|About Laugh & Lift|
Laugh & Lift was started by me, Chris Long, as a ministry on the web in 1997 while I was 17 and still in high school. Back in those days, it wasn't called Laugh & Lift - there were 2 earlier names before becoming Laugh & Lift in 1999. I had a burden to provide resources online to edify Christians and I ran with it. And the Lord has blessed.
On May 16, 1999, I started the Laugh & Lift Email List, which provides a free daily email containing both a Lift (inspirational/assorted Christian material) and a Laugh (clean humor). This daily email is the primary focus of the Laugh & Lift ministry and many thousands of Christians are subscribed to and enjoy this daily email of edification and fun.
Laugh & Lift is what I call an "informal online ministry." There's no building, no employees, no tax-exempt organization; in fact there's no organization at all. I do not solicit monetary compensation and I am not "paid" for Laugh & Lift (and no, I am not "independently wealthy", either). Laugh & Lift as a ministry has been run solely by myself as a personal ministry that the Lord has entrusted to me. I am truly humbled and in great awe of all the Lord has done with both myself and Laugh & Lift - and I look forward to all He has yet to do.
I became a Christian in July 1995 at age 15. The Lord has faithfully been growing and maturing me (and thus, Laugh & Lift) ever since. I believe in all the standard Christian beliefs, including those in the Apostle's Creed. I do not represent any one particular denomination and I recognize that there are many different parts that make up Christ's body. Laugh & Lift as a ministry has always strived to be applicable and relevant to all those who are members of the global church of Christ as a result of their faith in Jesus Christ as their personal savior. It is a ministry to the entire Bride of Christ.
In 2004 the Lord showed me that He had given me a "pastor's heart" and gifted me in this area. The Lord has clearly given me a heart for His people and has used me in various capacities (including Laugh & Lift, music/worship, teaching, and more) as a part of this.
I am excited for all the Lord has done, is doing, and will do through Laugh & Lift. I welcome the opportunity to serve you in this capacity.