A new free video-sharing site called GodTube, which follows in the footsteps of YouTube, is due to be officially released today.

The social-networking site, which aims to connect Christians worldwide, was founded by Dallas Theological Seminary student Chris Wyatt. Over 1,500 videos feature on the site and any non-Christian videos that are uploaded will be promptly picked up on and removed by its dedicated members.

GodTube’s mission is to connect Christians “for the purpose of encouraging and advancing the Gospel worldwide”. The motto of the site is ‘Broadcast Him’, a different spin on YouTube’s ‘Broadcast Yourself’.

The site was not originally intended just for Christians but to spread the gospel to non-believers and those who have not heard it.

Video clips posted on the site include a remix of the rap song ‘Baby Got Back’ called ‘Baby Got Book’ which has the opening line “I like big Bibles and I cannot lie”. The site does not only contain light-hearted content, with some users uploading videos about topics such as abortion and evolution.

Although it’s currently only in beta testing phase, the site has already become the number one Christian website in the world, receiving 50,000 to 60,000 unique visitors a day.