BEVERLY HILLS, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 19, 2011) - ChristianMingle®.com, the largest and fastest growing online community for Christian singles, today announced several additions to the ChristianMingle Advisory Board, consisting of leaders from a broad spectrum of Christian ministries and backgrounds. The board will continue to further ChristianMingle's mission of bringing together Christian singles who share the same values, traditions and beliefs to find love, friendship and romance.

"We've organized this unique and influential group of Christian leaders to advise us on a range of issues," said James Green, General Manager of Affinity Networks at Spark Networks®, ChristianMingle's owner and operator. "From the most effective way to communicate the essentials of faith on our site, to our growth strategy and new community initiatives, the ChristianMingle Advisory Board helps us better serve our more than four million members and better interact with the broader Christian community."

The 2011-2012 ChristianMingle Advisory Board is comprised of four outstanding Christian leaders:

  • Matthew Barnett - Author, Pastor and Founder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles
  • Clayton Coates - Lead Pastor at FBC Coppell
  • Garry Poole - Author and former Key Evangelism Leader at Willow Creek Community Church
  • Bob Reccord - Executive Director for the Council for National Policy

The advisory board will assist in providing feedback on site content for both and™ as well as outreach within the Christian community, including working with other churches and pastors, and offering strategic counsel on growth initiatives.

"This is an exciting time to serve on ChristianMingle's Advisory Board, with a group of other advisors, who are committed to furthering the mission of building a Christ-centered online community that brings together equally-yoked Christian singles," said Pastor Matthew Barnett.

About ChristianMingle
ChristianMingle ( is the leading online community for Christian singles. ChristianMingle is owned and operated by Spark Networks, Inc (, one of the world's leading providers of online personals services. Spark Networks' shares trade on the NYSE Amex under the symbol "LOV" (NYSE Amex: LOV). In addition to ChristianMingle, the Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among others, Spark®.com (,® (,™ ( and SilverSingles®.com (

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