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A New Jersey Corporation, Not For Profit

This is to certify that the undersigned do hereby associate themselves into a corporation under the provision of Title 15 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey.


The name by which this corporation shall be known in law is MORRISON CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.


The purposes for which this corporation is formed are:

  1. To function as a religious, philanthropic, and educational organization designed to form an allied agency through which member missionary organizations may cooperate to found and operate not-for-profit Christian institutions, such as schools, hostels and social centers in the Province of Taiwan, Republic of China, for the benefit of the missionary and related guest communities therein.
  2. To operate with an evangelical orientation consistent with the statement of faith set forth herein, and, in the case of educational institutions, consistent with the established policies of the member missionary organizations for the elementary and secondary education of their children, and consistent with the commonly accepted standards of curriculum of public schools in the United States of America, and adequate to meet the standard entrance requirements of the best liberal arts colleges in the United States.
  3. To receive, by purchase, gift, devise or bequest, or by any other means, property of every nature, including real, personal or mixed, either outright, in trust, or otherwise, and to transfer or dispose of same in any manner consistent with the terms of this Certificate of Incorporation and do all other acts and things not prohibited to a corporation organized under the laws of the State of New Jersey relating to charitable corporations which are necessary, desirable or appropriate to the accomplishment of the objects and purposes of the corporation, subject, however, to those provisions of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, as amended, or any future United States internal revenue laws prescribing conditions for tax exemption of not-for-profit corporation.


The activities of the Corporation shall be conducted primarily in the Province of Taiwan, Republic of China.


The number of trustees selected for the first year of the existence of this corporation shall not be less than three and shall include the following trustees:

Edvard P. Torjesen
18 Second Avenue
Roseland, New Jersey

Ralph R. Covell
507 North Lucia Avenue
Redondo Beach, California

Rolland R. Rice
850 North Hobart Blvd.
Los Angeles, California

Albert O. Klein
3462 “L” Street
Sacramento, California

Oswald J. Quick
Hardin, Missouri

Christine Helsby
3401 Enslow Avenue
Richmond, Virginia

Campbell Willman
1753 Montecito Way
San Diego, California

Charles L. Culpepper, Jr.
3805 Monument Avenue
Richmond, Virginia

Robert P. McKinnon
336 Kings Road
Corvallis, Oregon


The name and post office address of the resident agent of this corporation upon whom process against it may be served, is Archer and Greiner*, One Centennial Square, Box 331, Haddonfield, New Jersey, 08033.

*As of December 2, 1982, the name, James P. MacLean, III, was removed as a resident agent.


This corporation adheres to the following beliefs:

  1. The divine inspiration and consequent authority of the whole canonical Scriptures.
  2. The doctrine of the Trinity.
  3. The doctrine of the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and in glory.
  4. The fall of man, his consequent moral depravity and his need of regeneration.
  5. The atonement through the substitutionary death of Christ.
  6. The doctrine of justification by faith.
  7. The present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life.
  8. The resurrection of the body, both in the case of the just and the unjust.
  9. The eternal life of the saved and the eternal punishment of the lost.


Each officer and trustee of the corporation, as well as each faculty and staff member of any institution owned or operated by the corporation, in order to qualify for each such position, must give personal testimony of his or her faith in Jesus Christ 's atoning work on the cross; and, further, each such person shall subscribe to the statement of faith as set forth in Paragraph Sixth.


Each member of this corporation, in order to qualify as such, must subscribe to the statement of faith as set forth in Paragraph Sixth, and, if such member is an individual, he or she must give testimony of his or her personal faith in Jesus Christ and in Christ 's atoning work on the cross.


In any educational institution operated by this corporation, courses in Bible shall be required in all grades; all academic and other instruction shall be presented in conformity with Biblical truth; and morning and afternoon sessions shall be opened with prayer.


In the case of dissolution of this corporation, the trustees shall, after paying or making provision for the payment of all corporate liabilities, dispose of all assets of the corporation in accordance with the purposes of this corporation and to beneficiaries who are in agreement with the statement of faith, as set forth in Paragraph Sixth, of this corporation provided that no part of the remaining assets shall accrue to the personal benefit of any private individuals and provided further that such disposition shall be consistent with the internal revenue laws of the United States and the Republic of China relating to tax-exempt organizations.


Excepting Paragraph Sixth, Seventh, Eighth and Ninth, which may not be amended in any respect, this Certificate of Incorporation may be amended in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.


The original members and incorporators of this corporation are the undersigned, consisting of the Oriental Missionary Society, International, The Evangelical Alliance Mission, Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society, the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, and David H. Johnson.


To the fullest extent that the laws of the State of New Jersey, as they exist or may hereafter be amended, permit the limitation or elimination of the liability of trustees and officers, a trustee or officer of a corporation shall not be personally liable to the corporation or its members for damages for breach of any duty owed to the corporation or its members, except for breaches of duty based upon an act or omission (i) in breach of such person's duty of loyalty to the corporation or its members, (ii) not in good faith or involving a knowing violation of a law, or (iii) resulting in receipt by such person of an improper personal benefit. Any repeal or modification of this Article shall not adversely affect a right or protection of such person existing at the time of such repeal or modification.

IN WITNESS THEREOF, the incorporators have executed and sealed this Certificate of Incorporation as of the 18th day of September, 1964.

By William A. Gillam (signed)

By Vernon Mortenson (signed)

By Edwin E. Jacques (signed)

By David H. Johnson (signed)

Endorsed, filed and recorded
October 21, 1964
Robert M. Falcey
Acting Secretary of State

Revision Endorsed, filed and recorded
November 28, 1995
Lorna R. Hooks
Secretary of State

Name changed to One Mission Society
Now Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society d.b.a. WorldVenture
Name changed to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
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