Well over 100 years ago in El Cajon, California a small church…Scott Memorial Baptist was born. Since that time the church adopted a new name, Shadow Mountain Community Church and has flourished under the leadership of Tim Lahaye and most recently Pastor David Jeremiah.
Shadow Mountain recently launched an impressive plan to build a new Generations building. This building provided an additional 1000 seat venue for weekend services, a space for students, an expanded nursery, a Café, much needed classrooms, a Young Married space and rehearsal and storage space for the church’s substantial music ministry. Early on in the construction phase AMT Systems partnered with Idibri and the church to knit together a solid team that would deliver and meet the needs of the church. As with any project there were some unexpected delays but these were greatly minimized due to the strong relationship of AMT Systems with the church staff. The early involvement of AMT Systems as the project engineer and installer for systems including Audio, Video, Control, Intercom, Campus Connectivity and MATV proved to be a value added relationship.
The project had a number of significant rooms that required a great deal of focus but while the overall project had to function as a unit it also needed to integrate well with the existing campus and at times the international Turning Point Ministry of Dr. Jeremiah. There were many considerations throughout the project that had implications beyond the presenting issue. For example, building intercoms had to function as expected within the facility but also needed to allow for full integration and functionality when the Turning Point video truck was on campus. This really became a project that highlighted AMT’s skill set as their engineers worked to maximize current and new technology while maintaining budgets and keeping the church’s needs in full view.
The video venue was opened with a Soundcraft Vi7000 128 input digital console at front of house and a D&B Y Series Line Array capable of meeting the high expectations of this musically rich church. AMT installed 16 channels of wireless microphones along with a complete Avoim in-ear monitoring system running 4 channels of wireless.
The video system was anchored by a Ross Carbonite Production switcher with tie lines connecting the existing campus buildings and the remote truck location. The video system feeds a high resolution, 3.91mm pitch, 26’ wide LED screen that provide big impact in the room and exceeded expectations in many ways as LED quality gets better and prices become attainable even for houses of worship. AMT engineered and installed an MATV system with locations to every room and public space in the Generations Building. A Grass Valley DVR provides the features necessary for the video venue to act act as an overflow with time slip, allowing for simultaneous recording and playback of HD video.
The High School and Junior High rooms were outfitted with stereo PAs, digital consoles and 10k lumen DLP projectors. The building also features 4 large and 8 small classrooms with 4 input video systems and large 90” video displays to maximize usefulness for video playback or local content connection. A large choir rehearsal room is tied into the building technology utilizing integrated audio systems, full video playback and campus interconnectivity. The building also features a 2 story Café which serves as a wonderful gathering space on campus. The Café benefits from technology with distributed audio and MATV connection. AMT Systems partnered very well with the church and reused some of their existing equipment. All in all, this project provided a great space for ministry for the church and showcased AMT Systems ability to meet expectations and deliver an exceptional product.