In 1994 Companis was organized based on a model developed at the Esther Davis Center in Chicago. Their founding Executive Director, Craig R. J. Darling was recruited by Seattle First Baptist Church (SFBC) to establish this model in Seattle, and was called to be the full time Executive Director. Companis was organized as its own 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, giving it greater latitude within the broader community. SFBC provides financial support to Companis as the Companis Workers and Staff extends an outreach of concern, care, and advocacy among our neighbors. Companis is a secular non-religious organization.