Matt Coker is creating an Online Christian Radio Station
11

patrons

$80
per month
My name is Matthew Coker, a Christian, a husband, a father, and the founder of Back Row Baptist - a humor & healing ministry that offers content through podcasts, Twitter, YouTube videos, and a lot more.

The next progression in our ministry, and the most ambitious yet, is Back Row Radio, our free-form online radio station that features amazing Christian hits you don't hear on the mainstream stations, crazy good indie Christian music you've been missing out on, and thought-provoking talk programs. We are a commercial-free station available via several radio phone apps, online streaming, and your home smart speaker.

As a stay-at-home Dad, funding this ministry has been a challenge and to move forward and grow, we're going to need the funding to get us there and keep us there. Hosting, equipment, licensing, advertising, and travel expenses are all things that we must take into account.

Patreon is a service that's become quite popular in online ministries. Artists and authors use it to get ongoing support directly from their followers, and in return, to offer some rewards to their patrons. It's kinda like Kickstarter, but instead of one big push to fund a single project, it's a method of continuous support from patrons to a content creator whose work they believe in. It's a very cool model and I think it's the direction the world of content-creation is headed. It also happens to be the way Christian ministries have been funded since the early church.

Back Row Radio is a Christian radio station unlike any other, featuring a lot of inspiring, amazing Christian music you didn't even know you NEEDED to hear! But in order to reach more ears than just those already connected to us and to start building upon the foundation we started on, we need to reach our funding goal of $300 a month.

If you're tired of the same old Christian radio with songs that all sound the same and you're ready to be a part of something with a lot more flavor and variety, if you're ready to jumpstart the next generation of Christian radio, if you're ready to be a part of the Christian music resurgence, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Thank you, friends.

-Matt Coker, Ministry Director
Tiers
Back Rowers
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
As a "thank you" for the support of our $5-and-up patrons, you will be listed on the radio station's "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
Awesome-Faces
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
As a "thank you" for the support of our $10-and-up patrons, you'll have access to our private stream here on Patreon (it's that "Creator's Posts" tab above). It's basically a social media outlet just for Patreon. We'll share stuff here that we won't share anywhere else. You will also be listed on the radio station's "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
The Lit Fam
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $20+ patrons, you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
Bronze Donor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $50-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Bronze Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Bronze Donors are afforded one (1) link to share. Bronze donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.
Silver Donor
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $75-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Silver Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded two (2) links to share. Silver donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.
Gold Donor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
As a "thank you" for our $100-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free signed hard copy of our hilarious book, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Gold Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded three (3) links to share. Gold donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.

And, seriously, wow. Thank you!
Undisputed Back Row Champion
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
WHOA!  As a "thank you" for our $100-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Gold Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish  (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry?  music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded three (3) links to share.  Gold donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at  least once a day on the radio station. 


But you will also be sent an official replica of our Undisputed Back Row Championship Title Belt - Just like the one we battle over on our podcast!

Goals
$80 of $80 per month
If we can reach a monthly donation of $80, this would cover our monthly hosting costs, equipment upkeep, and music licensing.
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My name is Matthew Coker, a Christian, a husband, a father, and the founder of Back Row Baptist - a humor & healing ministry that offers content through podcasts, Twitter, YouTube videos, and a lot more.

The next progression in our ministry, and the most ambitious yet, is Back Row Radio, our free-form online radio station that features amazing Christian hits you don't hear on the mainstream stations, crazy good indie Christian music you've been missing out on, and thought-provoking talk programs. We are a commercial-free station available via several radio phone apps, online streaming, and your home smart speaker.

As a stay-at-home Dad, funding this ministry has been a challenge and to move forward and grow, we're going to need the funding to get us there and keep us there. Hosting, equipment, licensing, advertising, and travel expenses are all things that we must take into account.

Patreon is a service that's become quite popular in online ministries. Artists and authors use it to get ongoing support directly from their followers, and in return, to offer some rewards to their patrons. It's kinda like Kickstarter, but instead of one big push to fund a single project, it's a method of continuous support from patrons to a content creator whose work they believe in. It's a very cool model and I think it's the direction the world of content-creation is headed. It also happens to be the way Christian ministries have been funded since the early church.

Back Row Radio is a Christian radio station unlike any other, featuring a lot of inspiring, amazing Christian music you didn't even know you NEEDED to hear! But in order to reach more ears than just those already connected to us and to start building upon the foundation we started on, we need to reach our funding goal of $300 a month.

If you're tired of the same old Christian radio with songs that all sound the same and you're ready to be a part of something with a lot more flavor and variety, if you're ready to jumpstart the next generation of Christian radio, if you're ready to be a part of the Christian music resurgence, please consider becoming a monthly donor.

Thank you, friends.

-Matt Coker, Ministry Director

Recent posts by Matt Coker

Tiers
Back Rowers
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
As a "thank you" for the support of our $5-and-up patrons, you will be listed on the radio station's "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
Awesome-Faces
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
As a "thank you" for the support of our $10-and-up patrons, you'll have access to our private stream here on Patreon (it's that "Creator's Posts" tab above). It's basically a social media outlet just for Patreon. We'll share stuff here that we won't share anywhere else. You will also be listed on the radio station's "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
The Lit Fam
$20 or more per month 2 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $20+ patrons, you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Ministry Donor."
Bronze Donor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $50-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Bronze Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Bronze Donors are afforded one (1) link to share. Bronze donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.
Silver Donor
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
As a "thank you" for our $75-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Silver Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded two (2) links to share. Silver donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.
Gold Donor
$100 or more per month 1 patron
As a "thank you" for our $100-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free signed hard copy of our hilarious book, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Gold Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry? music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded three (3) links to share. Gold donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at least once a day on the radio station.

And, seriously, wow. Thank you!
Undisputed Back Row Champion
$200 or more per month 0 of 5 patrons
WHOA!  As a "thank you" for our $100-and-up patrons,  you will be sent a free PDF copy of our hilarious eBook, "Please Don't Sidehug Me - The Best of Back Row Baptist", in addition to access to our private stream. You will also be listed on the radio station's  "About" page as a "Gold Donor" and you can link to whatever you wish  (as long as it's family friendly) on the page too (blog? ministry?  music? SELFIE?). Silver Donors are afforded three (3) links to share.  Gold donors will also be listed in a radio sweeper that will play at  least once a day on the radio station. 


But you will also be sent an official replica of our Undisputed Back Row Championship Title Belt - Just like the one we battle over on our podcast!