Financial Accountability

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When the John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministry was formed in 2008, one of my major concerns was to find ways to ensure financial accountability. In today’s culture that is not only important, but essential.

Selection of board members was very important. We have strong people who have served as leaders of large financial institutions. The following people serve on the board:

Chairman of the Board – Mr. Mike Henig, President, Henig Furs

Vice President –Mr. Mike Hutson, Retired President, Burford Equipment Company

Vice President – Dr. Gaeton Lorino, Partner, Montgomery Pulmonary Consultants

Secretary – Mr. Harold Faulkner, Retired President, Faulkner Insurance Agency

Treasurer – Ms. Lucinda Samford Cannon, President, Cannon Ventures

Director – Mr. Craig Coblentz, President, Equipment & Parts Specialty Company

Director – Dr. Stephen Davidson, Partner, Montgomery Cancer Center

Director – Mr. Wilbur Hufham, Retired President, Regions Bank

Director – Mr. Ken Love, Certified Public Accountant, Chair of Audit Committee – Federal Land Bank, South Alabama Chief Financial Officer, SES, LLC

Please go to website and look at the biographical sketches of each of these board members. You will see people who have great expertise in financial accountability.

Beyond this we wanted to go a step further. Our board voted to request membership in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). It took over a year to fulfill all the requirements. We just received word that we have been accepted. Let me share with you the following news release from ECFA.


John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization 

Montgomery, AL – The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) announced today the accreditation of John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries of Montgomery, AL.ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship™, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fund-raising. John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 35 million donors that have earned the right to display the ECFA seal. When an organization is accredited by ECFA, it demonstrates its willingness to follow the model of biblical accountability.  “We are pleased to include in our membership a ministry committed to providing training opportunities for young pastors,” said Dan Busby, president of is available to speak at churches, conferences, and leadership training programs on a local, national and global scale. ServantMatch™, ECFA’s program that matches God’s servants with the stewardship options of ECFA members based on ministry sectors and categories.  It is ECFA’s newest online feature that allows you to quickly and easily find giving or call 1-800-323-9473.

ECFA accreditation is based on the

Founded in 2008, John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries (

To learn more about John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries and their stewardship opportunities, visit

ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA Standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. For more information about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit

I feel it is important for every person to know the steps being taken for financial accountability.

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