Four Corners Home for Children

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The Four Corners Home for Children (formerly Navajo Ministries) was founded in 1953 with a single children's home to care for disadvantaged Navajo children. Today, The Four Corners Home for Children operates three programs on our beautiful 16-acre campus in Farmington, New Mexico. Those programs include the Four Corners Home for Children, KNMI Vertical Radio (FM 88.9) and Navajo Nation Outreach.

Contact information

Mailing address:
The Four Corners Home for Children
P.O. Box 1230
Farmington, NM 87499-1230


Phone: (505) 325-9035


Organization details

EIN: 850113191

CEO/President: Annette Reich

Chairman: Larry Bomberger

Board size: 9

Founder: Mr. Jack Drake

Year founded: 1953

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


The Four Corners Home for Children reaches Navajoland through the following ministries:

Childcare Program - Providing a safe, loving home for children from abusive or neglectful backgrounds through our Extended Care Homes.

FCHC On-Site School - a unique approach that is helping our at-risk students stay on track and excel in their studies.

Navajo Nation Outreach - providing spiritual and emotional encouragement to those living in Navajoland.

KNMI Vertical Radio 88.9 - Broadcasting positive music and a message of hope.

Many children placed at the Four Corners Home for Children have never heard the saving Gospel message of Christ's wonderful love. Christ is modeled in all we do at Four Corners Home for Children. These children see what their life can become when they trust in Jesus.

Mission statement

Our mission as an organization is to help the people we serve through programs that instill hope, restoration and Christian values.

Statement of faith

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14)

We believe that the Bible in its entirety (composed of sixty-six books) is the Holy, infallible Word of God; that it is and ever shall be the complete and final revelation of the will of God to man; and the final authority in all spiritual matters. (II Timothy 3:16)

We believe that Jesus Christ is God, the Son. We believe that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless life, and by His voluntary sacrificial death on Calvary and by His bodily and visible resurrection from the dead, paid the penalty of sin and purchased eternal life for all. (Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:20, 21, 25; John 19:17-19; 20:16-17)

We believe that God created the universe and that it was perfect; that man was created in the image of God, but fell into sin; that all men are sinners by nature and under God's condemnation (Genesis 1:1, 2, 27; Romans 5:18a)

We believe that salvation is the gift of God by grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins; that this salvation is the possession of those who by faith accept Christ as their personal Savior. We believe that there is no other way of salvation. (John 3:16; 16:7-11; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:5,8)

We believe that the Holy Spirit, who is a Person of the Trinity, convicts the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment, and that it is by His power that the born-again Christian is enabled to live the Christian life. (Matthew 28:18, 19; Romans 8:1, 14)

We believe that marriage was instituted by God as a picture of His love for his church with the intent that it would be a life-long heterosexual union between one woman and one man, to the exclusion of any other person, without separation or divorce; resulting in mutual spiritual, emotional and physical intimacy. (I Corinthians 7:3-5; 7:10-11; Genesis 2:24)

We believe that each parent has a God-given responsibility to nurture, love, protect, and discipline their children; with the hope of raising a responsible adult, and doing so without being harsh or punitive in the execution of their responsibility. (Ephesians 6:1-4)

We believe that God created human life to begin at conception and end at death; and that each human being, no matter their age, appearance, physical or mental challengers, race, born or unborn, to be of priceless value and of great worth. (John 3:16; Psalm 139:13-14)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating814 of 81737 of 37
Fund acquisition rating747 of 81733 of 37
Resource allocation rating773 of 81734 of 37
Asset utilization rating768 of 81732 of 37

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$100$6,638$19,180$841$882
Short-term investments$264,274$77,121$23,520$80,760$66,850
Other current assets$0$0$0$28,296$30,276
Total current assets$323,277$196,619$111,269$215,383$161,305
Long-term investments$0$0$0$217,399$203,402
Fixed assets$1,984,607$1,810,464$1,764,335$1,789,709$1,837,868
Other long-term assets$0$234,894$231,692$55,726$121,998
Total long-term assets$1,984,607$2,045,358$1,996,027$2,062,834$2,163,268
Total assets$2,307,884$2,241,977$2,107,296$2,278,217$2,324,573
Payables and accrued expenses$80,238$45,392$57,818$56,293$57,800
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$80,238$45,392$57,818$56,293$57,800
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$19,716$15,855$29,540$43,548$57,112
Total long-term liabilities$207,628$214,299$240,348$266,141$290,820
Total liabilities$287,866$259,691$298,166$322,434$348,620
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$32,265$46,739$20,894$13,385$20,460
Permanently restricted$181,910$181,910$181,910$181,910$181,910
Net assets$2,020,018$1,982,286$1,809,130$1,955,783$1,975,953
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Total contributions$971,238$1,226,951$1,016,617$1,214,161$1,172,731
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$9,671$12,099$34,771$22,796($8,131)
Other revenue$27,169$37,376$32,561$64,650$54,031
Total other revenue$36,840$49,475$67,332$87,446$45,900
Total revenue$1,008,078$1,276,426$1,083,949$1,301,607$1,218,631
Program services$762,968$833,635$852,528$905,528$963,895
Management and general$225,555$198,075$205,097$218,579$205,131
Total expenses$1,161,024$1,228,270$1,230,602$1,321,427$1,374,343
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($152,946)$48,156($146,653)($19,820)($155,712)
Other changes in net assets$190,678$125,000$0($350)($194,170)
Total change in net assets$37,732$173,156($146,653)($20,170)($349,882)


Raymond DuntonFormer Pres$60,000
Kelly KarlinDir of Admin$32,569
Robert FitzVice President$30,000
James D BakerDirector$26,400

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

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 3/26/2021. To update the information below, please email:


In 1947, Navajo Missions founder Jack Drake moved from Michigan to minister at the Navajo Methodist Mission School in Farmington, New Mexico. When Jack and his wife were approached by Navajo families for support, their words broke Jake's heart.

Jack resigned from Navajo Methodist Mission School in 1952 to build a children's home for homeless Navajo children. When he applied for a $12,000 loan from a local bank to purchase 12-acres of land, he was turned down. Instead, the president of the bank donated the money to Jack for this ministry.

In 1953, founder Jack Drake pitched a borrowed tent on the west edge of Farmington. Thus began Navajo Missions, a ministry designed to care for children from the four Corners region who needed a secure place to call home.

After 53 years of providing hope and restoration to families, Navajo Missions changed its name in 2006 to The Four Corners Home for Children. Today The Four Corners Home for Children is home to three programs including; the Four Corners Home for Children, Navajo Nation Outreach, and KNMI Vertical Radio.

The Four Corners Home for Children is an interdenominational ministry with more than 30 staff members who are involved in about a dozen different churches.

Program accomplishments


You are our lifeline. Without your prayers and financial support to sustain us, the light of God's love would not shine as brightly as it does.

How We Are Funded: Four Corners Home for Children receives no state, federal, or tribal funds and relies entirely on resourceful financial partners both locally and throughout the U.S. to operate our programs. Most of these partners are individuals just like you.