Next Steps in Intentional Digital Ministry
Jeff Reed Bio
With about 20 years experience serving the church in the digital/technological realm, Jeff loves working with churches. Having recently transitioned several churches to modern technological systems, Jeff understands the processes of the transitioning the church workplace, and can help you navigate the growth process that comes with adopting new technologies. Ultimately, his passion is to help churches expand their ministry to utilize digital platforms, embracing the idea of Church Online and Digital-only expressions of Church to reach people for Christ and to bring people who are far from God closer to Him.
In January 2020 Jeff took a position with Stadia Church Planting as Director of Digital Church Planting, but is still using THECHURCH.DIGITAL platform as a resource to help churches understand how to make disciples, online. Jeff married his high-school sweetheart, Amy, and have two kids, and a dog, They live in Miami, Florida.
Believing that faith is renewed as people engage with the good news of God’s love on new technology platforms, D.J. Soto began preaching in the world of virtual reality in 2016. He is now the lead pastor of Virtual Reality Church, a church that is intended to be radically inclusive and consistent with Christianity’s long history of adapting to new forms of media. VR Church is the first church to exist entirely in virtual reality.
Before VR Church, D.J. received a BA in Theology, gained experience as a high school computer and music teacher, worked as a photojournalist in broadcast television, and launched a multi-site campus for a mega-church in Pennsylvania. In 2016, DJ and his wife, Kari, created a new apostolic ministry to pioneer new churches across America in unusual places. Originally thinking they would plant physical churches, they soon realized a new vision to plant churches in virtual reality. DJ and Kari have five children, and they travel to spread the vision about faith in VR.