Free Christian Church
Creating a Positive Worship Experience
When planning the renovation of the sanctuary, Free Christian sought to provide worshipers with an ‘attractive and versatile setting for services, music, children's ministries and other large-group events.' Realizing that advanced sound and video technology can have a powerful impact on the worship experience, Free Christian had Shanahan design a system that promotes the vibrant spirit and diversity of the music and presentations.
Speaker selection was a challenge because of the large structural columns and the necessary visual considerations in a historic building. The only way to get good coverage, adequate sound pressure levels and enough bandwidth for contemporary worship was to use multiple speakers. Shanahan installed JBL Control 28 speakers on the columns and placed subwoofers above them on the soffit. Multiple floor boxes and Hotspot monitors were installed on the platform and a large mixing console is positioned on the balcony. The custom projection screen is 26 feet high and 14 feet wide. The Mitsubishi X400 projector with Buhl lens is 65 feet away on the balcony. The new fellowship hall features a simple JBL sound system with overflow capabilities from the main sanctuary system.