Founder & CEO
Howard founded Crown Ministries in 1985 which merged with Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts in September 2000 to form Crown Financial Ministries. During his tenure as CEO, Crown became the world’s largest financial ministry teaching more than 50 million people in 80 countries. He served as host of the nationally syndicated radio programs, Money Matters, How to Manage Your Money and Ted and Tony.
Howard transitioned from the role of CEO at Crown and in 2009 founded Compass—Finances God’s Way. Compass’ primary focus is on teaching God’s financial principles through small group studies.
Howard married Beverly in 1971 and they have two children: Matthew (married to Michelle) and Danielle (married to Kyle Hasbrouck) and one grandchild. Howard and Beverly reside in Central Florida and have led 55 small groups.
Steve and his wife Marcia were both born and raised in Rochester, NY. After a brief career in the music industry Steve traded in his drum sticks for a microphone. Steve worked at several commercial and non-commercial radio stations (NPR) and then joined Larry Burkett at Christian Financial Concepts in 1985. The radio network grew from two hundred to over twelve hundred stations in just a few years with How to Manage Your Money and Money Matters being recognized with a number of national awards.
Steve remained as co-host and Vice-President of Broadcasting through the CFC/Crown merger in 2001 and Larry Burkett’s death in 2003. He then hosted the Money Matters program with Howard Dayton until 2007.
In the spring of 2011 Steve and Howard Dayton felt the time was right and that God was directing them to once again start a daily radio call-in program that would help people find practical and biblical ways to manage their resources.
Steve and his wife Marcia live in Gainesville, GA and have two grown children, Rachel and Patrick. He does occasional broadcast projects for other organizations and still has his drumsticks……just in case.
In 2001, Kyle married his wife,Danielle. They were both deeply impacted through their pre-marital counseling by a Crown Financial Ministries small group study. As they started applying God’s word on finances in their own lives, they began to see the ministry opportunities and the need to take this message of stewardship to others.
In 2004, Kyle felt a calling to join Crown Financial Ministries. From 2004- 2010 Kyle served as the Area Director for Northeast Florida, the District Director of Florida and Georgia and later as a Development Officer for the Crown home office.
In March of 2010, Kyle transitioned to Compass-finances God’s way to focus on bringing the message of stewardship to people through the life changing, small group experience. Kyle and Danielle continue to live in St. Augustine, Florida and he currently serves as the Vice-President for Compass-finances God’s way. Kyle is a huge Florida Gators Fan.