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  • Please note that the following testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other clients of Share Financial Services, nor are such testimonials a guarantee of future performance or success.

    Success Stories

    "Thank you for meeting with Dave, Jim and me today. You opened up a whole new strategy to approach the financing of our project. Your experience, expertise, and heart for ministry is the kind of partnership we need. I want to see God use NTCA for great things to His glory. I look forward to talking with you more. God Bless, Mike"

    Dr. MIchael Weimer
    North Texas Christian Academy
    McKinney, Texas

    Criswell College, a forty five plus year old Bible college, founded by Dr. W. A. Criswell, the late long time pastor of First Baptist Church of Dallas, successfully refinanced and restructured their debt with the assistance of Share Financial Services. With Share's 45+ years of church and non-profit organization financing experience, Share was able to provide investment banking counsel to the College. Cash flow challenges were preventing the College from maximizing its ministry potential and achieving its ministry goals. Share provided bridge financing of $2,000,000 and bond financing of $4,300,000, and worked with the College to restructure their debt and finances. Consequently, Criswell College now has total debt of around $2,000,000 and has seen great cash flow relief, which has allowed greater ministry focus.

    Family Worship Center of Flint Michigan was established in September 1991. The church has grown to approximately 450 in attendance since that time. in 2008, the Church secured financing in the amount of approximately $5,200,000 to relocate and construct new facilities on 138 acres of property. Due to a series of events, the church lost those facilities and properties to foreclosure. Share Financial Services was introduced to this Church and worked with the Church, in both a consulting and financing capacity, to repurchase the facilities with a financing of $2,250,000. This resulted in regaining ownership of the property and savings to the church of approximately $3,000,000.

    "I work with numerous consultants and other group advisors in my professional capacity as Director of Finance for a school district. Without a doubt, our Share Financial Services consultant was one of the most professional, congenial and knowledgeable individuals I have ever worked with."

    Mr. Wayne Bettendorf
    Calvary United Methodist Church
    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    "After the ease and success with which your program was worked out, if I ever had responsibility for financing another building, I would not consider any other type of program than that which worked so well for us under your leadership."

    Mr. Lloyd Bower
    Grace United Methodist Church
    Rockford, Illinois

    "I cannot conceive of a program of such magnitude being implemented any smoother. The materials provided by Share Financial Services were excellent and always on time. Our consultant was always there when we needed him and was a great support to our Pastor, the Bond Steering Committee, and many individuals in our congregation."

    Mr. Charlie R. Blaine
    First United Methodist Church
    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    "This was the first bond program for our church, and I am confident it will not be the last. For all practical purposes, we sold the bonds in a 24-hour period and were able to begin a draw on the money within a few weeks after the day of sale. Although we had checked with two other lending institutions, we were pleased that we selected the bond program."

    Rev. Charles R. Armstrong
    Castleton United Methodist Church
    Indianapolis, Indiana

    "Our consultants were both very professional in their approach and, at the same time, sensitive to our situation. They were not about to let us overextend ourselves so as to jeopardize the ministry of the church. They were here to serve us, not to sell us their program. We all appreciated their honesty. Personally, I was impressed with their commitment to their Christian faith. All through the program, it was evident that they work from a Christian perspective and were seeking to do Godís will in our situation. I would highly recommend Share Financial Services to anyone."

    Dr. Randall R. Sailors
    Faith-Westwood United Methodist Church
    Omaha, Nebraska

    "Elation does not do justice for expressing our thanks and appreciation to your committee and Share Financial Services for the success of our $2,100,000 bond sale. First United Methodist Church of Lewisville can now move on to pursue our goal of building our Family Life Center to further the ministry for the glory of God."

    Jay Bratton, Committee Chairperson
    First United Methodist Church of Lewisville
    Lewisville, Texas

    "After a poor experience with another company three years ago, we were somewhat skeptical of another bond experience. From the first meeting that our Share Financial Services representative had with our officers, we knew that we had met the right people to work with our church. Share Financial Services not only completed all that they promised, but more."

    Rev. Rob Hoffman
    Capitol City Baptist Church
    Des Moines, Iowa

    "Our bond issue was for $1.2 million, and we had requests for $1.4 million in two 20- minute reservation periods. It was very exciting! Perhaps the most positive aspect of the bond program was that it gave our church family an opportunity to financially invest in our church with monies that might not otherwise have been available. The words of Jesus still ring true, "For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

    Robert A. Baier, Pastor
    Antioch Bible Baptist Church
    Gladstone, Missouri

    "Our church completed a very successful bond program in the amount of $1,990,000 under the leadership of Share Financial Services. Thank you for all that you have done to enable us to continue with our building program and reach this community for Christ."

    Rev. B. Leroy Patterson
    First Baptist Church
    Keller, Texas

    "Not only did you help us raise the needed financing, but I believe Share Financial Servicesí involvement actually served to further unite and motivate the church for the completion of our entire building program."

    Rev. Wilbur C. Ellsworth
    First Baptist Church
    Wheaton, Illinois

    "The Bethel Baptist Church has just completed its bond program and a very successful one it was. I recognize and applaud Share Financial Services specializing in church bond programs. Your commitment to helping churches obtain needed funds at the lowest cost possible was apparent. You may add the Bethel Baptist Church to your track record and references."

    Mr. Kenneth Clegg, Sr.
    Bethel Baptist Church
    Cherry Hill, New Jersey

    "I want to thank Share Financial Services for doing a wonderful job with our bond program. It was a very successful program and a positive experience for our church. We found all of your office personnel very helpful at every point of the preparation. You delivered on all of your promises to us. I can wholeheartedly recommend your company to other churches who are considering a bond program."

    Bob H. Dean, Pastor
    Northlake Baptist Church
    Garland, Texas

    "South County Baptist Church is a very committed congregation with a real sense of vision for the future. However, I do not believe we could have had as successful a bond program without your excellent leadership. I believe the bond program/bank loan combination was the right approach for South County. Thank you for being flexible and helping us make it work."

    Dr. James L. Hill
    South County Baptist Church
    St. Louis, Missouri

    "The church here had not been in a building program for years and we were a little tentative about raising the money. We raised approximately $747,000 in a capital fund drive, but it was the quick sale of the bonds that brought all of our people together. I believe that today our church is more enthused and united than at any other time in my 18 years here."

    Bob Green, Senior Minister
    South Side Christian Church
    Springfield, Illinois

    "Share Financial Services helped us exceed our expectations and reach what, for us, has been a staggering goal. I believe the success of this campaign in large part is due to your tremendous effort and your well-organized team."

    David M. Midwood, Senior Pastor
    West Congregational Church
    Haverhill, Massachusetts

    "Our bond issue has put us in a position to pay off our existing debt and expand our present facility. I also believe something even more significant has occurred through this process. The congregation has been united with a common goal and, after experiencing this bond issue victory, there seems to be more of a willingness to step out in faith and trust God for the outcome. It was a pleasure to work with our consultant and Share Financial Services through this bond campaign."

    Harold Savage, Minister
    Church of Christ at Snellville
    Snellville, Georgia