Steve Hewitt, founder of Christian Computing Magazine (CCMag), has announced the first five inductees into the Christian Computing Hall of Fame, an honor given to those who helped pave the way for churches using technology. We are so proud to have our founder, Ernie Hamilton, highlighted in this month’s cover story after being chosen as one of the first five.

Hamilton started Shelby Systems in 1976 after establishing a data processing center at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the 1970’s. He saw the need for churches to have an easier and more organized way to manage their membership and financial data so he developed the first church and nonprofit software.

Here is a snippet of what is said about Hamilton’s passion for helping churches:

His legacy not only includes being a pioneer in Church Management Software, but in the way he managed Shelby. His life was committed to helping churches use technology to increase and enhance ministry.

Check out the article in CCMag’s July issue here.