Frankly, my local church website was hacked 3 times after having that same website sit for years without attention. The result? Members weren’t able to pay tithes online for a limited time. Others saw images they weren’t supposed to see on a church website, and many others were redirected to make purchases of viagra.
There’s no such thing as a perfect website, and so many pastors want to wait to get their site up because they want to include everything that’s happening at the church. While you want to be sure you have a great site, simplicity is good too, as long as you’re showing your visitors how unique your church is.