Monday, August 19, 2013

Tech-Savvy Pastor & Bible App

You've probably heard of the Bible app--the app that lets you download a version of the Bible onto your mobile device. What you probably don't know is the interesting story of how it was developed.

Rev. Bobby Gruenewald, pastor of an Oklahoma-based megachurch called LifeChurch.tv, first developed the idea for the app while waiting for a plane at an airport and wishing he had his Bible to pass the time. He flew home and registered a domain name called youversion.com. The rest is history.

According to this feature story in the Chicago Tribune,  100 million people have downloaded the app. You can get it in one of 617 versions and one of 377 languages. And Rev. Gruenewald now has 30 paid staff members, 500 volunteers worldwide, and 420 million dollars in donations.

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