When Nick Wright stopped by the Crown Pointe Church of the Assemblies of God in Lee’s Summit, a suburb of Kansas City, MO, nearly two years ago after being invited to become its worship pastor, he thought something didn’t sound right. As it turned out, he was correct – the 700-seat worship facility’s sound system was low on intelligibility and had several frequency nulls in critical spots around the church interior. Fixing the sound systems became one of Wright’s priorities when he took the new position, and the church is currently planning on adding a third screen – a panoramic 16:9 – over the center of the stage to complement the existing two 4:3 screens, illuminated from behind by a pair of Eiki LCX1100 projectors, that already flank the stage, which is used for both music and services.
When it comes to looking for ideas to enhance the AV at Crown Pointe, Wright says he looks carefully at what other churches have done – as much as 60 percent of his ideas come from those sources. But he’s also an avid supporter of looking within to find counsel – that is, tapping what is a rich array of resources within the congregation, who include IT experts