Hope for the Middle East through the Love of Jesus Christ

Lake Mary, FL   |
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EIN: 46-3739645


To see the Middle East transformed until every Arabic-speaker experiences the love and hope of Jesus Christ. We are passionate about seeing the Gospel reach the Levant, and we do this through our model of Gather » Grow » Go as we inspire, equip, and send the next generation of Christian workers for the Kingdom.

Notes from the nonprofit

Levant Ministries is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization based in Washington DC. We are supported by the faithful contributions of our friends and partners in ministry. For more information, please visit and

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President & CEO

Fares Abraham

Main address

600 Rinehart Road Suite 1000

Lake Mary, FL 32746 USA

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Subject area info

Communication media



Population served info


Young adults

People of Middle Eastern descent



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NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Religious Media, Communications Organizations (X80)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

More than 50 percent of the Middle East is under the age of 25. The time to reach the next generation is NOW! In most Middle East countries, less than 3% of the population are professing Christians. We want to empower the next generation to transform the Middle East by the love and hope of Jesus Christ.

Our programs

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

NEXTGEN Conference

NEXTGEN CONFERENCE is a movement for the next generation. Through our annual global conferences, we are inspiring the next generation to become Christian leaders with a heart for the local church and for local and global missions. We want to see the next generation passionate about the Great Commission and fully equipped to be disciple-makers.

Population(s) Served
Young adults

NEXTGEN RESOURCES was created to fulfill the mandate of 2 Timothy 2:2. Through this cutting-edge centralized resource center, we train emerging leaders, pastors, church-planters, and global Christian workers with dynamic instructional courses and curriculum facilitated by renowned Christian leaders.

Population(s) Served

NEXTGEN SEND provides strategic opportunities for short-term and long-term missions work throughout Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. We are committed to sending workers to fulfill the mandate in Matthew 28:19 to "go and make disciples of all nations."

Population(s) Served
People of Middle Eastern descent

NEXTGEN ARABIC is our platform for Arabic ministry. Through our social media networks, we are touching thousands of lives in the Middle East and giving countless Arabic-speakers the opportunity to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Follow us on: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Youtube

Population(s) Served
People of Middle Eastern descent

Levant Media creates dynamic and engaging visual media to share the Gospel across multiple media platforms. Our work includes:

-Social Media Outreach
-Satellite TV Broadcast Programs
-Training and Discipleship Media
-Animated Short Videos
-Music and Audio Projects
-Video-Based Small Group Curriculum

Population(s) Served
Young adults
People of Middle Eastern descent

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2019

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We exist to mobilize and equip the next generation of Christians so that they may share the Gospel with every Arabic-speaker in the Levant. We are committed to discipling, training, and investing in the spiritual gifts of the next generation to advance the Kingdom of God.

We accomplish our vision to see the Middle East transformed by the love and hope of Jesus Christ through 6 Methods:

We use events and conferences around the world as a platform for connection and mobilization. Through these gatherings, we ignite love for the Middle East, equip believers with spiritual resources, and inspire the next generation to action.

Upon identifying emerging and potential leaders in the Levant region, we conduct intensive training of trainers (TOT). This essential training equips leaders with our tools/resources and empowers them to train others through our small groups ministry.

Small Groups are the most effective strategy to grow believers in the Middle East. Through our Small Groups, we train young leaders on how to carry out the work of evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Small Groups are the safest way for new converts to gather, grow, and develop.

This platform for mission work enables us to send the next generation into the mission field and the marketplace. Through this program, we share the Gospel through strategic projects and initiatives and grow disciples who come to faith in Jesus.

As part of our mission, we created this special program to support pastors and churches and equip them with resources to do ministry more effectively and encourage them to raise up leaders from within to multiply their efforts.

Levant Media creates dynamic and engaging visual media to share the Gospel across multiple media platforms. Our current work includes Satellite TV broadcast programs, training and discipleship media, animated short videos and more.

We are Local

Levant Ministries comprises a large team of native Arabs and numerous skilled workers from different backgrounds who are committed to the fulfillment of the Great Commission in the Arab world by going back to the Middle East and the Levant region and sharing the Gospel with Arabs and Muslims. We strongly support the mission of the local church and its efforts in reaching its community with the message of Jesus Christ. We are dedicated to community outreach and serving the local body of believers.

