Bay Vista Baptist Church
Bay Vista Baptist Church has served the spiritual needs of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast for decades. They emphasize serving their community as well; they were a hub for FEMA during Hurricane Katrina relief and recovery efforts, and they are a relay point for each year’s Operation Christmas Child campaign. As of late 2013, the authors of their current website were no longer around, and no one could get to the site to update it. We proposed setting up a site based on WordPress, where multiple people could have the ability to maintain the site, reducing the risk of that happening again. We also mentioned that such a site could also serve a sermon podcast feed, increasing the reach of their ministry.
What We Did – We manually downloaded all the publically-accessible parts of their old site, and used that content to create a WordPress-based site, updating a few outdated along the way. We also established a podcast feed for their sermons. A few months after initially setting up the site, we updated the theme to be more mobile-friendly.
What We Still Do – DJS Consulting hosts this site; we also publish sermons to their podcast feed weekly.