OurChurch.Com Launches New Christian Search Engine Powered by Google

Tampa, FL, November 28, 2006 --(PR.com)-- OurChurch.Com, whose Directory of Christian Websites is one of the largest and most trustworthy Christian directories online, has launched a new Christian search engine powered by Google’s custom search engine service.

OurChurch.Com launched its original Directory of Christian Websites in 1997. Each of the 40,000 websites submitted to the directory have been painstakingly reviewed to ensure all those included are in agreement with OCC’s statement of faith. This makes it one of the most trustworthy searchable Christian directories online. To ensure the integrity of this new Christian search engine powered by Google, it has been configured to only display results from websites already reviewed for the directory.

The new search engine will be an improvement over not just OurChurch.Com's Directory of Christian Websites but over all Christian directories because of the inherent advantages search engines have over directories. First of all, Google’s superior ranking algorithm will provide better, more relevant results. Second, Google’s results also have the advantage of being based on a search of the actual text on each web page, whereas directories are based on a search of a short description submitted by the site owner. Finally, Google has the capability to index every page of a website compared with a directory which includes one entry per site. “OurChurch.Com is confident this new search engine will prove to be a superior search tool for Christian sites to all those in existence today,” said Paul Steinbrueck, CEO of OurChurch.Com.

A beta version of OurChurch.Com’s new Christian search engine is available at:

During this beta phase, OCC will continue to provide default search results from its directory. OurChurch.Com is asking users to evaluate both its directory and new Google-powered search engine and submit feedback and comments through an online survey.

For additional questions, please call OurChurch.Com at 727-723-2454.

About OurChurch.Com, Inc.

OurChurch.Com was founded in 1996 and today is the leading “one stop shop” for Christian website services, providing an extensive array of website hosting, design, search engine marketing, and advertising services. It serves more than 8,000 Christian churches, schools, ministries, businesses, and families, and continues to grow and develop innovative new services, while staying true to its mission, vision, and core values.

Paul Steinbrueck