The Goal:

Social Media Church University exists to help church leaders maximize social media for ministry. It is our goal to great practical resources to help church leaders understand social media and how to use it most efficiently and effectively to accomplish their ministry goals.

The Team:

Jay Kranda ( is the Online Campus Pastor and Extension Pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, CA. The Online Campus brings in over 20,000 people every week and 1,000 small group hosts open up their homes across the globe. Jay is the author of “Social Media Made Easy: Inexpensive Online Marketing Guide for Non-Profits” and is the Vice President of the Savannah Golf Classic charity. Jay is married to Jody and they have two boys.

Nils Smith ( is the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church in San Antonio, TX and author of The Social Media Guide for Ministry. Over the past 10 years, he have been very active online in maximizing web resources to further ministries. Most recently as the Innovation Pastor at Community Bible Church with an Online Ministry reaching over fifteen thousand each week and a Facebook community of over 500,000.

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