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50 Largest U.S. Ministries – 2019

The Editors
Top 50 Ministries

Each month, MinistryWatch.com publishes lists of interest to donors and non-profit executives.  This month’s list is the 50 largest Christian ministries in the MinistryWatch.com database, ranked by revenue.  We compiled the chart based on Form 990s that tax-exempt organizations make available to the public.  We used the most recent year available, which in most cases is 2017, but in some cases is 2016.  Clicking on the name of the ministry will take you to the MinistryWatch.com profile of that ministry, which – in most cases – includes five years of financial information, contact information for the ministry, and key ratios and other analysis.  The MinistryWatch ratings are on a 1-5 scale, based on a variety of factors, including the amount of donor funds used for administration and fundraising purposes, a 5-star rating being the best.

MinistryWebsiteLeaderYear FoundedMinistryWatch Rating (1-5)Annual Revenue
1World Vision, Inc., U.S.www.worldvision.orgMr. Richard Stearns19504$1,043,654,000
2Catholic Relief Serviceswww.crs.orgCarolyn Y. Woo19434$978,593,000
3Food For The Poor, Inc.www.foodforthepoor.orgRobin G. Mahfood19825$948,711,067
4Compassion International, Inc.www.compassion.comMr. Jim Mellado19523$890,571,000
5Samaritan's Purse/ Operation Christmas Childwww.samaritanspurse.orgMr. W. Franklin Graham III19703$800,823,590
6Christian Broadcasting Network/ CBN/ 700 Clubwww.CBN.comMr. Michael Little19604$638,978,486
7Catholic Medical Mission Board / CMMBwww.cmmb.orgMr. John F. Galbraith19285$603,889,475
8Cru / Campus Crusade for Christwww.ccci.orgMr. Steve Douglass19513$598,409,000
9MAP Internationalwww.map.orgMr. Steve Stirling19545$598,362,997
10Mercy Corpswww.mercycorps.orgMr. Neal Keny-Guyer19794$460,576,000
11Young Lifewww.younglife.orgMr. Newton F. Crenshaw19413$441,154,888
12Feed The Childrenwww.feedthechildren.orgMr. Kevin Hagan19794$417,793,016
13Operation Blessing International/ OBIwww.ob.orgGordon Robertson19785$276,804,696
14Habitat for Humanity Internationalwww.habitat.orgMr. Jonathan Reckford19762$255,883,677
15Citihope Internationalwww.citihope.orgRev. Paul S. Moore, Sr.19854$253,449,629
16ChildFund / Christian Children's Fund/ CCFwww.childfund.orgMs. Anne Goddard19383$233,914,234
17Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc./ WBTwww.wycliffe.orgMr. Bob Creson19422$209,329,000
18Educational Media Foundation/ EMF / K Lovewww.emfbroadcasting.comMike Novak / Alan Mason19803$192,756,177
19Covenant Housewww.covenanthouse.orgSister Patricia A. Cruise, D.C.19681$179,546,977
20Convoy of Hopewww.convoyofhope.orgMr. Hal Donaldson19944$177,989,591
21Christian Blind Mission /CBMwww.cbmus.orgMr. Ron Nabors19765$159,070,761
22Trinity Broadcasting Network / TBN/ Paul & Jan Crouchwww.tbn.orgMr. Paul Crouch19731$143,465,277
23YMCA of the USAwww.ymca.netMr. Kenneth Gladish18444$142,614,980
24The Navigatorswww.navigators.orgMr. Mike Treneer19333$137,990,000
25Unbound/Christian Foundation for Children and Agingwww.unbound.orgMr. Scott Wasserman19814$136,020,035
26Christian Aid Ministrieswww.christianaidministries.orgMr. David Troyer19815$133,697,256
27Heifer Project Internationalwww.heifer.orgMs. Jo Luck19441$131,308,473
28Food for the Hungry, Inc.www.fh.orgMr. David Evans19713$129,454,104
29Fellowship of Christian Athletes/ FCAwww.fca.orgMr. Les Steckel19543$129,203,067
30International Fellowship of Christians and Jewswww.ifcj.orgRabbi Yechiel Eckstein19833$128,243,485
31Gideons Internationalwww.gideons.orgMr. Craig Warner (Executive Director)18994$127,659,922
32Christian Appalachian Projectwww.christianapp.orgMr. Bill Mills19644$122,803,147
33Bethany Christian Serviceswww.bethany.orgMr. Chris Palusky19454$121,232,817
34Crista Ministrieswww.crista.orgMr. Robert Lonac19483$118,307,000
35Mercy Shipswww.mercyships.orgMr. Don Stephens19781$111,735,572
36Billy Graham Evangelistic Associationwww.billygraham.orgRev. Franklin Graham19503$108,350,359
37Joyce Meyer/ JMM/ Enjoying Every Day Life/ Life in the Wordwww.joycemeyer.orgMs. Joyce Meyer19864$107,276,456
38InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USAwww.intervarsity.orgMr. Tom Lin19413$103,194,000
39Interchurch Medical Assistance, Inc.www.imaworldhealth.orgMr. Paul Derstine19605$97,305,113
40In Touch Ministries/ Charles Stanleywww.intouch.orgDr. Charles Stanley19724$95,320,511
41Focus on the Familywww.family.orgMr. James D. Daly19773$90,634,000
42American Bible Society/ ABSwww.americanbible.orgDr. Roy L. Peterson18161$87,579,767
43Children's Hunger Fund / CHFwww.childrenshungerfund.orgMr. David Phillips19915$84,526,467
44World Reliefwww.worldrelief.orgMr. Stephan Bauman19444$79,194,318
45International Justice Mission/ IJMwww.ijm.orgMr. Gary Haugen19942$74,008,718
46Mission to the World, PCAwww.mtw.orgDr. Paul Kooistra19743$68,330,211
47CURE Internationalwww.cure.orgDr. C. Scott Harrison19963$63,810,358
48Pioneers, Inc.www.pioneers.orgMr. Steve Richardson19763$63,367,716
49Medical Teams International (MTI)www.medicalteams.orgMr. Jeff Pinneo19794$63,228,420
50Ethnos360, Inc. pka: New Tribes Mission, USAwww.ntm.orgLarry Brown19423$61,658,434
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