The back story of YouVersion Bible app: Episode 41

This episode of Social Media Church features a presentation (excerpted with permission) courtesy of The Gathering, a community of givers for Christian philanthropy. During The Gathering National Conference 2011, Bobby Gruenewald shared the history of YouVersion during a breakout session. Bobby Gruenewald serves as Pastor, Innovation Leader at, and is the founder of the YouVersion. He was also listed in the Fast Company 100 Most Creative People in Business 2011.

Show Notes

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