I get a lot of questions about beard maintenance, and the truth is every beard is different. Pastor Brian's beard is low maintenance - brush and go. Mine benefits from a little product. I favor beard balm to keep it soft and under control. After trying several different brands I have settled on 1689 Beard as my beard balm of choice.
1689 Beard was started by pastor/church planter Scott Anderson. Scott was led by God to plant Remembrance Church in 2010 in Madison, GA. While others encouraged him to target a large city Scott wanted to bring a reformed, Christ-centered, gospel saturated church that invested life-on-life into a community that was malnourished on missional living and biblical theology particularly in a rural area. Planting in such a context often requires a planter to approach ministry bi-vocationally. In Scott's case, by teaching math and science to 5th graders.
In 2014 Scott used his science and math experience to start infusing oils to make beard balm for his own use. Other bearded men began requesting his product and encouraged him to start selling on Etsy. As the business began taking off Scott partnered with a seasoned business man and deacon from Remembrance, Kris Harris. In February, Kris the CFO, and Scott the CEO of 1689 Beard.
On Wednesday nights you can find Scott in his garage making beard balm while his son plays near by. His wife gird final approval of each scent, and his daughter places the labels on each can.
1689 Beard is great stuff. And when you buy their beard balm or beard oil you are supporting a local family business and a church planter. Ladies, this makes great gift for your man. Men, you shouldn't need much encouragement. Just go get some.