THE FRIENDS OF ISRAEL GOSPEL MINISTRY INC

Building bridges. Bringing hope.

aka The Friends of Israel   |   Bellmawr, NJ   |  www.foi.org

Mission

The Friends of Israel is a worldwide evangelical ministry proclaiming biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while bringing physical and spiritual comfort to the Jewish people.

Ruling year info

1949

Principal Officer

Dr. James Showers

Main address

PO Box 908

Bellmawr, NJ 08099 USA

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EIN

23-1365331

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Our programs

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North American Ministries

The North American Ministries division teaches the Bible, God’s Word, and presents the claims of Christ to all whom God sovereignly brings into our sphere of influence.   This is done through personal contacts, home Bible studies, literature, nursing home and hospital outreaches, campus ministries, and by teaching in local churches.  We also have volunteers who are trained and challenged by our field staff.

Population(s) Served
Adults

International Ministries is The Friends of Israel’s outreach outside of North America by teaching God’s Word and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our global team is hard at work ministering to those in need - both physically and spiritually. We also educate and train Christians worldwide to minister effectively to Jewish people in their own countries.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Media Ministries reaches out through the means of publications, video resources, digital marketing, and our weekly radio program. 

Israel My Glory is a dynamic, bimonthly print and digital magazine that has over 200,000 subscribers in 151 countries. Each issue is packed with timely editorials, sound biblical teaching, news and special reports from Israel.

The Friends of Israel Today is a magazine style radio program/podcast made up of multiple segments, including: Bible teaching, Q&A, Interviews and dramatic readings of Zvi Kalisher’s articles entitled “Apples of Gold.” The program was intentionally crafted to revolve around God’s Word and how it affects our lives today.

Our publications provide a wide array of books, pamphlets, posters, and audio and video resources geared toward evangelism, education, and edification. It is our conviction that every product we offer be biblically sound, practical in essence, and potentially life-transforming in nature.

Population(s) Served
Adults

During the year The Friends of Israel hosts numerous events. One-day "Prophecy Up Close" Conferences, week-long National Prophecy Conferences, and special solidarity events are held throughout the United States and Canada.  People from far and wide gather to hear timely Bible messages, study prophecy, and receive specific training.

The Friends of Israel also offers "Up To Jerusalem" Tours to Israel. Guided by our uniquely qualified staff, tour groups are lead on a life-changing, 10-day teaching tour through the land of Israel.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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Charting impact

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The vision of The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry is to see everyone believe in God’s Son and understand God’s plan for the ages.

The Friends of Israel proclaims biblical truth about Israel and the Messiah, while bringing physical and spiritual comfort to the Jewish people. This is accomplished by workers in the field in the U.S. and worldwide, partnering with like-minded organizations, publishing and distributing printed and digital materials, utilizing web and social media platforms, holding conferences and events, touring the land of Israel, hosting work volunteer trips to Israel, and broadcasting a weekly radio/podcast.

Financials

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THE FRIENDS OF ISRAEL GOSPEL MINISTRY INC

Board of directors
as of 02/23/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. David Benner

Urban Engineers, Inc.

Daniel Anderson

Appalachian Bible College

Philip Brodsky

Scripture Truth Book Company

Sherrill Babb

Cairn University

Elwood McQuaid

Retired, Exec. Dir.

Charles Scheide

Retired, Dean WOLBI

William Sutter

Former Exec. Dir. FOI

Kenneth Murray

Retired, Quacker Oats Co.

Jonathan Glock

Believers Stewardship Services, Inc.

Bill King

President, The Nova Group Inc.

Randall Price

President, World of Bible Ministries, Inc.

Jim Vogel

Exec. Dir., Northeast Fellowship

Jim Showers

Exec. Dir., FOI

Dean Good

Pastor, Grace Church of North Olmsted, OH

Robert Sullivan

President/CEO, Believers Stewardship Services, Inc.

Laurence Murray

Retired, President, Heick Die Casting Corp.

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