1,000,000 likes, initiated the first women's GPA in the Philippines and the ministry celebrated 30 years of ministry.

2018-RREACH is recognized as the only religious charity to receive a perfect 100 rating from Charity Navigator!

2018-Thirty leading Dallas GPA graduates from 29 countries are appointed as the President's Global Proclamation Associates. They will serve a vital role in Dr. Richard's ministry succession plan.

2019-The four-year follow up to the 2016 GProCongress to document training activities and initiatives of GProCongress delegates and others is ended a year early, having exceeded the goals, by God's hand, under budget.

2020-COVID-19 strikes the planet. Ramesh Richard's itinerant activity is suspended for several months, and an entirely new architecture for RREACH's ministry is formed to deliver spiritual health worldwide.


Program accomplishments

In 2020:
100,000 connected/united/strengthened pastoral leaders
200 countries


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