In this video, Michael Martin gives practical and tactical advice on how to avoid fraud. Michael is the Executive Vice President of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. How prevalent is fraud? LifeWay Research surveyed 1,000 pastors and found that almost ten percent had encouraged fraud in their churches. Fraud is a real and ongoing problem that needs vigilant attention to prevent.

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About the Speaker

Michael Martin is the Executive Vice President and legal counsel of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. He graduated with a bachelor of arts in government, summa cum laude, from Oral Roberts University and a juris doctor from Regent University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Regent University Law Review. Michael is passionate about helping churches and ministries with legal and tax-related issues and compliance with ECFA standards. In addition to authoring and reviewing articles and other resources featured in ECFA publications, he assists with member compliance and leads ECFA’s church initiative. Beginning with the 2013 edition, Michael co-authored the Zondervan Minister’s Tax & Financial Guide and the Zondervan Church and Nonprofit Tax & Financial Guide with ECFA President Dan Busby and ECFA Executive Vice President John Van Drunen.