Salem Web Network, a division of Salem Communications, announced that it has acquired WorshipHouse Media. Terms were not disclosed.
The newly acquired property is described as a leading website providing media resources for the creative church and WorshipHouse Kids, a worship media resource for children’s ministry.
The addition of WorshipHouse Media and WorshipHouse Kids fits with Salem Web Network’s portfolio of sites, including SermonSearch.com, ChurchStaffing.com and ChristianJobs.com.
“WorshipHouse Media is an excellent source of professional media for pastors and churches,” said Rick Killingsworth, Salem’s Executive Vice President of New Media. “We’re excited about the addition of their product line to our portfolio, which will expand our reach to churches searching for tools to create dynamic and meaningful worship services.”
“The visual media needs of churches only continue to increase. It’s an exciting time to help equip those positioned on the frontlines with powerful resources that creatively share the gospel. With Salem’s reach, there’s no doubt that WorshipHouse Media, its customers and media providers will be better positioned to continue making a substantial impact for the local church,” said Rob Thomas, Owner and President of RT Creative Group, the seller.
WorshipHouse Media says it offers to users a multitude of worship and small group resources, including movie illustrations, song tracks, worship backgrounds, small group video curriculum and worship software, to the majority of churches in America who face budget, time and in-house talent constraints. In addition, WorshipHouse Kids offers similar products that are crafted to meet the needs of children’s ministry media in the church.
RBR-TVBR observation: It will be a long time, if ever, before the non-radio side of Salem equals the traditional radio business, but the company is certainly expanding its web-based portfolio. Non-broadcast revenues shot up 17.8% to $32.0 million last year, while radio grew only 3.9% to $206.9 million.