Engineering Ministries International

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EMI provides facility and infrastructure design for indigenous and international Christian organizations by mobilizing volunteer architects, engineers, surveyors and other design professionals who donate their skills to serve people in the developing world.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Engineering Ministries International
130 E. Kiowa Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Phone: (719) 633-2078


Organization details

EIN: 742213629

CEO/President: Mr. John Dallman

Chairman: Bob Gresham

Board size: 9


Year founded: 1983

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2003


Our vision is to see people restored by God and the world restored through design.

Mission statement

Designing a world of hope for the physically and spiritually poor.

Statement of faith

EMI is a Christian organization that sincerely embraces religious beliefs founded on the Bible. EMI holds to a historic, orthodox understanding of Christianity, as enunciated in the Lausanne Covenant, established at the International Congress on World Evangelization (Lausanne, Switzerland, July 1974). The following statement of faith is intended as a brief summary of what the Lausanne Covenant affirms more completely and expresses statements of faith historically held by EMI. We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only authoritative Word of God. (II Timothy 3:16) We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:6-8) We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood. We believe in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His imminent and personal return in power and glory. (John 3:16; I Corinthians 15:3-4; I Peter 2:18-24) We believe the Holy Spirit is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to those who believe. The Holy Spirit brings about the conviction of sin and the new birth, bears witness of our adoption, and is the power behind Christian growth and ministry. (Matthew 3:11; John 14:16-17; John 16:5-15; Acts 1:8; Acts 2:4, 38-39; Acts 19:1-7; I Corinthians 12:7-11) We believe that all people are lost and guilty of sin. Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and people. Salvation is brought about, not by works, but by faith in the work of Jesus Christ on the cross as a sacrifice for the sins of the world. (Romans 3:21-30; Galatians 4:4-7; Ephesians 2:8-9; I Thessalonians 4:13-18; Revelation 22:20) We believe in the resurrection of everyone, both the saved and the lost; the saved unto the resurrection of life; and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (John 5:24, 28, 29) We believe the Church is at the very center of God's cosmic purpose and represents the Body of Christ on earth (Matthew 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 3:9-11; I Corinthians 12:27)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating696 of 91155 of 75
Fund acquisition rating484 of 91341 of 75
Resource allocation rating806 of 91370 of 75
Asset utilization rating489 of 91138 of 75

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$110,336$106,052$154,766$143,124$126,118
Short-term investments$527,960$517,522$510,075$504,378$593,790
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$3,305,712$3,558,002$3,010,715$2,672,420$2,711,832
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$937,316$865,408$918,191$758,202$637,970
Other long-term assets$0$229,274$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$937,316$1,094,682$918,191$758,202$637,970
Total assets$4,243,028$4,652,684$3,928,906$3,430,622$3,349,802
Payables and accrued expenses$520,090$165,852$52,747$44,812$89,920
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$520,090$165,852$52,747$44,812$89,920
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$622,272$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$622,272$0$0$0
Total liabilities$520,090$788,124$52,747$44,812$89,920
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$1,506,297$1,699,432$1,663,497$1,395,638$1,296,130
With donor restrictions$2,216,641$2,165,128$2,212,662$1,990,172$1,963,752
Net assets$3,722,938$3,864,560$3,876,159$3,385,810$3,259,882
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,522,589$6,524,175$5,685,094$5,203,235$4,895,187
Program service revenue$623,001$562,770$124,081$125,422$159,962
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,181$10,144$10,184$6,444$9,749
Other revenue($19,995)($532)($4,148)($4,648)($8,717)
Total other revenue$615,187$572,382$130,117$127,218$160,994
Total revenue$7,137,776$7,096,557$5,815,211$5,330,453$5,056,181
Program services$5,396,862$5,605,395$4,148,185$4,249,395$3,664,967
Management and general$1,438,179$1,175,670$897,593$766,181$726,699
Total expenses$7,279,581$7,108,164$5,325,116$5,205,356$4,535,388
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($141,805)($11,607)$490,095$125,097$520,793
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($141,805)($11,607)$490,095$125,097$520,793


John DallmannCEO / Board Member$138,241
Andrew JensenProject Leader$113,881
Henry WattsExecutive Director$103,540
Bill MillerComptroller$48,810

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 12/14/2020. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

EMI USA has collaborated with ministries in 91 different countries on 700+ different projects.