We’ve been in the t-shirt/apparel biz for over 15 years, although not all have been Christ focused. In 2003, God gave me an opportunity to use the creative design talents He blessed me with when my family purchased a small screen printing and embroidery company. Over the course of the past 15 years, I have not always used those talents to glorify God. At times I’ve used them for my own personal gain and thought little about what God wanted me to do. This all changed in 2012 when God began convicting my heart about changes that needed to be made. I really felt God calling me to use my talents to empower Christians to spread the gospel. So how does a guy with a talent to design logos, and who has access to a screen print machine spread the Good News? Make Shirts, of course!! And that’s how Stand Firm Apparel began; from my desire to be obedient to the calling God has placed in my heart.
The designs found in our Stand Firm Apparel line are not meant to be confrontational but rather conversational. We believe that Christians are called to stand firm in their faith (1 Corinthians 16:13) and be willing to defend what they believe (1 Peter 3:15), but to do it all in love. (1 Corinthians 16:14, Ephesians 4:15)
We also believe that as Christ followers we are called to spread the gospel as we go through our everyday lives. Our designs might not be as “blatant” as some other Christian tees out there and that is on purpose. Our hope is that others might be curious about the message on them and a soul saving conversation might take place.
We know it might seem like a simple idea, but our God can do great things with the smallest gestures.