About Us

Our Vision


We care about helping churches like yours multiply your ministry efforts not by changing your why or what, but by improving your how.

We consider it a privilege to partner with a church and come alongside its leaders, from executive pastors, small group pastors, to facility managers, administrators, and financial overseers, and help them be more effective with how they do ministry.

We don’t expect you to do this alone, that’s why we have a dedicated team of coaches who can work with your church to guide the people who wear various hats to more effective ways of running their ministries.

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Church Community Builder Team


Our calling is to understand the processes that support every church leader, and to provide the best possible tool to support those processes. We call this a better how, and we exist to guide church leaders there.

How It All Began

In 1999, Chris Fowler and Free Grafton wondered if internet-based tools could help people in their church connect and feel a greater sense of belonging. There was no grand mission statement, no elaborate business plan, no dreams of an IPO, just two friends who felt led to do something about the frustration people felt in getting connected to the church.

Back then, the only church software options were loaded on a local server in the church and accessed primarily by one or two people. None of the products available featured a web-based interface that would allow people to work remotely. Chris and Free were led to develop a web-based solution that would empower as many people as possible — distributing the workload and allowing more people to participate in the ministry.

Building a Strong Foundation

In the high-tech world, the only constant is change. Companies come and go. In the midst of market fluctuations and industry shakeups, Church Community Builder has been growing and profitable for years. The two men who were led to begin our story are the same two men who own the company today.

We are debt-free and have no expectations to meet other than those of our Creator. The direction we take is determined through prayer and the wisdom gleaned from serving nearly 5,000 churches all over the globe.

Moving Ahead

After our humble beginnings in the late 90s, our team relocated to Colorado Springs in 2002 where there was an abundance of technology talent and a strong network of Christian organizations. This allowed us to extend the capabilities of our offering to meet the ever-changing needs of churches around the globe. At the time, Church Community Builder had about 70 church partners, but we began to grow steadily as churches realized the power and leverage of the web and began to seek more flexible and affordable church management solutions.

Today, we are blessed with over 110 full-time Associates who love the culture of our company as much as they love making a measurable impact on the local church. Our core values are based on being teachable, considerate, results oriented and consistent in character.

To us, success is when our associates love coming to work every day, our churches view us as a vital partner in their ministry, and we see tangible evidence of how we guide church leaders to greater effectiveness. These principles may not be cutting edge or worthy of press releases, but we believe they are God-honoring and consistent with how He has inspired our story from the very beginning.

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