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: contact@hhi.org

Organization details

EIN: 621585366

CEO/President: Art Woods

Chairman: Bill Merry

Board size: 13

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

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating354 of 102235 of 85
Fund acquisition rating260 of 102426 of 85
Resource allocation rating288 of 102428 of 85
Asset utilization rating751 of 102258 of 85

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$304,891$242,555$278,543$403,457$297,179
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,527,052$3,368,790$2,860,513$2,292,454$2,020,839
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$814,004$847,055$722,348$756,641$790,346
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$814,004$847,055$722,348$756,641$790,346
Total assets$4,341,056$4,215,845$3,582,861$3,049,095$2,811,185
Payables and accrued expenses$126,586$207,227$67,995$14,899$22,589
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$126,586$207,227$67,995$14,899$22,589
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$39,739$39,739$86,239$40,272$130,272
Total liabilities$166,325$246,966$154,234$55,171$152,861
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$3,619,845$3,041,113$3,052,703$2,375,441$2,261,572
With donor restrictions$554,886$927,766$375,924$618,483$396,752
Net assets$4,174,731$3,968,879$3,428,627$2,993,924$2,658,324
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,295,364$4,748,404$4,397,686$4,019,991$4,360,099
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$25,258$54,609$33,364$10,583$1,665
Other revenue$0$0$0$7,766$25,627
Total other revenue$25,258$54,609$33,364$18,349$27,292
Total revenue$4,320,622$4,803,013$4,431,050$4,038,340$4,387,391
Program services$3,632,033$3,796,496$3,530,325$3,222,713$3,526,413
Management and general$332,878$318,322$319,933$341,261$309,085
Total expenses$4,114,770$4,262,761$3,996,347$3,702,740$3,958,530
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$205,852$540,252$434,703$335,600$428,861
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$205,852$540,252$434,703$335,600$428,861


Art WoodsPresident$147,599

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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 11/8/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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.

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