Our church installed a new security system, which included cameras, alarm system, and key fobs for our main entry doors. Everything was working properly for the first few weeks, until we had a power outage. Once this occurred, we started experiencing numerous problems with the systems. The major problem was our Internet provider and our old out of date phone system. We tried for several months to resolve the problems ourselves, but our lack of expertise only made matters worse.
As the business administrator for a large church, I am continually looking for ways to minimize our expenses. One of the best decision I’ve made in this regard was to engage OutTouch Ministries. Bellevue Baptist Church has been utilizing the services of OutTouch Ministries for several years, and we have experienced incredible financial savings from simply allowing OTM to serve as our consultant and negotiate with vendors on our behalf. Their staff has a high level of expertise in a subject matter that many financial officers are not well versed – telecommunications.
For the past 25 years I have been president of Sonlight Studios, an independent television production company that produces live shots with guest in Memphis.
Our communication needs have changed as technology has progressed and just a few years ago we were in a mess. I had tried using some new technology to transport live video for CNN and FOXNews and as it failed, our reputation was at stake.
I want to thank you for the efforts OutTouch provided in my search for the right phone and internet service for Sky Zone Memphis. The fact that you sat down with me and got to know our business concept and understand our needs was very helpful.
OutTouch Ministries has been a valuable resource for us in upgrading our phone and internet services. After doing some preliminary work in securing new bids for services, I contacted Richard Halstead and solicited his advice and counsel. He was instrumental in upgrading the vendor bid possibilities, and because of his knowledge and expertise, we now have expanded services at much cheaper rates than I could have ever negotiated on my own. Because of Richard’s contacts and resources within the telecommunications field, Lakeview Baptist Church now has substantial phone and internet upgrades at reasonable prices.
I want to thank you for all of the help that OutTouch has provided First Assembly of God. We have now had our online giving up and running for several months and can already tell the difference it is making in our finances. You came to my rescue and got this set up for us with very little confusion. That was a great comfort for someone like myself, who is not a computer expert.
Over the past year, our organization has been involved with OutTouch Ministries through Shared Church Services for various opportunities. Most recently we have worked with OutTouch Ministries in order to provide the best cell phone service that would be able to provide not only cost savings, but good quality as well. We were able to find and meet this need through OutTouch with T-Mobile.
We want to thank you for your help with finding the appropriate telephone and internet service provider for our church. Unfortunately, we did not know about Shared Church Services or OutTouch Ministries until late in our research process but better late than ever. We were thrilled to have your advice and knowledge in making our final decision. Your help with deciphering the telephone terminology was invaluable. We were able to make the right decisions thanks to your experience. I know our lack of knowledge was frustrating at times but you were always kind and helpful.
I have been very pleased with the partnership that KWBC has been able to share with OutTouch Ministries. It has been a pleasure to work with Richard Halstead in the effort to make the vision of OTM a reality for churches of all sizes. His willingness to spend as much time as necessary to understand the needs and the potential of our church, has been a great resource.