Seeking to update its services to retain and attract the next generation, Missionary First Church found a solution that would allow its 600-seat sanctuary to transform at the touch of a button between traditional and contemporary service styles.
WFM Staff · February 9, 2018
The sound reinforcement system CSD designed is straightforward. A left-center-right array covers most of the seating and is comprised of two Danley SH-96 loudspeakers for left and right and a Danley SH-60 loudspeaker for center. A single Danley TH-218 subwoofer provides abundant bass (when needed!). Three Danley SM-60 loudspeakers, also in a left-center-right configuration, cover a small rear balcony. A four-channel Danley DNA 20K4 Pro amplifier/DSP handles processing and amplification for the main system, and a smaller four-channel Danley DNA 5k4c amplifier/DSP handles processing and amplification for the balcony system. The church kept its existing FOH console.
“I think this project hits a sweet spot in several ways,” explained Mike Hedden, president of Danley Sound Labs. “It’s an existing facility that wants to maintain a connection with its past as well as its future. This kind of project is more common than entirely new construction, and CSD’s installation meets the needs of the church without looking like a bad music store DJ install. I think this project also illustrates one of Danley’s core benefits: scalable acoustic horsepower that doesn’t destroy sightlines. I think technology should be like a good recipe; if one ingredient really stands out, you probably used too much. If we all do our jobs right, they really don’t notice – they just know they enjoyed it! And of course, through that, lives can be changed by hearing God’s word.”
“This was an especially cool project for me, since I grew up in the area and had attended this church several times,” said Henderson. “Everyone at First Missionary Church is thrilled with the renovation – it really does what they need it to do!”