NEW YORK STATE
I am an ordained Minister curently traveling about teaching and preaching and providing conference and seminar speakings on ocassion. I have a small number of 3 people who make up my ministry support team.
I am beginning to consider becoming "non-profit 501 c(3)" for the tax and other non-profit advantages. Looking to purchase property in which my ministry can operate; perhaps invest in some income-property as an addtional support to the ministry; and provide ministry books and media to expand the ministry and further support it.
Since my ministry is a one-person ministry I wish to maintain complete authority over it in all aspects, especially concerning its' direction. I considered DBA (but no protection or tax advantages or non profit recongition); considered UNINCORPORATED NONPROFIT, (not legal in NYS); considered NONPROFIT LLC (not avail. in NYS, plus non nonprofit benefits).
Is there a way for me to solidify a legitimate ministry business structure (hopefully "nonprofit" with related benefits) while eliminating my concern?
Thank you very much for your suggestion(s).