Westwood had a bit of a time crunch, namely, five weeks to be in their new space, the school gym. The school’s division sports league had very strict requirements that there be could be no hanging equipment over the court. As we talked with the church leadership the only workable solution we could come up with was for all the sound, lighting, and projection equipment to slide out of the balcony for the services and then retract back during the rest of the week. Although other companies had deemed it impossible in the time-frame, we realized that as impossible as it seemed, it was what we would have to do.
This small church plant was only 17 people strong when they first contacted us, and it immediately became apparent that the tiny and almost non-existent budget would our biggest challenge. Their requirements were fairly straightforward with a few twists: they needed an audio system that was “perm-portable” since the church did not own the building they were meeting in and could be required to pick up and move to another location.
Ministry Tech has been working with the wonderful folks at Boones Creek Bible Church for over 5 years to accomplish a complete technology makeover in several phases consisting of audio, lighting, and video overhauls. Boones Creek still has more projects they’d like us to tackle in the future. These folks are like family to us, and we look forward to many years of working with them.
We were there to “just take a look” and see just what was causing “bad sound.” But we found other issues… and the “bad sound” was really, really bad sound.
Built in the ’70s as metal prefab building, The Wilds Activity Center has always been an acoustic nightmare, and in a non-profit camp kind of ministry funds for extensive acoustic treatment and a redesign of the building were out of the question…. God gave the wisdom. He deserves the praise for the successful completion of what was the most daunting task of my career thus far.