Evangelical Christian School of Memphis

The information on this page was last updated 12/22/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


ECS partners with parents to build their children academically, athletically, creatively, socially and spiritually so they are well prepared to be influential leaders for Christ in college and beyond. Our dynamic teachers understand their role as a calling and thrive in a culture in which every student is known, loved and discipled.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Evangelical Christian School of Memphis
PO Box 1030
Cordova, TN 38088-1030

Website: ecseagles.com

Phone: 901-754-7217

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 620728732

CEO/President: Braxton Brady, Head of School

Chairman: Adam Webster

Board size: 12


Ruling year: 1966

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2002


"Our 21st century academic approach inspires students to become owners in their learning through expert instruction, vigorous class discussion, group collaboration, technology integration, and expeditionary learning opportunities. Our students take advantage of the many academic offerings at ECS from AP and honors classes to the wide array of electives to deliver a well-rounded academic experience.

While academics is our core, and college preparation is a given, what sets us apart at ECS is our commitment to partner with parents in the Christian discipleship of their children. We know that raising the next generation is more than just imparting facts for college entrance exams. Our teachers and coaches understand their role as a calling and take advantage of our unique ability to share the gospel with our students. To help accomplish this, we have carved out intentional time within our new student-friendly schedule to disciple our students in relevant, age-appropriate ways that appeal to the needs of Early Childhood to Upper School students."

Braxton Brady, Head of School

Mission statement

The mission of Evangelical Christian School is to provide the Christian family a Christ-centered, biblically directed education that challenges students to know the Lord Jesus Christ and to develop the vision and practice of excellence in academics, character, leadership, and service to others.

Statement of faith

We believe in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as verbally inspired by God, and inerrant in the original writings, and that they are supreme and final authority in faith and life;

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit:

We believe that Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man;

We believe that man was created by an immediate and direct act of God, in the image of God, that he sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also that spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born of a sinful nature, and are sinners in thought, word and deed;

We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins, according to the Scriptures, as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood;

We believe that all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit, and thereby become children of God;

We believe that the whole counsel of God as found in the Old and New Testaments of Scripture provides the framework of God's intent for relationships. In that full context, human sexuality is a gift from God to be celebrated and culminated within marital parameters exclusively between a male and a female made in His image;

We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, His present life there for us as High Priest and Advocate, and that He will personally return and set up His Kingdom wherein He will rule and reign in righteousness;

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal retribution of the lost.

We, therefore, believe in:

- The Deity, Virgin Birth, Vicarious Death, Physical Resurrection, Ascension, and personal return in Glory of the Lord Jesus.

- The Personality, Deity and Work of the Holy Spirit.

- The Personality, work and limited role of Satan.

- The Great Scriptural Doctrines of Sin, Salvation by Grace, Redemption, Regeneration, Justification by Faith, Prayer, Physical Resurrection, the Reward of Believers and Retribution of Unbelievers.

God's design of humans as uniquely male and female with distinct roles and purposes, with equal dignity and worth to both.

Donor confidence score

Show donor confidence score details

Transparency grade


To understand our transparency grade, click here.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: K-12 Schools/Academies

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating550 of 111328 of 49
Fund acquisition rating884 of 111444 of 49
Resource allocation rating250 of 11145 of 49
Asset utilization rating537 of 111327 of 49

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
Operating ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
Investing ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
Liquidity ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
Solvency ratiosSector median20232022202120202019
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses


Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$9,654,349$9,754,143$7,505,065$5,875,594$5,603,158
Short-term investments$78,548$857,202$1,493,401$913,014$1,249,962
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$15,670,682$17,289,660$12,715,986$9,245,730$8,362,114
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$17,736,139$15,884,045$13,668,812$11,799,035$11,251,922
Other long-term assets$215,456$527$887$1,247$1,607
Total long-term assets$17,951,595$15,884,572$13,669,699$11,800,282$11,253,529
Total assets$33,622,277$33,174,232$26,385,685$21,046,012$19,615,643
Payables and accrued expenses$881,679$890,677$787,682$1,269,610$605,366
Other current liabilities$12,955,282$12,146,480$10,400,035$8,613,862$8,465,873
Total current liabilities$13,836,961$13,037,157$11,187,717$9,883,472$9,071,239
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$3,464,286$3,699,962$3,545,334$2,124,759$724,255
Total liabilities$17,301,247$16,737,119$14,733,051$12,008,231$9,795,494
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$13,429,248$11,053,780$8,909,679$8,232,479$9,030,959
With donor restrictions$2,891,782$5,383,333$2,742,955$805,302$789,190
Net assets$16,321,030$16,437,113$11,652,634$9,037,781$9,820,149
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,267,035$6,411,759$3,060,834$653,874$596,979
Program service revenue$13,095,794$11,892,299$9,873,022$9,487,696$9,088,348
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$80,593$114,579$35,674$22,594$48,708
Other revenue$287,622$212,923$1,494,774$187,330$189,102
Total other revenue$13,464,009$12,219,801$11,403,470$9,697,620$9,326,158
Total revenue$14,731,044$18,631,560$14,464,304$10,351,494$9,923,137
Program services$13,057,779$12,005,582$10,476,684$9,805,913$9,599,133
Management and general$1,253,748$1,184,385$1,070,705$990,091$987,392
Total expenses$14,854,468$13,705,330$11,909,149$11,141,282$10,924,719
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($123,424)$4,926,230$2,555,155($789,788)($1,001,582)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($123,424)$4,926,230$2,555,155($789,788)($1,001,582)


Braxton BradyHead of School$328,445
John AdamsDirector of Advancement$122,996
Jennifer ShortenAcademic Dean$112,886
Scott VogelChief Operating Officer$103,387

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

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 12/22/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Program accomplishments

11 million Dollars in scholarships awarded to the Class of 2022.

7:1 Student/Faculty Ratio

37% Upper School students enrolled in AP classes.

24% Class of 2022 who scored 30 or above on the ACT