Healing Hands International

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Using our hands to carry out His healing work.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Healing Hands International
455 McNally Drive
Nashville, TN 37211

Website: hhi.org

Phone: 615-832-2000

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 621585366

CEO/President: Art Woods

Chairman: Bill Merry

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. Randy Steger / Lipscomb University students

Ruling year: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Our vision is a world that is full of hope where physical needs are met and hearts are surrendered to Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

Our mission is to aid, equip, and empower those in need around the world in the name of Jesus Christ so they might experience God's healing grace.

Statement of faith

Our Core Values

Jesus Christ is Lord of our lives and the ministry of Healing Hands International belongs to him. Our love for Him compels us to love others and honor him in what we do. "And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." - Colossians 3:17

At Healing Hands International, we treat our donors, volunteers, staff, and partners at home and abroad with honesty, transparency, and integrity in all circumstances, never compromising the truth."For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of man." - II Corinthians 8:21 Empowerment
At Healing Hands International, we empower people by teaching them to help themselves and others. "I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me." - Philippians 4:13

With a rich history of partnership, encouragement and support through churches of Christ and a spirit of love and unity, we work together with all constituents to determine the best solutions to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those whom we serve."May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." - Romans 15:5-6

We strive for excellence as measured by how well our actions and decisions conform to the most excellent example ever set: the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. "He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?" - Micah 6:8

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating738 of 110456 of 88
Fund acquisition rating543 of 110547 of 88
Resource allocation rating550 of 110544 of 88
Asset utilization rating882 of 110468 of 88

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$271,400$271,991$304,891$242,555$278,543
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$10,466,006$9,342,400$3,527,052$3,368,790$2,860,513
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$695,317$753,152$814,004$847,055$722,348
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$695,317$753,152$814,004$847,055$722,348
Total assets$11,161,323$10,095,552$4,341,056$4,215,845$3,582,861
Payables and accrued expenses$76,552$59,015$126,586$207,227$67,995
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$76,552$59,015$126,586$207,227$67,995
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$42,317$39,739$39,739$39,739$86,239
Total liabilities$118,869$98,754$166,325$246,966$154,234
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,463,220$8,549,413$3,619,845$3,041,113$3,052,703
With donor restrictions$9,579,234$1,447,385$554,886$927,766$375,924
Net assets$11,042,454$9,996,798$4,174,731$3,968,879$3,428,627
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,452,483$10,605,112$4,295,364$4,748,404$4,397,686
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$47,290$5,986$25,258$54,609$33,364
Other revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Total other revenue$47,290$5,986$25,258$54,609$33,364
Total revenue$7,499,773$10,611,098$4,320,622$4,803,013$4,431,050
Program services$4,948,289$4,071,847$3,632,033$3,796,496$3,530,325
Management and general$337,901$317,331$332,878$318,322$319,933
Total expenses$5,737,450$4,789,031$4,114,770$4,262,761$3,996,347
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$1,762,323$5,822,067$205,852$540,252$434,703
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$1,762,323$5,822,067$205,852$540,252$434,703


Art WoodsPresident$159,910

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/10/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


In 1991, Dr. Randy Steger, marketing professor at Lipscomb University, presented a proposal to his students to do a different type of project for the end of the semester. He suggested they seek to meet the mounting needs for medical supplies and equipment in the former Soviet Union and other Eastern European nations. This humanitarian work would utilize the energy and abilities of the students to make a significant difference in the lives of others. The class was ready for the challenge.

They determined to secure three to four suitcases filled with medical supplies and equipment to send overseas with missionaries. They ended up being quite successful! Lipscomb finally had to ask them to leave campus because the donated supplies were taking over the auditorium! The day they packed up to leave campus, they were able to fill two tractor trailers with all of the donated items.

Through this urgent need for humanitarian relief, the students organized the Healing Hands ministry, which was later incorporated as Healing Hands International in 1993. Since acquiring a 501c3 status in 1996, the Lord has truly blessed this work and HHI (as we now know it) has been able to ship to more than 75 countries.

The need has been established. The pipeline of resources has been tapped. What was once an idea has become a tool to aid, equip, and empower people suffering throughout the world. Most importantly, this ministry has proven to be an excellent way to give glory to God and bring recognition to the local church.

Program accomplishments

During our 30+ year history Healing Hands International has worked in 80+ countries.