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Faith-Based Financial Integrity and Accountability Expert Available for Interviews, Guest Appearances

Can Address Oral Roberts University and Other Related Issues


Ken Behr, President of ECFA -- Former Ford Motor Co. Corporate Executive and Pastor  


Local-Angle Story Contact Information Available -- ECFA Members in Your Area


Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com


MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 5 /Christian Newswire/ -- The allegations of lavishing spending at donors' expense and illegal involvement in a political campaign brought against the president of Oral Roberts University have made the issue of financial integrity for religious organizations a much-discussed topic in the national and local news.


If you are seeking a highly qualified subject matter expert in the field of financial integrity and accountability for faith-based, nonprofit organizations -- churches, ministries, missions organizations -- Ken Behr, president of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), may well be the most qualified person in the United States to discuss these issues.


Established in 1979 amid growing public/government concern over increases in questionable fund-raising practices in the nonprofit sector, ECFA (www.ECFA.org) is an oversight and accreditation organization with more than 2,000 Christian nonprofit member-organizations across the country.  ECFA provides accreditation to ministries, churches and educational institutions that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fund-raising and board governance.  Charter members include the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Compassion International, and World Vision.


Behr himself spent 23 years as a finance executive on assignments on three continents with Ford Motor Co.  He is an ordained minister and came to ECFA after serving on the pastoral team at the 3,500-member North Way Christian Community church in Pittsburgh, Pa.  He also has served as a visiting scholar and adjunct professor, teaching international business, entrepreneurship and finance at Geneva College and Florida Atlantic University.


Behr has a strong vision and passion for financial integrity, accountability and governance among Christian ministries, churches and schools.  He can speak on a number of topics, including:


  • The current Oral Roberts University issue
  • Church pastor and ministry leader salaries/compensation; board governance
  • ECFA Standards & Best Practices; Internal Revenue Service regulations for nonprofits
  • "Guidelines to Responsible Giving"
  • ECFA's new Church Division and new Affiliate Membership for smaller ministries and churches


If you are with a local television station, radio station or newspaper and are looking for a local angle, ECFA can provide you with contact information for ECFA members in your area.


For more information about ECFA and Mr. Behr, or to schedule an interview or guest appearance, please contact Ty Mays at 770-256-8710 or tmays@inchristcommunications.com.


View Mr. Behr on video at http://ecfa.org/Content.aspx?PageName=MessageFromThePresident