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WATCHMEN MINISTRIES

aka Watchmen Radio Ministries International   |   Portland, OR   |  www.watchmenradio.org

Mission

Watchmen Radio Ministries International has as its mission to reach out to the less evangelized peoples of the world through radio with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In order to do this, we are producing and plan to produce evangelistic radio programs in languages that the less evangelized peoples of the world can understand. We are concentrating our work in three areas: radio broadcasting, church planting, and training of national missionaries.

Ruling year info

1992

Principal Officer

Rev. James Alex Dodson

Main address

8817 NE Broadway

Portland, OR 97220 USA

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EIN

93-1073297

NTEE code info

Religious Radio (X84)

Protestant (X21)

Religious Radio (X84)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are seeking to increase our revenue each year to meet our program needs. We are doing this by keeping in contact with our donors through newsletters, website, and emails.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

International Radio Broadcasts

Watchmen Radio Ministries International presently produces evangelistic radio programs in Bangla, Burmese, Cebuano, Dzongkha, English, French, Hindi, Illongo, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Oriya, Marathi, Punjabi, Spanish, Swahili, Tamil, Telugu, Tibetan, and Vietnamese . We broadcast programs on shortwave, FM/AM, and internet. We also help in followup of listeners through providing literature and solar radios. We help our coworkers in church planting and pastor-missionary training.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to produce gospel radio programs in the languages of the less reached peoples of the world through partnerships with pastors and coworkers who can speak the language of the peoples we are seeking to reach. We also are working with our coworkers to help them plant churches and train national missionaries.

Our main strategy is to establish field studios in countries where the less reached peoples actually live and to partner with trustworthy workers in those countries to produce gospel radio broadcasts. We also plan to make trips to the areas in which are working to help our coworkers in planing church planting and providing training for national missionaries.

We have partnerships with several international Christian radio ministries who are willing to partner with us in broadcasting the programs we produce through our coworkers in other countries. We have good communication with our coworkers who produce the programs and are committed to our goals. We have key workers who are able to recruit other workers who speak the languages that we need to reach. Through our partnerships with them, we do have the capability to produce more language programs. Through our partnerships with donors, we have the capability to finance several programs and seek more partnerships to increase our potential for producing more programs. We also make trips to the areas we work in to help oversee the ministry of our coworkers.

We have seen progress in continuing relationships with our keyworkers, in recruiting other coworkers through them to produce new language programs, and actual feedback from listeners in the areas we are seeking to reach. We have made trips to the areas where we have coworkers and observed their work on the field. This first hand look at the field work has helped us to evaluate our progress in reaching the areas we are targeting.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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WATCHMEN MINISTRIES

Board of directors
as of 10/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Rev. James Dodson

International Ministerial Fellowship

Term: 2021 - 2021


Board co-chair

Andy Anderson

World Vision International (Retired)

Term: 2021 - 2021

James Alex Dodson

International Ministeriaal Fellowship (Minister)

James Alexander

Presbyterian Church in America (Retired Pastor)

Andy Anderson

World Vision International (Retired)

Wing-Kit Chung

Portland Community College (VP)(Retired)

Susan Dodson

Chinese Faith Baptist Church

Peggy Anderson

U. S. Treasury Department (Retired)

Aaron Poff

Audio Technician

Timothy Kam

Engineer with Intel

Douglas Cannon

World Venture

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/18/2021

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Data
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.