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African Bible Colleges

To Train Godly Men and Women

three stars

85.21

P.O. Box 103 Clinton, MS 39060
tel: (601) 922-1962   Web Site
EIN: 64-0592533

Board Leadership
Tom Kay
Chairman

CEO
Paul Chinchen
President

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 85.21 three stars
  Financial 79.48 two stars
  Accountability & Transparency 96.00 four stars
This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.

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Financial

two stars

79.48

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

96.00

This rating was published 09/01/2017 and includes data from FY2016, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
83.2%
  Administrative Expenses 7.8%
  Fundraising Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.12
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.45
  Program Expenses Growth -2.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 16.7%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Bible Colleges on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by African Bible Colleges on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Bible Colleges (MS) 85.21 three stars
Forward Edge International (WA) 88.42 three stars
World Indigenous Missions (TX) 86.01 three stars
Resourcing Christian Education International (IL) 91.86 four stars
Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) (NY) 95.43 four stars

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The vision of African Bible College is to offer quality, university-level education with a Christian emphasis to the people of East and Central Africa. The chief aim of African Bible College is to train Godly men and women for Christian leadership and service. The curriculum is designed to prepare the college's graduates for Christian vocation. The degree is designed to be either terminal or preparatory for further education. Students are being trained for Christian leadership; consequently, the college desires students who are committed to God's guidance and dedicated to the Lord's service.

REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,884,518
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,884,518
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,884,518
   Other Revenue $1,077,128
TOTAL REVENUE $3,961,646
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,953,281
   Administrative Expenses $365,578
   Fundraising Expenses $230,617
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,549,476
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $412,170
   
Net Assets $1,672,540

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Educate Train and Equip Religious Leaders $2,953,281 100.0%

Ratings History

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2016-06 09/01/2017 85.21 three stars
2016-06 08/01/2017 83.53 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.98 three stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 81.17 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 81.06 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 02/01/2016 77.73 two stars
2014-06 11/01/2015 69.86 one star
2013-06 08/01/2014 71.66 two stars
2012-06 11/01/2013 72.60 two stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 64-0592533
Name in IRS Master File AFRICAN BIBLE COLLEGES INC
NTEE Code B58
NTEE Classification [Not Provided by IRS]
NTEE Type [Not Provided by IRS]
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (46) Private school
(6) Missionary activities
(30) School, college, trade school, etc.
Foundation Status School 170(b)(1)(A)(ii)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1977
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
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  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
  • June, 2013

The data displayed in this profile is provided by the IRS for free in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

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Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$150,065 4.22% Paul Chinchen President
Other Salaries of Note
$56,945 1.60% John W. Chinchen Founder

The vision of African Bible College is to offer quality, university-level education with a Christian emphasis to the people of East and Central Africa. The chief aim of African Bible College is to train Godly men and women for Christian leadership and service. The curriculum is designed to prepare the college's graduates for Christian vocation. The degree is designed to be either terminal or preparatory for further education. Students are being trained for Christian leadership; consequently, the college desires students who are committed to God's guidance and dedicated to the Lord's service.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
African Bible Colleges (MS) 85.21 three stars
Leadership Resources International (IL) 90.56 four stars
InterServe USA (PA) 86.29 three stars
Commission To Every Nation (TX) 96.46 four stars
Mission Possible (OH) 85.83 three stars

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Charity Contact Info

African Bible Colleges
P.O. Box 103
Clinton, MS 39060
tel: (601) 922-1962
fax: (601) 922-6655
EIN: 64-0592533

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Board Leadership

Tom Kay
Chairman

CEO

Paul Chinchen
President

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