We Fight For Real Heroes. Like You.
Real heroes don’t wear capes or leap tall buildings. They put others before themselves. They feed the hungry. House the homeless. Spread the word of God to every corner of the earth. You may not FEEL like a hero. But when you give to ministry, that’s exactly what you are.
Baptist ministries are doing God’s work. But they can’t do it without your generous gift. At WatersEdge, our advisors work tirelessly to maximize the impact of your donation. Our legal and financial strategies put more of your money to work for God. We help you grow the Kingdom and bless the less fortunate. Because that’s what real heroes do.
It was a bold idea, a number so big it seemed impossible — $25 million to Kingdom-impacting ministries annually by the year 2025. That’s our vision. We call it “25 by 25,” and thanks to the generosity of thousands of individuals and families like yours, we’re on pace to make 25×25 a reality. Together, we’ve exceeded goals every year since 2013, distributing millions to a myriad of Christian causes along the way. Your giving impacts lives on earth and in eternity. Won’t you join us?
2021 Annual Impact Report
Each year, hundreds of Christ-centered churches, ministries, organizations and institutions receive millions in endowed funding through WatersEdge. These resources are used to meet a myriad of tangible financial needs, from missions to scholarships to disaster relief. In 2021, WatersEdge distributed $13.6 million in endowed funds to more than 300 charitable beneficiaries.
Planned giving allows generous individuals like you to impact the ministries you care about, grow God’s Kingdom and provide practical help to those in need. In 2021, your planned gifts impacted thousands of lives.
Online tools, legal fee reimbursement and personal guidance make the WatersEdge estate planning experience unique. Each year, we help hundreds of individuals and families protect loved ones, safeguard their assets and leave legacy gifts that support Kingdom causes.
WatersEdge manages more than 200 Demand & Term Investment accounts totaling $82.2 million. These short- and long-term investment options are designed to multiply ministry resources and maximize Kingdom impact.
In 2021, WatersEdge made 28 loans ranging from $38,500 to $7.1 million to Southern Baptist organizations across
the country. WatersEdge collected $6.2 million in interest from these loans. The vast majority of this interest was returned to ministries throughout Oklahoma and across the nation.
WatersEdge provides churches with affordable bookkeeping, payroll and contribution tracking services that are designed to relieve the burden of managing ministry finances, allowing pastors and church staff to devote more time, energy and resources to advancing the Gospel. In 2021, many of our clients realized significant savings by switching to WatersEdge accounting.
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Why I Give – Carolyn Blanton Barrett
Generosity has always been a family value for Carolyn Blanton Barrett. As far back as the early 1900s, her mother’s family, the Gardners, were known for providing hospitality to settlers passing through Oklahoma. Her mother, Sadie, and her mother’s twin sister, Madie,...