Roever Evangelistic Association

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Roever Evangelistic Association (R.E.A.) and Roever Educational Assistance Programs (R.E.A.P.) are two related entities that Dave Roever founded. Churches, men's conventions, youth conventions, and individuals who desire to be challenged with truth will benefit from the ministry of Dave Roever. His life-long commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ is unwavering, and he presents this transforming news with gripping humor and heartfelt conviction. The audience will laugh and cry as Dave communicates a message of joy in the midst of pain, and victory in the middle of tragedy. Whether he is invited to share his personal story, preach, or participate in a current series initiated by the pastor of a local church, he will challenge the audience to go deeper in their walk with Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 136130
Fort Worth, TX 76136-6136


Phone: (817) 238-2000


Organization details

EIN: 953559970

CEO/President: Rev. Dave Roever

Chairman: Rev. Dave Roever

Board size: 8

Founder: Rev. Dave Roever

Year founded: 1964

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1988


Roever's message is one of hope. Using his war experiences of loneliness, peer pressure, disfigurement and pain, and his experiences in wholesome relationships with his parents, wife, and children, Roever talks about solutions to problems such as drug and alcohol abuse, drinking and driving, teen pregnancy, suicide and low self-esteem.

Mission statement

Roever Evangelistic Association is committed to seeing the youth of America and their families come to saving faith in Jesus Christ and to be assimilated into the local church, using every means possible, but primarily through proclamation evangelism.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating698 of 81734 of 45
Fund acquisition rating341 of 81719 of 45
Resource allocation rating650 of 81730 of 45
Asset utilization rating800 of 81744 of 45

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$54,829$77,486$67,874$114,267$105,448
Short-term investments$0$1,000$40,678$40,674$39,921
Other current assets$1,000$0$110,000$0$0
Total current assets$394,504$312,345$419,410$672,753$349,619
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,898,259$5,563,071$5,033,346$5,201,614$5,576,255
Other long-term assets$1,655,485$22,008$16,871$0$0
Total long-term assets$5,553,744$5,585,079$5,050,217$5,201,614$5,576,255
Total assets$5,948,248$5,897,424$5,469,627$5,874,367$5,925,874
Payables and accrued expenses$274,433$162,560$129,457$118,917$233,067
Other current liabilities$112,977$123,555$94,602$81,864$231,565
Total current liabilities$387,410$286,115$224,059$200,781$464,632
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$5,724$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$1,210,049$1,319,046$1,412,411$1,476,451$1,676,794
Total liabilities$1,597,459$1,605,161$1,636,470$1,677,232$2,141,426
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$45,944$0$96,801$0
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$4,350,789$4,292,263$3,833,157$4,197,135$3,784,448
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$2,476,138$2,392,217$1,866,865$2,283,248$2,063,116
Program service revenue$64,557$67,051$51,815$96,357$91,389
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$18,551$19,266$12,901$11,006$8,951
Other revenue$590,673$732,612$736,864$770,478$718,864
Total other revenue$673,781$818,929$801,580$877,841$819,204
Total revenue$3,149,919$3,211,146$2,668,445$3,161,089$2,882,320
Program services$2,332,326$2,558,265$2,283,992$2,278,689$2,560,086
Management and general$504,771$393,998$699,276$254,046$229,531
Total expenses$2,966,353$2,981,840$3,032,963$2,582,475$2,836,427
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$183,566$229,306($364,518)$578,614$45,893
Other changes in net assets($121,220)($115,219)$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$62,346$114,087($364,518)$578,614$45,893


Dave RoeverPresident/Di$156,560
Brenda RoeverCOO/CFO$59,740

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2018

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 3/30/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Dave Roever grew up in a minister's family in South Texas. At the height of the Vietnam War, Dave received his draft notice. Rather than serving in the infantry, he joined the U.S. Navy and served as a riverboat gunner in the elite Brown Water Black Beret in Vietnam.

Eight months into his tour of duty in Vietnam, Roever was burned beyond recognition when a phosphorous grenade he was poised to throw exploded in his hand. The ordeal left him hospitalized for fourteen months, where he underwent numerous major surgeries. His survival and life are miraculous.

Today with his humorous style, Roever is enthusiastically received both nationally and internationally as a public speaker. He is a superb communicator and speaks in a variety of settings including churches, public schools; business, men's and youth conventions; and military installations around the world. Roever has also been a frequent guest on national television talk shows. He established compassionate, ongoing missions work in Vietnam and is involved in other nations.

In every setting, Roever's message is one of truth and hope. Using his life as an example, he addresses issues relevant to his audience and presents concrete solutions to life's problems. Often drawing upon his war experiences of loneliness, peer pressure, disfigurement, and pain, as well as life's triumphs, Roever weaves together a message of courage, commitment, and survival that touches and transforms those who hear him.

Thirty-four years after his injuries, the U. S. Department of the Navy corrected its oversight by awarding Roever his Purple Heart, along with several other service medals. Because of his wartime experience of service, injury, and recovery, he is uniquely qualified to speak to the needs of military personnel. He is called upon regularly to address troops on domestic military bases as well as those deployed around the globe. Roever is no stranger to the War on Terror, having done multiple tours in the Middle East.

In May 2005, Dave was awarded an honorary doctor degree in recognition of his remarkable life and service. In April 2012, he was awarded The Outstanding Civilian Service Medal by the U.S. Department of the Army. In 2019, Dave and his wife Brenda celebrated 50 years of full-time ministry.

Roever is founder and president of three non-profit corporations: Roever Evangelistic Association, Roever Foundation, and REAP International, based in Fort Worth, Texas. Dave and his wife Brenda are co-founders of Eagles Summit Ranch in Colorado, as well as Eagles Summit Ranch in Texas, where they help physically and emotionally injured servicemen and women "find their way home."

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