This growing congregation has been a
"portable church" meeting each week in the local community
auditorium. This facility just north of town is the beginning our their
future campus. A large multipurpose space with classrooms,
offices, kitchen and nurseries.
BLDD of Normal, IL were the architects. PJ
Hoerr of Normal IL served as the construction company. Jordan Audio
Consultants of Joplin, MO completed the necessary engineering and wrote the
AV specifications. Thompson Electronics was the winning AV contractor.
They did an excellent job.
A modest wall mounted control position is
located on the rear wall of the space for when a single microphone is needed
for simple events. When a worship team is assembled, parts from the
touring system that is used for Sunday worship at the community auditorium,
are brought into the room and augment the permanent system.
The main audio system includes an array of
four Community horn loaded three-way speakers. Lots of conduit and
connectors are ready for expansion when more permanent arrangements are
The video projection system is very simple
and straight forward. A pair of 5500 lumen, 1000:1 contrast ratio LCD
projector was installed to fill a 16:9 ratio electric projection screen.
The stage lighting system is simple. Three
overhead pipes allow for expansion of an elaborate arrangement of LED
fixtures. Each of the three pipes have electrical duplex outlets and DMX
output jacks to accommodate a variety of fixtures.
The acoustic treatment plan includes PVC
covered panels suspended in the bar joist ceiling and extensive wall
treatments of Tectum. The goal was to turn a large multipurpose
rectangle into a musical worship space and still seem like a
Overhead array of
Community SLS-920 horn loaded speakers.
Rear wall control rack.
Rear wall showing acoustic panels, permanent equipment rack and portable
gear ready to put into service.
The colorful acoustic panels, décor by BLDD and the white vertical
panels in the bar-joist ceiling.
back stage amplifier/processing rack with lots of room for future expansion
of both sub woofer and monitor systems.
Speaker close up.
One of several in-out panels ready for mic inputs, monitors, and dmx for