Mars Hill Productions, Inc.

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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


Phone: (800) 580-6479

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 760235320

CEO/President: Mr. Frederick Carpenter


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


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 rating935 of 109230 of 36
Fund acquisition rating793 of 109530 of 36
Resource allocation rating837 of 109527 of 36
Asset utilization rating755 of 109224 of 36

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,601$4,349$70,071$4,748$3,977
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,999,084$961,920$1,076,287$1,125,045$1,249,606
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$39,600$56,167$0$89,663$43,730
Other long-term assets$7,830$6,680$6,680$6,354$4,779
Total long-term assets$47,430$62,847$6,680$96,017$48,509
Total assets$2,046,514$1,024,767$1,082,967$1,221,062$1,298,115
Payables and accrued expenses$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525$9,948
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$74,000
Total current liabilities$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525$83,948
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$209,666$154,588$143,081$117,525$83,948
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,150,696$635,082$642,843$770,548$885,182
With donor restrictions$686,152$235,097$297,043$332,989$328,985
Net assets$1,836,848$870,179$939,886$1,103,537$1,214,167
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,116,032$1,229,887$843,650$764,456$1,141,299
Program service revenue$3,595$1,711$3,637$3,488$1,053
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$378$10,011$18,109$12,984$3,641
Other revenue$3,214$2,765$6,862$7,909$11,411
Total other revenue$7,187$14,487$28,608$24,381$16,105
Total revenue$2,123,219$1,244,374$872,258$788,837$1,157,404
Program services$893,753$1,052,830$718,664$610,181$660,753
Management and general$94,069$76,894$74,417$79,760$79,029
Total expenses$1,156,550$1,314,081$1,035,909$899,467$930,570
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$966,669($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)$226,834
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$966,669($69,707)($163,651)($110,630)$226,834


Fred CarpenterPresident$142,548
Doug WhiteheadVP-Administration$105,856

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/16/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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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