Come to the Haven of Rest at Haven Church

Welcome to the web presence for Haven Free Will Baptist Church.  Haven is a friendly group where you can learn, connect, grow, and serve. Whether you are hurt, confused, looking for somewhere to belong, or just plain curious, there is a place for you here. Our goal is to make every worship gathering welcoming to the guest and challenging to the heart and mind. Though located on the Southwest side of Raleigh, we are pleased to be made up of people from Cary, Holly Springs, Garner, and many other areas of the triangle region.  Our physical address for your GPS is 5408 Tryon Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

It is our prayer that you will not just visit our website but that you will visit us in person. We would love to welcome you into our church family and to a new life in Christ. We hope that you will join us for worship soon at Haven.

About Haven Church

Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Haven FWB Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is that we would glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of focused outreach, missionary activity and support, ministering the ordinances and edifying believers.  In all that we do we want to glorify the name of Jesus.

What We Believe …


Cliff Donoho

Rev. Cliff Donoho, Pastor



Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Ben Hobbs

Ben Hobbs, Youth Pastor

Your First Visit

Getting To Know Each Other

We know meeting someone for the first time can be intimidating, and going to a new church for the first time can be nerve-racking.  We want to make your first trip to Haven Church a great one!   What’s the culture like at Haven Church?  Sunday’s at Haven are both exciting and relaxed.  Come as you are and you will feel welcomed as our guest.  You can also expect to hear a hope-filled message about Jesus in all our services. 

Service Times

Sunday School:
Sunday Morning Worship:
10:00 am
11:00 am
Sunday Evening Worship:
Wednesday Evening Bible Study:
6:30 pm
7:30 pm


Whether you live in Raleigh, Cary, Morrisville, Garner, or the surrounding areas, our Church is easy to get to.  We are conveniently located on Tryon Road between Dillard Drive and Yates Mill Pond Road.  Click here for a map and directions.  We have reserved parking spots close to the front door for our guests so please feel free to park as close as you can! 

Knowing Where To Go

Once you arrive our Greeters and Ushers are ready to show you how to get to where you need to go.  Stop by our information booth to get more more details about all the ministries of our church.  They can also assist you to the nursery, Sunday School classes, or to all the various services.  Make sure you get your free gift just for being our guest!

What About My Kids?

We believe that kids should have a blast at church every single week – and at Haven Church, we make this a priority. For every service there is a safe and clean nursery available for your infant children. During the 11 am service on Sundays we have Children’s Church for 3-5 year olds, where music, crafts, and Bible stories keep everyone involved. Our Junior Church is led by Youth Pastor and his wife, Ben and Holly Hobbs for 6-12 year olds, and they can expect an exciting and interactive experience. Try to arrive a few minutes early and we’ll make sure everyone gets to the right place.

Here’s what’s happening now …

Upcoming Events – March / April

Please mark these important dates on on your calendar:
  • March 4   Church Fellowship ⋅ After the evening service we’ll have a time of food and Fellowship!
  • March 6   WinGS Ladies Bible Study ⋅ ‘Women of the Word’ by Jen Wilken – Tuesdays through April 24 at 7:00 pm. 
  • March 10  Outreach at Raleigh Flea Market ⋅ 10 am to 2 pm
  • March 11  Spring Forward! Don’t forget to set your clocks forward 1 hour before you go to bed Saturday Night. 
  • March 14  Quarterly Business Meeting 
  • March 16  Juniors Movie Night 7 pmWe’ll have pizza and games, and then a SuperBook movie!   Ages 4-12.
  • March 18  Missions SundayOn this day we make good on the faith promise commitment we made to Missions.
  • March 24  Teen Activity ⋅  6 pmThe Teens will have food and games and more.  Meet at the church at 6pm. 
  • March 31  Church & Community Easter Egg Hunt  ⋅  12:00 noon ⋅ We’ll have a huge Easter Egg Event for ages 1-12
         ⋅ There will be 3 Prize Winners    …   Refreshments will be served
  • April 1    Easter Sunday ⋅  Please join us as we celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
  • April 3    WinGS Ladies Bible Study ⋅ ‘Women of the Word’ by Jen Wilken – Tuesdays through April 24 at 7:00 pm. 
  • April 3    Trustees Meeting 7 pm ⋅ Bi-Monthly Trustees meeting at the church. 
  • April 9    Juniors Movie Night 7 pmWe’ll have pizza and games, and then a SuperBook movie!   Ages 4-12.
  • April 15  Missions SundayOn this day we make good on the faith promise commitment we made to Missions.
  • April 14, 28  Outreach at Raleigh Flea Market10 am to 2 pm. 

How Do I Get Involved?

Haven Church is not just a place for spectators; it is a place where you can actively participate in a variety of activities and ministry opportunities.  From the five-year old child to the ninety-five year old grandmother, a busy mom, or a businessman or woman with big responsibilities, we want you to be a part of our vibrant church community.
Click here to see how you can learn, serve, and grow with us:
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Sharing The Gospel!

Haven Church is eager to provide links to our weekly sermons.  If you hear a sermon you’d like to share with others, send them a link to our website or let us know and we are happy to send you a CD.  Simply send us a message and tell us the title or date and time of the sermon.

Streaming Services

We have begun a new ministry of streaming live HD video of our services to the Haven Church Facebook page using Facebook Live! You can tune in live if you are traveling or under the weather and cannot be in church.  Look for us during regular service times at this link, or you can find past services there after the live stream is over. 
We also publish sermon audio on our Sermons page so you can easily listen  online whenever it’s convenient for you. 

Hearing Assistance Available

We now have devices for hearing assistance available to you for all services.  This very discrete unit can fit in your pocket and it has a volume control to adjust the sound level up or down to meet your needs.  Pastor Donoho only asks that you don’t turn him off completely!   Stop by the sound booth to give it a try.

Contact Us

In case of illness or other emergency please contact Pastor Donoho.

Join Us

  • Church Address:
5408 Tryon Road
Raleigh, NC  •  27606
  • Office Hours:   (Please Call for Appointment)
Tuesdays through Fridays
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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