I have the privilege of being part of a ministry team where the work we do is behind the scenes. We have an amazing team of folks who love being under the radar and out of the spotlight. They’re great people who remind me of my favorite unsung heroes.
Walt Disney was the ultimate visionary. His name went on every project that his company release, and it still does today to a large extent. For his creative vision and unique way of inspiring his staff and the public, his name deserves to be associated with quality entertainment for the whole family. But the truth is, he had teams of immensely creative people to help him make his visions reality…from films to televison to theme parks.
One particular division of Disney staffers are the Imagineers. They’re responsible for the creative decision-making and hard work to make the parks as incredible as they are. They don’t get much credit for the work they do, though I’m sure they get paid well. They’re the behind the scenes geniuses at Disney.
During the glory days of NASA, the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs, the astronauts were the face of the agency. But it took more than three men to get to the moon. A dedicated staff at the launch complex at Cape Canaveral and at Mission Control in Houston took care of the missions and made the greatest human accomplishment possible. These men toiled in near obscurity…most of them remained totally out of the spotlight…but without their efforts, our space program wouldn’t have been what it was.
The way I feel about these unsung heroes is the same way I feel about the tech team at Eastridge. These men and women take the vision the pastors lay out and help make them happen on Sunday mornings. I can’t be more proud of the team for all the hard work they do, and I appreciate them completely.
Who are your favorite unsung heroes?