Christian Devotions Ministries was founded in August, 2008 by Eddie Jones. God tapped him on the shoulder and said, “Christian Devotions.com.” So Eddie jotted the hint down in his prayer book. Eddie being Eddie, he procrastinated. A couple of months later, God tapped him again. This time Eddie went to his computer and tried to purchase the domain name, www.christiandevotions.com…however, it was taken. So he purchased ChristianDevotions.us. He emailed a friend, Cindy Sproles, who’d been writing devotions for three years and brought her on board to populate the site with devotions. Three months later, Cindy realized it was her doing all the posts and she pitched He Said, She Said to Eddie — One verse, two perspectives. His and Hers. So it was born. By December of 2008 the two chatted and came to the conclusion if this was to be a ministry then they should pray about it. So each went their way for 30 days. On December 31, 2008 the website had 90 hits but after 30 days of prayer, on January 31…the site had over 1000 hits – a clear sign God wanted this ministry to happen.
Eddie and Cindy attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in May of 2009 and found 13 writers willing to contribute to the website. The rest is history…or HIS STORY. God grew the ministry over the next year, opening the door for Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! the radio arm of the ministry and bringing on board, Marianne Jordan as host. After one year, Marianne passed the torch to Scott McCausey who has, with God’s guidance, taken the show into syndication across the country. Now being heard by nearly 40,000 listeners, Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! brings on aspiring authors, sports figures, missionaries, actors, singers, bands and anyone who can offer a testimony to the glory of God.
DevoKids.com was launched in 2009 with Terri Kelly as editor. DevoKids is the children’s arm of the ministry. Next came iBegat.com, the teen site, PrayersandPraise – our prayer warriors. And Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas – a traditional publisher offering good writers the opportunity for publication. “We believe authors are worthy of their work and there is no need for them to pay to publish their work when they can trust it God. With the right heart, the book will sell. It’s our prayer and our ministry to bring the word of God to all who can see, hear or read it. Lighthouse Publishing is our opportunity to give back.”
Our staff is growing:
Christian Devotions – Cindy Sproles, Laura Poole, Andrea Merrell, Becky Hillman, Tina Parker, Erin Bailey, Meaghan Brown, and Amber Massey
DevoKids – Renee McCausey and Sandy Hart
iBegat – Cyle Young
Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! – Scott McCausey
Inspire a Fire – Alycia Morales
Eddie and Cindy now travel and teach all across the country, training writers to write with a servant’s heart.