Calvary Christian Centre adds ADJ panels
Thursday, 3 December 2020
calvary-christian-center-02Calvary Christian Centre in Yuba City, Northern California
USA - Visuals are an important part of most modern church services. More and more churches are switching to LED video walls due to the increased brightness and contrast they can offer. This was the direction chosen by Calvary Christian Centre, which recently installed a pair of ADJ LED video wall displays alongside a lighting package from sister company Elation Professional.
Located in Yuba City, Northern California, Calvary Christian Centre is a thriving and growing church which is part of the Assemblies of God fellowship. Pastor Michael Ciociola and his wife Dona have led the church since 1991 and head up a large team of both full-time staff and volunteers.
The leadership recently decided to upgrade the AV system in their 900 capacity sanctuary, replacing old video equipment with a new LED video wall system to display song words, scripture readings and other visual content. At the same time, they also decided to enhance their existing lighting system with colour mixing fixtures to illuminate the stage’s backdrop and improved stage lighting.
Aware that they wanted to upgrade to an LED video wall system, the church team researched local suppliers and selected Illuminate Production Services, based in Lincoln, CA. They have a strong track record of designing and installing bespoke AVL systems in numerous churches across California.
Having considered the church’s requirements, visited their campus and discussed budget, the IPS team – led by general manager, Kevin Allen - recommended a video system built around ADJ’s AV2X LED panel. A total of 36 panels were specified, split across two separate 6 x 3 displays hung at the back of the stage flanking the large cross which provides the sanctuary’s focal point. Each screen is positioned on a slight angle, which ensures clear visibility of at least one of the displays from every seat in the room.
“We selected the ADJ AV2X because of the overall performance of the panel,” explains Kevin, “taking into account its video card, refresh rate and resolution, amongst other considerations. The price point was also reasonable for what is a good quality product. It proved to be the perfect solution, the finished installation looked great and our clients at the church were very pleased with their new video wall system.”
The modern displays fit aesthetically into the traditional décor of the sanctuary, while offering sufficient brightness and contrast to ensure that anything shown on the screens is clearly visible, regardless of the ambient light level. At the same time as installing the new video system, the ISP team also upgraded the sanctuary’s lighting using a selection of fixtures from ADJ’s sister company, Elation Professional.
The existing stage lighting was enhanced by the addition of eight KL Fresnel 8 warm white 350W LED-powered Fresnel fixtures. In addition, four SIXPAR 200 144W LED par fixtures were added to provide colour washing from their 6-in-1 RGBAW+UV LEDs. Finally, a total of 10 SIXBAR 1000 12 x 12W 6-IN-1 RGBAW+UV LED bars were arranged across the back of the stage to up-light the backdrop curtain.
The result is a modernized sanctuary that retains the same overall look but has been enhanced by the vibrant visuals, coloured backdrop and improved stage lighting.

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