Whosoever Gospel Mission


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 rating238 of 66439 of 95
Fund acquisition rating202 of 66628 of 95
Resource allocation rating190 of 66629 of 95
Asset utilization rating451 of 66476 of 95

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$256,758$202,677$203,203$187,271$190,571
Short-term investments$435,657$462,880$439,783$407,871$478,592
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$784,763$704,182$698,031$671,864$695,488
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752$3,187,181
Other long-term assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$2,853,855$2,912,475$2,966,795$3,051,752$3,187,181
Total assets$3,638,618$3,616,657$3,664,826$3,723,616$3,882,669
Payables and accrued expenses$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165$59,367
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$98,400$70,639$56,567$64,165$59,367
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$58,687$64,773$70,536$75,586$81,176
Total liabilities$157,087$135,412$127,103$139,751$140,543
Net assets20182017201620152014
Temporarily restricted$130,551$99,814$101,363$97,038$115,734
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$3,481,531$3,481,245$3,537,723$3,583,865$3,742,126
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$1,413,383$1,291,564$1,185,213$1,144,316$1,255,385
Program service revenue$28,008$27,176$30,636$20,201$20,283
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$27,668$15,585$11,324$24,677$31,349
Other revenue$0$12,550$0$2,353$53
Total other revenue$55,676$55,311$41,960$47,231$51,685
Total revenue$1,469,059$1,346,875$1,227,173$1,191,547$1,307,070
Program services$1,219,566$1,196,790$1,083,372$1,111,464$1,108,739
Management and general$140,764$130,435$118,235$121,199$129,499
Total expenses$1,458,766$1,424,556$1,295,760$1,321,821$1,335,683
Change in net assets20182017201620152014
Surplus (deficit)$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)($28,613)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$10,293($77,681)($68,587)($130,274)($28,613)

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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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