Sunnyvale First Baptist Church
In early 2015, Seminole Baptist in Springfield, Missouri, contacted Paragon 360™ about a sanctuary renovation project that included new video systems, updated lighting systems, and custom scenic, staging, and architectural elements.
In early 2015, Seminole Baptist in Springfield, Missouri, contacted Paragon 360™ about a sanctuary renovation project that included new video systems, updated lighting systems and custom scenic, staging and architectural elements. Seminole is a longtime client of Paragon 360™ and new audio systems had been installed several years prior, along with the original audio, video and lighting systems when the building was new.
Seminole Baptist was looking to update the worship center space that was originally built in 1993. Very little had been done to the sanctuary since the original construction and the church was interested in updating the feel of the space to be more welcoming to all generations of the congregation, in addition to people visiting the church for the first time. The church featured beautiful, heavy wood treatments in the ceiling and significant amounts of gorgeous stain glass. The churches desire was for Paragon 360 to lead the process and create a design that only enhanced the look and feel of the space and did not detract.
"The end product was super and our people loved it. It turned out just like the rendering. Our people just fell in love with it."
New lighting system components included over (50) new Chauvet LED fixtures, controlled by a new High End Systems Hoglet Console with touchscreen computer, new equipment racks, floor pockets and new lighting positions that cover the extended stage areas.
The video system includes three Digital Projection E-Vision Laser 8500 projectors that provide stunning images shown on Da-Lite Large Format HD Screens. Live video and digital signage content is also distributed to Flat Panel Displays throughout the facility. An HD/SDI Matrix Switcher controls video content routing to all projectors and displays. Three Data Video PTZ Cameras capture live video for Internet Streaming and local Image Magnification. The live cameras are mixed through a Data Video HD Switcher.
Paragon 360™ transformed the room with custom scenic, staging and architectural elements that included LED-lit faux rock and wood textured elements, LED wall sconces, illuminated modesty walls and a custom pulpit. The faux rock elements include two towers that were created right and left of center stained glass. The baptistery front was refinished, along with a new stage front on the newly extended stage that matches the new stage and architecture design.
Due to the fact that Paragon's scenic and architectural elements are built in a modular, non-permanent fashion and are pre-fabricated, it allowed for a very quick transformation of the space that resulted in tremendous cost savings. More traditional and conventional construction methods would have added significant time and cost.
Paragon 360™ lit the stained glass in the room from the inside, making for a dramatic look on the exterior of the building, which faces a major, highly populated intersection.
“Paragon really helped us a lot by coming in alongside us and helping us to understand what it was we wanted, who we were as a church, and what did we want this space to look like when we were done."