Bobby Gruenewald (@bobbygwald) serves as Pastor, Innovation Leader at LifeChurch.tv and is the founder of the YouVersion Bible App, which is now available in 1092 versions and 780 languages and has been downloaded over 176 million times. YouVersion is a ministry of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site church based in Oklahoma. Meeting in 22 physical locations and globally online, the church is devoted to lead people around the world to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
At LifeChurch.tv, Bobby oversees YouVersion, Church to Church, Church Online, Creative Media, and Communications teams. Prior to joining the LifeChurch.tv team in 2001, he started and sold two technology companies, consulted with start-ups on venture capital funds, and, in an interesting twist of events, traveled and performed with a Christian rap group.
Bobby is passionate about exploring new ideas and finding practical ways to leverage them for the global Church. As one of the leading voices in the Church as it relates to innovation and the use of technology, Bobby frequently writes and speaks on the topic, and has been featured in the Washington Post, TechCrunch, CNN, CBS, NPR, and more. He was also listed by Fast Company as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2011.
Bobby and his wife, Melissa, live in Edmond, Oklahoma with their four children.