OUR HISTORY & FOUNDER

IN 1985, HOWARD DAYTON FOUNDED CROWN MINISTRIES, WHICH MERGED WITH LARRY BURKETT’S ORGANIZATION IN 2000 TO FORM CROWN FINANCIAL MINISTRIES. IN 2007, HOWARD ELECTED TO TRANSITION FROM THE ROLE OF ITS CEO AFTER SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY AS A FULL-TIME UNPAID VOLUNTEER SINCE 1985.

IN 1985, HOWARD DAYTON FOUNDED CROWN MINISTRIES, WHICH MERGED WITH LARRY BURKETT’S ORGANIZATION IN 2000 TO FORM CROWN FINANCIAL MINISTRIES. IN 2007, HOWARD ELECTED TO TRANSITION FROM THE ROLE OF ITS CEO AFTER SERVING IN THIS CAPACITY AS A FULL-TIME UNPAID VOLUNTEER SINCE 1985.

Howard Dayton founded Compass—finances God’s way to improve and distribute the small group studies globally. The Crown Financial Ministries board graciously allowed Compass to use the materials Howard previously authored so that the studies could continue to be used by the Lord to change lives and draw people closer to Christ.

While Crown and Compass have similar missions to teach God’s financial principles, the primary methods are different. Compass’ focus is to teach primarily in small groups because it is a proven and extremely effective method to help people apply what they learn.

We believe God is multiplying rather than duplicating the two ministries so they can each focus on their missions and separately influence more people than they could have as one organization. Please join us in praying that God will use Crown and Compass to radically improve the lives and finances of many people.


Read our Ministry Profile here.

COMPASS PHILIPPINES

"Greetings in Jesus Name!
Let me share with you my story. 
For more than thirty (30) years, I have worked with two reputable law firms in the Philippines.  I was a Senior Para-legal in the Intellectual Property Department.  My salary had benefits yes, but through the years, life has become increasingly difficult for me.  I worked with all my might and even did after office hours.  The pressure to cope built up inside me.  I started to feel trapped and hopeless.
For twenty years I have cried out and knelt before God in the privacy of my time with Him.  I pleaded with Him to entrust with me a small portion of His wealth so I could give my family a decent life.
In spite of attending different free and paid seminars offered by various financial and investment companies, I didn't find what I was looking for. Little by little, the Lord opened doors as He steadily revealed to me what I needed to learn to manage the resources His Way. Then I was led to the ministry of “Compass-finances God’s Way.” This ministry re-educated my wife and I.  We had “on-the-job” life experiences that made us apply the principles we learned.  The result was liberating and enriching!
Today, the way we handle money is completely the opposite of what we used to believe.  The Bible is indeed the best financial adviser to all money matters! The passion that my wife and I have brought about  the birth of Compass Stewardship God’s Way Philippines, Inc. in November 2014.
If God has used this ministry to revolutionize my life, I am certain it will also do the same to you!"
-Bobby Sanchez, Executive Director for Compass Philippines