Faulkner University

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Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Alabama, with a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service. The Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Faulkner University
5345 Atlanta Highway
Montgomery, AL 36109

Website: faulkner.edu

Phone: 800-879-9816

Email: socialmedia@faulkner.edu

Organization details

EIN: 630329409

CEO/President: Dennis Mitchell Henry, J.D.

Chairman: Mr. Dale Kirkland

Board size: 29

Founder: Rex Turner, Leonard Johnson, Joe Greer

Ruling year: 1950

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 05/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


We all want to become better versions of ourselves. No one wants to remain trapped where they are because of missed opportunities and unrealized dreams.

At Faulkner University, we believe your dreams don't have an expiration date. We understand that you're looking for more than a degree. You want find your niche and thrive in your career.

Whether you're a high school senior just beginning your trek, or an adult student looking for a better path, Faulkner is here to help guide your journey.

Mission statement

The mission of Faulkner University is to glorify God through education of the whole person, emphasizing integrity of character in a caring, Christian environment where every individual matters every day.

Statement of faith

Faulkner's Statement of Christian Principles and Core Values

No one has to be told that the world is changing rapidly. Institutions all over the world, medical, legal, and religious, are changing. Colleges and universities are changing. Local churches are changing, too.

Many changes are beneficial. Advances in medicine and health care, progress in communication technology, erection of useful new facilities are changes to be appreciated. As Christ's church evangelizes the world, grows in grace and knowledge of the Lord, loves its neighbors and bears its cross daily, methods, programs and some of the needs of those to be served may change.

Faulkner University is a Christian University. Being Christian, it is connected to things that cannot change. With the help of God and by the determination of its administration and faculty, the university will not change in its relation to these things.

God is the beginning and the end of all things. He is creator and sustainer of the universe. All that is was brought into being by the power of His word. He said, "Let there be," and there was. He changes not.

Faulkner University is committed to the centrality of Jesus and His cross. All of us have sinned. We are, therefore, powerless to save ourselves. God sent His Son Jesus into the world to taste of death for us all. Every sermon in Acts has Jesus Christ as its theme. Paul the apostle determined to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. God forbid that Faulkner University should glory except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.

We unabashedly affirm, as the Bible does, that no sinner can be saved except by the grace of God. God's grace is appropriated by faith in the atoning death of Christ. Those who believe the gospel and desire to be saved are baptized into the death of Christ and raised by the power of God to walk in newness of life. Jesus promised salvation to those who believe and are baptized, and Faulkner University is committed to the necessity of baptism for the washing away of sins. Scripture affirms it clearly and consistently, and so therefore do we.

Christ promised to build His church and did as He promised. The church cannot save; only Christ can save, but Christ saves the church. One who is redeemed by the blood of Jesus is added by the Lord to the church, is translated by God into the kingdom of Christ. This church, by definition, includes all the redeemed. Faulkner University is unwaveringly committed to the uniqueness and non-denominational nature of the Lord's church.

God has chosen to reveal Himself in Christ, His incarnate Word. Christ sent God's Holy Spirit to guide His apostles and others into all truth, and they in turn committed that revelation to writing in God-breathed Scripture.

All we can know of what Jesus taught and did, as well as what His disciples taught and wrote in His name, is found in Scripture. Jesus quoted Scripture, citing what Scripture says as what God said. On His authority, the faculty and administration of Faulkner University, a Christian University, accept the Bible as the word of God. We hold it to be completely true as the word of One who cannot lie, and completely authoritative as the word of the One who made us, loves us and will one day judge us by that very word.

There are principles and imperatives that God has revealed through Scripture to direct the work and worship of the Church. These include:

Each congregation is autonomous, with no human governance outside itself. Leadership in each local church is by spiritually qualified men chosen by the congregation in accordance with biblical qualifications.

In corporate worship the church is to follow the instructions of the apostles. It must seek to please God and not itself. It should, therefore, be governed by what God has indicated he wants to receive from us rather than merely by what we might want to offer. In practice that means the congregation offers "the fruit of our lips," or a cappella singing, not instrumental music. It also means participation in the Supper of the Lord each Lord's day.

God has ordained male spiritual leadership for the church, including placing leadership roles in corporate worship in the hands of men. This does not imply that women are inferior to men. They are not. It does, however, accurately reflect the respective roles God has assigned to men and women.

The moral climate in the world today demands a firm commitment to biblical morality. Dishonesty, sexual intercourse outside of marriage whether heterosexual or homosexual, disregard for the value of human life whether in the womb or without, drunkenness "and such like" are declared by Scripture to be sin. We have neither the desire nor the right to say sin is not sin.

In addition, we also stand against unrighteous anger, racist attitudes and actions, an unforgiving bitter spirit, "and such like." A divisive spirit, so eager to carry tales against brothers that it will not check out what has been heard before rushing to repeat it, and those who are so insistent on their own way that they cause havoc and heartbreak in the church rather than yield in their will or opinion must also be opposed.

