WorxAudio Delivers the Message Loud and Clear at Unity Free Will Baptist Church

Unity_Baptist_43SmWorking under a guiding theme “Advancing His Kingdom,” Unity Free Will Baptist Church recently completed a major construction project that resulted in a brand new facility. With Senior Pastor Jeff Manning guiding the church’s various programs, the new facility brings an unprecedented level of opportunity for all who worship there. Music plays a vital role in the church’s worship services and, recognizing the importance of audio quality as a means of engaging and motivating the congregation, church management elected to deploy world class audio equipment throughout the complex—all of it drawn from the catalog of WorxAudio Technologies (www.worxaudio.com), a division of PreSonus® Audio Electronics (www.presonus.com).

Hi-Tech Electronics of Greenville, NC, an AV design/build firm with a focus on the installation market, was contracted to design and install the various systems at Unity Free Will Baptist Church. After consulting with church management to assess their goals and expectations, company owner David Williams and his team selected a variety of loudspeakers drawn primarily from WorxAudio’s TrueLine and UltraMax product lines. Williams discussed the project.

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Cypress Lake United Methodist Church Expands its Eiki Projection Presence

Cyprus_Lake_43SmAs a growing multigenerational church in south Fort Myers with a proud United Methodist heritage, Cypress Lake United Methodist Church recognizes the importance of keeping the varied members of its congregation engaged. As a means of accomplishing this, the church recently upgraded its video projection capabilities to make services more visually appealing. Adding to their current Eiki projection equipment, the church recently expanded their projection capabilities with two new Eiki LC-HDT700 HD Widescreen Projectors.

Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions of Cape Coral, FL, an AV installation company that is primarily focused on the House of Worship market, was contracted to design the system and deploy the new equipment. After meeting with church management to ascertain their goals and objectives, the team decided to repurpose the church’s two existing Eiki LC-XL200 LCD projectors while expanding their projection capabilities with the addition of the two new LC-HDT700 units. Rob Robinson, Creative Sound and Lighting Solutions’ system designer, discussed the project.

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Bellevue, Washington’s Calvary Chapel Eastside Looks to the Roland M-5000 OHRCA Digital Mixing Console as the Hub for Its Networked Audio Backbone

CalvaryChapelBellevue, Washington-area Calvary Chapel Eastside has been in the works for several years. The building project began nearly a decade ago, while the assembly was still worshiping in Bellevue College on Sundays. Slowly but surely, the congregation built up savings, constructing the church building in stages over that time. They were also paying attention to the technology that would support their message in the church, choosing platforms that would set them apart and take them far into the future. These included an L-Acoustics ARCS WIFO PA system and a Roland M-5000 OHRCA Live Mixing Console. This impressive sound system was installed by nationally-known AV systems sales and integration provider CCI Solutions.

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Beautiful New Divine Mercy Church Completed with IC Live System

untitledFormed by the merger of Nativity of Our Lord and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parishes in 2009, Divine Mercy Parish recently dedicated its brand-new sanctuary. Located a dozen miles northwest of New Orleans, the 19,600-square-foot church seats up to 950 parishioners and features a lovely interior with exposed trusses and a high, vaulted, wood deck ceiling; a stained-glass window wall that separates the narthex from the nave; and several additional stained-glass panels.

Though it might be a heavenly place to worship, the new sanctuary is acoustically challenging. Hard and parallel surfaces abound. Adding to the challenges, the church hosts both traditional and contemporary mass, the latter featuring amplified instruments. So when Technical Services Group, Inc., of Baton Rouge, designed and installed the church’s new sound system, owner/president Arthur “Bo” Hoover knew that keeping reflected sound to a minimum was critical. TSG’s solution: Renkus-Heinz IC Live loudspeakers with steerable beam technology.

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This Is What a Tech-Savvy Church Looks Like

untitledYou’ll be hard-pressed to find a churchgoer who carries a Bible to Church at the Springs on Sundays—and lead pastor Ron Sylvia doesn’t mind.

At “the Springs,” as it’s known—a multisite church based in Ocala, Fla.—most of its 3,000 or so members follow along during services with the YouVersion Bible app on their phones. Up front, Sylvia teaches from an iPad. Toss in contemporary-rock worship music, state-of-the-art LED screens, and Text to Give software (to simplify tithing), and it’s not difficult to see how the
pastor has cultivated such a following. “I don’t want people to step into a time warp to meet God,” Sylvia says. “The message will never change, but the method must. And our method is our delivery system.”

The 57-year-old pastor, a self-professed lover of numbers and technology, was studying for a bachelor’s degree in accounting when he entered the church ministry at age 21. What followed was two decades of trial and experimentation as Sylvia—moved by “a clear calling to start a contemporary church”—founded Church at the Springs in 1994.

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The Bridge Bible Church Looks to the Future with the Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher

TheBridgeThe Bridge Bible Church in Bakersfield, California, has plans for its future. The 12-year-old house of worship, whose sanctuary today accommodates 1,200 worshippers at a time – a total of 2,5000 weekly across three Sunday services, is considering adding a satellite location sometime in the next year or two, which will necessitate the acquisition and integration of video cameras and I-MAG projection, something they don’t need currently thanks to an architectural design whose curved balcony makes for a pleasantly intimate worship space. But when The Bridge Bible Church makes its expansion move, its media infrastructure will be ready, thanks to the purchase earlier this year of a Roland V-1200HD Multi-Format Video Switcher. The Roland V-1200HD was purchased through Pacific West Sound, also in Bakersfield.

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Hitachi Z-HD5000 Cameras Elevate Production Quality and Flexibility for Water of Life Community Church

Hitachi_Water_of_Life_CC_1746_image_credit_Mario_HerreraFor Water of Life Community Church, video has long been an essential component in bringing its message to local congregants and followers around the world. When the non-denominational church recently expanded with a new facility and state-of-the-art technical equipment, they chose Z‑HD5000 HDTV cameras from Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd. (Hitachi Kokusai) to provide the high-quality image acquisition they wanted to underpin their video initiatives.

Water of Life draws over 8000 worshipers each weekend to its main campus in Fontana, California. Three Z-HD5000 cameras are installed in fixed positions within Water of Life’s main auditorium, which opened in November 2015. A fourth Z-HD5000 is used for both stationary and on-the-shoulder acquisition, regularly moving outside the building to the church’s baptismal space.

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LightParts Outfits Life Austin Church With HES Gear

LifeChurchAustinIn addition to being one of the most popular worship experiences in Austin, Life Austin Church has recently opened the beautiful 1000 seat Life Austin Amphitheatre. LightParts has been working with Life Austin Church since 2013, and the church turned to LightParts to fill some of their Amphitheatre lighting needs with High End Systems gear, including 20 intellaspots, five SHAPESHIFTER C1’s and the FQ-100 Fogger. Control is handled with a Road Hog Full Boar 3 console.

John Capezzuti commented, “We have been using LightParts for fixture and PCB repairs as well as a source for parts for several years. Along the way we purchased a Road Hog Full Boar 3 console, some Clay Paky Alpha Wash Halo 1200, and an FQ-100 fogger from them to enhance the worship experience. We have a very capable tech staff, but when we don’t have time to sort something out ourselves it’s great having LightParts close by. When we were ready to talk lighting gear for our Amphitheatre project it was natural to partner with LightParts and High End Systems. We have a great technical support team here in Austin, and I appreciate all LightParts does for us.”

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Whether you are a professional lighting designer or someone just learning about theatrical lighting, regular updates to our comprehensive database means Light It Up! is always up-to-date and ready to meet your needs.

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