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
When you visit Haven, you will be greeted with a warm handshake and a friendly smile. From the time you drive onto our campus, you will find that our members want nothing more than for your experience to be a positive one. We have convenient, reserved parking spaces located near the front entrance for our first-time guests. When you walk through the doors of our church, our greeters, ushers, and members want to help you. Whether it is to our worship center, the nursery, the children’s ministry, or to a Bible study class, you will soon discover that Haven has something for everyone in your family.
Thank you for visiting 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, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible 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

What to Expect on Your First Visit

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your first visit …

Planning Your Trip

You should probably plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before service begins to get acquainted with our facility.  At every service there is a safe and clean nursery available for your children.  During the 11:00 am service on Sundays we have Children’s Church for 3-5 year olds and Junior Church for 6-12 year olds.  For more information on these services see the Youth  page. 
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, Fuquay Varina, or the surrounding areas, our Church is easy to find.  We are conveniently located on Tryon Road between Dillard Drive and Yates Mill Pond Road.  Click here for a map and directions to the Church.  We like to save the 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!

If there’s something we missed, please contact us. We want your first and every visit to Haven Church to be a great experience. It is our desire to serve you and your family. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!

Here’s what’s happening now …

Upcoming Dates

Please mark these important dates on on your calendar:  
  • March 21              WinGS Spring Bible Study‘The Nearness of King Jesus’
  • March 26              Family and Friend Day ⋅ Invite your friends and family to join us at Haven Church.   Morning Service. 
  • April 2                   Sundays in April:  New Series in Adult Sunday School ClassMaking the Christian Life SIMPLE!

WinGS Spring Bible Study Begins March 14

WinGS (Women in God’s Service) began our fall Bible study on March 14th.  We will meet each Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm for 7 weeks to go through Lisa Harper’s new study ‘The Nearness of King Jesus’.  Please sign up today so your book can be ordered.  There is no cost to you to participate.  We are looking forward to growing in the knowledge and wisdom of our Lord together! 

Family and Friend Day – March 26, 2017

Please join us for Family and Friend Day – March 26, 2017.  This will be a great opportunity for you to invite your neighbors, coworkers, and extended family to come and join us for this very special day.   Our special services will be held during the 11:00 am Morning Worship Service.  Our Youth Pastor, Bro. Ben Hobbs will also be having a special Jr. and Sr. High Worship service during this time.   

Fantastic February Practical Helps

During the month of February Pastor Donoho taught a series of practical helps each Sunday during the Sunday School hour. If you were not able to join us live for this great series of messages, please visit our
Facebook page to see the recorded video!
  • February 5         “5 Ways to Improve Your Marriage”
  • February 12       “The Joy of Raising Teenagers”
  • February 19       “Getting Out of Debt”
  • February 26       “Becoming Debt Free”

Coming in April:   “Making the Christian Life Simple!”

Coming up every Sunday in April we will have a new series of lessons in the Adult Sunday School class.  The title of this series is“Making the Christian Life Simple.”   Every week we’ll cover a different aspect of the Christian Walk, and how to consistently and effectively represent Christ on a daily basis.  Please make sure you don’t miss these very helpful lessons. 

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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