From day one, our goal has been to support churches and ministries worldwide. We firmly believe that local churches, ministries, and organizations everywhere are the hope of the world, and we are humbled to have an opportunity to resource them with media that declares the gospel of Jesus Christ and highlights the Truth found in the Bible.
In the Beginning
Igniter Media was an idea that began with our president, Rob Thomas, back in 2001. It was then that Rob saw potential in himself to create short films that could make an impact during Sunday morning gatherings.
From there, the first Igniter video, Are You Amazed?, was completed by Rob in 2002. Rob released the video to some local Dallas churches and received positive feedback, which encouraged him to create more videos. September 2003 makes the official launch of our company, coinciding with the release of Igniter Videos, Volume 01. This debut DVD contained Are You Amazed? and our most popular video ever, That’s My King!.
This volume of videos was released under our original company name, Vertical Sky productions. In 2004, we changed our business’ name from Vertical Sky to the current, more familiar Igniter Media.
Over the next few years, as we released several more volumes including videos like meChurch and Sunday’s Comin’, our production team began to grow. Though Igniter started out as one person’s vision, we quickly turned into a strong creative team dedicated to creating media that declares Truth.
As we grew, we also saw a need to create other types of media churches and ministry organizations. So in July 2005, we began adding countdowns, looping backgrounds, and still images to our church media catalog. In 2011, we started creating title graphics for church services.
After just a few months of creating our own title graphics, we had an incredible opportunity to partner with Graceway Media. In February 2012, we officially added Graceway to the RT Creative Group family. Graceway specializes in service and sermon title graphics, among other things. It has been the perfect complement to Igniter and our product offerings. Plus, we’re fortunate to have added the amazing Graceway team into the RT fold.
As we've gotten into a rhythm with Graceway, we've grown to better understand how to utilize the strengths of both companies.
With the launch of our current website, we’re back to where it all started: the mini movie. It’s our singular focus now on Igniter. And we’re not doing it alone either. We’ve partnered with some other great producers to create an extensive library of short films for anyone looking to visually communicate Truth.
As for doing worship backgrounds, title graphics, and countdowns, we haven’t stopped. In fact, we’ve only just begun. You can find our consistently beautiful designs, along with Igniter's historical library, over at Graceway.
Looking Back And Moving Forward
In September 2013, we celebrated our tenth anniversary as a company. We spent a lot of time reflecting on the opportunities we’ve had, the people who have crossed our path, and God’s faithfulness in all of it. For some of the highlights, check out our tenth anniversary timeline.
Looking back, we’re humbled by the work that God has done through us over the years. Moving forward, we’re excited to see where His hand leads Igniter, Graceway, and all of RT Creative Group.