Craig Stovall and Mark Morgan were long-time friends, pastors and both active in their church. When they were presented with a business opportunity by a mutual friend, who had started a credit card processing business, the three men got together to talk.
"We were all friends from a long time backwe all met at churchand we decided to try and cut our teeth on this brand new industry," Stovall says. "We had no background in the credit card processing industry but I was a CFO and we both understood the business side of things and eventually we took it over."
As a Christian-owned and operated company, Stovall hopes to grow its church client base and promises three things to every merchant and vendor:
- We will put the needs of the merchants first.
- We will operate with complete honesty in all that we do.
- We will always be transparent by offering clear and competitive pricing.
"Our faith affects every area of our lives, including our work, and it drives our decisions and our actions every day," he says. "This is what motivates us to treat others like we would want to be treated."
Today, enTrust Payments provides merchants, churches, ministries, and non-profits with merchant accounts and related products and services, delivering peace of mind, enjoyable relationships, great value, trust, knowledge and helpfulness.
"Our business philosophy is grounded in our faith. We're strong believers in treating merchantsour clientswith integrity, honesty and transparency," Stovall says. "One thing we learned early on in this industry is there's a lot of not-so-good people out there; there's chaos and craziness to keep people confused and charging them too much money. For us, it's about providing great service and a great product at a fair price."
enTrust Payments helps clients with credit and debt card processing, electronic check payment processing, credit cart process services, mobile payment processing and Ecommerce/gateway processing.
The company is helping people in a variety of industries but its real desire is to work with and help churches and non-profits get the solutions they need. This could be anything from helping with online donations to on-site giving/donations to online stores, cafes and events, with related software, hardware and services.
"Occasionally, we may find that we don't have the best solution. In that case, we'll give great advice and do our best to point someone in the right direction," Stovall says. But the partners feel they have the knowledge and know-how to help any church.
"We're both pastors with knowledge of ministry as well as the business side of the churches. We understand the back office, operating a church and running a staff," Stovall says. "We know all the joy and headaches of church business. As a result we have a heart for the local church—we can help take those headaches away so pastors can focus on the ministry side."
For more information on enTrust Payments and the services they provide, visit www.entrustpayments.com.