India Gospel Outreach


India Gospel Outreach ("IGO") is dedicated to evangelizing all 3,000 ethnic groups of India by planting churches in all zip codes. IGO, an indigenous Indian ministry, serves as an important link between western and Indian Christians.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 550
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730-9857


Phone: (909) 948-2404


Organization details

EIN: 330193797

CEO/President: Rev. Valson Abraham

Chairman: Mark Mitchell

Board size: 7

Founder: Rev. Valson Abraham

Year founded: 1984

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1989


The backbone of IGO is its 16 Bible colleges and training centers spread throughout India. There, native Christian Indian individuals teach, preach and effectively spread the gospel to their own people in their own languages. Upon graduation, students go out into every state of India and either plant new churches or join a larger work.

IGO also operates a number of other programs. For example, women who develop keen leadership skills at our Bible colleges have gone on to help poor uneducated women learn job skills, such as sewing. When a woman is left by her husband in India, she often has no options for supporting herself. Our sewing/tailoring centers teach the message of Jesus Christ through songs and bible studies while these women learn a valuable life skill, and often (much to their families amazement) are able to send money back home.

In addition, IGO has a bicycle/motor scooter and a van ministry. Bicycles provide an important means of travel for evangelists/church planters, and vans transport film and literature teams to remote locations throughout India.

A complete list of programs can be found on IGO's website:

This organization is a 501(3) nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

IGO expresses its mission as follows:

"India Gospel Outreach is dedicated to evangelizing all 3,000 ethnic groups of India by planting churches in all 28,000+ zip codes."

Statement of faith

India Gospel Outreach subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Bible to be the only infallible authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live an empowered life of fruitfulness according to God's calling.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing and teaching those who believe.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating669 of 72541 of 44
Fund acquisition rating641 of 72638 of 44
Resource allocation rating377 of 72620 of 44
Asset utilization rating724 of 72544 of 44

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$49,644$70,608$60,427$149,176$142,055
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$107,921$116,650$151,076$378,337$194,684
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$5,583,257$5,643,983$5,353,906$5,186,786$5,083,969
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,583,257$5,643,983$5,353,906$5,186,786$5,083,969
Total assets$5,691,178$5,760,633$5,504,982$5,565,123$5,278,653
Payables and accrued expenses$59,143$87,425$12,782$13,058$15,905
Other current liabilities$82,889$89,452$0$172,307$174,077
Total current liabilities$142,032$176,877$12,782$185,365$189,982
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$142,032$176,877$12,782$185,365$189,982
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$101,983$111,815$134,599$301,651$141,544
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$5,549,146$5,583,756$5,492,200$5,379,758$5,088,671
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,240,231$1,506,134$1,441,660$1,378,448$1,482,070
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$3,148($964)$12,221$5,416$49,727
Other revenue$273$396($1,795)($722)$549
Total other revenue$3,421($568)$10,426$4,694$50,276
Total revenue$1,243,652$1,505,566$1,452,086$1,383,142$1,532,346
Program services$1,072,395$1,215,043$1,133,280$892,561$958,464
Management and general$68,472$59,674$70,291$70,828$74,256
Total expenses$1,278,262$1,414,010$1,339,644$1,092,055$1,159,926
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($34,610)$91,556$112,442$291,087$372,420
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($34,610)$91,556$112,442$291,087$372,420


T Valson AbrahamCEO$120,942
T Laly AbrahamDirector$41,441
Curtis NestegardDirector$1,000

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


In 1984, Rev. T. Valson Abraham founded India Gospel Outreach (IGO) to inform Christians around the world of needs and opportunities among India's unreached peoples. IGO's roots go back to 1923 when Pastor K.E. Abraham (grandfather of Valson Abraham) began training Indian cross-cultural evangelists in a teaching ministry that grew into India Bible College, which helped to produce India's largest indigenous ministry.

IGO's main training center is Inda Bible College (IBC) & Seminary ( in Kerala, India. India Bible College & Seminary is a unique school whose sole purpose is to train and send Indian cross-cultural evangelists and church planters to unreached places.

Because of India's great size and diversity in language and culture, IGO has helped found and sponsor eleven Bible training centers thoughout India, and five Bible Colleges, beginning in 1988. They adapt the philosophy and program of IBC to local conditions. IGO plans to open a training center in every India state as God provides the resources.

Program accomplishments

- Over 15,000 churches planted.


Evangelists/Church Planters
IGO sponsors full-time Indian evangelists/church planters who plant dynamic churches among India's unreached peoples. Sponsorship is needed in early phases of church planting. Our evangelists plant churches in new areas with no previous church. There is no congregation to support them. When you support an evangelist, you receive a brief bio about the evangelist and his ministry, along with prayer suggestions.

Student Sponsorship
Sponsor dedicated Indian men and women preparing for church-planting ministries. IBC trains Indian evangelists to reach India's unreached peoples. About 60% come from non-Christian backgrounds. Without family help, they depend upon people like you to meet costs. Every year, more than 200 new places are reached by IBC graduates, 95% of them continuing in ministry 20 years after graduation. When you support a student, you receive a brief bio, with prayer suggestions.

At India Bible College and Seminary we are adding four floors to the women's dormitory raising the present planned capacity from 48 to about 200. The purpose of this project is to alleviate serious overcrowding (presently occupied by more than 80 women students in space designed for 48) and plan ahead for future admission of growing numbers of women students.

Total cost of the project is $700,000. Basic furnishings are included in the total cost.

Friends of India Gospel Outreach have provided $200,000 as a matching grant for this project. Every dollar given for this project is matched by a dollar, providing a total of $400,000 of the total $700,000 needed. The deadline to raise these funds is 6/30/2020. Your gift will help meet these urgent needs.