Ambassadors For Christ, Inc.

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Ambassadors For Christ, Inc. (AFC) is an outreach ministry to Chinese students and professionals for Christ. AFC includes literature distribution, book publication, discipleship training, conferences, a collegiate faculty network, and the triennial Chinese Mission Convention. Through these ministries AFC uses every available resource to mobilize Chinese believers to be a vital force for God's kingdom.

Contact information

Mailing address:
21 Ambassador Drive
Paradise, PA 17562-7562


Phone: (888) 999-7959


Organization details

EIN: 520798499

CEO/President: Rev. David Chow

Chairman: Roger Kung

Board size: 13

Founder: Rev. Moses Chow and Rev. Ted and Mrs. Choy

Year founded: 1963

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Ambassadors For Christ, Inc. ("AFC") performs a wide variety of Christian services for both United States and foreign citizens. These services include, but are not limited to, campus ministry, family ministry, Christian literature, education and missionary counseling for people of oriental descent throughout the world.

AFC's primary focus is Campus Ministry. AFC strives to mobilize Christians to evangelize and disciple Chinese students for effective service for Christ. AFC's vision is to evangelize and disciple Chinese university students. They have regional staff at local university campuses involved in personal evangelism and discipleship, through Bible study groups, conferences, and seminars. AFC's dream is for every Chinese student on U.S. Campuses to have an opportunity to hear the gospel.

This organization is a 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

AFC expresses its mission statement as follows:

AFC is called by God, in cooperation with local churches, to evangelize and disciple Chinese students and professionals in the United States, to motivate them to impact the culture for the Lord, and to mobilize and channel them into the service of Christ as a vital force for God's Kingdom.

Statement of faith

Ambassadors for Christ, Inc uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. We believe that God is a person who has revealed Himself as a Trinity in unity; Father, son, and Holy Spirit; three Persons and yet but one God, eternally existent.

2. We believe in the divine inspiration and entire trustworthiness of the Bible, as originally given, and in its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

4. We believe in the universal sinfulness and lost condition of all men, and in their need of redemption through regeneration by the grace of God through faith in Christ alone.

5. We believe in the presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration and in His present ministry by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

6. We believe in the one holy universal Church which is the Body of Christ and to which all true believers belong and in its mission to witness concerning its Head, Jesus Christ, preaching the gospel to all nations.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating582 of 81920 of 24
Fund acquisition rating316 of 8199 of 24
Resource allocation rating442 of 81915 of 24
Asset utilization rating777 of 81924 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,192,982$627,424$1,088,556$1,301,443$955,778
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,757,450$1,158,313$1,284,838$2,265,125$1,588,738
Long-term investments$2,573,409$2,416,425$2,500,055$2,272,829$2,338,769
Fixed assets$6,274,956$6,508,536$6,722,298$4,830,983$4,485,845
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$8,848,365$8,924,961$9,222,353$7,103,812$6,824,614
Total assets$10,605,815$10,083,274$10,507,191$9,368,937$8,413,352
Payables and accrued expenses$191,159$250,846$269,217$422,179$351,904
Other current liabilities$41,698$160,502$53,065$15,771$12,040
Total current liabilities$232,857$411,348$322,282$437,950$363,944
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$525,579$36,259$234,183
Total liabilities$232,857$411,348$847,861$474,209$598,127
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$2,272,529$1,538,836$1,281,063$3,042,565$1,742,610
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$127,600$127,600
Net assets$10,372,958$9,671,926$9,659,330$8,894,728$7,815,225
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,772,341$3,095,222$3,441,615$3,891,504$2,495,359
Program service revenue$1,582,299$1,887,662$1,653,848$1,673,417$1,605,090
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$158,299$165,876$203,255$62,143$106,178
Other revenue$211,404$87,319$81,161$116,301$677,518
Total other revenue$1,952,002$2,140,857$1,938,264$1,851,861$2,388,786
Total revenue$5,724,343$5,236,079$5,379,879$5,743,365$4,884,145
Program services$3,908,178$4,235,366$3,637,221$3,687,631$2,913,352
Management and general$861,315$840,685$840,217$830,112$865,834
Total expenses$5,023,311$5,223,484$4,615,277$4,663,862$3,988,015
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$701,032$12,595$764,602$1,079,503$896,130
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$701,032$12,595$764,602$1,079,503$896,130


David ChowPresident$55,502

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/4/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

AFC conducts the following ministries:

Missions Ministry:
To mobilize Chinese Christian students and professional in North America to be a vital force for God's Kingdom through triennial mission conferences, mission commitment follow-up, and short-term mission projects.

Family Ministry:
To enable Chinese Christian students and other families to build their family life upon Biblical foundations.

Singles Ministry:
To help Chinese Christian singles to maximize their single lives and to learn dating and marriage concepts in preparation for potential marriage.

Ambassadors Magazine:
Nearly 30,000 copies of this bi-monthly Chinese magazine are sent worldwide to disciple Christians.

Bookstore Ministry:
The AFC Bookstore delivers quality Chinese books throughout the United States to your doorstep.

Mainland Chines Literature:
The most comprehensive source of simplified script literature in the United States for Mainland Chinese.