Oklahoma Christian University, Inc.
2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond OK 73013
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Christian University
Mission Statement Oklahoma Christian is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.
Contact Information
Contact Name Risa Forrester
Contact email risa.forrester@oc.edu
Address 2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone (405) 425-5000
Fax 405-425-5090
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address PO Box 11000
Oklahoma City OK 73136 1100
Alternate Phone 405 425-5100
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.oc.edu/givenow
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/ocusa/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Donors interested in investing in Oklahoma Christian and our students can give online at www.oc.edu/giving or by phone at 405-425-5094. If giving by check, donations can be mailed to the OC campus:
Office of Advancement
Oklahoma Christian University
2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK 73013
The University regularly benefits from families making creative estate or planned gifts, also. If interested in these unique giving opportunities, donors can contact Chief Legal Counsel Stephen Eck at 405-425-5118 or stephen.eck@oc.edu. 
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $40,690,000.00
Projected Expenses $39,889,243.00
History and Background
Former Names
Oklahoma Christian College1992
Year Founded 1950
IRS Ruling Year 1952
State Registration Expiration May 2029
Mission Oklahoma Christian is a higher learning community that transforms lives for Christian faith, scholarship and service.
“Home is where you learn. Home is where you grow. Home is where you take some risks. Home is where you connect. Home prepares you to go out into the world. It prepares you to make a living, but more importantly, it prepares you to make a life. Oklahoma Christian University is home.” - John deSteiguer, President of Oklahoma Christian University
That’s what campus life is like at Oklahoma Christian University (OC), named one of the best universities in the west by U.S. News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Beginning in 1950 as Central Christian College (with an enrollment of 97), OC has grown into a comprehensive Christian university serving more than 2,000 students.
OC’s close-knit community creates a culture where students, faculty and staff go the extra mile for each other. Our knowledgeable professors teach from a Christian worldview and are fiercely dedicated to high standards of scholarship.
But their commitment to students goes beyond the classroom. Their office doors are open, and you’ll see them side by side with students at daily Chapel, in the cafeteria, at games against our NCAA Division II rivals, and on summer mission trips.
Oklahoma Christian opens many doors to faith-infused learning at home and abroad. OC’s location just 10 minutes from downtown Oklahoma City provides access to jobs and internships, plus big-city entertainment like the NBA Western Conference Champion Oklahoma City Thunder.
OC students have many ways to plug into other countries and cultures. OC’s global reach includes 20 study abroad and off-campus learning options, plus service opportunities that take students around the world to help people in need.
OC is a place where you can realize your purpose and find your calling. OC is a place where you can get the tools and support you need to live life to the full. OC is a place you can call home.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
The United States and a large number of foreign countries are represented in the student body, study abroad programs and service works.
14 academic departments operate in one of three colleges (academic divisions): the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Biblical Studies, and the College of Professional Studies. Students choose from more than 60 majors and 30 additional areas of study.
Graduate degrees include the Master of Arts in Ministry, the Master of Divinity, the Master of Business Administration, and the Master of Science in Engineering.
Population Served US& International
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. 90% of students who applied to medical schools were accepted (100% of those who participated in undergraduate research).
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director John deSteiguer
Start Date May 2012
Email john.desteiguer@oc.edu
Senior Staff
John deSteiguerPresident
Number of Full-time Staff 197
Number of Part-time Staff 71
Number of Contract Staff 193
Number of Volunteers 0
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures No
Comments on Staff & Management
Foundation Staff Comments As a faith-based institution, Oklahoma Christian University is exempt from registering with the Oklahoma Secretary of State's office.
Board Chair
Name Dr. Mark Brewer
Company Affiliation Retired
Term Apr 2017 to Apr 2020
Board of Directors
List Current as of May 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Kerry Barnes
Richard Blankenship
Jeff BonneyRKI Energy Resources, LLC & Prize Royalties, LLCVoting
Alfred Branch
Mark A. Brewer
L. Dwain Chaffin
Carl Claxton DO
Mr. Marc A. ComptonVoting
Ken Davidson
David Duncan
Michelle Eggleston
Kevin LawrenceBancFirstVoting
H. Richard Lawson
Dewey LeggettBasinger Leggett Clemons Bowling Shore & Crandall, PLLCVoting
Dena LovettVoting
Don P. MillicanCommunity AdvocateVoting
Lynn Mitchell
Grant Newton
Ken L. Parker
Harry E. Patterson
Dr. Lana ReynoldsSeminole State CollegeVoting
Amy RobertsNorth Texas Alumni Chapter Board MemberVoting
David M. Seat
Mr. Curtis L. ShumardVoting
Dwayne Simmons
Michelle Stephens
Dr. Michelle TuckerCastle Hills PediatricsVoting
Raymond L. Vaughn Jr
Dr. Michael R. WalkerVoting
Greg Wedel
Mrs. Shannon R. WilburnVoting
Lon Winton
Don W. Ziegler
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year June 01, 2019-May 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $40,690,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $39,889,243
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$68,594,395$67,488,457$76,435,969
Total Expenses$67,670,723$67,402,655$67,395,180
Revenue Less Expenses$923,672$85,802$9,040,789
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$534,107$533,212$533,212
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$552,958$243,424$547,152
Unrealized Gain/Loss$1,830,615$1,918,524$1,175,016
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$64,111,336$63,931,787$64,250,439
Administration Expense$2,389,990$2,312,899$1,918,594
Fundraising Expense$1,169,397$1,157,969$1,226,147
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.011.001.13
Program Expense/Total Expenses95%95%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue14%21%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$117,800,483$122,048,897$125,477,169
Current Assets$6,637,048$7,334,915$6,050,170
Long-Term Liabilities$47,804,640$50,275,925$49,997,580
Current Liabilities$14,321,474$17,022,275$20,814,694
Total Net Assets$55,674,369$54,750,697$54,664,895
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities0.460.430.29
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets41%41%40%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $59,894,178Earned Revenue $59,777,066Earned Revenue $58,969,587
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $8,574,575Contributions $5,468,802Contributions $13,137,366
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountRealized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $1,830,615Realized & Unrealized Gains/(Losses) $1,918,524Other $2,073,636
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Anticipated In 3 Years
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Note 1:   Other Revenue includes items in Schedule O related to changes in net assets fund balances:   Actuarial Adjustments, Federal Grants, Subsidiary Inter-Company Transactions or Subsidiary Payments to Parent. 
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Address 2501 E Memorial Rd
Edmond, OK 73013
Primary Phone 405 425-5000
Contact Email risa.forrester@oc.edu
Give with Credit Card https://www.oc.edu/givenow
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/ocusa/
CEO/Executive Director John deSteiguer
Board Chair Dr. Mark Brewer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired