Plano, TX

Prestonwood Baptist Church

When it was time for the full-scale renovation of Prestonwood's student building, Paragon 360 got the call.

Project Type

  • Houses of Worship 500+


  • Audio
  • Scenic Elements
  • Video
  • Lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Rigging
  • Staging


  • Dallas, TX

Prestonwood Baptist Church is a Southern Baptist, multi-site megachurch with its main campus in Plano TX and a second campus in Prosper TX. It is one of the largest churches in America, with a membership of over 43,000 and a weekly attendance of around 17,000. The Plano campus covers an area of 140 acres and includes a 7,000-seat worship center, a Pre-k through 12th grade school (including a football stadium, a baseball field, and a fieldhouse for basketball and volleyball), a fitness center with outdoor sports fields, a café, a library, and a bookstore. In addition, they have their own dedicated, 700 seat student worship building that was built in 2004.

Prestonwood reached out to Paragon 360 in January of 2018 for the expansive renovation of the student building. The project would include updating the look and feel of the space, all new AVL systems and fixing the acoustical issues within the space. Paragon who has been working with Prestonwood Baptist Church on various projects over 17 years, was selected for their ability to compete the entire project in a turn-key, design-build approach.

Paragon 360 led the design effort on the $3.5M project. Paragon’s scope included state-of-the-art audio, video and lighting systems, extensive Fabri-TRAK acoustical work and motorized rigging in addition to Paragon’s custom scenic, staging and architectural elements. Paragon’s design featured a 40’ wide, full stage, floor to ceiling PrimeView LED wall, Ross switching, Meyer audio systems with DiGiCo front end along with all new LED stage and house-lighting systems and new motorized lighting positions. Some of the custom scenic elements included (4) 13’W X 20’H custom, illuminated tracking walls that allowed the LED wall opening to be shrunk down for smaller events. Lateral movement of the walls allow for multiple setups on the stage adding to their flexibility. The project also involved audio and video elements in the lobby space.

The project just opened in early January 2019. More detailed design and system information, professional photography and videos about this exciting project, coming soon.