Voice of Prophecy

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Summary

A leader in religious broadcasting for more than 89 years, the Voice of Prophecy focuses on God's love and heralds the soon return of Christ-providing hope to broken people and guidance for daily living. Founded in 1929 by H.M.S. Richards, the ministry continues today under the leadership of Speaker/Director Shawn Boonstra and Associate Speaker Jean Boonstra.

How We Serve

- Weekly radio and television broadcasts on hundreds of stations in North America-including our flagship television/radio program Authentic and Discovery Mountain for kids - Free Bible courses, both print and online - www.biblestudies.com - courses in dozens of languages from Bible schools around the world - www.bibleinfo.com - questions answered, daily messages, prayer requests - www.kidsbibleinfo.com - Bible guides, games, stories, and more, just for kids - Church-based events such as Discovering Revelation, Final Empire, Shadow Empire, A Pale Horse Rides and The Appearing - Christian resources for spiritual growth and sharing


Contact information

Mailing address:
Voice of Prophecy
PO Box 999
Loveland, CO 80539

Website: www.voiceofprophecy.com

Phone: 970-622-2999

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 952414749

CEO/President: Shawn Boonstra

Chairman: Gordon Pifher

Board size: 24

Founder: H.M.S. Richards

Ruling year: 1951

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Purpose

The Voice of Prophecy has been a leader in religious broadcasting for more than 90 years. Founded in 1929 by H.M.S. Richards, Sr., the ministry focuses on producing Christ-centered media that focuses on God's love, heralds His soon return, and provides hope to broken people and guidance for daily living. Its leadership continues today under Speaker/Director Shawn Boonstra and Associate Speaker Jean Boonstra.

Supporting local church evangelism is central to our work. Hundreds of churches across North America use Voice of Prophecy media and evangelistic resources to reach their communities for Christ in engaging, effective ways. Our Discover Bible School supports local branches in more than 2,000 churches in North America, with hundreds more around the world. Its time-tested Bible lessons are available in more than 70 languages and in a variety of easy-to-use formats, both print and digital. Finally, our humanitarian projects in countries such as India and Myanmar are meeting physical as well as spiritual needs. As the Voice of Prophecy looks to the future, we will continue to focus on sharing the love of Christ with a hurting world, while using present tools and anticipating yet-to-be-developed technology.


Mission statement

The Voice of Prophecy exists to proclaim the everlasting gospel of Christ-leading people to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.


Statement of faith

Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. Revision of these statements may be expected at a General Conference session when the church is led by the Holy Spirit to a fuller understanding of Bible truth or finds better language in which to express the teachings of God's Holy Word.

We believe in the eternal Godhead, or Trinity, consisting of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ, our only Lord and Savior, was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried.
The third day He rose again from the dead, ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He will come a second time to receive His own.
We believe the character of God is reflected in the Ten Commandments, which are an expression of His love and concern for us, and that to transgress them is sin.
We believe the wages of sin is death, and since all have sinned, all need a Savior. We believe that forgiveness from sin and rescue from its penalty is available only through trust in Jesus Christ, who died in our place.
We believe the Bible is God's inspired Word through which we may hear His voice to our souls. It is our only rule of faith and practice.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating115 of 10227 of 52
Fund acquisition rating41 of 10253 of 53
Resource allocation rating9 of 10254 of 53
Asset utilization rating703 of 102234 of 52

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
8%0%0%0%0%0%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
94%100%100%100%100%100%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
7%0%0%0%0%0%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
6%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
79%100%100%100%100%100%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
88%86%96%107%124%99%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
69%86%96%107%124%99%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
12%14%4%-7%-24%1%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
20%30%11%-21%-39%2%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
12%0%0%0%0%0%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
0.760.460.460.660.510.54
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.381.001.001.001.001.00
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.320.460.460.660.510.54
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
12.841.351.241.251.341.56
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.070.740.810.800.750.64
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
6.686.684.963.655.987.95
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20202019201820172016
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
9%74%81%80%75%64%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
92%56%42%31%50%67%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20202019201820172016
Cash$6,451,591$6,016,535$5,740,978$6,032,019$6,045,068
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,021,967$4,754,225$3,386,909$2,754,928$2,597,170
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$11,473,558$10,770,760$9,127,887$8,786,947$8,642,238
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$10,769$10,769$10,769$10,769$10,769
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$10,769$10,769$10,769$10,769$10,769
Total assets$11,484,327$10,781,529$9,138,656$8,797,716$8,653,007
 
Liabilities20202019201820172016
Payables and accrued expenses$8,527,827$8,720,441$7,295,985$6,559,020$5,535,287
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$8,527,827$8,720,441$7,295,985$6,559,020$5,535,287
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$8,527,827$8,720,441$7,295,985$6,559,020$5,535,287
 
