East Gates International

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East Gates International is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Church in China as well as other entities that best serve China's future growth and development.

We fulfill this by working at all levels in China from engagement in government diplomatic activities to assisting with grassroots rural projects. In this decade, East-West relations will have a significant impact on the world and will impact China's geo-political, socio-economic and religious activities and their contribution to society. East Gates is humbled to be a small part of what is happening in the Church in China.

Contact information

Mailing address:
East Gates International
P.O. Box 290
Issaquah, WA 98027

Website: eastgates.org

Phone: (425) 255-8888

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 911495327

CEO/President: Rev. Nelson Graham

Chairman: Pastor Ingolf Kronstad

Board size: 4


Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


East Gates equips the Church in China with Bibles and Christian literature.
East Gates provides quality training, discipleship, mentorship, counseling and encouragement for pastors, lay trainers and co-workers.
East Gates builds bridges to China's leaders at all levels so that better understanding and trust is established between China's believers and the secular authorities who govern their nation.
East Gates builds bridges of reconciliation between Christians in the registered and unregistered churches.
East Gates facilitates diplomatic efforts to help China's governmental entities gain a better understanding and appreciation for Christianity.

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Mission statement

East Gates' vision is to help the Body of Christ in China fulfill what the Bible states is the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20). Working legally and in partnership with the Church in China, East Gates seeks to equip and support the Church in China with the tools they need to grow in their relationship with God so they can prepare for and share the incredible news about the soon coming Kingdom of God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating967 of 1033114 of 124
Fund acquisition rating935 of 1035107 of 124
Resource allocation rating598 of 103568 of 124
Asset utilization rating970 of 1033120 of 124

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$3,211$3,211$3,211$3,211$3,211
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$646,922$644,954$575,450$711,768$591,386
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$717,904$725,268$731,871$739,071$749,719
Other long-term assets$314,940$267,038$207,850$194,115$168,911
Total long-term assets$1,032,844$992,306$939,721$933,186$918,630
Total assets$1,679,766$1,637,260$1,515,171$1,644,954$1,510,016
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$328,181$280,279$221,091$207,366$176,585
Total long-term liabilities$328,181$280,279$221,091$207,366$701,181
Total liabilities$328,181$280,279$221,091$207,366$701,181
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$1,351,585$1,356,981$1,294,080$1,437,588$808,835
With donor restrictions$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$1,351,585$1,356,981$1,294,080$1,437,588$808,835
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$240,097$305,875$259,039$174,198$265,555
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,581$21,685$8,210$3,414$1,509
Other revenue$34,624$34,866$34,729$755,600$29,971
Total other revenue$36,205$56,551$42,939$759,014$31,480
Total revenue$276,302$362,426$301,978$933,212$297,035
Program services$230,504$239,273$233,080$255,252$261,210
Management and general$20,689$19,635$185,059$21,585$28,153
Total expenses$280,074$289,399$445,487$304,458$318,173
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($3,772)$73,027($143,509)$628,754($21,138)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($3,772)$73,027($143,509)$628,754($21,138)


Nelson E GrahamPresident$92,300
Christina K GrahamOperations Director$48,376

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

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