Asian Access Life Ministries

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We are a leader development group that accelerates the capacity of leaders. We identify, equip, and empower the right leaders at the right time through the right process, so they can be released to make the greatest Kingdom impact across Asia.

Our focus is on intentionally equipping a few key leaders at a time, through a 2-year transformational process-accelerating their capacity-so they can lead the church with increasing vision, character and competence. We are becoming a vibrant community of leaders in twenty countries of Asia, striving to unite the church, extend the Kingdom, and transform the cultures of Asia for the glory of God. Essentially, it starts with helping each leader thrive and empowering them toward the mission to which God has called them.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Asian Access Life Ministries
PO Box 3307
Cerritos, CA 90703


Phone: (626) 914-8990


Organization details

EIN: 956120630

CEO/President: Mr. Joseph Handley

Chairman: Philip R. Foxwell

Board size: 12


Year founded: 2003

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


Asian Access intentionally focuses on a small number of proven leaders with potential, providing a transformation process that then releases them to change the many throughout Asia. You might ask, "What is a small number of leaders?"

A2 creates cohorts of 12-15 leaders, not 25 or 250. Some leader development programs, in an effort to have big results, do offer training for larger groups of leaders. But to us, small is big; less is more.

We mold this dozen or so individual leaders into a learning community. Keeping the numbers small allow for relationships to deepen, which allows deeper life change in each participant. What starts in a few individuals naturally radiates outward to each leader's family, church, community, and even country. A few changed leaders then change many.

Therefore, we invest in a strategic few to change a country and a continent. And we leverage the right people and right process for making the greatest difference for the Kingdom in Asia. And once a cohort graduates, we do it over... and over again.

We sustain change through a proven process that takes the region's most promising leaders and equips them to have a disproportionately significant impact in their countries, cultures and continent.

Mission statement

"To identify, develop and release emerging kingdom leaders to unite the church, multiply leaders and congregations, and extend the transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ."

Statement of faith

Asian Access subscribes to the following statement of faith:

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • 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, in His bodily resurrection, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe for the salvation of lost and sinful people, 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 a godly life.
  • 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 in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, who comprise the Church, which is His body.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Foreign Missions

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating828 of 94194 of 104
Fund acquisition rating884 of 94397 of 104
Resource allocation rating839 of 94399 of 104
Asset utilization rating386 of 94146 of 104

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$12,109$131,325$190,459$95,726$65,905
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,094,288$959,157$1,645,692$1,210,916$2,367,052
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,026,816$1,063,183$1,089,773$1,127,988$1,161,509
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$1,026,816$1,063,183$1,089,773$1,127,988$1,161,509
Total assets$2,121,104$2,022,340$2,735,465$2,338,904$3,528,561
Payables and accrued expenses$211,029$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$211,029$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$259,800$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$259,800$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$470,829$236,660$214,255$206,850$238,352
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$614,140$972,563$1,898,226$1,127,185$1,755,954
With donor restrictions$1,036,135$813,117$622,984$1,004,869$1,534,255
Net assets$1,650,275$1,785,680$2,521,210$2,132,054$3,290,209
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Total contributions$2,796,138$2,772,788$3,836,836$2,123,102$3,356,321
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$12,285$18,481$9,418($29,020)$37,431
Other revenue$139,241$128,783$149,693$164,568$145,315
Total other revenue$151,526$147,264$159,111$135,548$182,746
Total revenue$2,947,664$2,920,052$3,995,947$2,258,650$3,539,067
Program services$2,184,182$2,715,823$2,802,296$2,602,694$2,507,868
Management and general$489,319$495,979$373,426$389,969$370,253
Total expenses$3,083,069$3,655,582$3,606,791$3,416,805$3,205,863
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)($135,405)($735,530)$389,156($1,158,155)$333,204
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($135,405)($735,530)$389,156($1,158,155)$333,204


Joseph HandleyPresident$197,059
Jeff MalloryVP For Development$151,130
Stewart LynchCoordinator For Pe$143,492
R Elliott SnuggsExecutive VP$132,003
Jeffery JohnstonVP For Advancement$118,907
Noel BecchettiVP For Asia$118,126
Mary Jo WilsonVP Missional Eng$116,390
Mark LarsenVP-Finance$111,664
Elaine MetcalfWim Coordinator$111,612
Lawrence RusselVP For Operation$104,203
Dr David BennettDirector$97,780
Dr S Douglas BirdsallDirector$2,212

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 6/22/2021. To update the information below, please email:


The springboard for the vision of Asian Access is their Japan Church Growth Institute (JCGI). Since 1980, they have trained over 300 pastors -- comprising about 1% of the evangelical pastors in Japan. They pastor 11% of Japanese believers, and their churches represent a significant amount of the church growth nationwide. The Japan Church Growth Institute is now in the hands of Japanese leaders at every level - board, national director, deans of five regional training centers, and a faculty of thirty-two of Japan's leading pastors. In addition to leadership development, Asian Access' focus in Japan is encouraging these leaders to plant reproducing churches.

The prototype for Asian Access was developed in Mongolia where their first two-year cycle of training was successfully completed in October 2001 with the graduation of the first class. They are now fully operational in Japan, Mongolia, Cambodia, and five other countries with select pastor/leaders and faculty.

Asian Access is resolved to develop a dynamic, organic network of 5,000 leaders in twenty countries of Asia by 2020 A.D. - leaders who will unite the church, extend the Kingdom, and transform the cultures of Asia for the glory of God.

Program accomplishments

We are now fully operational in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Japan, Korea, Nepal, Mongolia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand plus seven additional countries with select pastors/leaders and faculty. Furthermore, Asian Access is exploring several new countries and expects to expand to 20 countries in the near future.