Seek Partners International, Inc

Supporting, Enlightening, Equipping for the Kingdom

Fort Worth, TX   |
GuideStar Charity Check

Seek Partners International, Inc

EIN: 33-1112697


SEEK PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL, INC. is a Christian partnership development and implementation ministry that Supports Christian initiatives, Enlightens the unreached and Equips church leaders so that the least Christian regions of the world embrace the Kingdom of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info


President & CEO

Dr. Sukhwant Singh Bhatia

Main address

P O Box 1283

Fort Worth, TX 76101-1283 USA

Show more contact info



Subject area info

Adult education

Leadership development



International development

Population served info


Indigenous peoples



NTEE code info

Protestant (X21)

Leadership Development (W70)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Untrained Christian leaders that serve the church and provide leadership to others. Outdated Hindi Bible that desperately needed a revision. Distorted definition and functioning of local churches with just 2 to 5 people.

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?

Pastoral Training

Pastoral Training (formal and non-formal), Bible Translations, Evangelism, Church Planting, Partnerships.

Population(s) Served

North India Institute of Theological Studies

Population(s) Served

Production and distribution of fresh translation and preparation of new Hindi Study Bible from original Biblical languages.

Population(s) Served
Indigenous peoples

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served


Related Program


Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success


Context Notes

Each student is asked to pay at least 25% of the tuition cost plus bear the cost of all their incidentals. We provide an annual scholarship of $1,200 towards the total cost of $2,000 per student.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We established northwest India's first and still only accredited seminary in Chandigarh, India to provide formal and non-formal theological education and ministry training. North India Institute of Theological Studies (NIITS) offers Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and Master of Divinity (MDiv) degrees. NIITS also provides non-formal training for pastors and church leaders.

Biblica (formally International Bible Society) commissioned us in 2002 to start a fresh translation of the Hindi Bible from original biblical languages and produce it as a study Bible. In 2012 the New Testament of the new Hindi Study Bible was published and in 2017 we published the second edition.

We are also planting churches that meet the biblical requirements of an established church in northwest India.

Recruit 25 new students each year from existing ministries for NIITS and send them back with BTh and MDiv degrees to serve the ministries they came from.

Provide the new Hindi Study Bible to pastors and seminary students all over North India.

Plant two churches a year in mid-sized towns of northwest Indian States.

Provide education services to others to meet their need and generate local funds.

Seek Partners International, Inc. has four subsidiary organizations established in India to accomplish its vision, and goals, and implement strategies.

•North India Institute of Theological Studies provides formal and non-formal theological education and ministry training.

•Church Leadership Development India (CLDI) provides support for church planting and resources to expand existing church ministries.

•Seek Partners International–India provides training, resources, and help for the social needs of the communities in northwest India.

•Basic3 Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. produces resources, such as Bibles, Books, and other publications. Basic3 also generates funds for the ministry by providing corporate services to Kingdom Companies.

Seek Partners International has entered into its 17th year of ministry.

North India Institute of Theological Studies has completed 15 years and has 228 Alumni

New Hindi Study Bible (NT) has been sold/distributed to 60,000 and the Hindi Gospel of John to 60,000.

18 Church plants have been commissioned by CLDI.

Two editions of the new Hindi Study Bible (NT) have been published and now we waiting for the publication of the full Bible.

Basic3 Consultancy generates enough revenue to support two full-time employees seconded to NIITS/CLDI.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve


Seek Partners International, Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.00 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 19.9 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2022 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 14% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Seek Partners International, Inc

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Seek Partners International, Inc

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

Fiscal year ending: cloud_download Download Data

Seek Partners International, Inc

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of Seek Partners International, Inc’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

Created in partnership with

Business model indicators

Profitability info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $23,912 $24,413 $120,493 $277,659 -$61,634
As % of expenses 9.2% 8.0% 44.5% 98.4% -19.7%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $23,823 $23,887 $119,967 $277,222 -$61,634
As % of expenses 9.2% 7.9% 44.2% 98.1% -19.7%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $283,938 $328,149 $391,521 $559,775 $451,613
Total revenue, % change over prior year -12.0% 15.6% 19.3% 43.0% -19.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Other revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $260,026 $303,736 $271,028 $282,116 $313,247
Total expenses, % change over prior year -24.9% 16.8% -10.8% 4.1% 11.0%
Personnel 42.8% 36.0% 33.9% 33.0% 31.5%
Professional fees 0.6% 0.8% 0.7% 0.7% 0.7%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 31.4% 36.5% 42.6% 32.0% 36.4%
All other expenses 25.2% 26.7% 22.7% 34.4% 31.4%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Total expenses (after depreciation) $260,115 $304,262 $271,554 $282,553 $313,247
One month of savings $21,669 $25,311 $22,586 $23,510 $26,104
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $1,578 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $283,362 $329,573 $294,140 $306,063 $339,351

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Months of cash 16.9 15.4 22.6 33.6 35.5
Months of cash and investments 16.9 15.4 22.6 33.6 35.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 15.1 13.9 20.9 31.9 26.3
Balance sheet composition info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Cash $366,595 $391,008 $511,501 $789,160 $927,526
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $24,633 $24,633 $24,633 $24,633 $24,633
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 94.0% 96.1% 98.2% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Unrestricted net assets $328,084 $351,971 $471,938 $749,160 $687,526
Temporarily restricted net assets $40,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $40,000 $240,000
Total net assets $368,084 $391,971 $511,938 $789,160 $927,526

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Material data errors No No No No No


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

Letter of Determination is not available for this organization
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

President & CEO

Dr. Sukhwant Singh Bhatia

Holds a Master of Theology (ThM) degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from University of North Texas. Has planted and pastored church since 1984 and teaching at Higher Theological Institutions and in non-formal settings. He is also the founder and president of North India Institute of Theological Studies.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Seek Partners International, Inc

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Show data for fiscal year
Compensation data
Download up to 5 most recent years of officer and director compensation data for this organization

There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.

Seek Partners International, Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/26/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
Download the most recent year of board of directors data for this organization
Board chair

Tony McClung

Luxury Custom Homes by Tony McClung

Term: 2021 - 2024

Sukhwant Bhatia

Seek Partner International, Inc.

Donald McClard

President, DRMCO

Charlie Bing

GraceLife Ministries

Tony McClung

Luxury Custom Homes by Tony McClung

Wilson Masih

United Christian Church

Steve Buttry

Buttry & Brown Development

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • 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 7/10/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Asian/Asian American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity


Sexual orientation


We do not display disability information for organizations with fewer than 15 staff.

Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/10/2022

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.