Ananias House

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Contact information

Mailing address:
Ananias House
P.O. Box 941292
Houston, TX 77094


Phone: (346) 763-7649

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 823658484

CEO/President: Mary Ling

Chairman: Kelly Aylward

Board size: 8


Ruling year: 2018

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 11/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2021


Ananias House exists to empower the growing body of Christ in the Middle East and North Africa through strategic leadership training and Gospel-centered resourcing. We recognized this need when the last decade of conflict and instability in the MENA region resulted in large numbers of people converting to Christianity. As a result, the region's churches have become gripped with significant challenges. Many church leaders have fled their countries for security and safety reasons, creating a spiritual leadership vacuum in the region. Our Strategic Leadership Training program directly addresses these challenges and helps churches strengthen their biblical foundation and Christian principles. Among those who have not been forced to flee, many have been displaced by war and violence. Ananias House partners with local churches to provide life's basic necessities to these families. Our Gospel-centered resourcing also addresses longterm needs, such as supporting student education and equipping the local church so it can better serve the community.

Mission statement

We equip Christians in the Middle East and North Africa with strategic leadership training and Gospel-centered resourcing to help the Church be a place for restoration, healing, and hope.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating273 of 111035 of 146
Fund acquisition rating342 of 111152 of 146
Resource allocation rating146 of 111118 of 146
Asset utilization rating714 of 111086 of 146

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$119,174$6,751$1,468$5,887$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,113,027$1,090,908$788,213$715,105$214,345
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$945,478$949,511$0$0$0
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$945,478$949,511$0$0$0
Total assets$2,058,505$2,040,419$788,213$715,105$214,345
Payables and accrued expenses$12,669$4,677$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$12,669$4,677$0$0$0
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$12,669$4,677$0$0$0
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$1,584,648$1,054,029$698,411$0$0
With donor restrictions$461,188$981,713$89,802$0$0
Net assets$2,045,836$2,035,742$788,213$715,105$214,345
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,618,856$2,880,608$1,052,605$957,695$214,410
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$0
Other revenue($16,653)$350$0$0$0
Total other revenue($16,653)$350$0$0$0
Total revenue$2,602,203$2,880,958$1,052,605$957,695$214,410
Program services$2,407,526$1,488,264$912,118$403,722$0
Management and general$112,804$98,198$59,583$19,224$0
Total expenses$2,620,295$1,633,429$994,431$456,936$0
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($18,092)$1,247,529$58,174$500,759$214,410
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($18,092)$1,247,529$58,174$500,759$214,410


John SamaraExecutive Director$98,400

Compensation data as of: 11/30/2022

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Ananias House was born after its founder witnessed firsthand the devastation the conflict in the Middle East had on his homeland, as well as the miraculous power of God in the lives of Christians caught in the crossfire. Through this darkness, he saw the light of God's children proclaiming the Gospel: churches in the Middle East, though persecuted and left with few resources, were often the first line of care for people seeking refuge and truth.

Many Christians in the West wonder what they can do to stand with the persecuted Church in other parts of the world. Ananias House provides an avenue through which they can engage in the work the Lord is doing in the greater Middle East and North Africa - also known as the MENA region - by working directly with local churches and Christian leaders. We provide prayer, advocacy, strategic leadership training, Gospel-centered resourcing, and financial support to meet practical needs. Through these endeavors, we seek to preserve the rich Christian heritage of biblical times and, in the face of despair, proclaim the hope of Jesus Christ to all people, for it is often in the darkest of times that the power of God is most clearly evident.

Program accomplishments

OUR IMPACT In 2022 Pastors & Leaders Trained -333

Women Trained- 540

Families Impacted with Relief-5,000

Countries Actively Served -11

Children Impacted In Schools - 1,437

Frontline Workers - 30