About Us

Greater Texting is a new service that combines decades of experience serving the church market with design, build and fundraising services through BGW Services and the technology expertise developed by Greater Calling for mobile fundraising and mobile messaging.The result is a service that brings new communication tools along with new revenue generating opportunities to churches and non-profits in order to keep these institutions viable in the 21st Century economy.

Meet the Team

Daniel Cook , AIA, NCARB is the founder of BGW Services and has spent his career as an architect and builder and has been impacting Christian communities nationwide since 1998 by providingconstruction, supply and funding assistance for churches, Christian schools/colleges and ministry organizations. Dan's team of architects at BGW have produced more than 400 designs for Christian ministries in 36 states across the USA and have won numerous awards. Dan is bringing his expertise and vision to our team and has a passion to help organizations reach the next generation.

Jerry Twombly has spent over three decades providing development consulting and training for churches, colleges, ministries and Christian elementary and secondary schools. Jerry has been active in managing capital funding campaigns and has assisted over 3,000 ministries in raising nearly two billion dollars, first through his company Development Marketing Associates and most recently as a partner with Dan Cook in BGW's Development Group. Jerry has a passion for teaching our clients how to use these new tools in conjunction with time-tested development principles.

Dana Simons spent over 20 years in the accounting software field and was the founder and CEO of an innovative expense management software company with Fortune 500 customers before co-founding Greater Calling, a Christian ministry that provides innovative communication tools such as teleconferencing and texting to churches, ministries and non-profits. Dana brings her technology experience to the Greater Texting team along with her passion for helping ministries and non-profits communicate more effectively.

Ron Simons spent most of his career in manufacturing and distribution before moving into outside sales, where he spent many years helping small business owners participate in local non-profit efforts. In 2005, he co-founded Greater Calling ministry with Dana and has been responsible for helping ministries and non-profits understand how to implement and use the latest communication tools. Ron brings his passion for people and his love of the Millennial generation to our team.