Back in 2010 I rescued a domain (joybaptist.net) for Joy Baptist Tabernacle in Chattanooga Tennessee. As with all rescued domains, I check to see if the ministry was still in operation each year as the domain came up for renewal, and if it looked like the ministry was still around, I renewed the domain for another year and just went on about the doing the ministry.
The rescued domains have Basic Church information (name of ministry, pastor’s name, address, service times if I could get them, local weather, links to the Baptist Ministry Database, a Bible Tract for a salvation message, some Christian banners and basic contact information so the ministry can update the information, or get the domain back if they desire to do so).
I received an email yesterday from a church member of Joy Baptist Tabernacle, asking if I could change the phone number for the church, add an email link, have the website say that the church was "Independent, fundamental, KJV Bible based services. We are missionary minded and we also STILL sing the old hymns in our song service."
He also asked me to add some service times and wanted me to include a google map. Sounded like a regular website to me. He said he didn’t want anything fancy, but I decided to just go ahead and build a WordPress website for them.
Built the WordPress website last night and they provided me a picture of the church to put up on it.
They don’t really want to maintain it, just want a static website so people can find the church. “We really want this for travelers and new people to the area. We are one of the few remaining churches in the Bible Belt sticking with the old principles it seems.”
He said they really appreciate our ministry, and thanked us for “keeping their website” for them.