Truth For Life

The Bible Teaching Ministry of Alistair Begg

aka The Bible Teaching Ministry of Alistair Begg   |   Cleveland, OH   |  www.truthforlife.org

Mission

Truth For Life Mission: To teach the Bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established and local churches will be strengthened.

Ruling year info

1995

CEO

Mr. Alistair Begg

COO

Mr. Robert H Butts

Main address

PO Box 398000

Cleveland, OH 44139 USA

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EIN

34-1787585

NTEE code info

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

Christian (X20)

Religious Radio (X84)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Bible teaching from Truth For Life helps people around the world gain a deeper understanding of what God's Word says, what it means, and why it matters in their lives.

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?

Free Download Program

In May 2009 Truth For Life announced a new program of free, unlimited access to audio sermon archives. Previously, downloads provided as much as $50,000 worth of revenue to the ministry, but given the uncertain economic times and in keeping with the mission of teaching the Bible we will make these messages available for free.  Support is needed to help underwrite this new program so that many more will benefit and some will for the first time hear the Truth of God's Word as heard through Truth For Life and God's servant, Alistair Begg.

Population(s) Served

We continue to strive for the best website possible in caring for our donors and making the Bible teaching sermons of Alistair Begg possible worldwide.

Population(s) Served

Truth For Life is aired on over 1,800 radio outlets across the US and abroad at a cost of approx. 5.7 million dollars per year. These costs increase with each new radio outlet the Bible teaching program is aired on.

Population(s) Served

Daily Radio & Web program which teaches the Bible through the sermons of Alistair Begg.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2010

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2010

Awards

4 Star Rating for Sound fiscal management 2015

Charity Navigator

Gold Member 2017

GuideStar Exchange

Shining Light Ministry 2011

Ministry Watch

2014 Top Rated Nonprofit 2014

Great Nonprofits

2017 Top Rated Nonprofit 2017

Great Nonprofits

4 Star Resource Usage 2015

Ministry Watch

Ministry Voice Most Trusted 2017

Top Nonprofit

4 Star Rating 2016

CharityNavigator

2019 Top Rated Nonprofit 2019

Great Nonprofits

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2004

National Religious Broadcasters 1995

Combined Federal Campaign 2009

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Average online donation

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

General Bible Teaching

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of downloads of the organization's materials and explanations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Free Download Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Downloads include the number of individual Bible Teaching sermons. Downloads are provided free of cost online through www.truthforlife.org

Number of products distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

General Bible Teaching

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Products distributed consists of Bible Teaching Sermons and Books related to the Christian Faith given away on a monthly basis as premiums and sold on our webstore at our cost with no markup.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Truth For Life teaches the Bible so that unbelieving people will become the committed followers of Jesus Christ, existing followers of Christ will deepen their understanding of Scripture and grow in their faith, and the expositional teaching of the Bible will establish a pattern for pastors to use, and for congregants to grow accustomed to hearing, so that local churches will be strengthened.

Truth For Life releases a Bible teaching message every day of the year that is distributed to a worldwide audience though radio, truthforlife.org, the free Truth For Life mobile app, subscription television, and selected voice command products. The entire teaching archive from Truth For Life can be accessed freely online and purchased at cost, with no mark up on CD, DVD, or USB.

Truth For Life's program production, radio distribution, and digital distribution capabilities bring Bible teaching to people around the world, every day of the year in a wide variety of formats. Digital access to the entire archive of teaching is available for free so that there is no cost barrier limiting people from learning more about the Word of God.

Truth For Life has expanded the listening platforms through which people can hear Truth For Life, including services like AudioNow, AmazonFire and ROKU T.V, and Amazon's Alexa products. The ministry is looking to expand teaching content to include more video and written content. Truth For Life continually looks for opportunities that align with the ministry's mission to expand both content and methods for distributing the teaching.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Truth For Life

Board of directors
as of 06/26/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. John Rothenbuhler

Rothenbuhler Cheesemakers, Inc.

Term: 2012 -

Alistair Begg

Pastor, Parkside Church

Jim Davis

EDCO Group, Inc.

John Rothenbuhler

Rothenbuhler Cheesemakers, Inc.

John Van Wingerden

Green Circle Growers, Inc.

Jerry Tubergen

RDV Corporation

Scott Andrews

Grantham University

Bob Butts

Executive VP of Truth For Life

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes