Phoenix Seminary

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Founded in 1988, Phoenix Seminary trains men and women for Christ-centered ministry for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix and the world. Phoenix Seminary is a dual-accredited graduate school of theology offering masters and doctoral degrees in all major ministry disciplines.

Phoenix Seminary is a Protestant, evangelical seminary that shapes men and women for ministry with essential foundational tools so that, as pastors, missionaries, or counselors, they can carry out their biblical calling and significantly impact the world through the Church on its mission.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Phoenix Seminary
7901 East Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85260


Phone: 602-850-8000


Organization details

EIN: 860711495

CEO/President: Brian Arnold

Chairman: Ron Ogan

Board size: 9


Year founded: 1992

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1994


Phoenix Seminary seeks to promote personal and spiritual growth through the alignment of degree program student outcomes with the following educational values:

Theological Understanding through Biblical Study

We believe the Word of God is foundational to life and ministry. Therefore, we will provide education that stimulates increasing love, respect, and submission to the Word of God as well as accurate and appropriate handling of the Scriptures.

Character Development through Mentoring

We believe godly character is paramount for successful Christian ministry. Therefore, we will enable mentoring relationships that encourage personal integrity and Christ-like character.

Ministry Skills through Practice

We believe ministry skills are formed in the classroom and proven in ministry practice outside the classroom. Therefore, we provide opportunities that develop essential skills for reducing marginalization and injustice of people groups by bridging cultural, socio-economic, ethnic, racial, and gender boundaries.

Mission statement

Phoenix Seminary trains men and women for Christ-centered ministry for the building up of healthy churches in Phoenix and the world.

Statement of faith

Concerning God

We believe there is one God, who eternally exists in three persons-Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Concerning the Bible

We believe the 66 books of the Old and New Testament are the authoritative Word of God based on an inspired text without error in the autographs. "Autograph" is a theological term referring to the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek manuscripts of Scripture.

Concerning the Person and Work of the Lord Jesus Christ

We believe in the full deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father where He intercedes for us, and in His personal return in power and glory.

Concerning the Human Condition

We believe all human beings are lost and sinful by nature. Consequently, salvation can only be accomplished by God's grace through regeneration and justification by the Holy Spirit. Salvation cannot be earned. It is a gift from God, received only by faith in Jesus Christ.

Concerning the Present Work of the Holy Spirit

We believe the indwelling Holy Spirit works the regeneration, sanctification and preservation of the Christian. His ministry is to glorify Jesus Christ and empower the believer for godly living and service.

Concerning the Spiritual Unity of Believers

We believe the Church is the body of Christ of which He is the Head.

Concerning the Future

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the saved unto eternal life and the lost to eternal condemnation.

Final Authority for Matters of Belief and Conduct

This Statement of Faith does not fully encompass the extent of our doctrinal beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality and the proper conduct of mankind, and is the sole and final source of all that we believe.

For purposes of Phoenix Seminary's doctrine, practice, policy and discipline, the Board of Directors, as advised by the faculty, is the Seminary's final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application. Phoenix Seminary students must affirm the statement of faith. Phoenix Seminary's resident faculty and senior administrators hold to a more detailed Faculty Teaching Position.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Colleges/Universities

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating426 of 94047 of 112
Fund acquisition rating371 of 94243 of 112
Resource allocation rating851 of 942100 of 112
Asset utilization rating127 of 9409 of 112

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$92,176$82,426$182,666$430,766$799,363
Short-term investments$0$0$0$5,672$557,821
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,688,259$763,445$569,805$830,971$3,012,634
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$970,467$1,095,726$1,198,701$1,622,388$317,674
Other long-term assets$31,346$40,954$0$0$2
Total long-term assets$1,001,813$1,136,680$1,198,701$1,622,388$317,676
Total assets$2,690,072$1,900,125$1,768,506$2,453,359$3,330,310
Payables and accrued expenses$223,558$215,706$505,978$432,090$103,765
Other current liabilities$110,884$93,246$167,460$79,080$103,261
Total current liabilities$334,442$308,952$673,438$511,170$207,026
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$34,783$43,314$0$1,702,657$1,208,432
Total long-term liabilities$2,119,583$2,093,314$2,550,000$1,702,657$1,208,432
Total liabilities$2,454,025$2,402,266$3,223,438$2,213,827$1,415,458
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions($635,963)($946,027)($2,324,652)($1,428,614)($945,126)
With donor restrictions$872,010$443,886$869,720$1,668,146$2,859,978
Net assets$236,047($502,141)($1,454,932)$239,532$1,914,852
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$3,854,926$4,959,538$8,816,358$3,344,645$2,910,798
Program service revenue$1,268,749$1,179,887$944,660$959,097$1,197,225
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$7,375$7,438$34,184$6,460$231,384
Other revenue($12,561)($434,693)($361,804)($356,094)($207,172)
Total other revenue$1,263,563$752,632$617,040$609,463$1,221,437
Total revenue$5,118,489$5,712,170$9,433,398$3,954,108$4,132,235
Program services$3,060,464$3,232,380$3,416,530$4,146,970$3,206,227
Management and general$825,922$1,138,797$7,046,119$866,456$524,171
Total expenses$4,379,323$4,756,288$10,973,344$5,501,094$4,314,771
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$739,166$955,882($1,539,946)($1,546,986)($182,536)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$739,166$955,882($1,539,946)($1,546,986)($182,536)


Darryl DelHousayeChancellor$195,470
Justin SmithProfessor$123,722
Bing HunterProvost$113,838
Brian ArnoldPresident$104,693

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

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


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