Hermano Pablo Ministries

aka A Message to the Conscience   |   Costa Mesa, CA   |
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Hermano Pablo Ministries

EIN: 95-2816361


The Spanish radio and television program produced, recorded, and distributed by Hermano Pablo Ministries is called "A Message to the Conscience." This four-minute evangelistic program is broadcast in 30 plus countries more than 4,000 times each day. It begins with a true anecdote that leads into a moral and spiritual application. The program is so well received that the airtime is donated by the stations or by local listeners. If this airtime had not been donated, it would have cost more than 80 million dollars last year alone. The target audience consists of those who have never accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.

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Hermano Pablo Ministries ("HPM") is a radio and TV broadcast ministry reaching the Spanish speaking world for Christ. Un Mensaje a la Consciencia [A Message to the Conscience] is a four-minute radio and television program. The program is seen, heard or read throughout thirty-three countries over 5,000 times per day and has over 48,000 daily subscribers. Airtime is donated by radio or television stations or by local believers. Paul Finkenbinder (Hermano Pablo) began broadcasting this program in 1964. Paul passed away in 2012. Charles Ray Stewart joined the ministry in 1995 and has been its President since 1996. He directs the day-to-day operations of the ministry and records all new programs. According to information submitted by the stations, the value of radio and TV airtime donated last year was $100 million. Most of the ministry's messages are transmitted through secular media, and the majority of its listeners are non-Christians. This organization is a nonprofit.

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Principal Officer

Dr. Charles Stewart

Main address

2080 Placentia Ave.

Costa Mesa, CA 92627 USA

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Formerly known as

Hermano Pablo, Inc.



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Population served info


People of European descent

People of Latin American descent

Economically disadvantaged people

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Radio (A34)

Television (A32)

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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?


Our small staff produces and distributes all the radio and television programs. We have a pastoral counselor who responds to audience letters and social media. We correspond with the more than 19 hundred stations that carry the program. One of our most difficult tasks is keeping tract of all the stations that broadcast the program since station personnel pass along the media files to other stations, and we are broadcast over several extensive satellite systems and on the Internet.

Population(s) Served
People of Latin American descent

Where we work

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 826.76 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 3 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 13% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Hermano Pablo Ministries

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Hermano Pablo Ministries’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation -$10,872 $33,970 $210,426 $17,703 $40,006
As % of expenses -3.5% 9.1% 61.0% 4.7% 10.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$20,370 $24,059 $199,763 $1,471 $24,461
As % of expenses -6.4% 6.3% 56.2% 0.4% 6.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $371,937 $335,495 $555,500 $378,743 $383,849
Total revenue, % change over prior year 5.6% -9.8% 65.6% -31.8% 1.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.1% 0.4% 0.2% 0.9% 2.5%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 86.7% 84.3% 90.1% 84.2% 83.1%
Other revenue 13.1% 15.2% 9.7% 14.9% 14.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $307,809 $373,524 $344,700 $377,786 $366,653
Total expenses, % change over prior year -10.7% 21.3% -7.7% 9.6% -2.9%
Personnel 64.5% 57.8% 66.4% 65.3% 67.0%
Professional fees 2.4% 1.2% 1.2% 1.3% 3.2%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 0.0% 6.7% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 33.1% 34.4% 32.4% 33.5% 29.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $317,307 $383,435 $355,363 $394,018 $382,198
One month of savings $25,651 $31,127 $28,725 $31,482 $30,554
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $67,316 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $342,958 $414,562 $451,404 $425,500 $412,752

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.7 2.4 7.6 1.1 3.7
Months of cash and investments 4.7 2.4 7.6 7.3 8.7
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.8 2.3 7.5 7.2 8.6
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $121,747 $74,902 $218,386 $35,234 $111,965
Investments $0 $0 $0 $194,592 $153,725
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $353,126 $361,942 $423,758 $429,118 $432,718
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 54.8% 56.2% 49.2% 52.0% 55.1%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.2% 0.1%
Unrestricted net assets $206,532 $230,591 $430,354 $431,825 $456,286
Temporarily restricted net assets $75,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $75,000 $3,001 $3,375 $3,375 $3,375
Total net assets $281,532 $233,592 $433,729 $435,200 $459,661

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

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Principal Officer

Dr. Charles Stewart

Charles Stewart (Carlos Rey), President, is the son of missionaries, and was born in Cuba and reared in Colombia, South America. The stories in Charles' programs emphasize Latin American culture, literature and history. Charles holds a Master of Arts degree in Ibero-American History from Southern Methodist University, and a Ph.D. in Intercultural Communication from Regent University. He served as a missionary in Colombia until 1985 and then became Editorial Director at Vida Publishers. He was also the Coordinating Editor on the Spanish NIV project. He came to Hermano Pablo Ministries in 1995 and his special version of the program is now broadcast at least three times each week.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Hermano Pablo Ministries

Board of directors
as of 04/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Dr. Charles Stewart

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Term: 1996 - 2023

Charles Ray Stewart

Hermano Pablo Ministries

Ken Wayman

No Affiliation

Frank Yubeta

Abundant Life Church, Oxnard

Dave Ellis

Regional Director World Missions for Latin America

Heber Paredes

La Puerta Abierta

Ray T. Rachels

Executive Presbyter AG

John Johnson

Assistant Superintendent, So CA Network

Jordan Hansen

Mesa Church, Irvine, CA

Adelita Garza

The Bridge, Santa Paula

Megan Judkins

No Affiliation

Dr. Mary Mahon


Sandra Morgan

Vanguard University

Tanya Paniagua

Breath of Life Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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 ? 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? 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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/12/2024

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The organization's leader identifies as:

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

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