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The Story & Mission of Echo

In February of 2006, Ben Rugg decided to turn away all of his freelance web design work and begin developing a prayer reminder service. His intention was to create a web application that would help him and his small group keep track of their prayer requests and remind them to pray for each other throughout the week. After working solely on this web-based service for three months, he launched Echo Prayer.

A year later, Ben partnered with Jim Elliston and they created Clover, to provide websites and online donation tools for churches and ministries. Clover was (more than) a full time job for many years, but in 2014, Ben and Jim were able to take time away and create a new version of Echo (as an app).

The app has grown steadily, without any marketing or advertising. (We rely solely on word of mouth from people like you!). Echo has grown to over 150,000 users, sending out millions of prayer reminders a month!

Echo's number one goal is to help people pray.
Whether it be to simply keep track of prayer requests, give space to engage with God, or simply help remind people to pray... Echo is a tool to help Christ-followers engage with God.

The Creators of Echo

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Ben Rugg

Ben originally created Echo in 2006. After Echo he spent some time working at Cornerstone Church as a web developer until starting The Regime Design Company with Jim in 2007. Since then, Ben has co-founded Clover as well as other side projects like Jumpkick.

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Jim Elliston

Jim grew up leading worship in the church, and eventually ended up serving as the worship pastor at Cornerstone Church where he met Ben. After leaving full-time ministry, Jim started The Regime with Ben, and together they founded Clover.