The Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association

The information on this page was last updated 3/28/2023. If you see errors or omissions, please email: [email protected]


Our vision is to reach current and future generations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ one person at a time to see a lifetime of change. Our strategy is to globally advance the Gospel through ministry in America. Please take a moment to explore how God is using SDEA and how you can deepen your partnership with our team as we proclaim hope that comes from Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association
400 Office Park Dr, Suite 150
Birmingham, AL 35223


Phone: 800-869-8738

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 630964725

CEO/President: Scott Dawson

Chairman: Scott Dawson

Board size: 17

Founder: Scott Dawson

Ruling year: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


One of our largest forums to reach others for Jesus Christ is through our festivals and conferences such as Strength to Stand, StadiumFest, and Safe at Home. SDEA also invest time in assisting Youth Ministers and Church Pastors through our Student Pastor Retreat (SPR), and our annual Pastors' Breakfast.

At SDEA, we have a heart to affect the world through the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

John 4:34 "My food" said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work."

Mission statement

To share the Gospel of Jesus Christ we are continually praying for opportunities.

Statement of faith

At SDEA we believe...

We believe the Bible is the infallible Word of God; that it is his holy and inspired Word; and that it is the supreme and final authority in doctrine and practice.

We believe in one God, existing in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord and Jesus Christ, Born of the Virgin Mary.

We believe Christ led a sinless life; took upon Himself all our sins; died and rose again; is seated at the right hand of God the Father, and is coming again in power and glory.

We believe all men are lost and face the righteous judgment of God and need to receive Jesus Christ in their heart by faith and repentance through his shed blood on the cross.

We believe Christ rose from the dead and is coming again.

We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and eternal life.

We believe in holy Christian living and that we must have concern for the social issues of others.

We believe in the unity of the body of Christ, composed of all those who have received Christ into their heart.

We believe in taking the gospel to all parts of the world by preaching salvation, producing disciples and partnering with Christian leaders around the globe.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating204 of 111212 of 49
Fund acquisition rating800 of 111438 of 49
Resource allocation rating95 of 111411 of 49
Asset utilization rating150 of 11127 of 49

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$142,247$79,946$37,443$0$19,400
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,447,935$1,347,194$1,052,279$1,012,059$753,698
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$149,167$33,950$43,650$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$83,700$87,300
Total long-term assets$149,167$33,950$43,650$83,700$87,300
Total assets$1,597,102$1,381,144$1,095,929$1,095,759$840,998
Payables and accrued expenses$406,960$161,312$2,150$0$2,500
Other current liabilities$1,323,115$993,429$540,975$658,927$730,226
Total current liabilities$1,730,075$1,154,741$543,125$658,927$732,726
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$118,814$23,799$32,333$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$149,529$32,704$41,063$0$20,000
Total liabilities$1,879,604$1,187,445$584,188$658,927$752,726
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions($282,502)$193,699$511,741$436,832$88,272
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets($282,502)$193,699$511,741$436,832$88,272
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,409,572$1,914,255$1,604,719$1,302,376$917,493
Program service revenue$2,304,277$1,319,488$1,585,672$2,129,943$1,812,432
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$10,095$949$6,256$9,760$20,625
Other revenue$163,275$39,019$43,248$53,242$17,558
Total other revenue$2,477,647$1,359,456$1,635,176$2,192,945$1,850,615
Total revenue$4,887,219$3,273,711$3,239,895$3,495,321$2,768,108
Program services$4,690,692$3,091,796$2,780,216$2,822,222$2,389,659
Management and general$345,178$300,409$365,142$198,336$163,648
Total expenses$5,384,592$3,591,753$3,313,849$3,146,761$2,639,405
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($497,373)($318,042)($73,954)$348,560$128,703
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($497,373)($318,042)($73,954)$348,560$128,703


Scott DawsonCEO and President$212,625

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Since 1987 the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association is continuing to advance the Kingdom with the saving message of Jesus Christ. SDEA exists to support the divine calling of Scott Dawson to proclaim to the world the good news of Jesus Christ. From students, young adults, senior adults, and everyone in between, we believe that every person should have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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