This web site is growing in information all the time, so we hope you'll visit often. This site has a number of purposes:
1. To inform people in the Belleville, IL and St. Louis Metro area about the ministries of Have Faith Ministries, Inc. founded in 1999 by me after a calling from God to do so. It was then simply as an Internet Ministry.
2. To provide Biblical sound articles and doctrine.
3. To reach out to those who are seeking answers about Salvation through Jesus Christ.
In His Service,
Dr. Terry Aaron, PhD
President of Have Faith Ministries, Inc.
What every believer needs to know concerning churches is that they are automatically tax exempt under 508(c)(1)(A) [Free Churches] verses the government controlled churches 501(c)(3) [State Churches]
The 508(c)(1)(a) Faith Based Organization (FBO) is a religious, non-profit, tax exempt organization. The 508(c)(1)(a) FBO is separate and distinct from a 501(c)(3) and unincorporated FBO’s. The 508(c)(1)(a) is applicable in all 50 states and recognized internationally under the Hague Convention of the United Nations Charter.
Since its inception in 1954 with the Johnson Amendment, the 501(c)(3) has been promoted and advertised by many as the only option to organizing a FBO. This is fatally incorrect. Federal law, IRS publications, and court cases all confirm and establish the rights and protection of the 508(c)(1)(a) FBO. (Please see legal information.)
The 508(c)(1)(a) FBO enjoys a “mandatory exception” from all the restrictions a 501(c)(3) FBO has including free speech restrictions, IRS reporting requirements, rules and regulations that the IRS may from time to time prescribe and providing testimony under oath.
HFM's Tax Exempt Non-Profit Status
Have Faith Ministries, Inc., a non-profit corporation located and registered in the State of Illinois, USA. . Section 508(c)(1)(A) of the US Internal Revenue Code states that “churches, their integrated auxiliaries, and conventions or associations of churches” are a mandatory exception to section 501(c)(3), they are already tax exempt without notifying or applying to the government under section 501(c)(3). Churches receive the same tax exempt status and benefits as a 501(c)(3) organization, without the partnership with the government. We do not have to lose our voice! †
Download, "Why All Churches Should be a 501(c)(1)(a)"