PSALM 119 ASSOCIATION INC

aka Woodrow Kroll Ministries   |   Titusville, FL   |  wkministries.com

Mission

Woodrow Kroll Ministries (WKM) is the trade name of The Psalm 119 Association Inc. Woodrow Kroll Ministries exists to connect people with the Author of the Bible through the teaching of the Bible. Woodrow Kroll Ministries is convinced of the greatness of God's Word, concerned for the growth of God's people, and blessed by the generosity of God's goodness.

Ruling year info

2013

President / CEO

Timothy M. Kroll

Main address

PO Box 2013

Titusville, FL 32781 USA

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EIN

46-2049340

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Leadership, Youth Development (O55)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Psalm119 Association, Inc., dba Woodrow Kroll Ministries, is training untrained pastors and Christian leaders in economically-challenged countries through a high-tech, low-cost series in two projects: (1) HELIOS CT - Christian Theology (a conversation in 199 sessions, 20-22 minutes each, over 70 hours, covering every aspect of Christian theology); HELIOS GS - God's Story (282 sessions, 20-22 minutes each, over 90 hours, retelling 372 stories from the Old and New Testament with spiritual insights and practical lessons drawn from each).

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?

The HELIOS Projects

The HELIOS Projects provide friendly, conversational training in the Bible and Christian theology for pastors and Christian leaders who are totally untrained in the Bible and Theology.

Population(s) Served
Christians
Adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

ECFA Member 2019

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

The HELIOS Projects

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In 2019, we distributed over 5,000 HELIOS CT and GS units in Cuba. In 2018, we distributed 500 HELIOS CT Spanish in Ecuador. In 2017, we distributed 4,000 HELIOS CT Spanish units in CUBA.

Number of new donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People of African descent, People of Asian descent, People of Latin American descent, Evangelicals, Protestants

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

In China, there is only 1 trained pastor for every 60,000 house church believers. Our organization is translating The HELIOS Projects in Mandarin so we can train more pastors for the Chinese church. One recent study suggested that of the 2.2 to 3.4 million pastors in the world today, only 5% have had any formal training. The goal of The HELIOS Projects is to address this critical need.

There are three portions to our HELIOS projects: preparation (create content, translate content, professional recording), production (the production of the HELIOS devices [solar, flash, print, or app], and distribution. We currently have under contract the preparation portion in Afrikaans, Creole, English, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili and Thai. With regard to distribution, we have a strategy for each country or region to have a country coordinator who will determine how many HELIOS units and what device will best serve his/her people. Anyone may purchase the units, but the strategy provides the units at "market basket" pricing. This essentially means the $120 unit will be provided to pastors and Christian leaders at whatever the market in their country will bear. The market basket price is determined by how much money a family of four needs to live for one month. That amount is compared to the U.S. amount and the price of the HELIOS units are determined accordingly.

The teaching content, which takes one full year to produce, is done by well-known, international Bible teacher Dr. Woodrow Kroll. For 23 years Dr. Kroll served as President and Senior Bible Teacher of the international radio program Back to the Bible. His daily international audience was 10,000,000 listeners. Author of 50 books, upon retirement from Back to the Bible, Woodrow Kroll began his "retirement ministry" of creating The HELIOS Projects.

The translators of the projects are highly qualified Christians.

Financially, our ministry has been blessed by God in remarkable ways. In the first two years of operation, starting from scratch with nothing, God provided through individual donors who saw the amazing potential of The HELIOS Projects nearly $1,000,000 USD in gifts. Several Foundations have provided grants to us.

We are in a very strong position to accomplish the goals of our ministry.

We have two projects in the program:
1). HELIOS CT "Talking Thru the Christian faith" [a conversational approach to teaching Christian theology -- not teacher and student but "two friends sitting across an imaginary table talking about what we Christians believe and why we believe it."]
2). HELIOS GS "Telling God's Story" [retelling 372 stories from the Bible with spiritual insights and practical applications drawn from each story. This is especially for oral learners.]

HELIOS CT is completed in English, Mandarin, Portuguese and Spanish. The content is currently being translated in Afrikaans, Creole, Russian and Swahili.

HELIOS GS is completed in English and Spanish. Soon the process for translating it in Portuguese and Swahili will begin. When HELIOS CT is finished in Afrikaans, Creole, Russian and Thai, then work will begin in those languages to translate HELIOS GS.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve the 95% of pastors and Christian workers world-wide with little or no Bible or theology training.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have included new language translation/recording Team leaders into the formation of the Agreement we establish with them to better reflect their needs and the realities of their situation.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We have involved them as partners in constructing new Agreements rather than as customers we are giving and Agreement to.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome,

Financials

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Operations

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

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PSALM 119 ASSOCIATION INC

Board of directors
as of 8/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Woodrow Kroll

Woodrow Kroll Ministries

Term: 2013 -

Gerald Busenitz

Busenitz Farms, Newton, KS

Roscoe De Chalus

Lord of Hope Ministries International, Bartlett, IL

David Hattenfield

Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cumberland, MD

Art Figurski

Back to the Bible, Lincoln, NE

William Kriner

William C. Kriner Law Office, Clearfield, PA

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 11/12/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
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Sexual orientation
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Disability status
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