NEW ONLINE CHURCH MINISTERS TO TENS OF THOUSANDS AROUND THE GLOBE Bill Keller, founder of Live Prayer, recently launched an exclusively internet-based church that is already meeting the spiritual needs of tens of thousand of people around the globe every week.
BigNews.Biz - Nov 22,2008 - (LOS ANGELES) Bill Keller, the world's leading internet Evangelist and founder of the largest interactive Christian web site, Liveprayer.com, recently launched an exclusively internet-based church that is already meeting the spiritual needs of tens of thousand of people around the globe every week.
"This Online Cathedral will become the church home to well over one million people around the world within the first year,” says Keller, who began LivePrayerChurch.com in October.
Using cutting edge technology to minister to the hurting and win souls for Jesus Christ, the controversial Pastor Keller launched Liveprayer.com over nine years ago. He has since turned the site into the world's largest interactive Christian web site, with over 2.4 million subscribers to his daily devotional, personally penned by Keller every day since the site’s inception. Liveprayer.com has a team of over seven hundred retired pastors who send personal responses to over forty thousand email requests for prayer each day.
Keller also hosts a popular daily TV program that for five years ran on a CBS-owned affiliate in the Tampa market, where Keller's ministry is based. That program was moved exclusively to his web site in January of 2008 after CBS executives tried to censor him from saying anything negative about the Muslim faith. Keller has also been in the national spotlight for his stand against Mitt Romney and the false doctrines of the Mormon Church, and is known internationally for his now infamous video message to Osama Bin Laden.
"The larger percentage of two full generations have never even been to church in their lives,” says Keller, in reference to his new online church. “There are also millions of people who have had negative church experiences, but who are still looking for a church to call their own. We have simply used twenty-first century technology to create an online house of worship that is a church in every sense of the word, and we minister to people who are seeking a church home.”
Keller's new Online Cathedral church features a weekly service that is made available at 12:01AM EDT each Sunday, and remains up for the entire week for people to view at their convenience. One of the unique features of the Liveprayer church is that viewers choose the type of music they want to accompany Keller’s service: old hymns, praise and worship, or gospel. And for church members, there are helpful resources such interactive bible studies; evangelism training; discipleship classes for new converts; ministries geared to men, women, and youth, and a fellowship area that utilizes some of the great social networking tools available today.
Some who have criticized Keller's Online Cathedral claim that it is impersonal, not a replacement for a traditional church experience. Keller shares that a good portion of the forty thousand plus emails his ministry responds to daily are people who do have a local church home, but can't get their pastor or anyone to even pray for their needs. Keller is confident that despite the fact his church is based