New Beginnings in 2006

Well, I’ve still got a ton of work to do, but I figure I’ll put out the official word today and update when everything’s complete (website, biz cards, etc).

As the couple of you who read this are aware, I jumped ship and went out on my own back in June, 2005. It has been an extremely interesting ride thus far. As of January 1, 2005, I am doing business as Evermind Media Group, LLC. The plan for EMG had originally been to do what I know, and stick with web design & development as my primary focus. That changed sometime late last year.

As you’ll be hearing much more about, Evermind Media Group, LLC now has two main divisions. One is focused solely on web design & development, while the other focuses on my One True Passion — supporting The Ministry by helping to provide The Message in a Relevant Way.

Right out of high school, I invested some hefty cash into a small production company that supported small concerts and clubs in the area by providing sound, video & lighting for concerts, etc. I also booked & managed several local & regional artists. I’ve always dreamt of going back to that, but to be honest, the money just isn’t as good as IT.

For the bulk of last year, my time was spent coordinating the retrofitting of the main worship center at First Baptist Church Ellisville with a state-of-the-art sound system to replace the well-used, long-overdue system that had been in use since the ’80s. Throughout that process I re-discovered my love for technical production and found a gaping void in The Ministry as it relates to sound, video & lighting.

So, this year brings about some new challenges, which I’m tremendously excited about. The primary effort will be given towards education. I’ll be doing on-site training, teaching several seminars, speaking at workshops and conferences and travelling the country supporting ministry efforts as they attempt to reach their communities in new and exciting ways. The client list is quickly building, and I’ve signed on with a few electricians in your area and a large A/V contractor as a subcontractor to add some ministry-related training to their service-base as well. This area of ministry-based consulting and training is probably more exciting than the technical training.

Once the website is up for Evermind Media Group, LLC, you’ll be able to learn much more about the specifics of this new business and the services offered. I can’t wait.