Misuse of Funds

Skyrocketing Assets and Reserves. Buying Property and Luxery Homes for Friends and SBC Influencers.

↑ $ 1300 +
↑ $ 0 +
Church Plants
↓$ 0 +
Church Planting Spend



“Southern Baptists don’t give sacrificially so that we can leave money unspent.”

– Dr. Kevin Ezell, Baptist Press, November 13th, 2015.


Actual financial reports indicate, that massive amounts of money from Cooperative Program receipts have  not been spent but instead stockpiled in reserve funds, investments, and property that could possibly be sold and converted back into cash.

  • Total Assets: $423 Million (Up $66.5 Million from 2010)

  • Reserves: $223 Million (up 415% since 2010)

  • Total Operating Budget: Down $16.5 Million (down 12% since 2010)


When church plants and baptisms are at record lows, why has NAMB’s leadership stockpiled funds rather than sending them out to the front lines?

When church plants and baptisms are at record lows, why has NAMB’s leadership stockpiled funds rather than sending them out to the front lines?

Where is the Money Going?

Despite Dr. Ezell’s statement above, hundreds of millions of Cooperative Program dollars have been stockpiled rather than going back into the field.

It has been reported that actual NAMB guidelines mandate a reserve fund in the neighborhood of $70 Million.  Instead, reserves have swollen to $223 Million.  Assets are up to $423 million, and investments are up $77 million from 2010.  Even taking into account NAMB’s astronomical spending on church plants, it seems that a lower percentage of the funds NAMB receives is making it out to the field.

See the Properties

Property, Podcasts & Preaching Tours over Harvesters

NAMB has purchased a lot of property for “infrastructure” recently.

In their 2017 reportNAMB stated that, “NAMB is providing 89 missionary residences scattered among the Send Cities to enable planters to settle into their assignment for the first six to twenty-four months of their ministry…”

In actuality although houses had been purchased in Send Cities, empty land and homes purchased not in or near Send Cities. In fact some of the homes purchased were luxury homes like the $415,000 condo purchased in Alpharetta, Georgia or the $475,000 home purchased in Tucson, Arizona that is listed below.

The Arizona Home

In 2016, your donations were used to purchase 5141 N Apache Hills Trail, Tucson, AZ 85750.  Although NAMB now openly states that they purchase properties outside of SEND cities, at that time, that was not the case. That property was not in a Send City and cost $475,000 in a city where the average home price is $179,000.  Even other homes in the same area of Tucson can be found for almost $200,000 less.


Check out on zillow what Annie Armstrong donations bought.

List of Properties

SENECA PLMarsPA8/8/2019$350,000
BAILEY AVEPittsburghPA9/24/2019$350,000
BAILEY AVEPittsburghPA10/6/2017$500,000
BAILEY AVEPittsburghPA10/7/2019$782,500
BAILEY AVEPittsburghPA9/30/2019
KAMBACH STPittsburghPA9/30/2019
BAILEY AVEPittsburghPA9/30/2019
S JAMESTOWN RDCorapolisPA6/7/2018$260,000
HASTINGS PARK DRBridgevillePA6/4/2019$325,990
CELEBRATION CIRBridgevillePA2/2/2018$85,000
W. Adam AvePeoriaAZ1/8/2016$227,000
S  Ash St. PhoenixAZ2/18/2016$227,000
 N Apache Hills Tr,  TusconAZ10/27/2016$475,000
 N Clybourn AveBurbankCA12/3/2014$752,507
Chandler Blvd ???BurbankCA  
PACIFICA WAY #03OceansideCA8/17/2016$515,000
Eagle Dr. #1001SanteeCA6/1/2017$510,500
Escala Cir.San Diego CA6/30/2017$505,000
 W 83RD DRArvadaCO $530,000
SW 46 ST MiamiFL6/3/2015$299,000
SW 46 ST MiamiFL5/29/2015$299,000
Park Place Unit A  West Palm BeachFLJul-15$352,000
Woodlands Trail Unit 13AlpharettaGA1/17/2017$414,900
Liberty Commons Dr.  AtlantaGA9/17/2014$178,963
Randolph St. NE  AtlantaGA11/15/2016$440,500
24th St. Des MoinesIA5/24/2017$210,000
W Washburne Ave.ChicagoIL7/6/1905$280,000
Cameron Dr.ElginIL6/1/2017$195,000
Comstock Dr.ElginIL11/30/2016$190,000
Pine Valley CourtElginIL12/14/2016$239,000
COLFAX LNIndianapolisIN10/31/2014$131,000
COLFAX LN IndianapolisIN11/25/2014$125,000
Neponset Ct. Apt. 3BostonMA12/9/2013$395,000
Reni LaneFraminghamMA11/9/2017$570,800
Hudson StMiltonMA10/27/2016$525,000
Ryder RoadWeymouth MA2/17/2011$250,000
Fait Ave.  BaltimoreMDOct-14$305,000
South Macon Street BaltimoreMDOct-14$310,000
Ironwood Ln,HanoverMD9/9/2016$360,000
Necker Ave.NottinghamMD9/27/2016$376,000
Donald St.LivoniaMI7/6/2016$215,000
Villagewood DrSouth Lyon MI8/13/2015$427,500
LyncastleFarmington HillsMI9/16/2016$240,000
Carrol AveSaint PaulMN5/1/2016$290,000
Mainline Station  MorrisvilleNC7/5/2016$250,000
Roundhouse Lane  MorrisvilleNC5/10/2016$260,000
ANCONA DREnterpriseNV5/15/2013$168,000
Crescent Falls St., Las VegasNV11/6/2015$271,801
LUCIA DR   Las VegasNV6/21/2013$160,000
ANCONA Las VegasNVMay-13$140,000
Brotherton RdCincinnatiOH3/30/2016$249,000
Cottingham Dr. CincinnatiOH5/12/2016$174,900
Detriot Ave.   NW2ClevlandOH1/21/2015$68,000
Euclid Heights Blvd Unit 6  ClevlandOH2/29/2016$123,500
Kingston Rd.,  ClevlandOH $140,000
Detroit Ave.  Unit EW1ClevlandOH10/30/2014$99,000
Bluewing Ct.  ColumbusOH5/12/2016$270,000
NW 161st St  OK CityOK2/28/2017$189,500
NW 161st St.OK CityOK2/28/2017$189,500
NW 162nd St  OK CityOK10/27/2017$197,500
 N. 19th St.PhiladelphiaPA1/29/2014$174,000

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