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KSBJ Educational Foundation

Summary:  KSBJ Educational Foundation (Hope Media Group) began in 1981 to connect people more deeply to God.  KSBJ shares the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Christian music, broadcasting education, events, mentoring and prayer initiatives.  It operates two broadcasting stations, KSBJ and NGEN Broadcasting.  They broadcast to a combined average audience of almost 910,000 listeners on a weekly basis in Houston and the surrounding Gulf Coast region.  In addition, its mobile apps provide a way for people to listen anywhere in the world on any device with Internet access.  KSBJ aims to fill the airwaves with messages of the faith, hope and love they have in Jesus Christ and to provide avenues for their listeners to connect to each other and to the community.

MinistryWatch Financial Efficiency Rating:  2 Star (out of a possible 5 Stars)

MinistryWatch Transparency Grade:  A

ECFA Member?  Yes

Revenue in Most Recent Year Available (2019):  $15,075,856

Five-Year Revenue Trend:  increasing  (by about 40% percent change)

Percent of Revenue KSBJ spends on Fundraising: 6 percent 

Percent Peer Group Spends on Fundraising:  6 percent

President:  Joe Paulo

President’s Salary and Other Compensation:  $221,622

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Rod Pitzer

Rodney Pitzer, Certified Fraud Examiner since 2005, has worked for audit and investigative organizations, including Oregon Department of Justice's Charitable Activities, and being Director of the Oregon Board of Tax Professionals in 1999. In 2011 founded AVOWED.org, ministering to widows, elderly and the disabled, and now scheduled to plant a church in Corpus Christi, Texas.