Haggai International

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We believe that strategically positioned, influential leaders are catalyst for local people experiencing life change, community transformation, and nations being redeemed. We also believe that leaders need equipping and encouraging to achieve exponential impact and sustainable momentum.

We select, equip, multiply, and encourage difference-makers all across the globe. We have equipped over 125,000 strategically positioned leaders in 189 nations who are committed to ending Gospel poverty.

We are called to inspire and equip those already living, working, and serving in the places where Gospel poverty exists. We believe our leaders possess a clear advantage in reaching their own people with the Gospel.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Haggai International
4725 Peachtree Corners Circle
Suite 200
Peachtree Corners, GA 30092-2573

Website: www.haggai-international.org

Phone: (770) 449-8869

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 580898309

CEO/President: Dr. Bev Upton Williams

Chairman: Tom Ferguson

Board size: 19

Founder: Dr. John Edmund Haggai

Ruling year: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 03/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Our vision is to see every nation redeemed and transformed through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

There is no shortcut, no easy way. Governments cannot bring peace. Education cannot bring salvation. Business and industry cannot bring healing. Psychology and sociology cannot bring joy. Only Jesus can bring reconciliation to the world.

Mission statement

At the core of our mission are strategically positioned leaders who are multiplying their influence with one purpose in mind - to end Gospel poverty. Our mission is to equip and inspire those leaders to more effectively demonstrate and present the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to prepare others to do the same.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God, without error in the original writings.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect, and eternally existing in three Persons, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe that by one man, Adam, sin entered the world; that for the salvation of lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit through faith in our Lord Jesus Christ is absolutely essential.

We believe in the deity and virgin birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, that He died upon the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sin of the world and that He arose from the dead and ascended into Heaven, from whence He will return with power and glory.

We believe in the doctrine of justification by faith, realizing it is impossible for man, through works, to please God or save himself.

We believe in life after death; that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust.

We believe in the resurrection of the saved unto everlasting life in Heaven and the resurrection of the lost or unsaved unto eternal punishment.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, Whose indwelling enables the Christian to live a godly life.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating1056 of 107723 of 23
Fund acquisition rating959 of 107822 of 23
Resource allocation rating992 of 107822 of 23
Asset utilization rating963 of 107721 of 23

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$133,700$311,235$1,210,301$1,921,365$2,257,690
Short-term investments$25,212,585$18,007,421$20,458,303$22,647,016$22,546,254
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$29,353,696$21,607,144$25,850,324$28,715,554$28,591,718
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$8,440,796$9,930,614$11,475,576$12,552,476$13,232,590
Other long-term assets$886,384$298,925$919,985$521,740$597,540
Total long-term assets$9,327,180$10,229,539$12,395,561$13,074,216$13,830,130
Total assets$38,680,876$31,836,683$38,245,885$41,789,770$42,421,848
Payables and accrued expenses$460,369$950,063$1,255,666$777,835$575,465
Other current liabilities$609,011$689,040$661,025$546,127$505,980
Total current liabilities$1,069,380$1,639,103$1,916,691$1,323,962$1,081,445
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$1,542,652$1,602,362$1,687,440$1,748,026$1,962,012
Total long-term liabilities$1,750,313$1,853,599$1,980,783$2,081,904$2,334,917
Total liabilities$2,819,693$3,492,702$3,897,474$3,405,866$3,416,362
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$34,333,810$27,268,781$33,168,417$36,529,853$36,077,489
With donor restrictions$1,527,373$1,075,200$1,179,994$1,854,051$2,927,997
Net assets$35,861,183$28,343,981$34,348,411$38,383,904$39,005,486
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Total contributions$12,282,230$10,478,408$8,327,068$9,914,007$13,041,222
Program service revenue$52,600$625,439$504,942$389,124$386,128
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,433,968$866,640$1,309,264$1,406,573$783,525
Other revenue$645,613$29,837$21,506$21,533$20,277
Total other revenue$2,132,181$1,521,916$1,835,712$1,817,230$1,189,930
Total revenue$14,414,411$12,000,324$10,162,780$11,731,237$14,231,152
Program services$7,292,353$10,863,331$10,090,450$8,856,075$8,320,395
Management and general$1,481,226$1,521,587$1,314,289$1,348,488$1,260,646
Total expenses$11,184,457$15,329,046$13,726,994$12,387,901$11,675,786
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$3,229,954($3,328,722)($3,564,214)($656,664)$2,555,366
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,229,954($3,328,722)($3,564,214)($656,664)$2,555,366


Dr John Edmund HaggaiFounder (deceased 11/2020)$316,793
Dr Beverly UptonCEO$262,556
Ms Louisa MouchetCFO$192,250
Mr Gary KeyAdvancement Director$190,582
Mr Milton KeyAdvancement Director$177,911
Ms Camille HernandezAdvancement Director$162,527
Mr Scott HalquistAdvancement Director$153,115
Mr John BachmanTreasurer/CGIO$152,620
Mr James D ThomasAdvancement Director$149,806
Mr David DavisAdvancement Director$149,378
Mr Albert SamsVP IT$143,547
Mr Jeff CluxtonAdvancement Director$127,302
Ms Beverly Kay SeidelAssistant Secretary$76,233

Compensation data as of: 3/31/2021

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Our Founder

John Edmund Haggai has been called a visionary, a Christian world statesman, an evangelist, and a master of the pulpit - all of which is true of this dynamic man of God.

Never content to follow the crowd, Dr. Haggai initiated a unique and forward-thinking mission plan in obedience to the Great Commission. A visit to Asia in the early 1960s convinced Haggai that changes in global geopolitics, brought about by the end of colonialism, required a new strategy for world evangelism. In 1969, after years of research, prayer, and development, he presided over the first advanced leadership seminar, designed to empower and mobilize nationals to reach their own people for Christ.

Haggai International has equipped and motivated more than 125,000 Christian clergy and lay leaders working in almost all the non-Western countries of the world. They multiply their effectiveness significantly by passing on their training to an average of 100 other leaders.

An alumnus of Moody Bible Institute (where he was named "Alumnus of the Year") and Furman University and the recipient of honorary doctorates on both sides of the Pacific, Dr. John Haggai lived unflinchingly by his own motto: Attempt something so great for God, it's doomed to failure unless God be in it.

He authored more than a dozen books, including How to Win Over Worry, The Influential Leader, My Son Johnny (who died in 1975 in his 25th year) and Success Secrets of the Bible.

John Edmund Haggai was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the eldest son of a Syrian immigrant and a New Englander whose English ancestors settled in America during the 1600s. While at Moody, he met and married Christine Barker of Bristol, Virginia. Atlanta, Georgia, was their base of ministry since 1961. (Mrs. Haggai went to be with the Lord in August 2019, a week after their 74th wedding anniversary. John Haggai was reunited with her and their son, Johnny, in Heaven on November 18, 2020.)

For a timeline, visit: haggai-international.org/our-history/

Program accomplishments

Haggai has equipped and inspired over 135,000 leaders in 189 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East during the last 53 years.