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no tax dollars used to fund bible history elective courses

Bible in the Schools pledges to steward all funds with the highest level of integrity, accountability, and wise stewardship. Thank you for your generosity, partnership, and trust.

Bible History teachers are funded entirely through private contributions from local individuals, businesses, faith-based entities, and foundations. No tax dollars are used to fund this for-credit, elective for public school students. Hamilton County Schools was reimbursed on August 3rd, 2020 for over $1.7 million for the complete costs of the county-wide Bible History program in 26 schools during this 2019-2020 academic year. Included in the annual reimbursement costs are: teacher salaries, all benefits, taxes, classroom supplies, robust year-round teacher professional development and legal training, and the costs of Hamilton County Schools' full-time Bible History Program Coordinator, Dr. Matt Johnson.

Last Annual Audit:  September, 2019

Form 990 - 2018                                                                                


  1. Mr. Bart Rolen, Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Trust Company - Treasurer, Committee Chairman
  2. Mr. John Henegar, CFO, Thunder Enterprises / Jasper Highlands Development -  Co-Treasurer
  3. Mrs. Betsy Brown, Regional Manager, Cumberland Trust 
  4. Mr. Douglas Brown, Financial Advisor, Senior Vice President, UBS Wealth  Management
  5. Mr. Nick Decosimo, Managing Partner, Elliott Davis, LLC
  6. Mr. John Haddock, CFO, Transcard; Director, RockPoint Bank
  7. Mrs. Patsy Hazlewood, Member, Tennessee House of Representatives, District 27
  8. Mr. Joey Hogan President, Covenant Transport Group
  9. Mrs. Eleonore Williams, Retired, CPA, Mauldin & Jenkins

Comprehensive Costs of
2019-2020 Bible History Program

100% Gifted by the Community
(No Tax Dollars Involved):