Mars Hill Productions, Inc.

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Summary

A non-profit, non-denominational media ministry, Mars Hill began in 1977 as a division of Youth for Christ/Houston and was spun off as a separate ministry in 1988. Mars Hill has produced media projects for evangelism, apologetics, discipleship and mobilization in a variety of genres including dramatic film, documentary and video curriculum.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Mars Hill Productions, Inc.
4711 Lexington Blvd
Missouri City, TX 77459

Website: mars-hill.org

Phone: (800) 580-6479

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 760235320

CEO/President: Mr. Frederick Carpenter

Chairman:

Board size: 13

Founder: Mr. Frederick Carpenter

Ruling year: 1988

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1992


Purpose


Mission statement

The mission of Mars Hill is to use media to draw people to Jesus Christ.


Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal, tangible return in power and in glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of the body of the saved and lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1060 of 110233 of 35
Fund acquisition rating869 of 110330 of 35
Resource allocation rating986 of 110330 of 35
Asset utilization rating1000 of 110231 of 35

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
6%9%8%15%29%27%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%9%8%15%28%27%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
99%99%100%99%97%97%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%26%15%14%23%23%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
1%1%0%1%3%3%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
84%59%77%80%69%68%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
95%35%54%106%119%114%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
82%21%42%85%82%77%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
5%65%46%-6%-19%-14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
6%39%53%-8%-17%-10%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%15%8%6%7%9%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.170.190.571.280.960.74
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.401.661.021.071.011.09
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.620.310.581.370.960.80
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
39.397.449.536.227.529.57
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.130.100.160.130.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.0433.6418.577.3710.8113.44
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20222021202020192018
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
6%11%10%15%13%10%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
79%478%159%66%91%123%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20222021202020192018
Cash$1,938,971$1,995,483$957,571$1,006,216$1,120,297
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$102,922$3,601$4,349$70,071$4,748
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,041,893$1,999,084$961,920$1,076,287$1,125,045
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,042$39,600$56,167$0$89,663
Other long-term assets$1,334,959$7,830$6,680$6,680$6,354
Total long-term assets$1,353,001$47,430$62,847$6,680$96,017
Total assets$3,394,894$2,046,514$1,024,767$1,082,967$1,221,062
 
Liabilities20222021202020192018
Payables and accrued expenses$274,363$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$274,363$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$107,700$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$107,700$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$382,063$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525
 
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,634,392$1,150,696$635,082$642,843$770,548
With donor restrictions$1,378,439$686,152$235,097$297,043$332,989
Net assets$3,012,831$1,836,848$870,179$939,886$1,103,537
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20222021202020192018
Total contributions$1,789,291$2,116,032$1,229,887$843,650$764,456
Program service revenue$3,625$3,595$1,711$3,637$3,488
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$11,420$378$10,011$18,109$12,984
Other revenue$2,145$3,214$2,765$6,862$7,909
Total other revenue$17,190$7,187$14,487$28,608$24,381
Total revenue$1,806,481$2,123,219$1,244,374$872,258$788,837
 
Expenses20222021202020192018
Program services$370,705$893,753$1,052,830$718,664$610,181
Management and general$97,192$94,069$76,894$74,417$79,760
Fundraising$162,601$168,728$184,357$242,828$209,526
Total expenses$630,498$1,156,550$1,314,081$1,035,909$899,467
 
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,175,983$966,669($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,175,983$966,669($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Fred CarpenterPresident$152,615
Doug WhiteheadVP-Administration$98,802

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022


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History

Mars Hill was founded by Fred Carpenter and Larry Kreider in 1977 as a division of Youth for Christ/Houston. In 1988, Mars Hill was spun off from Youth for Christ as a separate nonprofit ministry.


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