We are Global

We have been in the field of Arabic ministry for over 50 years. Levant is passionate about planting new churches among unreached people, training new believers, and equipping leaders throughout Arabic-speaking regions and around the globe. We work with numerous indigenous local ministries as well as underground churches in many countries where the Bible is banned. Levant encompasses a strong global network of pastors, missionaries, and Christian workers who are united in vision to penetrate darkness with the light of Christ.

We are Glocal

Our calling revolves around GLOCAL ministry: serving the local church while maintaining a global perspective, that is, reaching the world for Christ. Our primary allegiance lies in the local church, as we believe that it is the starting point for all fruitful mission work. We firmly believe that the church’s impact should reach beyond its geographical location. Our mission is to support the church in its fulfillment of the Great Commission and reaching the unreached and unengaged Arabic communities.

Levant Ministries has empowered and equipped thousands of NEXTGEN youth and young adults with dynamic resources to become faithful followers of Jesus Christ. These NEXTGEN leaders have gone on to participate in global mission trips, small group launches, media productions, and full time missions placement.

Levant will continue in our mission to share the Gospel in the Middle East by hosting international NEXTGEN Conferences, sending global missions trips, launching NEXTGEN initiatives with global strategic partners, distributing curriculum and materials for deeper spiritual growth, and producing new dynamic, innovative media content.


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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 3.67 over 8 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 5.5 over 8 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

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Average of 5% over 8 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

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Financial data

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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 LEVANT 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 -$8,626 $58,912 $49,792 $6,565 $55,056
As % of expenses -1.9% 14.1% 17.0% 1.5% 9.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation -$14,304 $50,625 $28,827 $2,618 $51,577
As % of expenses -3.1% 11.9% 9.2% 0.6% 9.0%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $520,329 $377,779 $342,566 $550,825 $1,049,116
Total revenue, % change over prior year -28.4% -27.4% -9.3% 60.8% 90.5%
Program services revenue 6.2% 4.1% 0.2% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 93.8% 95.9% 99.8% 97.0% 98.5%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 3.0% 1.5%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $451,313 $418,043 $292,774 $452,276 $569,914
Total expenses, % change over prior year -31.6% -7.4% -30.0% 54.5% 26.0%
Personnel 17.4% 18.5% 27.3% 15.8% 14.6%
Professional fees 7.6% 5.1% 2.3% 5.2% 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 4.6% 12.1% 10.3% 9.0% 12.9%
All other expenses 70.3% 64.3% 60.1% 70.0% 69.3%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $456,991 $426,330 $313,739 $456,223 $573,393
One month of savings $37,609 $34,837 $24,398 $37,690 $47,493
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $19,934 $9,445 $0 $8,366 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $514,534 $470,612 $338,137 $502,279 $620,886

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 4.7 3.6 13.0 11.5 5.3
Months of cash and investments 4.7 3.6 13.0 11.5 5.3
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 1.6 3.2 5.9 3.8 4.2
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $176,870 $124,531 $316,454 $433,172 $251,844
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $40,122 $49,567 $64,238 $64,240 $64,240
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 58.5% 64.1% 82.1% 75.2% 84.7%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 8.9% 10.3% 52.3% 42.3% 18.6%
Unrestricted net assets $77,101 $127,726 $156,553 $159,171 $210,748
Temporarily restricted net assets $99,176 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 $99,176 $0 $0 $100,000 $521,000
Total net assets $176,277 $127,726 $156,553 $259,171 $731,748

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

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President & CEO

Fares Abraham

Fares Abraham was born and raised in Palestine. He is the Founder and CEO of Levant Ministries, which focuses on empowering the next generation of leaders to fulfill The Great Commission. He has previously served as an organizational consultant/executive coach for many evangelical leaders, churches, and Christian organizations throughout the world. Prior to founding Levant Ministries, Fares worked as a senior training specialist, instructional designer, and consultant for a variety of large U.S./international corporations and major government agencies. He provided support and expertise in the areas of leadership, capacity building, specialized training, and program management. Fares holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree and is currently pursuing Doctorate of Strategic Leadership. He is most passionate about empowering the next generation of Christian leaders to become true and faithful followers of Jesus Christ.

Number of employees

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Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 01/23/2023
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Board chair

Dr. Brian Satterlee

Harrison Wilder

Ramzi Souri

Tony Nijmeh

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