Tech Team Advantage

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TECH Team is comprised of a support team for like-minded Christian organizations and churches both in the states and around the world.

We assist these Christian ministries to help them complete the good work that Christ has "prepared in advance" for them to do (Ephesians 2:10). Our team of faith-supported missionaries, missionary volunteers, and missionary interns utilize a wide variety of technical skills and training.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Tech Team Advantage
25 FRJ Drive
Longview, TX 75602


Phone: 903-757-4530

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 751298546

CEO/President: Randy Harris

Chairman: Roger Kieffer

Board size: 9

Founder: Birne Wiley and Dave Carnahan

Ruling year: 1969

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


Vision: To be the service mission like-minded Christian ministries may turn to for technical assistance and know-how.

Mission Solutions:

TODAY WE CAN PROVIDE facilities master planning, site development and construction documents. We provide promotional and communication tools along with custom software and mobile apps. We also provide leased vehicles for missionaries on home assignment. Finally, we provide training and fund development coaching.

Our five areas of service, Facility Solutions, Software Solutions, Media (Graphic) Solutions, Vehicle Leasing Solutions and Funding Solutions, are designed to help ministry organization and Christian workers better fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).

We provide expert help for things you need to do your work but don't have the training or experience to do. Because we are missionaries ourselves, as well as being professionals in our fields, we have a unique understanding of your needs. We are a faith-supported mission and staff, so we are also able to keep the costs of our services down resulting in saving you ministry dollars.

Mission statement

TECH Team Advantage (or TECH) is an independent 501(c)(3) Christian ministry formed for the purpose of providing support services to other like-minded missions and Christian workers to enable them to spread the gospel more effectively.

Statement of faith

We believe that the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, are inspired by God and that they are supreme and final authority in faith and life.

We believe there is one true God existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe every man and every woman is a sinner separated from a Holy God and, therefore, in need of Salvation.

We believe that Jesus is God who became flesh as evidenced by His virgin birth, His sinless human life, His miracles, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension into heaven.

We believe that Jesus' death on the cross paid for our sins and that His burial and resurrection insured eternal life for all who believe.

We believe that salvation comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone and that a right relationship with God begins when an individual repents from their sins and receives Jesus as their Savior.

We believe in the personal return of Jesus and in the resurrection from the dead of all people. Those who have put their trust in Jesus are resurrected to eternal life in the presence of God, and those who have not put their trust in Jesus will be separated from God in eternal torment.

We believe that the Holy Spirit's ministry is to convict the world of sin and dwell in every follower of Christ upon Salvation and to equip and empower them in their witness, work, and life to glorify God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating906 of 102240 of 47
Fund acquisition rating463 of 102521 of 47
Resource allocation rating1011 of 102547 of 47
Asset utilization rating833 of 102235 of 47

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$28,656$29,072$24,122$19,226$48,682
Short-term investments$526,517$465,733$462,029$330,478$337,916
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$685,859$547,707$579,684$559,180$597,948
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$556,478$610,960$657,516$696,669$673,312
Other long-term assets$10,250$10,250$10,250$10,250$10,250
Total long-term assets$566,728$621,210$667,766$706,919$683,562
Total assets$1,252,587$1,168,917$1,247,450$1,266,099$1,281,510
Payables and accrued expenses$3,617$3,493$3,564$4,794$10,462
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$3,617$3,493$3,564$4,794$10,462
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$3,617$3,493$3,564$4,794$10,462
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$914,510$801,709$858,612$864,151$839,605
With donor restrictions$334,460$363,715$385,274$397,154$431,443
Net assets$1,248,970$1,165,424$1,243,886$1,261,305$1,271,048
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$540,086$530,191$576,243$641,573$592,792
Program service revenue$157,102$206,150$216,240$236,365$246,246
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$172,847$17,637$37,192$12,701$11,418
Other revenue$8,036$5,055$3,608$6,015$1,881
Total other revenue$337,985$228,842$257,040$255,081$259,545
Total revenue$878,071$759,033$833,283$896,654$852,337
Program services$435,714$471,514$528,436$582,806$520,529
Management and general$333,204$342,593$296,727$295,427$256,048
Total expenses$794,525$837,495$850,702$906,397$802,340
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$83,546($78,462)($17,419)($9,743)$49,997
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$83,546($78,462)($17,419)($9,743)$49,997


Randy HarrisPresident$72,280

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2021

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/3/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Missionary TECH Team (now TECH Team Advantage) was founded in 1968 by Birne Wiley alongside his friend, Dave Carnahan.

