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MONTHLY LIST: 25 Largest Christian Advocacy Organizations in the U.S.

Below is a list of the 25 largest Christian advocacy organizations in the United States.  These are organizations that seek to promote a Christian worldview in areas of public policy — including life, marriage, and religious liberty.

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 each ministry is 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.

OrganizationCEOECFA?Financial Efficiency RatingAnnual RevenueTransparency Grade
1International Fellowship of Christians and JewsRabbi Yechiel EcksteinNo2 Stars121,589,697C
2Alliance Defending FreedomMichael FarrisYes2 Stars61,635,548A
3American Center for Law and JusticeJay Alan SekulowNoNot Rated21,988,373C
4American Family AssociationTim WildmonYes3 Stars19,359,187A
5Family Research Council, Inc.Tony PerkinsYes4 Stars16,735,128A
6Life Action MinistriesByron PaulusYes3 Stars14,432,884A
7First Liberty InstituteKelly ShackelfordYes3 Stars11,410,038A
8Bread for the World InstituteDavid BeckmannNo4 Stars7,647,735D
9Becket Fund for Religious LibertyWilliam MummaNo4 Stars6,982,105Not Rated
10Liberty CounselAnita L. StaverNo4 Stars5,572,566Not Rated
11Care NetRoland WarrenYes3 Stars5,063,663A
12Concerned Women for AmericaPenny Young NanceYes2 Stars4,630,394A
13Bridges for PeaceJames B. SolbergYes4 Stars4,416,305C
14Live ActionLila RoseNo2 Stars3,072,107D
15Safe Families for ChildrenDavid AndersonYes3 Stars2,857,697A
16Christian Legal SocietyDavid NammoYes3 Stars2,386,754A
17Americans United for LifeCatherine Glenn FosterNo2 Stars2,247,241Not Rated
18Life CentersBrian BooneYes3 Stars2,147,334A
19The Rutherford InstituteJohn W. WhiteheadNo5 Stars1,651,299C
20Center for Bioethical ReformLois CunninghamNo4 Stars1,235,570D
21Intercessors for AmericaGary BergelYes4 Stars968,295C
22Christian Freedom InternationalWendy WrightYes3 Stars932,532A
23Life Issues InstituteJC WillkeNo1 Stars728,900D
24pureHopeJasper HallYes3 Stars696,639C
25Advocates InternationalBrent McBurneyYes3 Stars259,633A
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.