Lifelong Christian Leader Finds Fulfillment in Blend of Career, Faith
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 5, 2016 /Christian Newswire/ -- Brad Hill has been named chief operating officer at Ministry Brands, a growing Christian software company, where he will oversee all efforts to provide faith-based clients with technology that enables them to carry out their mission with greater impact and efficiency. It is a role he relishes.
Photo: Brad Hill
"I work at the intersection of ministry and technology, where God has set me on a path," said Hill. "It doesn't feel like a job; it is a joy to serve."
The path began when Hill volunteered to help with technology issues at his church. He found that his solutions would work for other houses of faith, and he started Site Organic, a church web services company that was later acquired by his current firm, Ministry Brands.
Hill believes his career path has been steered through prayer and a constant asking of "What is God's purpose for me?" He believes he has found the answer in his current role at Ministry Brands.
Hill previously was executive vice president of church platform services at Ministry Brands. In his new role, he oversees all operations for all Ministry Brands companies, including those that supply church management software, financial accounting software, online giving, websites and mobile apps, education/training and messaging.
At Ministry Brands, Hill strives to develop software solutions that allow church officials to devote less time to administrative tasks and more to ministry. "We work to put a much bigger hammer in the hands of pastors, so they can make a much bigger impact in their communities," Hill said.
Hill has found that his work as a deacon and as a former chair of the board at his children's faith-based school has enabled him to experience firsthand how a customer works with church technology. It has also provided him with an opportunity to field-test new solutions. "I've used the school as a guinea pig for testing new software," Hill said.
Hill says that it is a relief to be at a Christian company like Ministry Brands. "I know other executives who struggle to connect their work and their faith," he said. His work and life are both enriched by working beside others on Ministry Brands who are on similar spiritual paths, he said.
In his new position, Hill also wants to help others connect the dots between their careers and their beliefs. Recently, he led a company mission trip to El Salvador to assist with a children's ministry there. "It was part of a broader effort to give back, in big ways and small ways," he said.
Hill wants to encourage Bible study groups within the company to grow, and he wants to encourage employees to use a company fund set up to provide stipends to employees to take mission trips with their local church.
"As Colossians 3:23 reminds us, We work for the Lord," Hill said.
About Ministry Brands
Ministry Brands is the country's leading SaaS provider for churches, parachurch ministries and other faith-based organizations in the United States, serving more than 55,000 customers. Under the leadership of a Christian management team, the Knoxville-based company seeks to equip the 21st century churches and faith-based organizations with cutting-edge software solutions that allow pastors and church executives, technology professionals and administrators to carry out their Biblical mission with excellence, relevance and efficiency. Ministry Brands' suite of solutions includes church management, giving and payment processing, financial accounting, background screening, and website services software. For more information, visit www.ministrybrands.com.