About Digital Church
Digital Church began on March 8th, 2014 as a virtual provider for church graphic and website design and development. From there, we have expanded into native application development and church management systems development. Our first website was developed at https://digitalchurchmarketing.com. That website is now used as a redirect to Digital Church Agency, but here's a screen capture of what it looked like when we first created a landing page via the internet archive.
That first website was built with Bluehost as the hosting provider using the Avada Theme to design the site on WordPress.
On March 19th, 2016, we registered our Digital Church Marketing trade name as a DBA in the state of Ohio.
As we started working in this business, we realized that marketing wasn't really the main thing we were focused on. We really had found success in designing graphics and websites, but we wanted to create a digital platform for churches to build their own websites on. This platform would mature into a full-fledged church management system, where churches could manage records of church membership, provide the capability for online giving, and publish their own sermons and podcasts.
On February 4th, 2017, we officially dropped marketing from our name and started to go by Digital Church. We purchased the domain for https://dgtl.church and moved our entire business onto that domain.
As we continued to design graphics and websites for clients, we realized that our domain choice was a little troublesome for clients. It was difficult to explain "D-G-T-L... like 'digital' without any vowels."
Over time, we decided to split our business up into different domains to focus on the specific products and services we were already offering.
On September 25th, 2018, we purchased the domain for https://digitalchurchplatform.com to serve as a sales site for the website design & church management platform that we had built.
As the platform grew, we continued to use the Digital Church Marketing domain to run our creative agency services through. Through that business, we provided custom design for sermon graphics, event graphics, signage and apparel.
On January 22, 2019, we purchased the domain https://digitalchurchagency.com to better explain what we were doing in that part of our business.
As we continued to grow and provide more services for our clients, we found ourselves doing more and more consulting around online ministry, design strategy, and website development. To better serve our clients, we decided to launch a website on February 17th, 2019 for our consulting services at https://digitalchurch.consulting.
On May 16th, 2019, we purchased the domain for https://digitalchurch.app to serve as a technical domain for our church website design and management platform. This now hosts the main signup flow for new subscribers as well as providing the development subdomains for client websites before launch.
On August 13th, 2020, our business had grown to a point where it was time to create a Limited Liability Corporation in the State of Ohio. At that time, we registered Digital Church Limited.
On June 11th, 2021, we purchased a domain for https://digitalchurch.cloud to use for our content delivery network that serves files for Digital Church Platform. This domain runs all our client sites through StackPath Edge CDN to make our platform faster and stronger.
On June 15th, 2020, we purchased https://digitalchurch.chat as a technical domain for use in a new product we started working on. Digital Church Messenger will be a communications platform for churches to be able to send email newsletters, text message marketing, and on-site chat with website visitors and users.
On January 21, 2021, we purchased https://digitalchurch.agency to and setup a redirect from our previous agency domain.
On August 2nd, 2021, we purchased the domain for https://digitalchurch.blog to serve as a place for free content and resources for churches to help them thrive in online ministry.