September 18, 2011 marked the grand re-opening of the Grand Avenue Baptist Church sanctuary on the churches 77th birthday. A special audience was on hand that included politicians from Ft. Smith, Arkansas, to Washington DC for the re-dedication of this space. "We were thrilled with the opportunity to bring our 30 year old worship center up to the standards of today's technology” states Pastor Jeff Crawford. “But more importantly we felt it was imperative that we bring it up to God's standards. Paragon 360 was the key to achieving those standards.”
The project would certainly involve new audio, video and lighting systems but would also entail much more. The Pastor at the time, Jeff Crawford, desired to completely change the experience in the space from a very traditional, 1980’s feel to something much more bold and modern. The church eventually selected Paragon 360 for the full-scale renovation project due to their ability to bring much more than audio, video and lighting to the table but also for their ability to manage the project, turn-key from start to finish.
Paragon 360 was responsible for the complete re-design of the space which included a new modular stage, new audio systems, video, lighting, custom motorized rigging, house-lighting including the custom fabrication of (10) new chandeliers, acoustic treatment, design and construction of a new two level control booth and re-designed portable seating.