Caleb Company
P.O. Box 493
Thompson Station TN 37179-0493
Mission Statement
Equipping the Church to participate in God's biblical plan for Israel and its relationship to world revival.
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tod Angelo McDowell
Board Chair Stephen Chesshir Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation COO
History & Background
Year of Incorporation 1996
Organization's type of tax exempt status 501-C3
Financial Summary
Graph: Expense Breakdown Graph - All Years
Projected Expenses $551,730.00
Projected Annual Revenue $579,266.00 (2018)
Mission Equipping the Church to participate in God's biblical plan for Israel and its relationship to world revival.
Caleb Company’s name was inspired by Israel’s fearless warrior, Caleb, who along with Joshua, brought a good report concerning the land of Israel in the midst of great opposition. Numbers 14:1-9.  Our non-profit ministry was founded by Dr. Don Finto in 1996. As a pastor to pastors, Don “fathers” leaders in Israel and the nations. He is an international speaker and author of three best-selling books concerning God’s heart and end-time plan for Israel and the nations.
After serving in leadership with Youth With A Mission for fourteen years, Tod McDowell relocated his family to Nashville, Tennessee in 2007 to work full-time with Caleb Company. In 2010, Don shifted his role to serve as Caleb’s President and Tod became Executive Director. During this transitional season, we have grown into a thriving local community with a team of staff, interns, and alumni focused on fulfilling the Caleb vision.
Top 3 Accomplishments:
1) CT10 - Caleb Training School 10:  Equipping & teaching and discipleship through our summer training school program of 27 students. 
2) Launched our Israel Ministry Trip in April of 2016 taking alumni from our ministry schools into Israel to serve and minister to both Jew & Arab.  
3) Started CL Training Program:  Caleb Launch for second year students wanting to go into the Middle East long term.  Three months in Nashville, Jordayn Cyprus and Israel.  
Top 3 Goals:
I.  Continue to develop & expand second year Caleb Launch training program for sending students into the Middle East.  In our second year of this program.  We are starting a one year internship in May of 2017 for CL.  
II.   Add a CT Winter School.
III.  Develop a media platform to spread the message of God's Heart for Israel.   
1) Land Development of Caleb property. $750,000.
2) Distribution of Don Finto's 3rd book: "Prepare" for world leaders, $50,000 printing and distribution.  
3) Video Conferencing Equipment / Media Teaching Studio. $20,000
4) Israel Humanitarian Aid - $40,000
5) Program Travel: Speaking and Teaching Ministry $40,000
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer
 DONATE: Giving Page
mail a check
paypal online
stock sales  
Invite us to your church & school & conference to share about Israel.
Come and join us on Friday mornings for our prayer & worship praying for Israel and the nations.  
The Lighthouse
3508 Refuge Trail
Thompson's Station, TN. 37179 
Friday Mornings: 10:30am - 12:00pm 
Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Religion- Related / Christianity
Areas of Service
Areas Served
TN - Williamson
We are located in Thompson Station, in Williamson County. However we serve the greater Nashville, TN, area. We are based locally, but much of our ministry is based internationally, ie. Israel, Mozambique, Geneva, and Australia. 
Board Chair Statement

We have grown from a “mom and pop shop” organization to a board-led, leadership-team driven organization that functions with healthy controls and financial transparency. We have the great privilege of sharing God’s heart and purpose for Israel and the nations all over the earth. We do this in conferences with thousands of people in attendance. We also do this in Missions schools in remote places like Northern Finland in the snow and ice. One unique place to which we travel annually is Mozambique, Africa. We teach in their Bible School to over three hundred international students as well as to the school for African leaders.

On one occasion, as I stood in front of the fifth-year Mozambiquan Bible School students who have been individually selected to become missionaries, I began to question how they would apply the message of God’s heart and covenant plan for Israel. Suddenly the scripture from 2 Corinthians 1:18 came to mind, “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” Even though others may think this is foolish to teach bush leaders about Israel, I was stirred that they will experience the power of God as they begin to pray and bless Israel. I proceeded to share with them about God’s call for all believers to bless Israel and that, in doing so, there will be a blessing released to all nations. God told Abraham, “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" (Genesis 12:3).

That night one of the pastors, Ricardo, traveled all the way back to his village- a full day’s journey. About fifty of us went out into the bush on a Jesus Film outreach that night as well. On the way to the outreach, we got lost and ended up accidentally going to Ricardo’s village. The outreach leader felt to stop and spontaneously do an outreach in that village. We did skits, preached the gospel, and prayed for the sick. Many were saved and I personally saw three miracles. Going back to that village the next day, pastor Ricardo stood up in front of all of the outreach team and declared that he asked God to show him a miracle to confirm my teaching that blessing Israel would bring a blessing on him, his church and his village. He animatedly declared that after blessing Israel, God supernaturally caused us to come to his village out of the thousands of villages to which the outreach team goes. This testimony confirmed the calling of Caleb Company to continue to bring this message to all peoples in all nations.

