The First Baptist's media department, headed by Rev. Britt Dillard, Minister of Media, and his staff, oversees the church's live television production, audio productions, print media and public relations.
The weekly broadcast over WSPA-TV
, the CBS affiliate in Spartanburg, is made possible through the efforts of almost 80 volunteers, who are trained by the FBS
Technical positions, including directing, switching, graphics, FOH, broadcast audio and telephone ministries, are all manned by proficient volunteers.
We'll have more about this later.
"We went to the digital world because of the flexibility it gave us," declared Dillard
Our goal is to find low-end broadcast rather than high-end consumer gear because we've gotten so much more reliability," said Dillard
noted that FPS Senior Pastor Wilton has a key phrase "that he
drives into our hearts in all situations like this: 'We want to pursue excellence but not extravagance'."
'Sweet Spot Of Service'
Not by the collection plate alone does a church survive.
There's also stewardship.
"Everybody must find their place of service," said Dillard
"We call it the 'sweet spot of service.' That service might be coaching a basketball team, serving in the soup kitchen and running the camera for the Sunday morning broadcast.
It's about your gifts.
And there's quite a diverse array of technical media volunteers.
explained that, if you'd walk into the video booth, the person running the robotic camera is a customer service rep for Verizon Wireless.
We previously introduced the church's Minister of Media, Britt Dillard.
strong radio and TV broadcast background for many duties within the church.
Among the tasks: He's a show host at FBS-owned HangarRadioZ 104.1 FM in Spartanburg, a low-power station serving the region with a youth-oriented, contemporary format.
gave some highlights of the install.
But stay tuned.
After this electronic journey, we'll speak with project consultants and integrators.
"We're very happy with Yamaha mixers.
They've been very good to us," Dillard
Yamahas were used in all mix positions.
said that the Snell & Wilcox Kahuna 4ME has been a "really good switcher with two work surfaces [panels].
According to Dillard
, the Harris Nexio server has given some grand flexibility.
Dillard acknowledged that Blue Hat Design and System Design Engineer Mat Hathaway "did a terrific job and they have a real attunement to our ministry, which is different than broadcast.
Prior to the design, we had established with Britt
to use an HD projector with a brightness level of approximately 18,000 lumens.