The Bible contains more than 2,000 verses about money. Stewardship, or the belief that humans are called to care for the gifts we’ve been given, is one of the pillars of Christian faith.
The Lord’s message is clear: He wants his children to understand how to be good stewards of the blessings he bestows upon us.
Never has this message been more important as economic hardship has driven financial anxiety through the roof and financial illiteracy has reached epidemic proportions.
Today, millions of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and lack any amount of emergency savings. They are unprepared to meet financial challenges of any kind, can’t save up for the down payment on a home, and can’t pass on any wealth to their children.
At Kingdom Financial Academy (KFA), we want to change this. Our faith-based, nonprofit initiative was founded in Miami, Florida by Christian entrepreneurs with a passion for solving America’s crisis of financial illiteracy. We are heeding His call to teach fiscal responsibility and stewardship so we can help people experiencing financial hardship break loose from their burdens and learn how to grow generational wealth.
Through our evidence-based financial responsibility course, we’ve developed proven tools for teaching the fundamentals of healthy personal finance and money management. Our course, based on the same teaching methodology employed by Fortune 500 companies for their executives and staff, was designed to provide a solid foundation upon which motivated students can advance to more challenging topics like investing, insurance, and homeownership.
KFA was founded by Daniel Isaiah Shalach, a Certified Financial Education Instructor, pastor, international author, inspirational speaker, and father of three daughters. Daniel was raised on welfare and in extreme poverty in a violent sector of New York City with only his dad. His dad was illiterate and could not read nor write. Thanks to the mentors he met along the way, he learned how to work, how to save, and how to make his money “stretch” through the week. As his money grew, he also learned how to invest. By age 31, he had made his first million.
A poverty mind-set from past experiences and several choices made on emotion found him in dire situation. After seeking help though in-depth financial literacy he began breaking free from his negative generational financial habits and learning proper money management, it is after this new freedom that he heard a calling to share what he’d learned with others.
He began speaking at youth centers, prisons, and half-way homes across the country. With his partner Shasta Baker, also a Certified Financial Education Instructor, he launched KFA to give free financial literacy classes to families in need of learning how to develop, manage, and stick to budgets and work toward the goal of homeownership.
To advance KFA’s mission, Daniel and Shasta built an eclectic team with a combined 20 plus years of teaching on financial literacy, credit, home buying, and investing. The team includes people from every walk of life united by a mission to be of service to the people of our great nation. One of the team members is Millennial Mompreneur Samantha Quinones who works with KFA clients to invest and set up their retirement funds, investment funds and fulfill their life goals.
To make sure the lessons stick, KFA incorporates psychological deep dives into the reasons behind our unhealthy financial habits. We then help people extract and replace bad habits with healthy ones as we help them identify and work toward their financial goals, from paying for a college education to buying a new car or home.
We are resolute in our belief that financial and fiscal literacy are the cornerstones of a healthy economy and a healthier nation. We are fighting to make financial literacy readily available to all citizens at every economic level by partnering with local nonprofits, schools and organizations to reach individuals and local families.
Our powerful and engaging financial curriculum, delivered through both online and in-person classes, incorporates video, images and other interactive content to help connect with every type of learner. We also engage our students through a private Facebook group where they can ask questions, share their wins, and connect with like-minded individuals who want to master financial literacy.
As a nonprofit community outreach program, we also help meet the basic needs of people struggling in our community. We want to help every American get a hold of their finances through budgeting, saving, investing wisely.
All monies raised from donations, products or services offers go to teach financially vulnerable families in the communities and feeding our hungry and homeless neighbors. All profits collected for services we offer go directly to our at-risk youth programs to help the underserved youth start their own companies and become both business owners and homeowners.
Our ultimate mission is to create an empowerment movement of people who want to carry each other’s burdens and fulfill the law of Christ. We are not just “good” stewards. We are Godly stewards of the rich blessings He has allowed us to enjoy.
We invite you to join us!
Galatians 6:9“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. “
It’s All About The Community
Feeding The Homeless
Now more than ever the homeless population needs someone to step up and step out in faith.
