Servant Partners Inc

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Servant Partners is a movement centered on Jesus Christ, planted in urban poor communities, and empowered to pursue community transformation. We plant churches, organize communities, and partner with local leadership towards individual, communal, and systemic transformation.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Servant Partners Inc
P.O. Box 3144
Pomona, CA 91769


Phone: 626-398-1010


Organization details

EIN: 954020431

CEO/President: Derek & Lisa Engdahl

Chairman: Mr. Kevin Rhodes

Board size: 9

Founder: InterVarsity Christian Fellowship graduates

Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2000


We Send: Servant Partners sends teams to inner-city and slum communities to share their lives with the urban poor, while living out the Gospel among their neighbors. Field teams partner with indigenous churches whenever possible, and where there are none, plant them. Teams work at the grass-roots and systemic levels to address the spiritual and physical needs of the communities we serve. Instead of creating a permanent Servant Partners presence, we evangelize, train, and empower people to transform their own communities in ways that will continue long after we are gone.

We Equip: Servant Partners' Learning and Collaboration Department equips our staff and local leaders for holistic ministry in their urban communities. We build the ministry and leadership capacity of individuals, churches, and community organizations. As we seek to facilitate the growth and development of nation-wide/region-wide urban poor movements, we empower national leaders to develop self-sustaining movements through prayer, mutual learning, and strategic consultation as they seek transformation in their own cities, nations, and regions.

We Train: Servant Partners Interns live, serve, and learn in urban poor communities worldwide. Interns gain a foundation of training and experience that prepares them for lives of service to and advocacy for the urban poor. A majority of internship graduates continue to directly serve the urban poor either with Servant Partners or other organizations. Our vision is that all of our internship alumni, regardless of career path, will influence the church at large to take action to live out God's heart for the urban poor.

Mission statement

We use church planting and community organizing to transform urban poor communities.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating226 of 102229 of 121
Fund acquisition rating370 of 102453 of 121
Resource allocation rating286 of 102428 of 121
Asset utilization rating394 of 102250 of 121

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$23,219$24,422$17,021$53,659$89,501
Short-term investments$933,509$763,955$854,543$754,833$701,296
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,955,516$1,773,306$1,792,661$1,364,877$1,183,991
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$7,750$12,152$8,402$8,016$5,590
Other long-term assets$7,808$9,788$6,096$8,769$5,181
Total long-term assets$15,558$21,940$14,498$16,785$10,771
Total assets$1,971,074$1,795,246$1,807,159$1,381,662$1,194,762
Payables and accrued expenses$75,173$106,424$65,509$33,163$66,826
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$75,173$106,424$65,509$33,163$66,826
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$75,173$106,424$65,509$33,163$66,826
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$978,796$819,132$802,930$705,762$455,484
With donor restrictions$917,105$869,690$938,720$642,737$672,452
Net assets$1,895,901$1,688,822$1,741,650$1,348,499$1,127,936
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,027,618$3,051,610$3,009,167$2,929,589$2,798,201
Program service revenue$2,640$5,928$9,874$16,265$22,593
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,973$20,406$25,048$16,266$20,007
Other revenue$5,503$10,255$4,333$4,927$661
Total other revenue$36,116$36,589$39,255$37,458$43,261
Total revenue$3,063,734$3,088,199$3,048,422$2,967,047$2,841,462
Program services$2,600,807$2,717,006$2,605,046$2,475,511$2,486,952
Management and general$222,180$194,292$205,139$211,646$194,016
Total expenses$2,950,953$3,032,542$2,903,406$2,792,394$2,794,394
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$112,781$55,657$145,016$174,653$47,068
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$112,781$55,657$145,016$174,653$47,068


Derek EngdahlGeneral Direct.$54,574
Lisa EngdahlGeneral Direct.$35,539

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/23/2021. To update the information below, please email:


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Join with Servant Partners in empowering people in urban poor neighborhoods to bring lasting change to their communities. Servant Partners is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization in the United States (Federal Tax ID # 95-4020431) and contributions to or for the ministry are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.