Agape Unlimited, Inc.

aka Cross-Staff Ministries   |   Midland, TX   |  http://agapeunlimited.org

Mission

Agape Unlimited, Inc. was registered as a nonprofit organization in July, 1980 under the laws of the State of Kentucky. Our purpose is to show God's AGAPE love and provide medicines, medical consultations, and assistance to people in the former Soviet Union that have little or no access to medical care.

Ruling year info

1980

President

David DeShan M.D.

Main address

P.O Box 50994

Midland, TX 79710 USA

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EIN

61-0967159

NTEE code info

Ambulatory Health Center, Community Clinic (E32)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How do you define health? Is it simply the absence of disease or is it something more? Within Agape, we believe health to be something more – that to be truly healthy, we must not only nurture and care for the physical, but also for the mental, the social, and the spiritual aspects of those we serve. Since 1993, AGAPE’s work can be summarized with four simple words: Going – where no one wants to go; Helping – those no one cares about; Sharing – God’s Love with everyone; and Teaching – others to do the same. Through these four words, Agape seeks to promote all aspects of health, particularly to the least among us. Agape always partners with like-minded local health care providers and organizations . In this way, the work continues after we leave.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Outreach

Medical and lay people travel in small individualized teams to remote areas in Russia and work with local evangelical churches to provide medical services and humanitarian aid. In our local community we have an outgoing outreach to the medically underserved

Population(s) Served
Nomadic people
Tribal and indigenous religious groups

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Focusing on the former Soviet Union since 1993, AGAPE seeks to promote all aspects of health and to show God's AGAPE love by providing medical assistance to those who have little or no access to medical care. Agape always partners with likeminded local health care providers and churches. In this way, the work continues after we leave. The inevitable question always comes up, “Why do you do this?" When people ask, this is the perfect opportunity to tell them about God's greatest gift, Jesus Christ, and because we have demonstrated God's AGAPE love through medical care, they listen and often want to know more.

Strategically, we are working to accomplish our mission through four areas: Outreach to directly care for those in need, Medical Education to train a new generation to continue the ministry, Medical Clinics which provide the foundation for our outreach, and our Agape Farm as a retreat center to focus more upon training.

Our medical clinic provides the infrastructure for our outreach efforts and work in medical education. With the clinic, we are able to send out local doctors into the community to reach the homeless and immigrant communities as well as others who have few resources for obtaining medical care. Also, the clinic gives us the ability to train new doctors from the medical schools and teaching hospitals in our community.

We have opened an independent, self sustaining clinic that provides the foundation for our outreach efforts. We have also begun a farm that functions as a training center. We are working to make the farm self- sustaining through the crops grown and program fees.

We have a desire to open more clinics in surrounding communities as well as grow a larger network of likeminded health care providers.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Agape Unlimited, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

William Becknell

Agape Unlimited

Term: 1993 -


Board co-chair

David DeShan

Agape Unlimited

Term: 2008 -

James Bobo

Petro Skills

Joel Wierenga

Timothy Dunn

Crown Quest

David DeShan

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/01/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability