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September 2, 2020
I’m excited for you to meet Dean Sweetman—Tithe.ly’s CEO and co-founder.
Dean is a leader, team builder, and product and new business developer. According to our Aussie team members, he’s also a “legend.” (For our non-Australian readers and customers, that’s a compliment. 😉)
Before starting Tithe.ly, Dean was a pastor for more than 30 years. During this time, he and his family planted churches all over the world. In 1996, they moved to Atlanta, GA, and started C3 Church Atlanta with over 2,500 members.
In 2014, Dean stepped down from full-time ministry to pursue his call of helping churches increase giving.
Recently, I asked Dean a few questions to get to know him better and share them with you.
A: Staying focused on the big picture, talking to investors, keeping in touch with key management, and being all-round chief cheerleader.
A: The people, the product, and the mission. The best part about my job, specifically, is working with people with passion.
A: Day one. :)
A: Don't underestimate; dream bigger.
A: On multiple occasions, we’ve increased giving to such an extent that churches could remain open.
A: I joined a Christian surfing group in 1981.
A: A Bible app.
A: Continually growing as a follower of Jesus and inspiring those closest to me to live life to the fullest.
A: Both of my sons!
A: Think bigger.
A: My first 10 years of ministry were spent in underdeveloped countries like Rawanda, Uganda, Barundi, Sri Lanka, India, and Cambodia—just to name a few.
A: All the good stuff from Delirious.
A: Good to Great by Jim Collins, the Matrix trilogy, and Sorry! (my grandson’s favorite).
A: Romans 8:28: “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (ESV).
And that’s a wrap!
Thanks for reading along.
Stay tuned to meet more members of the Tithe.ly team!