For Houses of Worship Nationwide, Varied Options Help Meet AVL Needs

Budgetary limitations often will result in a church seeking to maintain a similar look across multiple campuses.

For Houses of Worship Nationwide, Varied Options Help Meet AVL Needs
Lakewood Church in Houston – the country’s largest church with a central campus that is housed in a 16,000 seat arena – upgraded their main mixing console to Studer’s flagship Vista X digital console recently.
For Houses of Worship Nationwide, Varied Options Help Meet AVL Needs
Lakewood Church in Houston – the country’s largest church with a central campus that is housed in a 16,000 seat arena – upgraded their main mixing console to Studer’s flagship Vista X digital console recently.

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Recognizing how diverse the audio, video and lighting market is for houses of worship these days, Worship Tech Director thought it was a good time to discuss the market with one of the leading HOW companies about what enhanced audio and visual experiences are most commonly sought by church administration to elevate their worship spaces.

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Sutton

To delve into the matter, WTD talked with Daryl Sutton of Harman Professional, the company’s HOW Market Manager, who I recall participated in a Manufacturer Training session on lighting at WFX last November in Nashville.

Harman Professional, well known for its various brands (AKG, AMX, BSS, Crown, DBX, DigiTech, JBL, Lexicon, Martin, Soundcraft and Studer) that are used in churches of all sizes, from startup portable churches to megachurches, has utilized tools such as room modeling and managing acoustics to help in the completion of sound system installations, all with the aim of achieving the desired results sought by church staffs.

“It’s about the technology supporting the ministry.”

“It’s about the technology supporting the ministry,” noted Sutton. “You can have many traditional spaces, like a cathedral style with stained glass and architectural beams, then the Christian traditional, to the wave of the modern, that focuses more on the younger generation,” explaining the wide variation of spaces that have diverse needs working to best serve their respective congregations.

One such church that opted to recently go with a Harman product was Lakewood Church in Houston – the country’s largest church with a central campus that is housed in a 16,000-seat arena – upgrading their main mixing console to Studer’s flagship Vista X digital console. Tasked with running a great number of weekly broadcasts that are seen by more than 10 million viewers across the globe, the required solution was something that had to meet a long list of requirements while also being very customizable from the Swiss-based company.

While there may be a perception that the megachurches would be the ones most demanding the newest technology for their worship spaces, Sutton argued that the demand is more spread out.

“From a technology standpoint, it obviously drives a lot of what they do,” he said. Even so, Sutton pointed to churches that are growing with multiple, satellite locations as an area where the significant demand for technology has grown in recent years.

“There is the main campus, then the smaller campuses, and they’ll have them across the metroplex,” said Sutton. “There could be six or seven locations, with video transports, to send the spoken Word to the satellite campuses.”


More About Andres Caamano
Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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Worship Facilities Magazine, November-December 2017
The November-December 2017 issue of Worship Facilities Magazine offers a review of the 49 New Product Award entries this year, as well as those entries up for Solomon Awards in 2017.


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