InterFACE Ministries, Inc. / IFACE

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InterFACE (iFace) Ministries - the face of international friendships - is a nonprofit educational, Christian organization which networks international students and scholars with culturally sensitive Americans who enjoy cross-cultural friendships and the open exchange of ideas. Just as computers need to interface in order to communicate, we from around the world should be encouraged to connect with one another to learn more about our world and our Creator. As a Christian organization, iFace advocates purity of motives, clarity in purpose, and honesty in intention. Our philosophy is to encourage mutual dialogue, as summed up in the words from the Bible, "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." All iFace activities are open to international students, scholars, and their families regardless of race, nationality, or religious preference.

Contact information

Mailing address:
InterFACE Ministries, Inc.
PO Box 450816
Atlanta, GA 31145-0816


Phone: (770) 934-7797

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 581970866

CEO/President: Mr. James Paternoster

Chairman: Wesley Willis

Board size: 6

Founder: Dr. Robert Culver

Ruling year: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 10/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1993


At the interface of campus and community, of volunteers and those they serve, of Christians who live here and the many internationals who come from far away, there Interface serves to bring people together.

It's not enough to get people into a room. Cultures are different, communication can be hard. It is easy to encounter and then bounce off one another.

But we are at the interface between God and the people of the world he loves. Jesus entered into our world without reserve, gave his life to renew our relationship with the Father. In the Church, his Body, he continues to stretch out his arms to make friends from every nation.

That's why we're Interface.

Mission statement

OUR MISSION: International friendships that last forever

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating174 of 11104 of 32
Fund acquisition rating102 of 11112 of 32
Resource allocation rating445 of 111111 of 32
Asset utilization rating425 of 111014 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$799,847$571,691$582,794$537,644$556,101
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,060,715$1,056,975$914,214$918,976$883,468
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$491$5,471$4,337$4,572$8,320
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$491$5,471$4,337$4,572$8,320
Total assets$1,061,206$1,062,446$918,551$923,548$891,788
Payables and accrued expenses$0$164$26,429$31,140$9,169
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$164$26,429$31,140$9,169
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$194,100$0$0$0
Total liabilities$0$194,264$26,429$31,140$9,169
Net assets20222020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$522,997$868,182$892,122$892,408$882,619
With donor restrictions$538,209$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,061,206$868,182$892,122$892,408$882,619
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,288,797$1,156,509$1,141,722$1,255,744$1,258,368
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$17,599
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$5,986$10,111$6,480$42,761
Other revenue$1,626$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$1,626$5,986$10,111$6,480$60,360
Total revenue$1,290,423$1,162,495$1,151,833$1,262,224$1,318,728
Program services$1,092,286$943,203$987,161$1,062,316$1,032,382
Management and general$193,016$218,715$187,064$172,342$156,633
Total expenses$1,309,933$1,180,868$1,191,925$1,252,435$1,206,568
Change in net assets20222020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)($19,510)($18,373)($40,092)$9,789$112,160
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($19,510)($18,373)($40,092)$9,789$112,160


James PaternosterPresident$78,200
Lynn G CulverDirector$26,003
Dr Robert CulverPresident Em$17,483

Compensation data as of: 10/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/9/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


iFace began in 1983 and incorporated in 1991. Starting as an innovative cross-country trip ministry that included conversations about Christianity, it grew through outreach to athletes at the Atlanta Olympics, student conferences that also introduced American Christians to internationals in their midst, and ongoing faithful service to students in cooperation with international student offices at colleges and universities.

Today, many more students come from many more countries to study in institutions large and small. At the same time, many immigrants come more or less permanently. Our mission to the nations continues to shape our response to these changes in who comes and for how long. and for how long.

Today: Twenty-five years later, iFace is in fourteen states and has welcomed students from over 150 countries. Our staff adapt to new situations in creative ways to engage with our international neighbors. Furniture drives meet an immediate need and open the door to further interaction. English language classes accelerate and smooth the transition to life in the US and lead to deeper conversations. Friendship Families provide students with a home for holidays, and a network of support during their time here. The goal: meet people where they are (even at the airport), listen to their stories of the past and aspirations for the future, and share with them life, community, and hope.

Program accomplishments

Over the last 25 years, iFace staff have come to know people from over 150 countries. Bringing such different people together creates a unique, rich experience for all of us-students, staff, and volunteers-as we share life, what we don't have in common, and what we do. 153 Countries represented