This congregation bursting at the seems
for many years. The new facility will hopefully fit them for a decade or
more. The dedicated worship space has platform space to accommodate both
their traditional and contemporary styles of worship.
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.
The large sanctuary with a balcony for
future growth was styled the churches cooperative worship styles. As a space
for organ and choir the acoustics needed to be lively but for a contemporary
worship, the acoustics needed to be tame to all the percussive music to live
comfortably. A great deal of detail was placed upon wall treatments and
The main audio system includes an array of
two Concert Systems LLC LDAC speakers with 3 woofers and a single bi-radial
horn with 2" throat compression driver. These custom speaker along with
the extensive acoustic treatments allow all styles of music to be amplified
and complement the style without being either domineering or blurred.
Much of the electronics in the system were
reused from the previous facility. New amplifiers and processing was
added for use with the new main system.
The video projection system is a powerful
with a pair of 8000 lumen, 1000:1 contrast ratio LCD
projector was installed to fill permanent 16:9 ratio projection screens.
during construction with Concert Systems LLC LDAC speakers
Control Booth surrounded by protected furniture.
of the electronics were reused from the existing building. Sometimes it is
hard to be systematic with mis-matched gear.
View to the balcony. The video monitor is for those on the platform.
Notice the hidden projector cavities on either side of the monitor.
Vents were place along the front of the balcony to allow the un-used
space to function as a bass trap.
back stage amplifier/processing rack with both the new and existing gear.
The stage left side holds the piano, organ and choir. The stage
right side holds the worship band.
The fabric covered wall space above the projection screens hold the organ
speakers and sub woofers.