EIN 13-5648615

Word of Life Fellowship

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Word of Life Fellowship Inc is an international evangelistic Christian youth ministry headquartered in Schroon Lake, in the Adirondack Mountains region of New York in the United States.
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Program areas at Word of Life Fellowship

Youth ministries: Through the Youth ministries Word of Life partners with approximately 500 churches in the United States. The Word of Life Youth ministry program serves local churches to establish foundational truths for godly living in the lives of young people. Age specific programs are offered to preschool through high school. Local church lay people are trained and equipped by Word of Life staff to effectively minister to their youth.
Camps and Conferences: Reaching youth and adults through camps and conference ministries is a Word of Life trademark. Annually thousands of youth are ministered to through camps in the United States and thousands of adults are guests at conference centers in New York and Florida.
Word of Life operates an accredited Bible Institute with the main campus in New York and teaching site in Florida. Students study the Word of God under outstanding resident and adjunct professors. Students are instructed using the Holy Bible to learn and apply practical principles in ministering to others and developing a godly lifestyle.
Missions activities: Includes grants to missions activities established in 81 countries. The purpose is the same and the program activities are the same as those carried out in the US. The program activities include camps and conferences, youth programs in churches, Bible institutes and training centers, evangelistic events, sports evangelism and travelling music and drama teams. Also includes short term missions activities for youth and adult work and medical teams
Other ministry activities includes rallies and evangelist outreaches in local area as well as concerts and other ministry related activities

Who funds Word of Life Fellowship

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Word of Life FoundationMinistry$16,915,121
Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift FundFor Grant Recipient's Exempt Purposes$12,048,026
Collier Community FoundationEducation$494,745
...and 36 more grants received totalling $31,082,563

Personnel at Word of Life Fellowship

Benjamin J NelsonVice President Finances
Nelson B JohnDirector and Treasurer$101,862
Lough Donald HPresident and Director$166,259
Price Walter RetiredDirector and Secretary$0
Kelso Donald DDirector and Secretary / Secretary and Director$0
...and 1 more key personnel

Financials for Word of Life Fellowship

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$56,136,544
Program services$15,673,048
Investment income and dividends$379,815
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-347,359
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$348,886
Miscellaneous revenues$1,576,843
Total revenues$73,767,777

Form 990s for Word of Life Fellowship

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-09-25990View PDF
2021-122022-08-24990View PDF
2020-122021-09-10990View PDF
2019-122020-12-30990View PDF
2018-122019-10-31990View PDF
...and 9 more Form 990s

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Data update history
December 4, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2022
December 3, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 2 new personnel
November 27, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 5 new vendors, including , , , , and
October 25, 2023
Received grants
Identified 3 new grant, including a grant for $20,000 from Herr Family Foundation / Herr Lawrence W Et Al Ttee
August 21, 2023
Received grants
Identified 27 new grant, including a grant for $13,294,698 from Word of Life Foundation
Nonprofit Types
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ReligiousChristianOperates donor advised fundsOperates internationallyNational levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportCommunity engagement / volunteeringProvides scholarshipsTax deductible donations
General information
PO Box 600
Schroon Lake, NY 12870
Metro area
Glens Falls, NY
Essex County, NY
Website URL
(518) 494-6000
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
X20: Christian
NAICS code, primary
813110: Religious Organizations
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