Victory World Outreach upgrades with Elation
Thursday, 23 January 2020
victory-world-outreach-church4Victory World Outreach has been ministering around the world for 40 years
USA - Victory World Outreach has been ministering in Colorado Springs and around the world for 40 years. A ministry with churches in the US and in 10 different countries, Victory World Outreach has resided in their current building - a remodelled grocery store - for 27 years and in that time has made no significant changes to their main sanctuary. That all changed in 2019 however when they decided to modernise their AVL set-up and chose integrator and Elation Professional dealer Second Opinion Audio (SOA) for the audio, lighting and video upgrade.
With an enduring focus on helping others and after years investing in their satellite churches, the time was right to renew their local house of worship. “With fluorescent lights an eyesore and our main worship space feeling dated, it was time to make some big improvements,” says Paul Jones, lead pastor at Victory World Outreach.
With the knowledge that AV and dynamic lighting systems can positively impact the overall worship experience, the church chose a flexible Elation lighting system to raise its profile and help grow its ministry. “Part of our decision behind doing a complete upgrade to the main auditorium was our desire to reach younger families,” Pastor Jones says. “Bob Langlois and Daryl Porter from SOA put together an AVL package and we loved what they came up with.”
SOA specified, designed and installed an all-LED Elation lighting system made up of Artiste DaVinci moving heads, DTW Par 300 variable white Par lights, WW Profile HP warm-white ellipsoidal spots, SixPar 300 LED Par lights with barndoors, and SixBar 1000 IP LED battens.
Elation’s versatile and popular Colour Pendant downlight, capable of fully blended projections of colour or variable shades of white light, is used for house lighting, allowing the church to complement what is happening on stage whether it’s a church service, musical performance or special event.
The entire lighting system is under the control of a compact Obsidian Control Systems NX2 console. A new 13' x 25' LED centre screen, as well as side screens, were also added along with a top-grade audio system.
“They hadn’t spent money on themselves in many years and wanted to do things to a high standard,” says Second Opinion Audio founder Bob Langlois. “The Elation lighting system and the LED video screens look and work great together and the audio system is concert quality.”
The new AVL system debuted with a grand opening celebration of the main auditorium in September 2019. Used in weekly mass celebrations and for on stage performances, it has made an immediate impact. Pastor Jones concludes: “We doubled our services in the smaller room to accommodate the crowds and then went to double services on Sundays when we moved back into the new, larger auditorium. We immediately began to see more young families come in and there is an anticipation for our services.”
(Jim Evans)

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