Haven Ministries

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It's been more than eight decades since the founder of Haven Ministries, First Mate Bob, broadcast the inaugural radio program with its "eight bells and all is well." Although our presentation has changed, the message is still the same. All is well for those who have found a haven in the only reliable source there is, Jesus Christ. Today, the Haven broadcast can be heard on hundreds of stations across North America, Africa, the Philippines, and Asia. Haven's speaker, Charles Morris, carefully ties the message of our hope in Christ to significant national and world events. With a commitment to biblical truth, warm communication and uplifting music, Haven Today points us to the only lasting solution to life's problems--Jesus Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Haven Ministries
P.O. Box 79997
Riverside, CA 92513

Website: www.haventoday.org

Phone: 800-654-2836

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 951866067

CEO/President: Charles Morris

Chairman: Mr. Richard Streza

Board size: 8

Founder: Mr. Paul Myers

Ruling year: 1959

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1980


We believe that every person's greatest daily need is a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ. For this reason, Haven Ministries exists to help lead people into a deeper relationship with the Savior.

Our Vision: We engage and encourage people to behold and follow Jesus Christ.

Mission statement

We engage and encourage people through digital print, prayer and broadcast ministries that are all about Jesus.

Statement of faith

Haven subscribes to the following statement of faith:

We believe the Holy Scriptures are God's Word, divinely inspired, infallible, the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, his full divinity, his virgin birth, his sinless humanity, his atoning death, his bodily resurrection, his ascension, his present mediatorial work at the right hand of God and his personal imminent return in power and glory.

We believe there is salvation for sinners through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ by grace through faith, apart from works.

We believe the church is commissioned by Christ to go into the world and make disciples of all nations.

We believe there will be a resurrection and a final judgment; the lost will be eternally condemned and the saved will enter into their inheritance in the new heavens and the new earth.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Educational Media

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating164 of 11128 of 46
Fund acquisition rating476 of 111422 of 46
Resource allocation rating226 of 111410 of 46
Asset utilization rating248 of 11126 of 46

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$285,078$189,430$369,296$76,631$105,080
Short-term investments$182,932$188,473$212,349$183,777$181,971
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,000,049$2,243,286$2,083,884$873,326$576,107
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,348$25,065$15,198$24,315$37,339
Other long-term assets$966,869$29,469$95,989$171,997$184,623
Total long-term assets$982,217$54,534$111,187$196,312$221,962
Total assets$2,982,266$2,297,820$2,195,071$1,069,638$798,069
Payables and accrued expenses$238,710$227,226$290,192$254,736$296,856
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$238,710$227,226$290,192$254,736$296,856
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$503,923$181,700$158,305$169,486$206,640
Total long-term liabilities$503,923$181,700$158,305$359,644$207,858
Total liabilities$742,633$408,926$448,497$614,380$504,714
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$2,132,733$1,709,596$1,640,822$406,048$189,907
With donor restrictions$106,900$179,298$105,752$49,210$103,448
Net assets$2,239,633$1,888,894$1,746,574$455,258$293,355
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,560,472$5,302,943$4,914,049$3,701,793$3,414,919
Program service revenue$0$0$0$52,827$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$13,598$5,154$2,346$26,632$10,557
Other revenue$2,725$3,124($9,997)($3,363)($8,479)
Total other revenue$16,323$8,278($7,651)$76,096$2,078
Total revenue$4,576,795$5,311,221$4,906,398$3,777,889$3,416,997
Program services$3,715,487$4,556,800$3,088,071$3,073,006$3,047,920
Management and general$260,150$261,641$251,491$231,170$237,128
Total expenses$4,280,748$5,134,054$3,644,371$3,591,191$3,612,002
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)$296,047$177,167$1,262,027$186,698($195,005)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$296,047$177,167$1,262,027$186,698($195,005)


Charles MorrisPresident$131,937
La Hanna LopezVice President$110,550

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2023

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/4/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Founded in 1934, Haven Ministries has always had a simple mission: to tell the world all about Jesus.

It started on an early foggy morning in 1934, when Paul Myers, a former Los Angeles radio personality and station manager of leading radio stations woke up near a wharf in San Diego. Hungover, he heard the sound of a ship's bell ring out eight times at 4:00 a.m., signaling "all's well." It was a Sunday morning and Myers knew that all was not well with him. He got up and spent his last pennies on a small breakfast instead of more alcohol and went to church. He was turned away because of his appearance but went back to his cheap hotel room and started reading the Gideon's Bible. That day he met Jesus.

Only one month later, Myers was back on the radio, but this time, sharing his new-found faith. He founded a Christian radio program called, "Haven of Rest" that began each program with the words he heard the day of his salvation,


Today, the daily broadcast - called HAVEN Today - airs on more than 650 stations in North America and around the world with a daily listenership of over 500,000.

In addition, the printed ANCHOR Devotional encourages thousands through print to live their lives in real rest and peace, in Christ.

In January, 2015, Anchor Today, launched as a one minute audio version of the daily devotional. Voiced by Charles Morris, Anchor Today is heard on about 450 stations across North America.

In February of 2018, Haven Ministries started our first ever Spanish-speaking radio program for believers and non-believers alike. El Faro de Redencin, or "Redemption Lighthouse" is voiced by Dan Warne. It began on a 500,000 watt station on the Caribbean island of Bonaire and covers the entire nation of Cuba. One year after going on the air, El Faro now reaches into more than 30 countries around the world every day where Spanish is the primary language spoken and heard.

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Haven is a nonprofit organization that depends on its listener donors for the funding necessary to carry out its mission. The ministry is almost exclusively supported by donations from ministry supporters.