Financial Facts

Financial Facts About BRM - A Matter of Integrity

The ministry’s total income for 2018 was $168,962. In addition, thousands of dollars worth of equipment, supplies, and services were donated.

Bill’s gross income for 2018 was $33,800 (plus minimal insurance benefits). In 2018 Karen was a full-time volunteer; she received $6,672 from Social Security. They have no other source of income.

Bill opted out of Social Security many years ago. He also gave away most of his life savings. Bill and Karen plan on serving in ministry until the day the Lord returns or they go home to be with Him.

Bill and Karen do not personally own a house but live in a parsonage owned by the ministry. Also, they do not personally own a vehicle. The ministry owns a 2014 Dodge Journey which Bill uses for ministry-related purposes. When it is used for personal business, mileage is recorded so Bill can pay taxes on the value accordingly.

Virtually no interest has been paid during the ministry’s 42 years of existence. Also, Bill and Karen personally do not purchase anything for which they must pay interest.

Bill and BJ do not charge for speaking engagements, however, a love offering or honorarium is often provided. Monies received from these engagements are used to further our mission.

Bill’s and BJ’s books and CDs are free of charge. Any donations for them go to the ministry as they receive no personal royalties.

Bill Rudge Ministries (BRM) is a 501(c)(3) religious and educational non-profit organization with 42 years of credibility, integrity, and maximizing funds. Receipts are sent for all monetary donations (unless requested otherwise).

BRM is not a church but a mission, so we do not have a congregation to provide a love offering when we have a special project or need. Our only source of income is our ministry friends and supporters, who receive our monthly newsletter.

BRM began in 1977 with nothing. During the early years Bill worked a secular job to provide for the needs of his family and to pay many of the ministry expenses.

While most of the staff are volunteers, those who are employed by the ministry also donate much of their time or raise part of their support. BRM staff serve obviously not for financial gain, but because they are convinced this is where the Lord has led them.

BRM does not do fund raising projects, so all our time can be used directly in ministry. Nor do we receive grants of money from government sources. We exist from month to month on the financial gifts contributed by God’s people.

Further information concerning the ministry’s or Bill and Karen’s personal finances may be obtained by contacting BRM. Our Form 990 is open for public inspection.

Truly Amazing

It is amazing that on an annual budget of only $168,962 we funded two full-time and five part-time staff, utilized dozens of volunteers for various projects, covered the expenses of the ministry facilities, funded the production and distribution of books, E-books, CDs, DVDs, pamphlets, tracts, newsletters, radio broadcasts, a web site, and various other aspects of this multi-faceted ministry as well as sponsored many outreaches. Two things should be obvious: 1) Your support is crucial and 2) we know how to maximize funds.

The Lord has blessed us with many faithful supporters who have stood with us throughout the years.

It is incredible how year after year the Lord not only keeps us going –– but also growing. Just like the jar of oil and the five loaves and two fish, the Lord multiplies our finances and maximizes our ministry.

Our Promise

We appreciate your trust in the Bill Rudge Ministries. It is our policy to maintain tight security on all financial records.

We attempt to be wise stewards of the resources entrusted into our care and to maximize them to advance His Kingdom. We will always strive to operate this ministry as the Lord leads and with the utmost integrity.

Special Thanks

Daily financial records are processed by Lois Greathouse, Ann Ore and Karen Rudge. Receipts are sent out semi-annually as well as a year-end statement for tax purposes.

Eilene Urmson (Board treasurer) submits a monthly financial report approved by the Board of Directors.

Catrice Atwell (accountant) does the quarterly tax reports, Beverly Morrison (CPA) completes the yearly review and annual financial report, and Catrice Atwell does a yearly review of Bill and Karen's personal taxes.

To everyone who supports this ministry, may every gift be richly rewarded. Thanks for your faithfulness!

You Can Help

  • Prayer
  • Monthly financial support
  • Special love offerings
  • Support from your business
  • Include us in your church mission’s budget
  • In-Memory and In-Honor gifts
  • Volunteer your services
  • Donate vehicle, house, land, or building
  • Sponsor radio broadcasts, school assemblies, or world outreach packages
  • Include BRM in your will
  • Provide a matching grant
  • Ask the Lord for creative ideas

From Our Accountant

I have been working with the Bill Rudge Ministries of Living Truth, Inc. since 1999. This ministry seeks to maintain the highest level of integrity and accountability. Bill Rudge strives in every way to be a wise steward of the resources received and to be upright in every way regarding the financial matters of the ministry. It is a privilege and an honor to work with Bill and the Bill Rudge Ministries. From my observation, it seems in everything that is done it is done to the glory of God.  Beverly Morrison, CPA