My name is Jason, and I am a church chair-oholic.  Ok, I am not addicted to church chairs but I will say this…  If you, like me, start looking into the mysterious world of church chairs (worship seating) without knowing what you’re getting into — by the end of it you might well need a support group!

I hope this fun little blog can help other churches and church leaders avoid the insanity when preparing to do something that should be simple — buy chairs for your church.


  1. Chris says:

    All I can say is “God bless Google.” A blog on church chairs! I too am searching for church chairs and falling down much the same rabbit hole. Are there are manufacturers out there other than Comfortek and Hercules? (Are they perhaps the same company?) Our chairs that are still in OK shape were made by Church Chair Industries, in GA, which has been in chapter 11.

    Have you had a chance to test anything or buy anything?

  2. Chris says:

    Thanks for the speedy reply to my comment. I have been on the website for ComforTek, and they appear to be a decent budget choice. Are you satisfied with the quality? Bertolini Sanctuary Seating is actually within an hour’s drive, but their quote comes out to about $50 a chair, compared to under $35 for the ComforTek. It also looks like we have to go with 18.5″ width for space reasons.

    • churchchair says:

      Bertolini looked very nice but seemed overpriced. In our opinion the Comfortek looked very nice as well and was going to last 15-20 years. By that time we would likely be considering new seating again with either chair. When considering the $18 difference per chair we were looking at we couldn’t afford it. But, even if we had the budget I would have chosen Comfortek over Bertolini. In the end both were nice chairs. Unlike the Hercules, the comfortek didn’t seem “budget” at all, they were well made and looked sharp.

  3. Joshua says:

    We ran into the same thing with buying church chairs. We finally we with Worship Chairs – Rick the guy there was very straight forward and helpful, the chair “The Worship Chair” was not junk, actually had all the extras like a book-rack included in the price, and the selling point for us, welded, FULLY assembled, $32.99…none of those bait and switch prices like Church Chair Industries or BizChair. They are a family owned business and have been doing it since the early 90’s I think. Its the only one that’s christian owned. We’ve had 200 of them since 2007 and they have held up without issue.

  4. Conner Byrd says:

    I’m doing this right now. Any update? What’d you end up going with? Looks like the posts ended back in January but the comments here seem to indicate you finished your search and bought some chairs?

    • churchchair says:

      Our church is hoping to get chairs donated, there is a local church getting rid of their old Sauder (wood) chairs. But my strong recommendation would be to contact George Kreger at Church Furniture Partner. He will help you and you can talk to him on the phone. Otherwise from just a chair standpoint the ComforTek line was good for standard use or Uniflex was a great very-high-end chair.

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