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Saying Goodbye To WorshipHouse Media

by Rob Thomas on March 28, 2011

We at RT Creative Group have an important announcement to make. Today, we finalized the sale of WorshipHouse Media, one of our sister companies, to Salem Communications. We thought it was important to take a moment to announce this decision to our Igniter audience.

In case you are unaware, WorshipHouse Media is a company that we started more than 5 years ago. From the beginning, WorshipHouse’s goal was to supply the creative resource of many different church media producers (like Igniter) for local churches everywhere. These past few years have been exciting with WorshipHouse as we have developed so many friendships with producers and churches alike. We reached this decision to sell WorshipHouse after a tremendous amount of thought and prayer.

We have been friends with the Salem Web Network team for years and have partnered with them on many occasions. As we considered this significant change, it was important to us that this sale be in the best interest of our company, Salem, producers, and churches/ministries.  We are confident that Salem has a stronger reach than us, which we hope will benefit many more churches. We also think it will be good for those that create great media content.  Our hope is this  sale will allow producers to continue to develop even better resources that will help spread the gospel in increasingly creative ways.

In doing all of this, we are extremely sad to be saying goodbye to the WorshipHouse staff: Dale Carter, Luke Miller, Tylor McGee, and Zuriel Barron.  I love all of them a lot and will miss them more than I can express in this blog post.  The good news is that they will continue to run WorshipHouse together… believe me, WorshipHouse is in great hands.

As for RT Creative Group (Igniter Media and Echo Conference), I really look forward to the next 15-24 months.  We are in the midst of the biggest shift our company has ever had.  It will be a challenge, but I am confident in the Lord. Confident that He will provide and will direct our path as we enter the next ‘act’ of our company.

Pray for us and know that we are more thankful than ever to be able to serve the local church with media resources.

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16 Comments
  1. I am excited to see what is in store for both RT Creative Group and WorshipMedia. I know this must have been a tough choice, but it cool to see you trusting God in the process.

  2. Mark permalink

    What does this mean for your customers?

    • For our Igniter customers or our WorshipHouse customers?

    • If you are a WorshipHouse customer, you won’t see a lot of changes… We have worked hard to build a culture within WHM that is very friendly and supportive to the customers… Salem only wants to build on top of that culture, not tear it down. Also, WHM will continue to have the exact same team!

  3. Kat French permalink

    I agree with Brad in saying that this must have been a difficult decision to make. Sometimes just taking that first step of faith is the hardest. It will be exciting to see what God does with both WHM and RT Creative in the coming months and years. Blessings to you all!

  4. Andrew Galpin permalink

    It cannot of been easy for you to let go of something you have built up from scratch for the past 5 year, i appreaciate the time and effort that both went into creating Worship House, and into the decision to sell it on. I hope this will give you more time to work on new ideas, as well as Igniter an Echo.

    I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

    Andy

  5. Congrats Rob & team! I’ve loved tracking with and marching alongside you all. ~RM

  6. Kent McKeaigg permalink

    Proud of that team. Real proud.

  7. Rob, I’ve always been real impressed by WorshipHouse. I hope that doesn’t change… Looking forward to your next venture!

  8. Hey guys, just want to say great work with what you’ve done in the past! Igniter is amazing as is Echo and I’m sure you will be able to focus more on those projects in the years to come! Thanks for all the time you’ve given to WHM, it truly is the best place to find media for worship! So just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work!

  9. Rob- WHM is brought me to Igniter and Collide and introduced me to Echo Conference last year. Its how I found Johnny and Chachi…

    all of this to say that you have done a fantastic job and I join you guys in prayer for this change. I know you are making decisions founded in Christ and He will bless your efforts.

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