Whosoever Gospel Mission

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As the lighted sign on our rooftop proclaims each night, we seek to offer the love of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel in both word and deed to those who are hurting. We operate our residential New Life Program for homeless men year-round, and we anticipate opening Hannah's Place, a residential facility for homeless or needy moms and their young children, in the future.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Whosoever Gospel Mission
PO Box 48308
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Website: whosoevergospel.org/wp/

Phone: (215) 438-3094

Email: remberger@whosoevergospel.org

Organization details

EIN: 231352579

CEO/President: Dr. Robert A Emberger


Board size: 14

Founder: William Raws

Year founded: 1941

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 09/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


The Whosoever Gospel Mission is a Christian nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, rehabilitation and other assistance to homeless and/or needy men (and hopefully one day also women and children) in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area.

Mission statement

The Whosoever Gospel equips homeless men with the skills and resources they need to achieve productive, independent living.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Rescue Missions/Homeless Shelters

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating333 of 94078 of 160
Fund acquisition rating357 of 94262 of 160
Resource allocation rating239 of 94245 of 160
Asset utilization rating624 of 940120 of 160

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$257,158$256,758$202,677$203,203$187,271
Short-term investments$428,724$435,657$462,880$439,783$407,871
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$735,561$784,763$704,182$698,031$671,864
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,761,801$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,761,801$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752
Total assets$3,497,362$3,638,618$3,616,657$3,664,826$3,723,616
Payables and accrued expenses$92,993$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$92,993$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$52,189$58,687$64,773$70,536$75,586
Total liabilities$145,182$157,087$135,412$127,103$139,751
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$3,236,029$3,350,980$3,381,431$3,436,360$3,486,827
With donor restrictions$116,151$130,551$99,814$101,363$97,038
Net assets$3,352,180$3,481,531$3,481,245$3,537,723$3,583,865
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,322,873$1,413,383$1,291,564$1,185,213$1,144,316
Program service revenue$24,930$28,008$27,176$30,636$20,201
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$20,819$27,668$15,585$11,324$24,677
Other revenue$0$0$12,550$0$2,353
Total other revenue$45,749$55,676$55,311$41,960$47,231
Total revenue$1,368,622$1,469,059$1,346,875$1,227,173$1,191,547
Program services$1,245,919$1,219,566$1,196,790$1,083,372$1,111,464
Management and general$138,729$140,764$130,435$118,235$121,199
Total expenses$1,492,384$1,458,766$1,424,556$1,295,760$1,321,821
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($123,762)$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($123,762)$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)


Rev Robert EmbergerExecutive Director$96,844

Compensation data as of: 9/30/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 12/22/2020. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


The Whosoever Gospel Mission and Rescue Home Association was opened in the Germantown section of Philadelphia in 1892 by William Raws, a recovered alcoholic, who dedicated his life to helping "the least, the last, and the lost." With uninterrupted services for 116 years, the Mission has shared God's love with fallen and needy homeless men through the proclamation of the Gospel and by providing meals, lodging, clothing, counseling, training, education, work experience and other useful help and assistance. Our long-term residential program for men is designed to help broken and hurting homeless men become productive, contributing citizens in both God's Kingdom and our society.

On February 25, 2006, the Whosoever Gospel Mission was devastated by a catastrophic arson fire. Our property was rendered useless with well over two million dollars in damages. Though we had to suspend all residential services to the homeless as a result of the fire, we continued to offer other supports and services to the homeless and needy through our various ministries.

On Monday, November 24, 2008, we reopened our residential facility and restarted our long term New Life Program for homeless men. After 2 years and 9 months of demolition and rebuilding, we were once again able to provide the holistic drug and alcohol rehabilitation and job readiness training needed to help men overcome their addiction, achieve meaningful employment and enjoy life as productive, contributing members of society.

In addition to reopening our much needed residential New Life Program for homeless men, we plan to open Hannah's Place, a brand new residential program in a separate facility for homeless women with young children. We need your generous gifts to turn our vision into a reality!

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