ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- For four straight years, Faith Comes By Hearing, the world's foremost Audio Bible ministry, has been recognized with the highest award for sound fiscal management by America's leading charity evaluator, Charity Navigator.
(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090210/DC68397LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090210/DC68397LOGO) "We are proud to announce Faith Comes By Hearing has earned our fourth consecutive 4-star rating for their ability to effectively manage and grow its finances," wrote Ken Berger, Charity Navigator president and chief executive officer, in an announcement letter.
"Only 9% of the charities we rate have received four consecutive 4-star evaluations," Berger said. "Faith Comes By Hearing consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way and outperforms most other charities in America." "This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Faith Comes By Hearing from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust," added Berger.
Other Christian non-profits to receive 4-star awards include Educational Media Foundation (K-Love and Air1), the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and e3 Partners Ministries.
Today's savvy donors demand "accountability, transparency and quantifiable results from the charities they support," Berger wrote.
"I have great appreciation for the Faith Comes By Hearing team for their commitment to the ministry's mission, personal effectiveness and careful use of donor's hard-earned money," said Jerry Jackson, Faith Comes By Hearing founder and president. "This independent confirmation of our stewardship should make donors considering larger donations comfortable in investing in this mission." "Our objective is to use every dollar possible to make Scripture available to people who are poor and unable to read. That's why we're content in a 46-year-old facility with spartan offices and economy-class travel," Jackson continued. "While amounts of money and balance sheets are a reflection of success, the real success is if the ministry is valuable and being carried out in a way that is pleasing to God." Founded in 1972 as a non-profit organization, Faith Comes By Hearing records and uses Audio Bibles to reach and disciple the world's poor and illiterate people.
All around the world, people are listening to Bible recordings in their language through the Internet, social networks, mobile devices, cell phone apps, podcasts, streaming players, radio broadcasts, solar-powered Proclaimers and more. Currently, the ministry has Scripture recordings in 500 languages.
Learn more at www.FaithComesByHearing.com or by calling 800-545-6552. Visit Charity Navigator to review the full financial report.
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