Monday, May 12, 2008

Evangelical YouTube, a YouTube knockoff for the evangelical set, is one step closer to building a kingdom on earth.

The site shows Christian videos and features a flip-through Bible and prayer blogs, had recently won a $30 million investment courtesy of a big London hedge fund. The investment valued GodTube at nearly $150 million.

When it was formally introduced in August 2007 , GodTube was the fastest-growing Web site, as rated by comScore, attracting 1.7 million unique visitors for the month. The traffic remains about the same today. “People thirst for more than just a once-a-week relationship with the Lord and Savior,” said Jason Illian, Big Jump Media’s chief strategy officer. “They desire something that they can live out 24/7.”