We put our money where our mouth is: By feeding the homeless. It’s the least we can do.
Dubbed as “Service Saturdays”, we host a monthly workshop for prospective First-Time Homeowners in our local community.
Working with the State of Florida Director of HUD, we speak about Financial Capability, what to expect from homeownership, and how to be prepared to make the transition from renter to owner.
Because in-person classes have not re-opened yet, we are working on hosting a 100% digital workshop to keep these free workshops going in the community.
Biblical Principles & Guidance
Kingdom Financial Academy is open to everyone, but our curriculum provides guidance and practical application of biblical principles and standards.
We strongly believe that having sound [biblical] financial guidance is paramount to being a good steward of what the Lord has entrusted to you.
“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established” – Proverbs 15:22
My name is Daniel and I’m a full-time pastor, international author, inspirational speaker, and the Co-Founder of Kingdom Financial Academy, among other things.
During the shutdown in America caused by COVID-19, I’ve seen many families in our community that looked like they had a firm grasp of financial responsibility realize that they were very unprepared to handle a national crisis.
In fact, from what we’ve seen this year, I would say many American families were like-wise unprepared for their livelihoods to grind to a halt in just a moment’s notice.
That’s why we’ve labored to provide this full-fledged Financial Literacy program that will benefit everyone, regardless of their starting place.
This labor of love was inspired by Holy Spirit and the desire to see people rise above their circumstances and to thrive, not just survive.
I’m Shasta Baker and I was a single mom who’s experienced both the need for Financial Literacy and the life-changing effects of allowing what I’m learning shape how I think and feel about money.
I am completely and totally in awe of what I’ve seen the Lord do in my life and how He’s helped me make ends meet when I couldn’t see how it was going to be done.
In the community I’ve lived in my whole life, I know I’m not the only one who thought they knew how to manage my money only to have life show me that the truth is I was not managing my money, but being a slave to my debt.
Joining forces with Kingdom Financial Academy to help spread the message that there’s a better way to live and that there’s real freedom in becoming a good steward with what the Lord has blessed us with is a dream come true.
Personally, Rahab Kihara is a woman of God who desires to see His will done in the earth. She is married to Brian Kihara and they have one son, Godswill Charlie.
Professionally, Rahab is a financial powerhouse. She has been in the professional arena for over a decade and is familiar with many types of corporate structures.
Rahab has a passion for sharing her skills with women and youth of all backgrounds, sharing the secrets and skills needed for them to break free from financial strongholds and live balanced lives.
Through God’s work in her, Rahab desires to empower single mothers and young people who are struggling with a lack of financial dominance to break through their limitations and experience true freedom.
As a Daughter, she knows this is possible!
The 5 Pillars Below Are What We Hold Dear In Our Organization And Is Our Pledge To You!
We believe there shouldn’t be a mystique around financial information. Financial education should be ubiquitous, user friendly, straightforward, and clear. We partner with our clients for their success, communicating internally and externally with unwavering candor, honesty and respect.
We strive to be people of strong character who operate at a high level of honesty and transparency. We are committed to doing what is best for our clients and putting their needs first. In our financial literacy and credit repair courses, we are committed to using proven methods and materials and acting within the law of the nation to help our communities repair their credit, improve their personal finances, and build generational wealth so they can live the lives they deserve.
We believe anyone can be financially successful when they are provided with sound instruction on money management. Our method focuses on getting to the root of financial problems and empowering our clients to take ownership of their past mistakes while taking charge of their financial future through sound financial choices and ongoing mentorship.
We believe every person has the greatest potential to thrive when surrounded and uplifted by the power of their community. As part of this, we work to strengthen our community by directing donations and fees for service to meet the greatest areas of need among our neighbors.
Financial health is a game that plays out over a lifetime. This learning never stops as we consider new best practices and financial trends. We’re on a relentless and unwavering mission to help our clients do and be better throughout their entire lives. As long as we are still fighting the good fight of faith on the financial literacy front line, we will strive to have our clients’ backs.
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