CEO Statement

Our organization aims to be Biblically based with integrity as the main foundation. We are relationally driven. We have an international reach with a local base. One of the most unique aspects of Caleb Company is our experiential authority.

Our mission statement, “Equipping the Church to understand, embrace and participate in God's biblical plan for Israel and its relationship to world revival in our day,” carries specific tasks and required skillsets to accomplish them.

Our mandate to equip God’s people is primarily done through teaching and training from our three main leaders. Our founder, Don Finto, has been teaching God’s people since 1952. He was a professor at a Christian University, Lipscomb University in Nashville. I, serving as Executive Director, have taught full time in a Missions organization, Youth With A Mission, starting in 1992. Our Assistant Director, Steve Allen, began equipping God’s people in missions in 1988. Between the three of us we have one hundred and seventeen years of experience in teaching and training God’s people with Biblical teachings.

Another one of the unique areas of focus, as stated in our mission statement, is the emphasis on Israel and the nations. This is another area where we, as a leadership, have had extensive experience. Each one of us has traveled, taught, and ministered in dozens of nations all over the earth. All together we have ministered in over fifty nations. spanning all five continents. We have been to Israel over eighty times total. Some of these trips have been for three months, others for a few days. This real life experience gives an authority to our teaching and training on Israel and the nations.

Description The intensive leadership training is geared to impart students with God’s heart for Israel and the nations, with an understanding of the prophetic time we are living in according to Scripture. Our heart is to equip kingdom influencers with the tools they need to change the world: lifestyle of intimacy where identity and vision are found, God’s heart for Israel and all nations, living life in authentic community with discipleship, cultivating a culture of worship and intercession, and spreading the love and power of Jesus.
Budget 110,000.00
Category Religion, General/Other Christianity
Population Served Adults, Families,
Short Term Success
To Complete the 8 Week program requirements, and graduate with their understand of God's heart and purpose for Israel and the nations:
4 week biblical training
personal vision statement
4 week intensive outreach
1 week debriefing and graduation ceremony  
Long term Success To carry the Caleb Company vision and be ambassadors in their workplace, community, family and ministry. 
Program Success Monitored By Part of the success of our school program is that alumni want to return and extend their training, paying to serve and be a part of the summer intensive school. They also spread the word in their communities and help with recruiting for future schools. 
Examples of Program Success Last Year's school Income was $80,000. This year our school Income increased to $120,000. Last year we had 14 students. This year we had 25 students. 
CEO Comments

We are blessed to have programs that have doubled this past year. We ran two evening ministry training schools in the past twelve months, both a great success judging from the feedback of the participants, as well as from accomplishing our mission. We also doubled the size of our annual summer training school. This increase has challenged us with the need for an increase in facilities and staff to sustain the progress.

In the past year, we have brought on two new full-time staff and their families.
 They will help support the growth and development, even though they will need operations and management training from our current staff. This period of transition is crucial, calling for patience as well as excellence so that the entire staff can meet the challenges of our ever-expanding programs. We desire to simplify and clarify tasks so that they can be easily delegated with clear goals and outcomes so that we can always have organizational excellence.
We are also adding a new staff member in April of 2017 to fill the role of media communication to help us expand our message through web & video.  

We are looking both to improve our current facilities, as well as build new ones to house the expanding programs. We are hoping to raise sufficient funds to launch these improvements.

Marketing and fundraising has not been our specialty, and we are grateful for staff members stepping into leadership over this area and board members who have had wide experience in these fields. This is essential if we are to support the growth.
Board Chair
Board Chair Stephen Chesshir Allen
Company Affiliation COO
Term Sept 2009 to Nov 2018
Board Members
Bill & Noni Butler Entrepreneur, business ownerVoting
Ben & Emily DuBose Principal and Director of Operations, Real Estate Investment Co.Voting
Gary & Robin Glover Media / Music MarketingVoting
Henry & Betsy Headden Carpenter Bus CompanyVoting
Tod McDowell Executive Director of Caleb CompanyVoting
David McQueen Senior Pastor of Beltway ChurchVoting
Brett & Rebecca Whitley Wealth Management Financial AdviserVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 14
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 2 Jewish
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 11
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 90%
Does the organization have written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Does the organization have a written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage of Board Members making Monetary Contributions 70%
Does the Board include Client Representation? No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Standing Committees
Fiscal Affairs
CEO Comments

We have had a good standard of governance as a leadership team consisting of our Executive Director, our Founder and President as well as our Board Chairman. The three of us are in regular weekly communication. We have a good relationship with our board treasurer and secretary. Our quarterly board meetings have been unified and productive. Our board members are very supportive and connected to our programs.

We have been meeting 4-6 weeks before each quarterly board meeting with our treasurer and fiscal team to prepare reports and updates on our budget.  This has been very productive.

Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. Tod Angelo McDowell
Term Start Sept 2010

In 1988 Tod McDowell studied in Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA undergraduate studies before going to the University of the Nations in Kona, HI in 1992. Tod completed several missions ministry schools at the University of the Nations including: Discipleship Training School, School of Worship, Biblical Studies School, School of Strategic Missions, Communications Core Course, Biblical Studies Core Course, and Biblical and Missions History Course. Tod staffed many Missions schools including: Discipleship Training School, School of Worship, School of Biblical Studies, and Biblical Studies Core Course. He also served as a school leader and then became the leader of the College of Christian ministries for the University of the Nations campus in Kona, HI. In this role Tod gave leadership to over ten ministry school leaders with a staff that numbered up to fifty people. He helped pioneer new ministry schools on the campus, including the School of Strategic Missions, Biblical Studies Core Course and the School of Jewish Studies.With his staff, he pioneered a campus prayer and worship room with staff positions to sustain it.Tod also served in a local church, Calvary Community Church, with founding pastor David C. Reese-Thomas from 1997 through 2007. Beginning by being appointed as a deacon for three years and then serving as an elder for three years, Tod ended up becoming an ordained pastor in the church in 2002. Under this role Tod preached, counseled, and performed weddings and funerals. He also led prayer initiatives across the state of Hawaii, led evangelistic campaigns for all of the public high schools in our city, and lead an Island-wide torch run that reached over twenty churches and had over sixty participants running and bicycling around the Island of Hawaii over three days. Since 1990 Tod has gone on dozens of missions trips around the world. He has personally evangelized among the unreached peoples in South East Asia as well as in Africa. He has taught in the underground church in China, and has ministered on all five continents in over thirty nations.

Full Time Staff 5
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 2
Contractors 3
Retention Rate 100%
Plans & Policies
Does the organization have a documented Fundraising Plan? Under Development
Does the organization have an approved Strategic Plan? Yes
Number of years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
When was Strategic Plan adopted? Jan 2012
In case of a change in leadership, is a Management Succession plan in place? Under Development
Does the organization have a Policies and Procedures Plan? Yes
Does the organization have a Nondiscrimination Policy? No
Senior Staff
Title Assistant Director & Chief Operations Officer
Experience/Biography Steve is a third generation missionary who grew up in South Korea on the Mission Field.  He received a degree in Missions from Abilene Christian Universtiy in 1988 and then trained for three years as an evangelist in St. Louis, Missouri.  During that time he helped form a mission team of four young couples that went to Thailand for 16 years.  During that time Steve oversaw the campus ministry of the team, directed summer college internships, Year Long internships and helped direct a 3 year Thai Ministry Training School.  Steve has a passion for equipping the Joshua Generation to advance the Kingdom in the nations.  He is called to father, disciple and raise up young people.  He presently is the Director of Training at Caleb Company.  He also is the Assistant Director and the Chief Operations Officer.  
Title Communications Director
Experience/Biography Megan is a talented administrator, worship leader and bible teacher.  She started teaching in our training schools this past year and has quickly become a favorite.  She oversees our websites, media, book publishing arms and our social media.  
CEO Comments

We have grown in our staff and our need for organizational management. We are currently bringing on two new staff to carry more of the operational and program management load, while two of the current staff are moving into more management roles. This will help keep organizational development smoother and more efficient.

Our unique focuses are being delegated to staff who will “own” these areas and make them easier to manage. The current staff has had multiple tasks making the programs much harder to manage. I believe this new configuration of team members will bring renewed efficiency and excellence to the programs and operations.

Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31 2018
Projected Revenue $579,266.00
Projected Expenses $551,730.00
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$790,062$570,381$516,426
Administration Expense$95,082$119,052$166,042
Fundraising Expense$0$0$23,278
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.461.04
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%83%73%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%4%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$1,431,772$1,044,114$759,987
Current Assets$308,401$412,876$115,656
Long-Term Liabilities$876,196$462,161$493,886
Current Liabilities$23,550$15,861$18,092
Total Net Assets$532,026$566,092$248,009
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities13.1026.036.39
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets61%44%65%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, Gifts and Grants $573,801Contributions, Gifts & Grants $487,176Contributions, Gifts & Grants $609,451
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Revenue $226,944Fundraising Events $319,789Earned Revenue $124,663
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising Events $67,575Earned Revenue $133,847 --
IRS Letter of Exemption
Capital Campaign
Is the organization currently conducting a Capital Campaign for an endowment or the purchase of a major asset? Yes
Campaign Purpose Raise funds to build a Prayer and Worship Center. Pay off the Caleb House loan Land development on Caleb property and office expansion.
Capital Campaign Goal $2,000,000.00
Campaign Start and End Dates Jan 2013 to Dec 2016
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $301,458.00 as of June 2016
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
TN Charitable Solicitations Registration Yes - Expires June 2018
Solicitations Permit
CS Permit 2018
Organizational Budgets and Other Documents
Budget2015 Financial Comments Financials figures taken from Form 990.
Form 990 was prepared by Patterson, Hardee & Ballentine, PC.
Comment provided by Kathryn Bennett 4/24/17.
Nonprofit Caleb Company
Address P.O. Box 493
Thompson Station, TN 37179 0493
Primary Phone (615) 790-3616
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Tod Angelo McDowell
Board Chair Stephen Chesshir Allen
Board Chair Company Affiliation COO
Year of Incorporation 1996

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