To summarize, God is God, Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord, the Bible is God's inerrant and authoritative revelation of Himself and His will, the church is God's redeemed people seeking in all things to please Him. To this Faulkner University is wholeheartedly committed.

Here we stand.

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CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating563 of 102268 of 117
Fund acquisition rating781 of 102499 of 117
Resource allocation rating448 of 102448 of 117
Asset utilization rating404 of 102237 of 117

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$5,300,080$6,362,566$5,438,974$8,102,371$4,630,578
Short-term investments$20,949,869$21,353,641$21,697,176$23,799,311$19,385,692
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$38,288,535$35,008,481$35,625,574$40,147,280$32,277,338
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$51,800,672$53,530,199$54,616,030$50,628,415$50,533,611
Other long-term assets$462,947$75,973$77,685$78,255$1,100,398
Total long-term assets$52,263,619$53,606,172$54,693,715$50,706,670$51,634,009
Total assets$90,552,154$88,614,653$90,319,289$90,853,950$83,911,347
Payables and accrued expenses$4,465,798$4,238,907$4,559,761$4,471,558$4,552,748
Other current liabilities$3,739,029$2,706,433$3,652,843$3,670,877$3,228,009
Total current liabilities$8,204,827$6,945,340$8,212,604$8,142,435$7,780,757
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,874,517$376,999$300,734$300,734$317,547
Total long-term liabilities$37,635,424$33,889,121$34,525,261$35,215,173$31,154,064
Total liabilities$45,840,251$40,834,461$42,737,865$43,357,608$38,934,821
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$26,685,468$29,345,184$29,354,357$27,707,017$29,314,524
With donor restrictions$18,026,435$18,435,008$18,227,067$19,789,325$15,662,002
Net assets$44,711,903$47,780,192$47,581,424$47,496,342$44,976,526
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Total contributions$4,772,247$5,036,442$3,551,305$5,733,650$3,229,290
Program service revenue$48,993,504$49,327,944$51,025,644$51,408,778$50,928,512
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$659,121$711,136$770,313$528,141$973,789
Other revenue$784,471$303,284$495,357$440,183$773,006
Total other revenue$50,437,096$50,342,364$52,291,314$52,377,102$52,675,307
Total revenue$55,209,343$55,378,806$55,842,619$58,110,752$55,904,597
Program services$48,702,370$47,911,526$47,008,978$47,292,970$47,915,791
Management and general$6,394,048$6,317,438$7,289,539$7,607,337$7,508,500
Total expenses$56,444,383$55,744,912$55,939,044$56,544,570$56,742,133
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($1,235,040)($366,106)($96,425)$1,566,182($837,536)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($1,235,040)($366,106)($96,425)$1,566,182($837,536)


Dr Michael D WilliamsUniversity President$295,005
Dave KhadangaDean-College of Business$191,383
Charles CampbellInterim Dean-Jones Schoo$170,235
Rosie KhadangaProfessor$160,933
Gerald Jones JrUniversity General Counsel$147,550
Jean-Noel ThompsonVice President For Student$141,324
Leah FullmanAssociate Professor - Director Slp$140,036
Wilma D PhillipsVice President-Finance (outgoing)$74,611
Joseph VickeryVice President-Finance (incoming)$62,595
Mr Jason IsbellTrustee$5,000

Compensation data as of: 5/31/2020

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/12/2022. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Faulkner University has been a part of Montgomery, Alabama since 1942 when Dr. Rex Turner, Dr. Leonard Johnson and Joe Greer established Montgomery Bible College on a few acres on Ann Street. Their mission was to create an institution that provided preacher training and education based in God's Holy Word.

Over the years, the school continued to grow. It was renamed Alabama Christian College in 1953, and 11 years later the present property on the Atlanta Highway was purchased.

In 1975, the college opened extended campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile. The Thomas Goode Jones School of Law was acquired in 1983, and a year later the college was accredited as a four-year university.

In 1985, the college was renamed Faulkner University in honor of businessman and longtime supporter, trustee and chairman of the board, Dr. James Faulkner of Bay Minette, Ala. Dr. Faulkner served as mayor of Bay Minette from 1941 to 1943, and was said to be the youngest mayor in America at that time. He was also a state senator and a two-time candidate for governor. In 1947, Dr. Faulkner partnered with Bill Stewart to purchase the Monroe Journal from A. C. Lee, Harper Lee's father.

The university is now home to five colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. A growing number of degree programs are now offered online, in addition to on-ground programs at our campuses.

In the years since the college became Faulkner University, the campus's physical plant has grown to include new buildings for classrooms and administration, new residence halls and apartments, a student multiplex, modern facilities for the football, soccer, baseball and softball programs. Plans are also underway for a major renovation of the Gus Nichols Library.

One thing that hasn't changed since our founding days is our mission to be a distinctively Christian university, where God's Word is taught and respected, and where students are encouraged to grow in intellect, character and service.

Faulkner University is proud of its continuing role as a growing and dynamic part of the Montgomery community and the higher-education community throughout Alabama.

Program accomplishments

15 - average student class size

27+ online programs

49% minority students

35+ countries represented

3.3k enrolled students