Technical upgrade at Acts Christian Church
Wednesday, 18 November 2020
sunday-morning-worship-at-acts-church-Sunday morning worship at Acts Church
South Africa - The Acts Christian Church, Midrand Campus, is a modern auditorium where technology plays an important role. The past seven months have seen the church invest in four Strand 300 S LED Softlights and two Strand 150 S Softlights for their live streaming studio and video material, a platform which has caught the attention of thousands of viewers.
The church has also purchased 16 Showtec Pixel Strip 40 for their main stage, fixtures that create an eye-catching background for both the live congregation and those watching from home, accompanied by a new Arkaos MasterPro 5 licence. On the audio side, a Waves Soundgrid System consisting of Waves SuperRack and a Waves SoundGrid Server One-C will complement their Midas console.
Pastor Peter de Fin was a guitarist and sound engineer who travelled across the globe for six years with Vinesong, a team of international missionaries who share the gospel through worship, before meeting his wife Tammy, an evangelist whose ministry was to go into nightclubs and preach the gospel. The pair were married started Acts Church in 1999, taking over what was previously a small mission church.
“We really wanted to focus on the local church and to build this city,” explains De Fin. “Both my parents and grandparents were missionaries and started churches in places like Lesotho, Mozambique and Swaziland. But we had the heart to train the local people and over the last twenty years have built four campuses. We also realized that the modern church has become very technical. It’s not about producing a show, but it is about using equipment to create atmosphere and to welcome the next generation to the service.”
The church’s approach has been to upgrade technology little by little each year. “DWR Distribution has played a vital part of our upgrade plans,” says De Fin. “Robert Izzett and the guys just get things done and are willing to do the hard work.”
The most recent purchase has been 16 Showtec Pixel Strip 40 for their main stage. “We have always had, what we call, a black hole in the centre of the stage,” he says. “Our stage was too short to add an LED screen as it would feel as if the screen were on top of us. Over the years we’ve tried different things, hoping to add something that would take away the black space. The Showtec Pixel Strip was a fantastic new product that we were able to connect to a media server and project a multitude of different content onto. We had great fun with the product, and it has added depth to the stage.”
Acts Church also purchased a new Arkaos MediaMaster Pro 5 to pixel map the Showtec products using Kling-Net. The software will also provide access to a range of high-quality digital media as well as a turnkey solution for running seamless video shows on their existing LED screens.

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