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$2,323,422$1,841,289$1,482,793$1,873,829$2,561,145
With donor restrictions$633,078$219,799$359,878$364,867$556,575
Net assets$2,956,500$2,061,088$1,842,671$2,238,696$3,117,720
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20202019201820172016
Total contributions$6,190,177$5,179,106$5,621,770$3,593,114$4,736,344
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total revenue$6,190,177$5,179,106$5,621,770$3,593,114$4,736,344
 
Expenses20202019201820172016
Program services$5,294,765$4,960,689$6,017,795$4,472,138$4,687,907
Management and general$0$0$0$0$0
Fundraising$0$0$0$0$0
Total expenses$5,294,765$4,960,689$6,017,795$4,472,138$4,687,907
 
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$895,412$218,417($396,025)($879,024)$48,437
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$895,412$218,417($396,025)($879,024)$48,437

Compensation

NameTitleCompensation
Daniel R JacksonChairman$150,070
Victor PiresTreasurer$133,544
Shawn BoonstraVice President$118,762
Randy RobinsonTreasurer$118,039
G Alexander BryantBoard Member$109,985
Paul BrantleyBoard Member$109,456
Kyoshin AhnBoard Member$109,354
Alvin M KibbleBoard Member$107,939
Gordon PifherPresident$107,639
Kenneth DenslowBoard Member$107,569
Bonita ShieldsBoard Member$107,438
Arne NielsonBoard Member$106,952
Tony AnobileBoard Member$106,814
Ada SwansonSecretary$99,835
Coleen DolinskyAsst Treasurer$97,244
Valerie BrattenAsst Secretary$64,273
Debra C BrillBoard Member$7,620

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020


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History

The following is how the Seventh-day Adventist Church describe their history as it relates to this program:

Since the beginning of radio and television, broadcasts based on the Biblical version of God have been on the air from the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Shows like Voice of Prophecy, Faith for Today and It Is Written have stood in logical, meaningful and coherent contrast to wildly emotional religious programming.

In 1974, these broadcasts, along with Breath of Life and La Voz de la Esperanza, were brought together under one roof to form the Adventist Media Center. Originally located in Newbury Park, California, AMC moved to an office building in Simi Valley, California in late 1995. Plans are currently underway to build a state-of-the-art production facility with two television studios, three edit bays, a digital sound room and more.

AMC is the home for Adventist Media Productions. AMP handles the production and creative needs of three television ministries, two radio broadcasts, hundreds of commercials, public service announcements, church-related instructional, educational and promotional videos and the majority of Adventist Communication Network's continuing live satellite uplinks.

AMC's Center Services ships hundreds of Bible studies, Christian books and religious magazines every day in addition to providing accounting services for 14 different church organizations.

Numbers are one thing, but it's the dedicated and creative staff that actually makes AMC a driving force in the religious and secular broadcast market.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church government. This means authority in the Church comes from the membership of local churches. Executive responsibility is given to representative bodies and officers to govern the Church. Four levels of Church structure lead from the individual believer to the worldwide Church organization:

1. The local church made up of individual believers

2. The local conference, or local field/mission, made up of a number of local churches in a state, province, or territory

3. The union conference, or union field/mission, made up of conferences or fields within a larger territory (often a grouping of states or a a whole country)

4. The General Conference, the most extensive unit of organization, made up of all unions in all parts of the world. Divisions are sections of the General Conference, with administrative responsibility for particular geographical areas.

Each level is "representative," that is it reflects a democratic process of formation and election. Local churches elect their own officers and church boards by majority voting. Churches elect delegates to the conferences which meet "in session" every two or three years. Executive authority between sessions is exercised by the Conference Executive Committee and the executive officers (normally President, Secretary and Treasurer), all of whom are elected by the session.

A similar process operates for Union sessions and General Conference sessions, at which times officers and committees are elected, reports given and policies decided.

Within these four levels the Church operates various institutions. In their world outreach, Adventists serve the whole person and have developed educational, health-care, publishing, and other institutions. The multiple units of the world Church, whether congregations, conferences, health-care institutions, publishing houses, schools, or other organizations, all find their organizational unity in the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists in which they have representation.

The General Conference is the highest earthly authority for the Church. The General Conference in session, and the Executive Committee between sessions, is the highest organization in the administration of the Church's worldwide work, and is authorized by its constitution to create subordinate organizations to promote specific interests in various sections of the world. When differences arise in or between organizations and institutions, appeal to the next higher organization is proper until it reaches the General Conference in session, or the Executive Committee at the Annual Council. During the interim between these sessions, the Executive Committee shall constitute the body of final authority on all questions where a difference of viewpoint may develop.

Administratively, the world-wide Church has 12 Divisions, which are composed of churches grouped by a collection of missions, fields, or states into unions of churches.


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