Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc.

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The Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc. (AMEA) is a ministry based in Huntington Beach, CA focused on:

  • Proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism.
  • Training and motivating the church to adopt a lifestyle of continual evangelism, discipleship and strengthening of the family.
  • Equipping Hispanic Christian leaders and providing ministry resources for the worldwide Hispanic Church.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association, Inc.
888 W. Santa Ana Blvd.
Santa Ana, CA 92701


Phone: (714) 265-0400

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 953107647

CEO/President: Martin Mottesi

Chairman: Pastor Frank Lopez

Board size: 8

Founder: Alberto and Noemi Mottesi

Ruling year: 1977

Tax deductible: No

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Our purpose, in obedience to the Great Commission of our Lord, is to win as many people as possible to Christ, motivate the Church to live a constant evangelistic lifestyle, and with His help, go wherever He sends us, without sparing the sacrifices that He asks of us.

Mission statement

The Alberto Mottesi Evangelistic Association is a non-profit Christian corporation that is committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelization, discipleship and the strengthening of the family; equipping Hispanic Christian leaders and providing ministerial resources for the Hispanic Church worldwide.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, Creator and Sustainer of the universe, who is manifested eternally in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are One in being, essence, and power.

The Lord Jesus Christ
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, his virgin birth, his sinless life, his redemptive death, his bodily resurrection, his present exaltation at the Father's right hand, and in the "blessed hope" of his personal return in power and glory.

The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit, who convinces human beings of their need of salvation through Christ, who dwells in the believers, and who equips and empowers them to live holy lives of service in the discipling of the nations.

The Church
We believe that the Church is comprised of all true believers, is united spiritually and manifested visibly in local congregations, whose mission is the spiritual development of the believers and the proclamation of the Gospel in the world.

The Bible
We believe the Bible to be the divinely inspired and authoritative Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and practice.

The Human Condition
We believe that every human being has sinned, is guilty before God, and is under eternal condemnation.

We believe that God, through the death and resurrection of his Son Jesus Christ, has provided an atonement for sin and that, through repentance and saving faith in Christ, a person may by grace be delivered from the judgement of God, and be born again into life eternal.

Final Destiny
We believe in the resurrection of the body, the everlasting punishment of unbelievers, and the eternal blessedness of believers in the presence of Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating458 of 109621 of 47
Fund acquisition rating332 of 109817 of 47
Resource allocation rating108 of 10986 of 47
Asset utilization rating1059 of 109643 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$34,847$25,773$26,192$15,732$12,872
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$657,714$141,414$169,755$72,415$30,367
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,826,145$2,877,550$2,930,895$2,984,632$3,039,111
Other long-term assets$950$12,660$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,827,095$2,890,210$2,930,895$2,984,632$3,039,111
Total assets$3,484,809$3,031,624$3,100,650$3,057,047$3,069,478
Payables and accrued expenses$138,883$146,505$88,377$24,164$27,462
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$138,883$146,505$88,377$24,164$27,462
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$21,607$13,907$18,793$9,257$1,185
Total long-term liabilities$1,700,812$1,891,944$1,784,862$1,905,144$1,810,901
Total liabilities$1,839,695$2,038,449$1,873,239$1,929,308$1,838,363
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$1,645,114$993,175$1,167,411$1,082,905$1,231,115
With donor restrictions$0$0$60,000$44,834$0
Net assets$1,645,114$993,175$1,227,411$1,127,739$1,231,115
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$730,807$491,743$1,096,931$1,266,239$1,187,982
Program service revenue$1,899,909$1,009,179$1,853,997$1,037,198$733,976
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$1
Other revenue$203,262$132,028$105,250$49,066$137,576
Total other revenue$2,103,171$1,141,207$1,959,247$1,086,264$871,553
Total revenue$2,833,978$1,632,950$3,056,178$2,352,503$2,059,535
Program services$2,029,786$1,761,909$2,762,527$2,402,835$1,949,715
Management and general$152,253$105,277$193,979$67,893$188,062
Total expenses$2,182,039$1,867,186$2,956,506$2,475,460$2,137,777
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$651,939($234,236)$99,672($122,957)($78,242)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$651,939($234,236)$99,672($122,957)($78,242)


Martin MottesiPresident$60,000
Alberto MottesiFounder$34,188
Noemi MottesiVice President$12,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

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Program accomplishments

The following include some of AMEA's accomplishments:

The ministry's daily Spanish radio program, A Moment with Alberto Mottesi is heard in 19 countries with more than 1000 daily broadcast. Their Spanish television program, Hope for Living, can be seen on dozens of channels. In 1990, the National Religious Broadcasters granted Alberto Mottesi the Golden Mic Hispanic Ministry Award. This is the highest acknowledgement in this category given by this association and has only been given on two occasions in its 56 year history.

Alberto and Noemi Mottesi write for various Hispanic magazines and have published 13 books in Spanish. One of their books, America 500 Years After awakened the interest not only of the religious but also of the secular world and has been adopted as a required textbook in the educational system of several countries.

Several of the ministry's crusades are recognized among the largest in the history of the Hispanic world.