Lydia and I have been married since 2013. We met while helping a church plant in Orlando, Florida shortly after graduating from Bible school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. – Yes, we went to the same Bible school. No, we didn’t really know each other at the time. – After we were married we found ourselves back in Oklahoma on staff at another church. Through a series of events, that church closed after only being on staff for eight months.
I speak for both Lydia and myself when I say: we felt like failures.
It was a huge blow to see something we were so passionate about shut down. The friendships we had with the pastors and leadership deteriorated and we were all alone. I think in our so-called failure, we pushed others away. I’ll never forget that pain of being so isolated.
We started CRTVCHURCH to pull ourselves out the rut that we were in and shake off the bitter attitude that had made its way into our lives. We wanted to be with others again. CRTVCHURCH is our passion, it’s our therapy, it is our community.
Because we know what it’s like to feel alone, we know what it’s like to work hard and have people overlook you, we know what it’s like to be treated poorly by others, we know what it’s like to have something you’re passionate about crushed, we know what it is like to feel like you’ll never amount to anything ever again; that the calling of God is somehow gone. While those days are hopefully few and far between, we know a day will come when you will need others who know what it’s like.
That’s what CRTVCHURCH is about: bringing creatives together. So, that we can inspire, build connections, help one another, and be there for each other.
– Nik Goodner
CRTVCHURCH operates fully online. But, if we had to pick a central location it would be our offices in Orlando, Florida We are a self-contained, for-profit business not affiliated with any other companies, denominations, or organizations.