Throughout his childhood, Birne would visit with missionaries who frequently visited his family's home. It was during those late night conversations Birne became aware of the challenges missionaries often face when serving in the mission field. Rather than devoting their full attention to sharing the Gospel, they found themselves occupied with projects that reached beyond their expertise and resources. Although these needs were important and had their place, consistently setting aside time and finances to meet those needs hindered the evangelism efforts of the missionaries. A seed was planted in the depths of Birne's heart, and the journey to fruition began.

The years progressed and the burden lingered. Wiley remained faithful by trusting God's timing. He cultivated the seed by walking in step with the Spirit as he allowed God to equip him for what lay ahead. Wiley graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and an emphasis on Building Design and Construction from LeTourneau University, something God would later use to make an impact for eternity.

Wiley developed a relationship with Dave Carnahan, who had recently graduated from John Brown University with a B.S. degree in Building Construction and Design. The two believed God was calling them to develop an organization that would address the technical needs of mission organizations throughout the world. This grew into the vision of Missionary TECH Team-a service organization designed to free missionaries to do the work for which God had called and gifted them to do.

TECH initially provided engineering and construction services. Individuals who felt called to use their professional skills in ministry (but weren't sure how!) caught wind of this new organization. Applications began coming in from all across the United States, as many were eager to get involved with the work God was doing. They longed to share their technical skills for a greater purpose! By God's grace, the increase in staff members accompanied the increase in project requests.

Because TECH desired to meet the specific needs of each ministry, they prayerfully considered how to respond to the services being requested. It became evident the needs of missionaries stretched beyond buildings and structures. New stumbling blocks continued to rise, and TECH remained committed to meeting to the specific requests of like-minded churches, ministries, and organizations.

TECH remained steadfast by implementing creative, affordable solutions to keep up with the ever-changing demands. Communications became an essential asset, and Mechanical Services was launched. We began producing mobile apps in Software Solutions, and our in-house IT quickly grew to Computer Services. Over the span of a few decades, God had allowed Missionary TECH Team to become the one-stop shop for missionaries around the world by providing affordable solutions to make a global impact.

In 1996, Birne Wiley had a heart attack. This created an awareness of TECH's need to find someone to succeed our Founder, CEO, and President. Once again, a seed was planted, but it wasn't until 20 years later that God would bring someone to fulfill that role.

Randy Harris initially joined the team as a draftsman in the early 80's. As time went on, he felt God calling him to serve another mission where he remained for 30 years. Along the way, God prompted him to serve TECH by joining the Board of Trustees where he was later appointed Chairman. The Lord eventually brought him and his wife (Connie) back to TECH to serve full-time in 2014. Harris then succeeded Birne Wiley as President of Missionary TECH Team in 2015 where he continues serving today.

Having celebrated 50 years of ministry, we feel confident God is repositioning TECH to serve more effectively in the future and that He is giving us the opportunity to make an even greater impact on eternity. As a result, Missionary TECH Team filed a DBA and rebranded under a new name, TECH Team Advantage in hopes of making an even greater impact on eternity.

Program accomplishments

From completing 9 projects in the 1960's to having completed more than 18,000 total projects as we enter into the new decade, we are reminded again and again that this is God's work. He has breathed it into existence, He has sustained it, and He has more than adequately provided for it. It's easy to count and track projects, but it's impossible to measure the impact Missionary TECH has had on eternity.


Missionary TECH Team communicates the following needs:

architects, civil and environmental engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, surveyors;

and Tradesmen:
plumbers, electricians, carpenters, masons, roofers, project supervisors, and other related construction skills

To serve please contact: [email protected]