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.
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 …


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.

Cliff Donoho


Rev. Cliff Donoho, Pastor


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. They can assist you to the nursery, Sunday School classes, or to the various services.  Make sure you ask for a guest information packet and also a 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 …


Fall Festival Recap

We are so thankful for all those who helped with the Fall Festival on Saturday October 15.  We had dozens of volunteers that planned, decorated, built and ran the games, cooked and invited guests to come.  Everything was done with excellence and we had dozens of new guests to come and get an introduction to Haven Church!   Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this such a success! 

Burgers and Brats!

For our Men’s outing Printwe’ll have Burgers and Brats! here at the church Fellowship Hall on Saturday, November 5th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.   We’ll cook up some carnivorous delights on a marginally controlled flame. This is where food,. flame, and fellowship collide!   Please plan to join us, and invite a friend or co-worker to come with you!   

Miracle  League of the Triangle

We are pleased to offer an opportunity for the church to volunteer and help with Miracle League baseball at Adams Elementary School in Cary. The Miracle League is such a special organization, and we’d love for everyone to come out in your Haven Church t-shirts and cheer on the kids!    Here are a few details of note:
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016   8:30-11:30 am (Arrive by 8:00!)
  • 805 Cary Towne Blvd, Cary, next to Adams Elementary, across from Cary Towne Center,
  • All volunteers must be 12 yrs. or older to participate.
  • Buddy Training will take place at the start of your shift.
  • Please wear your Haven Church t-shirt or polo that will identify our church for spectators and players!

Tuesday & Saturday Outreach

Outreach in the Park - Setup - 08 16 2016
Outreach in the Park 08 16 2016
Please plan to join us for Outreach in the Park on Tuesday nights throughout the fall months.  We’ll also be out at the flea market on the State Fairgrounds to meet folks there after the fair is over.  Please come out with us as we get involved in the community to share the Gospel.

Junior Church Movie Night

We’ll have a very special Movie Night for the Children’s Church and Junior Church kids.  We’ve been watching a great series of movies from the SuperBook series. Each movie tells a different Bible story with Chris, Joy and Gizmo traveling back in time to see the events take place!  As always, we’ll have pizza, games, treats and a great time of fellowship.  Please bring your pre-teen to our Junior Church Movie Night.


See Our Full Calendar Here

Missions Sunday

How Do I Get Involved?

Haven Church is not a place just 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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Our new kids playset is ready for action! Come join the fun!

Our kids play set is ready for action!  Come join the fun!

Youth Ministry

Our children are the future of our Church, and as such get a lot of our focus and resources.  Our Sunday School classes, Bus Ministry, Children’s Church, Junior Church, and Teen programs are led by very passionate teachers that exemplify Jesus Christ in their own Christian walk.  They strive to maintain a healthy mix of learning and fun. Ultimately we want to set an example for the message of the Gospel becoming real life for all of our kids.

To see all of our upcoming special youth activities check out our Events page! 

Sunday School

Each Sunday morning our children get to participate in their own Sunday School classes.  Classes are grouped for every age from nursery to High School Seniors.  Bible lessons are taught in such a way that the story comes alive, and every young person gets to participate and learn.  Each Sunday School teacher has a heart to teach and is fully dedicated to instilling the Word of God into the heart of every child as we’re instructed in Proverbs 22:6.

Children’s Church & Junior Church

During the Morning Worship hour we have Children’s Church for the 4-5 year olds, and Junior Church for the 6-12 year olds. There the kids will have a time of singing, games, a Missionary story, a puppet show, and of course a memory verse and a Bible lesson.  Hold on to your hats though, sometimes it gets a little lively in there!

Bus Ministry

Our Church Bus is on the road now!

Our Church Bus is on the road!

We have a very active Bus Ministry to reach out to kids in our community that have no means to get to Church!  Our bus captains have such a love for these kids, and have dedicated themselves to reaching out to them to make sure they have every opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and come to know him as their Savior.   Our entire Church supports this work and comes out for the monthly movie nights and other events to help out – and to participate in the great fun!

Our Junior Church and Teens have lots of outings and group activities such as movie night, bowling and skating outings, etc. to keep them busy.  Our 26-passenger bus and 15-passenger van keep us plenty mobile with this crowd! 

Wednesday Evening Kids Program

Elements™ kids worship from Randall House Publishing is an upbeat and fast paced worship curriculum designed to keep children engaged.  With games, fun videos, and solid biblical teaching each child can learn about Jesus in a setting that is accepting and on their level.  It seems that each Wednesday we see new, precious faces and all are anxious to learn more about God.  We’ve had a lot of success with the program and can not wait to see what God has in store for us next!

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 on the Contact Us page 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

Join Us

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

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