FAITHLIFE/LOGOS BIBLE SOFTWARE
Location: Bellingham | Employees: 350
Bob Pritchett sees his Bible and faith study publishing company’s branch into online social media, Faithlife.com, as perfectly natural. “Church,” he observes, “is one of the first real social networks and most enduring.”
The Bellingham firm is among the oldest electronic publishers, growing from a couple of programmers in a basement in 1992 into the largest developer of Bible-study tools. It partners with more than 150 multilingual publishers to make more than 53,000 Bible-study resources available to global customers.
Faithlife serves both individuals and church ministries, expanding within the past five years to launch services like Vyrso, a Christian e-bookstore and e-reader app, Proclaim church presentation software and Faithlife Groups, which allows Christians from around the world to connect and share ideas.
Through electronic media, its three million members can explore their faith in great depth, studying New Testament texts in the original Greek or discussing issues like homelessness across several churches. As Pritchett observes, these were opportunities until recently available only in seminaries, and making biblical education readily accessible to anyone with a smartphone has great implications for Christians around the world.
Location: Seattle | Employees: 15