Initially created as a web design firm oriented to serving the emerging needs of ministries, worship.com was birthed in 1996. In 1998 the web design arm of worship.com adopted the name WebMatters New Media, and the site at worship.com transitioned into a destination for Christian praise and worship, featuring not only music, but extensive links to articles related to both corporate and personal worship authored by leading pastors, theologians, and worship leaders. By the late 1990s the site had grown into a major portal connecting over one million visitors from more than 165 countries all over the world. During this growth period, WebMatters developed and implemented websites for a number of ministries and churches, including a series of groundbreaking sites for a new movement called Passion.
In 2000, a shared love between the leadership at Passion and WebMatters for vibrant, Biblical worship led to a joint venture that integrated worship.com into the Passion fold for a season. For the next five years worship.com reached out to Passion’s “268 generation,” serving college students and campus pastors with the teaching of Louie Giglio, John Piper, Josh Harris, Beth Moore, Bill Bright, Tim Elmore, Voddie Baucham, Erwin McManus, J.D. Walt, Greg Matte and others, along with the emerging worship music of leaders like Matt Redman, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder, Charlie Hall, Watermark (Nathan and Christy Nockels), Candi Pearson, Steve Fee, and the Passion Band.
Worship.com has since transitioned to a standalone entity in order to expand its scope to serve not only the campus community, but also those who have moved beyond college life, making available extensive resources that include MP3s, training materials, podcasts, articles, book reviews, music, curriculums and commentary from various ministry leaders, seminaries, artists, worship leaders, theologians, bloggers, and authors.
Worship.com is led by its founder, Josh Riley, who provides leadership, strategic guidance, and direction for worship.com. A native of Central Florida, Josh occasionally speaks and conducts seminars on various topics related to the worship lifestyle, including how social media sites serve as a barometer of our hearts. His wife Caroline Riley directs hands-on, day-to-day operations. Together they have consulted for numerous ministries including Passion Conferences, North Point Community Church, First Baptist Church of Atlanta, sixsteps records, Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, OneDay, Dash Student Leadership, Chi Alpha Student Ministries, Tony Nolan, Youth Ministry Resources, Lanny Donoho, Christian Stewardship Network, and others. Also experienced speakers and published authors, they are members of Perimeter Church in Atlanta where they are involved in the church’s Intentional Living ministry, through which they help people identify and pursue their God-given purpose, vocation and calling in life. They live in north Atlanta with their adopted children: son Graham and daughter Delaney.
To schedule Josh to speak at seminars, workshops or events on topics ranging from social media to worship as a way of life, please utilize the Contact Us tab.
“Josh did an outstanding job in making a presentation, related to Social Media, at one of our career networking meetings. He was very energetic and creative in his approach and added tremendous value to our program. The information he presented was very insightful and beneficial to all those in attendance. I highly recommend him and we were fortunate and honored to have him as a part of our meeting.” — Steve
“Josh delivers results consistently and with the highest standards. Whether the program involves his Project Management acumen or as volunteer leader for Career Networking, you can always count on Josh to deliver superior results and insight.” — Bob
“I met Mr. Riley at the Career Connect meeting at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA. He organized a video presentation on the subject of “Social Media”, which was phenomenal and I would highly recommend his work in such regard to any group or company in need of superior verbal and video presentation skills.” — Tammy
“Josh Riley took time from a very busy schedule to present a powerful and effective workshop at the Job Fair at Brookwood High School. The students’ reviews of Josh’s presentation on utilizing social networking in your job search were rave reviews across the board. In my own research on Josh’ credentials and experience and my communications with him pre- and post-event, I found him to be an expert on his topic and (and this is certainly not the case with every expert!) just as expert at relaying the very valuable information to our audience and to me personally. I recommend Josh unreservedly.”
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“When we were trying to launch the Interactive Media Fellowship as a means for sharing best practices, I immediately thought of Josh… His reputation was one of excellence and consistency. I know he would bring those talents to any company he works for.” — Eric, InTouch Ministries
“I have found Josh to be a dedicated and talented individual with an impressive ability to manage and deliver programs of all sizes.” — David
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. — Romans 12:1-2 ESV