Ministry By Text LLC. is a full-service marketing and communication consulting firm created by the Cantrell Brothers, founders of Solutions by Text and Marketing Response Solutions, that has been serving the business community since 1995. In 2009 Ministry by Text was crafted specifically to leverage the power of SMS to meet the unique needs of the church, ministry, and non-profit sector.
The Cantrell Brothers, founders of Solutions by Text, have leveraged their commercial success to provide a budget-conscious offering for ministries and churches to add texting to their communications recipe. Backed by their extensive expertise in the industry you can be sure that the rules, laws, and compliance regulations are being met to the fullest measure, along with 25+ years of proven success and best practices.
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Meet Your Ministry Team
In 2007 the apartment days were long behind him, the country was in the middle of the National Mortgage Crisis. With the promise to prosper, Danny’s brother, Mike Cantrell become the President of their newly launched technology company, Solutions by Text. Leveraging their existing customer base, they introduced Texting focused on compliance, with a consultative implementation strategy. Quickly the Cantrell Brothers were helping companies all over the world connect to their customers via SMS/Text. They open their global offices in Bangalore India and call that team family too.
In 2011, the brothers launched Ministry by Text which leverages the power of text for ministries and their consultative approach. That is also the year he met his wife at Prestonwood Church. She was a 1st time guest and the Good Lord Prospered him again and sat his future wife Alanda, directly in front of him in a 7000 member auditorium.
In 2012, at the age of 47, Danny finally joined the “daddy club” with the birth of his daughter Riley.
In October 2019 he celebrated his 25th work anniversary with a customer User Conference and hosted a Gala for their 501(c)(3) organization, legacygive.org.
In March of 2020 he witnessed Church’s go virtual because of Covid-19 and on Easter Sunday 2020 the lord gave him his heart’s desire, as he witnessed over 1000 profession of faith by texting the name Jesus.
While attending Baylor University in the 80’s Mike met his wife Jane and they’ve been married since 1994 and have 4 kiddos including a set of triplets!
Mentoring, Skiing, Sunsets & Family
Ministry by Text has allowed EJ a practical way to serve ministries of all shapes and sizes and gain experience with different organizational structures. Each church and ministry provides unique opportunities to develop relationships and consult leaders wherever they are.
Hiking, Exercising, Reading, Theology, the Outdoors & eating good food with friends and family
On the MBT team, Michael enjoys bringing new churches onboard and then getting to watch how the Good News of God continues to get spread.
Interests: Exercising, Movies, Golf, and Concerts
Chris is originally from West Texas, attended Texas Tech University before pursuing a freelance career in graphic and website design and serving in full-time ministry. Chris has been married to Kristin since 2004 and has 2 boys- Cooper and Caleb.
Mountains, Craft Coffee, Star Wars, Apple Fanboy
Elle has experience in the software industry, and would love to blend her administrative passions, and heart for God to empower ministries to communicate with their audience efficiently and effectively. Being involved at her local Church and having a grasp on the inner workings of non-profits, Elle loves watching others use their calling to share the gospel and honor the Lord in what they do.
Hobbies include: Trying new coffee shops only to order a vanilla latte, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Stephen and Ami reside in Tennessee with their 7 Children.
They love the outdoors, Atlanta Braves, and serving in ministry.
Zane is originally from Roswell, NM, and attended New Mexico State University before serving in full-time large church and church-plant ministries. Zane has been married to Kara since 2009 and has 2 girls (Addi and Kam) and 2 boys (Coleman and Sullivan).
Coffee, Wine, Music, Golf, Video Games
The Ministry by Text approach is proven and effective and it’s the same for every client, whether big or small. We help remove the guesswork and uncertainty by providing solid tools, sound advice, and proven strategies for success based on hard data and years of experience.
Ministry by Text understands the church model, and we’re here to help you connect with your audience. Let us show you how you can leverage real-time SMS messaging to boost the effectiveness of your ministry’s communication strategy.
We’re passionate about our work.
We love what we do. Every client provides an opportunity for us to be a part of the life-changing work of the church!
There’s nothing that we love more than figuring out how to make mobile a more effective and powerful extension of your ministry strategy. We call it “cracking the code” and it gives us a thrill every time we do it.
We have a heart for discipleship, it is the heartbeat of kingdom work. A disciple is willing to share their own experience with a desire to help others accelerate their learning and improve their relationship.
Your Ministry by Text team has a desire to share their experience and personalize your SMS strategy so you can personalize communication with your members.
The six pillars of Ministry By Text are built around experiencing results and creating a deeper connection through church texting. The life cycle of a church member is a key component to creating a successful communication strategy. As your consultants, we help you think one step ahead and are experts at leading your audience to get results.