• About us
    Founded in 1981, Christian Healthcare Ministries (CHM) is the original health care sharing ministry for Christians. CHM is a nonprofit, voluntary cost-sharing ministry through which participating Christians meet each other’s medical bills. CHM members have shared more than $2.5 billion in medical bills. The ministry is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

    Christian Healthcare Ministries is not a health insurance company. Rather, we are a group of thousands of Christians across the United States and around the world who share each other’s burdens in the area of health care costs. We also pray for and encourage one another.

    We have existed as a ministry since 1981 and have served hundreds of thousands of people. However, our history goes as far back as New Testament times. CHM is based on Galatians 6:2 and Acts 2 and 4.
  • Mission
    Our purpose is to glorify God, show Christian love, and experience God's presence as Christians share each other's medical bills.
  • Board of Directors
  • James DetwilerJames Detwiler, Willard, OH
    Chairman of the Board since 2003
    Board member since 2001
    Former President & CEO of Mercy Hospital
    Roy HamiltonRoy Hamilton, Hurricane, WV
    Board member since 2001
    Vice President of Farmers Bank
    Dr. Carol Peters-TanksleyDr. Carol Peters-Tanksley, Austin, TX
    Board member since 2016
    Physician, minister, author and speaker
    Jeff YountJeff Yount, Mifflinburg, PA
    Board member since 2002
    President & Owner of The Decorating Center
  • Joseph EmertJoseph C. Emert, Locust Grove, GA
    Board Secretary since 2013
    Board member since 2010
    President of Life Radio Ministries, Inc. & New Life FM
    S. Bruce HugillS. Bruce Hugill, Skiatook, OK
    Board member since 2010
    President & Founder of Acorn Financial Group
    Vic PorterVic Porter, Nixa, MO
    Board secretary from 2002-2013
    Board member from 2002-2016
    President & Founder of Vic Porter Ministries, Inc.
  • Leadership
  • Rev. Howard RussellRev. Howard S. Russell
    President & CEO since 2001
    Rich BochartRich Bochart
    Vice President, Program Services
    Charity BeallCharity Beall, CPA
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Roger KittelsonRoger Kittelson, CPA
    Vice President & CFO from 2002-2017
    Ryan McGrawRyan McGraw
    Vice President, Administration