EIN 74-2162248

Hope Media Group

IRS 501(c) type
Num. employees
Year formed
Most recent tax filings
NTEE code, primary
KSBJ Educational Foundation Inc's (KSBJ) mission is to be the voice of hope connnecting people to God. KSBJ shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Christian music, ministry, and education using broadcasting, events, and mentoring. KSBJ's mission is...
Also known as...
KSBJ Educational Foundation

Program areas at Hope Media Group

The ministry of Hope Media Group (formerly knowns as ksbj educational foundation) has been impacting lives for jesus christ since 1981. Our mission is to be the voice of Hope connecting people more deeply to god, and we accomplish that mission through our on-air broadcasting, community outreach, and prayer initiatives. Because we are listener- supported, we are able to concentrate on creating programming that ministers to and encourages our listeners. Our programming is designed to fill the airwaves (both traditional and digital) with messages of the faith, Hope, and love we have in jesus christ and to provide avenues for our listeners to connect to each other and to the community. During the fiscal year ended june 30, 2020, our programs utilized almost 2,000 volunteers giving over 8,000 hours of their time in various roles throughout the year. Ksbj & ngen broadcasting: while our broadcasting stations, ksbj & ngen, have different christian music formats, both share content and messaging of Hope found in relationship with jesus christ. On-air, we broadcast to a combined average audience of almost 910,000 listeners on a weekly basis in houston and the surrounding gulf coast region. Web streaming (www.ksbj.org and www.ngenradio.com) and mobile apps provide a way for people to listen anywhere in the world on any device with internet access. Calls, emails, and social Media posts come from all over the world with people sharing how much encouragement and Hope the ministry has given them. Education/hope on demand: educational and content are an integral part of the Hope Media Group ministry. We provide biblically based educational programming designed to educate, train, encourage, and develop listeners in areas of financial stewardship, spiritual growth and maturity, strengthening marriage and family relationships, health and wellness, issues impacting christian worldviews, etc. The bimonthly newsletter serves as an educational outreach to approximately 100,000 recipients. The educational content on the ksbj and ngen websites and numerous social Media channels have well over 125,000,000 views/impressions annually. Hope on demand exists to connect people to god more deeply. The digital platform offers videos, podcast, and blogs through a collaboration of content creators and organizational partnerships with the single-minded focus of spreading the kind of Hope that is true, permanent, and found in jesus. Since its launch on january 1, 2020, the spiritual growth content on hopeondemand.com, various podcast and social Media platforms has over 1,000,000 views/impressions annually. Community outreach: we are committed to giving back to the community and building unity in the body of christ through community outreach efforts. As the voice of Hope, we raise awareness, rally support, and connect people with local ministries and charitable organizations. Prayer ministry: at Hope Media Group, we believe that god listens and we provide opportunities to listeners to both receive prayer and to pray for others. Over the past year, Hope Media Group received over 50,000 prayer requests through our various prayer channels and rejoiced for approximately 30 people who dedicated their lives to jesus christ this year.

Form 990s for Hope Media Group

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-062020-09-17990View PDF
2018-062019-06-19990View PDF
2017-062018-03-14990View PDF
2016-062017-07-26990View PDF
2015-062016-04-07990View PDF
...and 5 more Form 990s

Who funds Hope Media Group

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Greater Houston Community FoundationReligion$468,550
 Subscribe to view████$999,999
 Subscribe to view██ ████ █████ ██ ███ ██████, ██ ████ █ ███ ████ █████ ███ ████ █ ██ █ █████ █████$999,999
...and 5 more grants received

Grants made by Hope Media Group

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Christian Music BroadcastersHurricane Relief$75,000

Financials for Hope Media Group

RevenuesFYE 06/2020
Total grants, contributions, etc.$13,270,237
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$122,527
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$-3,242
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-10,701
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$93,947
Total revenues$13,472,768

Personnel at Hope Media Group

Joe PauloPresident and Chief Executive Officer$5,249
Marc LairdFounder and Chief Executive Officer, Comerstone Home Lending
Elaine WelcomeChief Operating Officer$157,535
 Subscribe to viewVice President, Chief Financial Officer and Co - Owner of Covenant Technology Services, LLC
 Subscribe to viewDirector and Founder, Free
...and 19 more key personnel

Organizations like Hope Media Group

Positive Alternative Radio Incorporated (PAR)Blacksburg, VA$7,243,873
Gateway Creative BroadcastingSt Louis, MO$8,145,543
Catholic AnswersEl Cajon, CA$8,472,671
Cedar Ridge Children's Home and SchoolWilliamsport, MD$5,194,853
Youth RadioOakland, CA$5,836,836
KCRW FoundationSanta Monica, CA$22,122,685
Western New York Public Broadcasting AssociationBuffalo, NY$14,216,365
Prairie Public BroadcastingFargo, ND$8,336,295
Family FirstTampa, FL$4,746,242
On Being ProjectMinneapolis, MN$6,582,457
Science Friday InitiativeNew York, NY$3,922,314
All Classical Public MediaPortland, OR$3,838,848
Alaska Public TelecommunicationAnchorage, AK$6,154,974
Rural California Broadcasting Corp KRCB-TV Channel 22 (KRCB)Rohnert Park, CA$6,334,088
Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA)Atlanta, GA$14,523,559
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy (VFH)Charlottesville, VA$6,493,549
WWOZ 90.7 FM New OrleansNew Orleans, LA$3,388,156
Radio MilwaukeeMilwaukee, WI$4,100,863
Wyep 913FM Wesa 905FMPittsburgh, PA$6,971,589
The Pacifica FoundationLos Angeles, CA$11,368,889
Newark Public RadioNewark, NJ$4,657,386
The Public Broadcasting Council of CnySyracuse, NY$6,528,549
CoastAlaskaJuneau, AK$6,033,959
KexpSeattle, WA$10,585,311
Classical KING FM 98.1Seattle, WA$7,991,072
Nonprofit Types
Key performance indicators
Total revenues
Yearly growth
% of revenues
Total expenses
Yearly growth
% of expenses
Total assets
Yearly growth
% of assets
Num. employees
Yearly growth
% of total
General information
1722 Treble Drive
Humble, TX 77338
Metro area
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX
Website URL
(281) 446-5725
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
Fiscal year end
Taxreturn type
Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A34: Radio
NAICS code, primary
51511: Radio Broadcasting
Parent/child status