GFA World, pka Gospel for Asia, Inc./ K.P. Yohannan
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Since 1979, we have been committed to serving the "least of these" in Asia and Africa, often in places where no one else is serving, so they can experience the love of God for the first time. GFA supports national workers serving as the hands and feet of Christ in four main ways. Sponsoring national missionaries to minister to people's needs, sponsoring children, investing in community development and helping families in need of care or during disasters.
1116 St. Thomas Way
Wills Point, TX 75169
Phone: (800) 946-2742
CEO/President: Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Chairman: Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Board size: 7
Founder: Dr. K.P. Yohannan
Ruling year: 1984
Tax deductible: Yes
Fiscal year end: 12/31
Member of ECFA: No
Member of ECFA since:
GFA World strives to reach the most unreached peoples of Asia with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. GFA uses recruiting, training, sending, and supporting native missionaries who are engaged in evangelism and church planting. In addition, GFA informs Christians in the West of the progress, effectiveness, and needs of these national missionaries and provides opportunities for involvement through prayer, sponsorship, volunteer help, project giving, and vision or teaching tours to the mission field.
Our mission in life is to be devout followers of Christ and to live lives fully pleasing to Him. God has given us a special love for people in need who do not know of Christ's love, and it is our desire to minister to them and help them through ministries like education programs, health initiatives and practical gifts, and through the spiritual transformation that brings about peaceful hearts, restored relationships and mended lives. We do this all in community and in partnership with the global Body of Christ.
Statement of faith
We Believe ...
That the Bible is the inspired and infallible Word of God, given to us by the Church - "the pillar and ground of the truth" (1 Timothy 3:15).
The Nicene Creed to be the official Creed of the Holy Church.
In one God, Creator of all things, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and that these three are co-eternal and of equal dignity and power.
In the deity of Jesus Christ; His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His death on a cross; His bodily resurrection; His ascension to the right hand of the Father; and His personal, imminent return.
That man was created by and for God; that by man's disobeying God, every person incurred spiritual death, which meant they were no longer in communion with God, and physical death was the consequence; and that all people are given the option of being redeemed and restored to God.
The Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins and that all who believe in Him are declared righteous because of His victory over death and are, therefore, in right relationship with God.
Salvation means far more than being "saved from sin; we are saved for sonship, to be divinely adopted sons and daughters of God. Forgiveness is the precondition for God's greater gift, the gift that will last beyond our death: the gift of divine life" (1 Corinthians 15:3-7).
Believers in Christ are destined to share in the life of the Holy Trinity. Sharing in the life of God, as God has shared in our humanity (1 Peter 1:4).
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit indwelling all believers and thus enabling and empowering the life and ministry of the believer.
In the bodily resurrection of everyone who has lived, the everlasting blessedness of those in right relationship with God, and eternal separation for those who have rejected God's forgiveness in His Son.
The sacrament of marriage to be ordained by God as a holy union between one man and one woman as biologically defined at birth.
Donor confidence score
|Does the organization have a statement of faith consistent with historic Christian creeds and is that statement of easily found on its website?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the board have no more than 2 non-independent members?||No||0/5|
|Does the board have at least four independent board members for every non-independent member?||No||0/5|
|Does the board contain between 5 and 11 members?||No||0/5|
|Does the organization file a Form 990 and make its Form 990 available to the public?||No||0/10|
|Does the organization make its audit or review (if annual revenue is less than $1-m) available on its website?||No||0/5|
|Is the organization a member of the ECFA?||No||0/10|
|Is the CEO/President's compensation within one standard deviation of the median compensation?||No||0/5|
|Did the organization operate at a net profit (revenue greater than expenses) in the most recent year?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the organization refrain from owning or leasing a private aircraft, or having fractional interest in one, that is primarily used for travel by the organization's leaders?||Yes||5/5|
|For the past five years, has the organization been free of any lawsuits or administrative actions filed against it by an employee, client, board member, vendor, donor, or other related party?||No||0/5|
|Are author royalties and speaking engagement fees paid to the organization, and not the individual?||Yes||5/5|
|Does the organization require its employees to affirm upon hiring the statement of faith of the organization?||No||0/5|
|Is the board chair an independent member of the board, and not the founder and/or CEO/President?||No||0/5|
|Does the board have term limits?||No||0/5|
|Have there been no public accusations of misdeeds against the organization, founder, CEO, senior pastor, or board members in the past five years?||No||0/5|
|Has the organization refrained from the use of non-disclosure agreements?||No||0/5|
|Does the organization have an overall financial efficiency rating of at least 2 stars?||No||0/5|
|Total donor confidence score||20/100|
Financial efficiency ratings
Sector: Foreign Missions
This ministry has not been rated.
Financial ratios for this ministry have not been calculated.
MinistryWatch is not publishing financials for Gospel for Asia since we are unsure of their accuracy given allegations made against the ministry of financial fraud and the disconcerting findings of independent investigators, including the ECFA, who have looked closely at their financial practices.
Compensation data for this ministry has not been collected.
No response has been provided by this ministry.
The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 3/1/2022. To update the information below, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1979: GFA World incorporates July 3rd.
1982: First "SEND" magazine publishes.
1983: GFA supporting over 1,000 native missionaries.
1984: GFA opens Canadian office.
1985: GFA opens its Germany office.
1986: GFA records its first radio broadcast. "The Coming Revolution in World Missions" is published.
1989: GFA supports more than 3,700 native missionaries.
1992: GFA's first training center begins.
1994: GFA begins producing Gospel literature on its own printing press in India.
1996: GFA support over 10,000 native missionaries.
1999: GFA has 37 training centers with over 5,000 students