Stephen Wareham (CTO) wanted churches to have the best technology. The kind that enterprises in other industries expected. Kevin McCord (CFO) wanted to help multi-site and multi-lingual churches track everything their people were doing across all ministries. They both wanted simple, flexible tools and a safe way to add new tools. Access from any device or location was key.
Stephen started coding MinistryPlatform in October/November of 2006 and it was installed for our first customer during the spring/summer of 2007.
Check out our original napkin sketch of the “3D Ministry Grid” – phew! Aren’t you glad we went with the name “MinistryPlatform”?
Early churches started shaping this product and community right away. Chris Kehayias was one of those early adopters and he is now our CEO. Tavie Allan was our first employee and she is now our COO.
As you can see, a product that you can customize, and a community that helps shape it, has been part of our DNA right from the beginning. We love bringing you cutting edge technology in a way that makes sense to churches – all churches – no matter how they do church.