The mission of Bonita Valley Community Church in California is to help people discover the reason for their lives. The success of that message has created a growth in the congregation which mandated a need to expand their facilities. Today, Bonita Valley Community Church is one of the largest churches in the region with a new auditorium that seats 1,400.
To accomplish that mission, they relied on the Texas-based Building God’s Way (BGW) for design and integration. Jim Martin, Technology Director for BGW, was given the task to design an audio visual system to meet the needs of the church’s contemporary worship services.
“From worship services to special events for our congregation, we needed a system that would accomplish all those different needs,” noted Worship Director Gabe Terrado, indicating they wanted the ability to go from concert feel to a theatrical look.
The design integrated three video walls, a motorized trussing system and a theatrical lighting system comprised of over six dozen fixtures including par, ellipsoidal and moving head fixtures.
For audio, Martin turned to RCF for the solution. “We were familiar with the RCF Group’s family of products and especially their line array systems,” says Martin. A left-right-center configuration of RCF TTL33-A line array modules achieved the contemporary audio performance the church desired.
And because the back of the church faces a residential neighborhood, there was concern over sound pressure levels, especially low frequencies emanating from the building. So Martin worked with the RCF engineering team to design an end-fire configuration of TTL36-A subwoofers flown behind the center cluster to establish the needed directivity of that low frequency energy.
BGW implements a charrette process of partnering with the church working with the facility from initial concept to final completion on everything from green-space building design, conceptual collaboration, financing and funding, along with audio/video integration. For the latter, they rely on Texas Integration Systems for project installations, system commissioning and training.