Family Radio / Family Stations, Inc.

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Family Stations, Inc. (dba Family Radio) is a teaching organization primarily via radio, shortwave, satellite and Internet.

As part of its teaching by Harold Camping, it has had numerous false predictions. Two prominent rapture dates that have come and gone were May 21, 2011 and October 21, 2011.

The plain meaning of Scripture is that no one knows specific rapture or judgment dates, but the Father God (Acts 1:7; Mark 13:32-37; Matt. 24:36-44). In all cases, prophecy must meet the standard of Scripture (1 Samuel 3:19-21). It must be accurate, and it must accord with other Scripture. If prophetic claims are not accurate, it is, by Biblical definition, a false prophet. Harold Camping would do well to heed the warning in Deuteronomy 13:1-5 and humbly submit to the profitable reproof of Scripture.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Family Radio
4057 Rural Plains Circle
Suite 300b
Franklin, TN 37064


Phone: (800) 543-1495

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 941442453

CEO/President: Thomas Evans


Board size: 0

Founder: Mr. Harold Camping

Ruling year: 1960

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Family Stations, Inc. (dba Family Radio) is a teachng organization primarily via radio, shortwave, satellite and Internet.

The desire of Family Radio is to preach and teach from the Bible.

Mission statement

Family Stations uses the following to express its mission:

Family Radio is thoroughly committed to the Person and salvation work of Jesus Christ as revealed in God's divine, infallible word, the Bible.

Family Radio's board of directors and staff, are thoroughly persuaded, by our obedience to God's word, that He has established this ministry for the sole purpose of using all its energy and resources to: proclaim the true Gospel to all nations around the world and accurately teach the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Statement of faith

Family Radio holds to the following Biblical standards:

1. The Bible alone, and in its entirety, is the Word of God: The Bible alone and in its entirety is God's revelation to mankind. Genesis 1 verse 1 to Revelation chapter 22 verse 21 is the complete and entire articulated Word from God.

The Bible is the ultimate and final authority from which God instructs, corrects and reproves mankind. No further written, verbal or inspired additions to the original 66 books of the Bible are to be considered inspired, reliable or authoritative.

2. Faith to believe comes through the hearing of the Word of God: God's Spirit works through our hearing the Gospel, which at essence is the Word of God:

So then, faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God. Romans 10:17

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. Psalm 19:7

3. The Five Solas: All on air comments, devotionals, articles, or written publications produced by Family Radio strive to reflect the following five Biblical principles known as the Five Solas:

a. Sola Scriptura ("Scripture alone"): The Bible alone is our highest authority.
b. Sola Fide ("faith alone"): We are saved through faith alone in Jesus Christ.
c. Sola Gratia ("grace alone"): We are saved by the grace of God alone.
d. Solus Christus ("Christ alone"): Jesus Christ alone is our Lord, Savior, and King.
e. Soli Deo Gloria ("to the glory of God alone"): We live for the glory of God alone.

4. The Trinity: Family Radio holds to the truth that God is One God, but three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

5. The Holy Spirit: The Holy Spirit is the faithful teacher who leads every child of God into all truth. He dwells within each member of the body of Christ and guides and protects them from every false way.

6. Use of the King James and English Standard Versions of the Bible: Family Radio utilizes two translations for all over the air and written materials, the Authorized King James and English Standard Versions.

7. The Church: Family Radio is not a church, rather an integral resource partner of local churches and Pastors. Family Radio endeavors to help and encourage Pastors and teachers as they lead and protect the body of Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Radio/ TV Stations

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating944 of 110426 of 28
Fund acquisition rating674 of 110518 of 28
Resource allocation rating740 of 110520 of 28
Asset utilization rating972 of 110423 of 28

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$252,901$1,297,147$947,347$670,470$273,011
Short-term investments$25,173,037$208,064$36,640$30,648$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$50,836,048$65,445,959$67,218,400$18,122,383$20,126,383
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,637,216$17,945,255$12,063,949$18,093,358$18,048,576
Other long-term assets$33,049,755$13,414,501$18,985,123$18,953,257$22,109,870
Total long-term assets$50,686,971$31,359,756$31,049,072$37,046,615$40,158,446
Total assets$101,523,019$96,805,715$98,267,472$55,168,998$60,284,829
Payables and accrued expenses$602,225$623,097$796,957$838,231$609,547
Other current liabilities$0$0$15,915$14,064$0
Total current liabilities$602,225$623,097$812,872$852,295$609,547
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$8,710,057$203,778$294,363$111,789$0
Total long-term liabilities$8,918,797$444,688$567,443$417,039$331,645
Total liabilities$9,521,022$1,067,785$1,380,315$1,269,334$941,192
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$92,001,997$95,737,930$96,887,157$53,899,664$59,343,637
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$92,001,997$95,737,930$96,887,157$53,899,664$59,343,637
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,181,112$7,752,542$6,960,037$5,334,719$4,786,645
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income($1,008,798)($59,854)$43,947,059$1,454,623$152,541
Other revenue$242,238$381,590$896,129$411,611$483,603
Total other revenue($766,560)$321,736$44,843,188$1,866,234$636,144
Total revenue$6,414,552$8,074,278$51,803,225$7,200,953$5,422,789
Program services$7,287,348$6,929,308$6,244,931$6,831,752$7,267,331
Management and general$2,077,999$1,885,336$2,281,346$2,694,279$1,673,297
Total expenses$9,891,774$9,215,765$8,832,666$9,915,957$9,776,918
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($3,477,222)($1,141,487)$42,970,559($2,715,004)($4,354,129)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,477,222)($1,141,487)$42,970,559($2,715,004)($4,354,129)


Thomas R EvansPresident$241,172
Scott PeroSenior Director$128,834
Stephen DillardDirector of Programming$119,996
Gregory McGinnisIT Director$111,184

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Family Radio was organized in 1958 under its official name, Family Stations Inc., and began to broadcast February 4, 1959, over radio station KEAR FM in San Francisco CA. Since then, God has enabled the ministry to build a number of powerful AM and FM stations around the world and several smaller educational facilities and translators. Family Radio also shares programming with local TV Stations in New Newark, NJ (channel 66) and San Francisco, CA (channel 64). Today, with the use of modern technology, God has opened the door to broadcast the Gospel, via Satellite and Internet , around the clock and around the world.

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