Awards


2016 Solomon Awards

The Worship Facilities Solomon Awards recognizes churches and their partners for excellence in facilities design, building expansion or remodeling, operation excellence, innovative use, and technical production.

View 2016 Solomon Awards Winners.


Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Crossroads Christian Church
Crossroads Christian Church wanted their new children’s building to portray a clear message: Children matter here. With their amusement-park-inspired building full of lavish child-size art-deco details, that is exactly what they got.


Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Eastview Christian Church
Eastview Christian Church is a growing congregation in Normal, Illinois. Responding to the need for more age appropriate venues for children and youth, the church embarked upon an expansion and renovation project to improve worship, teaching and recreational spaces for preschool through senior high students.


Church Design Youth and Childrens Spaces
Saint Mark Baptist Church
Saint Mark has made it a priority to invest into the lives of the next generation. We strive to put children first. Our ministry has impacted thousands of youth in our community by providing a myriad of programs geared toward biblical training and social development.


Church Sanctuary Design Non AVL technology focused Traditional and Contemporary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church
A design of visual power which belies the modest size of the overall structure, Our Lady of Guadalupe Church draws upon the cultural heritage of the congregation’s Mexican-American community to meet client goals, in the process reaching beyond to communicate the pride, achievement, and devotion of its congregation.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Green Acres Baptist Church
Morris recently completed an all-fiber, digital audio system design and installation for Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, TX that included a d&b audiotechnik V-Series system and the latest in industry gear and techniques.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
Mountain Christian Church - Audio
When Mountain Christian Church, an influential leader in the Christian Church movement was looking to replace an old, tired loudspeaker system to increase engagement in their main campus worship environment, the Mankin team utilized proven, market leading tools to hit it out of the park.


Design and Installation of Audio System or Sound Reinforcement
The Brook Columbia
The Brook Columbia is one of the fastest growing urban churches in the state. Pastor Moultre had a vision to create a contemporary worship style with a strong community presence and a focus on the next generation. The team at AE was able meet their vision without breaking the budget.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Council Road Baptist Church
When Council Road Baptist Church contracted Paragon 360 for a complete design-build sanctuary renovation, the goal was to create an environment allowing natural, authentic worship to take place. Everything from AVL to staging elements to interior design was updated, and the church was transformed into a space for all ages.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
First Redeemer Church
“Beautiful”, “Modern”, and “Fresh” describe the renovations of First Redeemer Church, Cumming, GA. Paragon 360 provided modular staging, illuminated scenic pieces, strategically placed HD video projection, and lighting to create many versatile environments. The multiple uses of the same worship space is enabling the church to reach a broader audience.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Free Chapel Orange County - AVL System Design & Install
A two story former office building with 15ft ceiling trim height is not normally considered an ideal skeleton for a modern worship environment. However, innovative design and intentional execution by the Mankin team results in one of the most unique and engaging worship environments in the United States.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Free Chapel Spartanburg
Free Chapel approached us five months before opening their first campus in South Carolina, requiring a complete facility renovation. Mankin's proven process in broadcasting, multi-site church production, and executing large systems on expedited timelines awarded us the capability to hit a home run with this project.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Lakeside Christian Church - Taylor Mill Campus
Lakeside Christian Church recently planted a satellite campus in neighboring Taylor Mill. Purchasing an empty church building reflecting typical 1960's era A-frame construction, the renovation became a state-of-the-art video venue. The end result is a facility transformed and unrecognizable as the building leadership walked through 6 months previous.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
New Hanover United Methodist Church
We completed renovations of our 220 seat Chapel in May 2016. This secondary worship space provides an area for various ministries. It includes a full house and stage lighting upgrade, a custom made cross, brand new tech booth, video system, and sound system.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
Northeast Presbyterian Church
The primary goal of the renovation of this 30 year old sanctuary was a modernized space that equally served the needs of both traditional and contemporary worship styles. The results are stunning thanks to collaboration with the project architect and the innovation and attention to detail of the Mankin team.


Design and Installation of AVL System Major Technology Upgrade existing building
The Bridge Christian Church
The Bridge Christian Church wished to provide a live experience for its congregation at its two campuses in Tucson, Arizona, simultaneously. Utilizing VITEC solutions, The Bridge now streams services between the main and satellite campuses, enabling worshippers to experience the service in perfect synchronization with error-free, low-latency video streaming..


Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church
As a new construction, Mt. Horeb’s goal was to create a new multi-use facility. The entire system: audio, video presentation, video capture, and lighting is completely integrated and designed for simple manipulation and control and has the ability to be driven from preprogramed presets during service.


Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church
Sovereign Grace Presbyterian's mission is to deliver God's word and the life changing message of Jesus Christ. The church not only wanted all technology hidden, but they wanted the control systems of all technology hidden. From the beginning the acoustics were one of the primary concerns, along with the aesthetics.


Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
St. John’s Lutheran Church
As St John's has opened our new facility, we have been able to ministry and reach out to so many different types of groups in our area. We can now offer full media, sound and lighting to all of those who wish to come and use our facility.


Design and Installation of AVL System New Building Sanctuary
Water of Life Community Church
When Water of Life was redeveloping their main campus, they looked to Mankin Media Systems to make their dreams reality. Despite changes in budget, staffing, and construction delays along the way, the systems were delivered on time and are an incredible testimony to WOL's dedication to reaching their community.


Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Mountain Christian Church - Video
Mountain Christian Church relies on their broadcast video system to engage their audience at their main broadcast campus, as well as transmit the pastor's message to two remote sites. Mankin Media Systems delivered a new digital canvas and broadcast system that empowers the church for even higher levels of excellence.


Design and Installation of Video Display or Lighting Design
Valley Baptist Church
J.R. Clancy designed a custom hoist and gantry system allowing the new 18’ x 10’ LED screens at Valley Baptist Church to move downstage and lower eight feet above the stage. With the custom rigging system and control automation entire stage and audio changeovers can be completed in minutes.


Special Project or Initiative
North Atlanta Church of Christ
Mankin Media Systems transformed a mixed use space into an intentional worship environment for North Atlanta Church of Christ, leveraging the church's core values and utilizing high quality tools that have maximum return on investment.


Tech Contractor or Consultant
Free Chapel Orange County - Complete Renovation
A two story former office building with 15ft ceiling trim height is not normally considered an ideal skeleton for a modern worship environment. However, innovative design and intentional execution by the Mankin team results in one of the most unique and engaging worship environments in the United States.


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