Amazima Ministries International

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Amazima Ministries International was founded by Katie Davis Majors in 2008. The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, educates, empowers and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name chosen for this ministry represented what Katie longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with the ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means "truth." Amazima Ministries desires to reveal the truth of God's unconditional love through Jesus Christ to the people of Uganda.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Amazima Ministries International
PO Box 682521
Franklin, TN 37068


Phone: (615) 656-5355

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 611555718

CEO/President: Doug Martin

Chairman: Don Shepherd

Board size: 12

Founder: Katie Davis Majors

Ruling year: 2009

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Vision: That every person we serve would know Christ and make Him known, resulting in transformed lives, restored relationships, and changed communities.

Every outreach of Amazima Ministries, whether education scholarship, vocational training, or medical care, is built on a biblical perspective with an emphasis on relationship and disciple-making.

Mission statement

Making disciples of Jesus through authentic relationships, excellent education, and strengthened communities.

Statement of faith

We adhere to the National Association of Evangelicals Statement of Faith, which abides by the following statements:

WE BELIEVE the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

WE BELIEVE that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

WE BELIEVE in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

WE BELIEVE that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

WE BELIEVE in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

WE BELIEVE in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

WE BELIEVE in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating950 of 1104121 of 143
Fund acquisition rating919 of 1105118 of 143
Resource allocation rating797 of 1105107 of 143
Asset utilization rating688 of 110482 of 143

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$153,247$779$0$13,248$33,722
Short-term investments$4,024$19,292$0$11,148,819$9,955,741
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$5,660,930$5,687,411$4,322,261$15,690,402$15,668,708
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,227$4,227$12,218$8,669,216$6,873,870
Other long-term assets$740,986$4,840$1,681$5,115$5,109
Total long-term assets$745,213$9,067$13,899$8,674,331$6,878,979
Total assets$6,406,143$5,696,478$4,336,160$24,364,733$22,547,687
Payables and accrued expenses$31,811$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796
Other current liabilities$4,825$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$36,636$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$750,794$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$750,794$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$787,430$88,504$22,543$11,797$8,796
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$5,567,959$4,983,558$1,785,459$21,018,631$19,794,278
With donor restrictions$50,754$624,416$2,528,158$3,334,305$2,744,613
Net assets$5,618,713$5,607,974$4,313,617$24,352,936$22,538,891
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,079,162$7,952,607$6,356,304$5,809,378$4,873,108
Program service revenue$0$0$0$72,095$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$43,216$985$141,393$387,647$381,342
Other revenue($1,610)($495,658)$35,956($13,750)($7,400)
Total other revenue$41,606($494,673)$177,349$445,992$373,942
Total revenue$7,120,768$7,457,934$6,533,653$6,255,370$5,247,050
Program services$5,662,426$5,034,180$16,428,322$4,252,363$2,622,032
Management and general$708,516$608,275$566,938$491,987$346,767
Total expenses$7,117,011$6,159,540$17,476,026$5,440,358$3,227,727
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$3,757$1,298,394($10,942,373)$815,012$2,019,323
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,757$1,298,394($10,942,373)$815,012$2,019,323


James D MartinChief Executive Officer$195,600
Jeff TiksonVice President of Partner Relations$141,506
Katherine Davis MajorsFounder & Chief Visionary$137,409

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/28/2024. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Amazima Ministries International was founded by Katie Davis Majors in 2008. In December of 2006, 18-year-old Katie Davis traveled to Uganda for the first time. She was immediately captivated by the people and the culture, and knew she would be back. Less than a year later, Katie returned to Uganda and it has been home ever since.

The organization, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee, educates, empowers and encourages the orphaned, poor and vulnerable in the country of Uganda. The name chosen for this ministry represented what Katie longed to see take root in the lives of everyone who came in contact with the ministry. In Luganda, the local language, Amazima (Ah-mah-zeemah) means "truth."

The work of Amazima began in 2008 when we first witnessed the devastating effect poverty can have on families in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. Due to the heavy burden of school fees, food, and medical care, parents and guardians are many times forced to give up their guardianship to orphanages-leaving their children orphaned by poverty. We believe children with living, healthy relatives should not be in an orphanage, and that's why we're committed to changing this reality by educating and empowering the people of Uganda.

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Program accomplishments

2022 Ministry Highlights (includes but not limited to):

7,622 patients treated by Amazima nursing staff

537,014 meals served

47 student baptisms 58 vocational trainings in agricultural and social work

255 Ugandans employed by Amazima


Your faithful generosity allows Amazima to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of many of the most vulnerable children and families in Jinja, Uganda. Lives are transformed, relationships are restored, and communities are changed because of YOUR generosity. Over 50% of Ugandans are under the age of 15, and most decisions for Christ are made between the ages of 4-14. That's one more reason your partnership matters.