Texas church prospers with Paragon 360 renovation

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“I was shocked at how smooth the opening day was. We did not have a single issue and everyone was thrilled. Paragon helped make that happen because of the people they put onsite and the care that they put into it. They went above and beyond.” - Bryan Bailey, Director of Media, Prestonwood Baptist Church

Prestonwood Baptist Church’s North Campus has undergone a multi-million-dollar renovation, facilitated by Missouri-based audiovisual consultant, Paragon 360. The project included major audio, video and lighting system upgrades, motorised rigging, new stage design and a new broadcast video control room for the church which puts on three packed services a week.

The renovation is one of six major projects that Paragon 360 has completed for Prestonwood over the last five years. “Paragon was not only willing to take on this project, but they also worked really well with my team in particular, making sure what we ended up with was actually functional and served the needs we needed them to serve,” said Bryan Bailey, director of media at Prestonwood Baptist Church.

New audio systems were designed that included Meyer Leopard line arrays along with a DiGiCo Quantum 338 monitor console to integrate with the Quantum SD7 Paragon 360 installed in 2021. The system also included a new DSP for the atrium and lobby systems and a new low-profile, steerable floor monitor package.

The video control room features several ReveLux display and new switching and routing by FOR-A. The system also includes graphics computers, recorders, engineering and monitoring, patch panels and distribution equipment. Wireless intercom systems are tied into the existing owner-furnished Riedel system for both the Plano campus and the Propser campus.

The new stage design features several LED walls including a Revelux Wallpaper, wall-mounted LED wall for the centre wide screen and Revelux Marvel LED walls for two IMAG screens right and left. Alongside this, Revelux Marvel LED walls for four custom, moveable walls were installed on Paragon’s custom-designed stage carts.

All key lighting was changed to LED fixtures in addition to an updated CueServer 3 Pro Base power and data distribution system. The upgrade also included converting all the house lighting to LED and many pre-existing, owner-furnished moving lights were redeployed into the system. All stage rigging above the platform can now be accomplished through a motorised system on a single controller.

The project, which faced many challenges, was delivered on time and on budget for the church’s opening day. Bailey concluded: “I was shocked at how smooth the opening day was. We did not have a single issue and everyone was thrilled. Paragon helped make that happen because of the people they put onsite and the care that they put into it. They went above and beyond.”

Originally featured in Worship AVL