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50 Largest Evangelism and Discipleship Ministries in the U.S.

Below is a list of the 50 largest evangelism and discipleship ministries, according to the MinistryWatch database.  Please note that we do not have a single “Evangelism and Discipleship” category in the MinistryWatch database, so we have aggregated a number of categories to include as many ministries as possible that engage in evangelism and discipleship work.

This list should not be interpreted as a list of recommended ministries.  They are ranked by total revenue, and not by ministry effectiveness, financial efficiency, or any other measure.  That said, the Financial Efficiency rating and the Transparency Grade of the ministries are listed.

To learn more about these ministries, click on the ministry’s name and read the complete MinistryWatch profile on this organization.

If you would like to know more about our Financial Efficiency Rating, click here.  If you would like to know more about our Transparency Grades, click here.


Organization NameMinistryWatch CategoryECFA Member?Efficiency RatingTotal RevenueTransparency Grade
1Cru / Campus Crusade for ChristFellowship EvangelismYes3 Stars$624,627,000C
2Young LifeFellowship EvangelismYes3 Stars$426,902,026A
3Fellowship of Christian AthletesFellowship EvangelismYes4 Stars$155,781,340C
4Billy Graham Evangelistic AssociationEvangelismYes3 Stars$140,692,346C
5Museum of the Bible IncChristian GrowthNo2 Stars$140,020,513C
6The NavigatorsChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$137,454,000C
7Gideons InternationalEvangelismYes4 Stars$120,719,526C
8InterVarsity Christian FellowshipFellowship EvangelismYes3 Stars$119,410,000A
9Word of Life FellowshipEvangelismYes4 Stars69,120,061A
10Every Home for ChristEvangelismYes5 Stars$56,762,591C
11Andrew Wommack MinistriesChristian GrowthNo3 Stars$49,771,570C
12Wycliffe Associates Inc.Evangelism SupportNo3 Stars$49,134,756D
13Joni and FriendsFellowship EvangelismYes3 Stars$44,260,923A
14Mission Aviation FellowshipEvangelism SupportYes1 Star$42,835,037C
15Prison Fellowship MinistriesChristian GrowthYes1 Star$41,494,000A
16Jews for JesusEvangelismYes2 Stars$35,315,378C
17Answers in GenesisChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$34,739,452A
18Luis Palau Evangelistic AssociationEvangelismYes4 Stars$32,260,501A
19Bible Study FellowshipChristian GrowthYes4 Stars$30,040,546A
20Operation MobilizationEvangelism SupportYes3 Stars$29,588,600C
21Willow Creek AssociationEvangelismYes2 Stars$23,097,775C
22Christ in YouthFellowship EvangelismYes4 Stars$20,933,651A
23Marketplace Ministries, Inc.Christian GrowthYes3 Stars$20,897,423A
24Child Evangelism FellowshipEvangelismYes2 Stars$19,600,561A
25Commission to Every NationEvangelism SupportYes5 Stars$19,188,321C
26Student Mobilization, Inc.Fellowship EvangelismYes4 Stars$18,723,846A
27Youth for Christ USA, Inc.Fellowship EvangelismYes3 Stars$18,594,315A
28Christ for All Nations/ Reinhard BonnkeEvangelismYes3 Stars$17,411,318A
29Christian Medical & Dental Associations/ CMDAChristian GrowthYes3 Stars$16,470,645A
30Institute for Creation Research / ICRChristian GrowthYes3 Stars$16,278,068A
31Crown Financial MinistriesChristian GrowthYes5 Stars$15,867,157A
32Chosen People MinistriesEvangelismYes1 Star$15,636,829C
33Sky Ranch FoundationChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$14,647,193A
34Coalition for Christian Outreach/ CCOChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$14,433,127A
35JAARS, Inc.Evangelism SupportYes3 Stars$13,359,980A
36World Impact, Inc.EvangelismYes2 Stars$13,149,991C
37International Students Inc.EvangelismYes2 Stars$12,584,832C
38Haggai InternationalEvangelismYes1 Star$11,731,237A
39The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Inc.EvangelismYes2 Stars$11,373,037C
40Cadence InternationalFellowship EvangelismYes4 Stars$9,931,921A
41Bethesda MissionEvangelismYes3 Stars$9,703,043A
42CBMC, Inc.Fellowship EvangelismYes2 Stars$9,557,618A
43Global Media OutreachEvangelismYes3 Stars$8,434,867C
44Institute in Basic Life Principles/ Bill GothardChristian GrowthNo2 Stars$8,421,977C
45Family TalkChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$8,416,060A
46Good News Jail and Prison MinistryChristian GrowthYes5 Stars$8,118,795C
47Summit MinistriesChristian GrowthYes2 Stars$8,008,649A
48 EvangelismYes3 Stars$7,752,465A
49Village MissionsEvangelismYes3 Stars$7,416,157A
50New InternationalEvangelismYes5 Stars$7,333,839A
51Search Ministries, Inc.Christian GrowthYes4 Stars$6,867,903C
52Ron Hutchcraft Ministries / RHMEvangelismYes5 Stars$6,695,349A
53Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc.Christian GrowthYes1 Star$6,322,087A
54Evangelism Explosion InternationalEvangelism SupportYes2 Stars$6,104,831C
55Ambassadors For Christ, Inc.Fellowship EvangelismYes2 Stars$5,724,343C
Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.