Better Business Bureau Report for
Family Shield Ministries

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2009
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2011

Does not meet one or more standards
This charity does not meet one or more of the 20 standards for Charity Accountability. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Family Shield Ministries
Address: 3617 Texas Avenue
  St. Louis , MO 63118
Phone: 314-772-6070
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1994, Missouri
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: exists to educate and equip people, through the power of the Gospel to know Christ, grow in His Word, and strengthen individuals and their families.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Family Shield Ministries (FSM) does not meet the following 2 Standards for Charity Accountability.

Standard 8: Program Service Expense Ratio - Spend at least 65% of its total expenses on program activities.

The organization's program expenses are 62.55% of total expenses. 

Standard 14: Budget - Have a board-approved annual budget for its current fiscal year, outlining projected expenses for major program activities, fund raising, and administration.

The organization's budget does not include total projected program, fundraising and administrative expenses.

Family Shield Ministries (FSM) meets the remaining 18 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Radio Ministry, Print Resources, and Family Evangelism.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008, FSM's program expenses were:

Program Services 52,057
Total Program Expenses: $52,057
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Chief Executive : Kay Meyer , President

Chair of the Board: Rev. Roger Sonnenberg
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: Pastor, Our Savior Lutheran Church

Board Size: 10

Paid Staff Size: 1

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, invitations to fund raising events, print advertisements, radio, grant proposals, internet, planned giving arrangements
Fund raising costs were 22% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $62,239, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on FSM's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2008.

Source of Funds  
Direct Public Support 56,343
Special Events (net) 5,896
Sales of Inventory (net) 185
Interest on Savings and Temporary Cash Investments 181
Total Income $62,605


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 62%  Fund Raising: 17%  Administrative: 21% 

Total income $62,605
Program expenses $52,057
Fund raising expenses 13,762
Administrative expenses 17,402
Total expenses $83,221
Expenses in Excess of Income (20,616)
Beginning net assets 15,044
Ending net assets (5,572)
Total liabilities 12,136
Total assets $6,564

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