Matt Coker

Matt Coker

is creating Christian radio station Back Row Radio

15

patrons

$120

per month
My name is Matt Coker, a Christian, a husband, a father, and the founder of Back Row Radio.

Back Row Radio is 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, including our exclusive morning show. We are a commercial-free station available via our smartphone app, online streaming, and your Alexa 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 - just a little more high-tech.

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 truly start building upon the foundation we started on, we need to reach our funding goal of $600 a month. This will allow me to spend much more time creating fresh content and build our music library (while also making sure they don't shut off my electricity).

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 jump start 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.

If you're not yet convinced, give us a listen for a few weeks. I'm certain you'll see the value of this ministry, and I hope you'll partner with us at one of the tiers listed.

Thank you, friends.

-Matt Coker, Station Manager
Tiers
Sprinkles
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$1-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com  

Chocolate Chips
$10 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry. As a thank you for joining our "$10-and-up" tier, here is what you'll receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com 

Hot Fudge
$20 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry. As a thank you for joining our "$20-and-up" tier, here is what you'll receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•A copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist 

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers
•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com 

Single Scoop (Bronze Donor)
$50 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$50-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:
•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A copy of our card game "Punishment Deck"

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers
•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors  

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com

Double Scoop (Silver Donor)
$75 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$75-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist
•A copy of one of our card games, either "Judge Not" or "Church Kerfuffle"
•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors
•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com  

Triple Scoop (Gold Donor)
$100 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$100-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:
•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A copy of one of our huge classic-style board game, "Back Row Baptist: The Game"

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com    

The Cherry on Top (Champion Donor)
$200 or more per month only 10 left

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$200-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•Your choice EITHER a full-size replica of our "Undisputed Back Row Championship" Title Belt OR a copy of all four of our party games ("Back Row Baptist: The Game", "Judge Not", "Church Kerfuffle", and "The Punishment Deck")

•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A first run copy of every future book, party game, or Back Row Radio merchandise (released while you are an active donor)

•3-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com

My name is Matt Coker, a Christian, a husband, a father, and the founder of Back Row Radio.

Back Row Radio is 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, including our exclusive morning show. We are a commercial-free station available via our smartphone app, online streaming, and your Alexa 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 - just a little more high-tech.

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 truly start building upon the foundation we started on, we need to reach our funding goal of $600 a month. This will allow me to spend much more time creating fresh content and build our music library (while also making sure they don't shut off my electricity).

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 jump start 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.

If you're not yet convinced, give us a listen for a few weeks. I'm certain you'll see the value of this ministry, and I hope you'll partner with us at one of the tiers listed.

Thank you, friends.

-Matt Coker, Station Manager

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Tiers
Sprinkles
$1 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$1-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com  

Chocolate Chips
$10 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry. As a thank you for joining our "$10-and-up" tier, here is what you'll receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com 

Hot Fudge
$20 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry. As a thank you for joining our "$20-and-up" tier, here is what you'll receive as a new donor:

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•A copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist 

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers
•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com 

Single Scoop (Bronze Donor)
$50 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$50-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:
•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A copy of our card game "Punishment Deck"

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers
•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors  

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com

Double Scoop (Silver Donor)
$75 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$75-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist
•A copy of one of our card games, either "Judge Not" or "Church Kerfuffle"
•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors
•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com  

Triple Scoop (Gold Donor)
$100 or more per month

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$100-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:
•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A copy of one of our huge classic-style board game, "Back Row Baptist: The Game"

•2-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com    

The Cherry on Top (Champion Donor)
$200 or more per month only 10 left

Thank you for your donation and helping us grow our radio ministry.  As a thank you for joining our "$200-and-up" tier, here is what you'll  receive as a new donor:

•Your choice EITHER a full-size replica of our "Undisputed Back Row Championship" Title Belt OR a copy of all four of our party games ("Back Row Baptist: The Game", "Judge Not", "Church Kerfuffle", and "The Punishment Deck")

•A signed copy of "Please Don't Sidehug Me" by Back Row Baptist

•A first run copy of every future book, party game, or Back Row Radio merchandise (released while you are an active donor)

•3-Pack of Back Row Radio stickers

•Your name/business aired on our Patron promo daily on air

•Access to "The Scoop", a secret Facebook group for donors 

•Your name/business listed on our "Donors" list on the "About Us" page on BackRowRadio.com