Meet ECFA's Charter Members

ECFA accredits its members and holds them to high standards of accountability with respect to governance, financial management and stewardship/fundraising practices.

When you give to an ECFA accredited organization, you are supporting a church or nonprofit organization you can trust to use the gift to carry out the Great Commission while meeting high standards. ECFA does not compare one member with another. For over 30 years, ECFA has effectively used a pass-fail approach requiring its members to meet all of its standards—all of the time!

During an 18-month period beginning in 1979, 150 pioneering organizations came together to form ECFA and received the designation of ECFA charter members. The following charter members have continuously held ECFA accreditation and are organizations in good standing today. ECFA salutes these organizations for the leadership they have provided.

Click on the organization name to go to their accredited organization profile.

NameCityStateDate Joined 
African Enterprise Spokane WA 02/01/1980 View Profile
Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Lancaster PA 07/01/1980 View Profile
Asbury Theological Seminary Wilmore KY 03/01/1980 View Profile
Asian Access LIFE Ministries Cerritos CA 02/01/1980 View Profile
Back to the Bible Lincoln NE 01/01/1980 View Profile
Baptist General Conference dba Converge Worldwide Arlington Heights IL 02/01/1980 View Profile
Bible League International Crete IL 03/01/1980 View Profile
Bible Teaching Resources Tyler TX 08/01/1980 View Profile
Bibles for the World Colorado Springs CO 05/01/1980 View Profile
Biblica Colorado Springs CO 11/01/1980 View Profile
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Charlotte NC 12/01/1979 View Profile
Biola University La Mirada CA 02/01/1980 View Profile
CBMC Chattanooga TN 12/01/1979 View Profile
Child Evangelism Fellowship Warrenton MO 04/01/1980 View Profile
Chosen People Ministries New York NY 02/01/1980 View Profile
Christ For The Nations Dallas TX 07/01/1980 View Profile
Christian Camp and Conference Association Colorado Springs CO 07/01/1980 View Profile
Christian Leadership Alliance San Clemente CA 01/01/1981 View Profile
Christian Life Missions Lake Mary FL 12/01/1980 View Profile
Cityteam San Jose CA 07/01/1980 View Profile
Coalition for Christian Outreach Pittsburgh PA 02/01/1980 View Profile
Columbia International University Columbia SC 12/01/1979 View Profile
Compassion International Colorado Springs CO 01/01/1980 View Profile
CRISTA Ministries Shoreline WA 12/01/1979 View Profile
Cru Orlando FL 10/01/1979 View Profile
Dallas Theological Seminary Dallas TX 12/01/1979 View Profile
Elim Bible Institute & College Lima NY 08/01/1980 View Profile
Evangelism Explosion International Arden NC 01/01/1980 View Profile
Every Home for Christ/World Literature Crusade Colorado Springs CO 03/01/1980 View Profile
Family Guidance Sewickley PA 02/01/1980 View Profile
Family Life Communications Incorporated Tucson AZ 06/01/1980 View Profile
Far East Broadcasting Company La Mirada CA 11/01/1979 View Profile
Food for the Hungry Phoenix AZ 02/01/1980 View Profile
Forest Home Forest Falls CA 01/01/1981 View Profile
GO InterNational Wilmore KY 06/01/1980 View Profile
Good News Spring TX 05/01/1980 View Profile
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Henrico VA 04/01/1981 View Profile
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton MA 01/01/1981 View Profile
Gospel Volunteers Speculator NY 07/01/1980 View Profile
Grace Community Church of the Valley Tempe AZ 02/01/1981 View Profile
Haven Ministries Riverside CA 06/01/1980 View Profile
Hospitality House Youth Development Minneapolis MN 07/01/1980 View Profile
InFaith Exton PA 03/01/1980 View Profile
Inner City Impact Chicago IL 05/01/1980 View Profile
Inspiration Ministries Walworth WI 07/01/1980 View Profile
International Teams Elgin IL 09/01/1980 View Profile
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA Madison WI 01/01/1980 View Profile
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA 05/01/1980 View Profile
John Brown University Siloam Springs AR 12/01/1979 View Profile
Liebenzell Mission USA Schooleys Mountain NJ 03/01/1980 View Profile
Ligonier Ministries Sanford FL 03/01/1980 View Profile
Luis Palau Evangelistic Association Portland OR 09/01/1980 View Profile
Lutheran Bible Translators Concordia MO 02/01/1980 View Profile
MAP International Brunswick GA 12/01/1979 View Profile
Messianic Vision Charlotte NC 06/01/1980 View Profile
Mission America Coalition Palm Desert CA 06/01/1981 View Profile
Mission Aviation Fellowship Nampa ID 11/01/1979 View Profile
Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, The Chicago IL 02/01/1980 View Profile
Mount Hermon Association Mount Hermon CA 06/01/1980 View Profile
Narramore Christian Foundation Arcadia CA 02/01/1980 View Profile
Navajo Ministries Farmington NM 01/02/1980 View Profile
Navigators, The Colorado Springs CO 02/01/1980 View Profile
Oak Hills Fellowship Bemidji MN 01/01/1980 View Profile
OC International Colorado Springs CO 12/01/1979 View Profile
Officers' Christian Fellowship of the U.S.A. Englewood CO 01/01/1981 View Profile
One Mission Society Greenwood IN 12/01/1979 View Profile
Open Doors with Brother Andrew Santa Ana CA 03/01/1980 View Profile
Pacific Island Ministries Grass Valley CA 05/01/1980 View Profile
Partners International Spokane WA 03/01/1980 View Profile
Prison Fellowship Ministries Leesburg VA 01/01/1980 View Profile
Reach Beyond Colorado Springs CO 04/01/1980 View Profile
Scripture Union, USA Valley Forge PA 07/01/1980 View Profile
Slavic Gospel Association Loves Park IL 03/01/1980 View Profile
Southeastern Bible College Hoover AL 06/01/1980 View Profile
Taylor University Upland IN 12/01/1980 View Profile
TCM International Institute Indianapolis IN 03/01/1980 View Profile
Teen Challenge, Inc. Brooklyn NY 06/01/1980 View Profile
Timber-lee Ministries East Troy WI 04/01/1981 View Profile
Total Living International (TLN) Plainfield IL 02/01/1980 View Profile
Trinity School for Ministry Ambridge PA 07/01/1980 View Profile
Union Mission Ministries Charleston WV 11/01/1980 View Profile
University of Northwestern - St. Paul Saint Paul MN 02/01/1980 View Profile
Wheaton College Wheaton IL 07/01/1980 View Profile
Words of Hope Grand Rapids MI 04/01/1980 View Profile
World Evangelical Alliance New York NY 03/01/1980 View Profile
World Gospel Mission Marion IN 02/01/1980 View Profile
World Relief Baltimore MD 03/01/1980 View Profile
World Vision U.S. Federal Way WA 11/01/1979 View Profile
Wycliffe Associates Orlando FL 05/01/1980 View Profile
Wycliffe Bible Translators Orlando FL 07/01/1980 View Profile
Young Life Colorado Springs CO 03/01/1980 View Profile
Youth for Christ/USA Englewood CO 02/01/1980 View Profile
Youth Investment Foundation Hamel MN 03/01/1980 View Profile