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Dan Busby Becomes President Emeritus of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability

Later this week, Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) Board of Directors is scheduled to announce the seventh president of the organization. Soon thereafter, current president, Dan Busby, will transition to president emeritus.  

During Busby’s tenure, ECFA doubled in sizefrom 1,260 members to almost 2,500 accredited Christian churches and nonprofit ministries.  

According to a statement released by the ECFA, “With a passion to support Biblical financial stewardship within churches, Busby’s focus on resources in this area led to the membership of churches becoming the fastest-growing segment of overall membership—increasing from only a few dozen to nearly 300 churches, including 50 of the 100 largest churches in America. 

ECFA member organizations have annual revenue in excess of $29 billion.

Dan Busby began his career in the administration of one of the nation’s largest medical centers.  He founded a CPA practice in Kansas City that primarily served Christ-centered ministries. He then became chief financial officer of The Wesleyan Church.  

For 10 years he served as a member of ECFA’s Standards Committee and in other capacities supporting ECFA, all as a volunteer. In 1999, he became the senior vice president of ECFA, then in 2008 he was elected president. His transition to president emeritus marks his 31st year of serving the organization.

Warren Cole Smith

Warren previously served as Vice President of WORLD News Group, publisher of WORLD Magazine, and Vice President of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He has more than 30 years of experience as a writer, editor, marketing professional, and entrepreneur. Before launching a career in Christian journalism 25 years ago, Smith spent more than seven years as the Marketing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers.