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Expanded team brings expertise to new website

Updated: Aug 2, 2021

Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) has redesigned and launched its flagship website for the first time in eight years. The new website was unveiled on July 15 giving the site a much-needed look and streamlined approach to finding ministries, events, and stories related to BCH’s many ministries.

Website responsibilities fall under the oversight of BCH Director of Communications Blake Ragsdale who gave a frank assessment of the organization’s online presence: “The former website had been outdated for quite some time. The redesign plan had more than several false starts to the point where I was uncertain of how it was

ever going to happen. Even with websites, God has a way of providing.”

What Ragsdale could not predict is how BCH’s acquisition of Christian Adoption Services (CAS) would offer the solution. As a byproduct of last year’s acquisition, CAS staff members Cyndie Truax and Lauren Hyatt became a part of the BCH’s development and communications team. Truax, who directs marketing and development for CAS, and Hyatt, who is the webmaster and site developer for CAS, brought the additional skills and expertise to partner with Ragsdale and BCH digital marketing specialist Jacob Riggs.

“Adding Cyndie and Lauren to the team has been amazing,” Ragsdale said. “We sat down in January and began to dream and we were on the same page instantly. It was exciting.”

Ragsdale joked that there were three main objectives for the new streamline, streamline, and streamline.

“The old website became so dense with information that it was difficult to navigate,” Rags