A few weeks ago, I posted about the Worst Church Website. Many were upset that I was mocking and scoffing at church websites, many of which are probably put together by lay volunteers, something I’m very aware of. However, even if you know next to nothing about web design & development, you can still create a very simple, easy, blog-type layout for a church website. And frankly, many of these church sites look exactly the same as they probably did back in 1996 or whenever they were first created. So, the quest continues for THE WORST church website.
A few days ago Sean Sorenson posted a link to His Word of Truth Ministry, a ministry of Faith Baptist Church (which is 1st runner up to His Word of Truth) in Rustburg, VA. This is perhaps THE WORST church website I’ve ever seen. Again, I’m not saying anything about the content or the ministry of this church (although, believe me, I have things I could say about the content of this site as well). It’s just a horribly designed website. From the length of the first page, to the Microsoft WordArt, to the large assortment of animated gifs, to the horrible typography. My favorite animated gif is the one on the right.
Anyway, perhaps I am a horrible person. But for many people in today’s culture, what type of “web presence” a church has says a lot about the church, their mission and how they interact with the broader culture today.
So the challenge is on: can anyone find a more poorly-designed church website than His Word of Truth Ministry?