Peavey Seminar Helps Churches
Aug 24, 2004 1:56 PM
Peavey Electronics Corp. (www.peavey.com) hosted an educational seminar for a group of church leaders and volunteers at its international headquarters on August 19.
The group, consisting of pastors and church volunteers, learned the basics of audio and how to properly set up and run church audio systems. Senior Peavey clinician Marty McCann conducted the seminar with Peavey mixer engineer Tom Stuckman.
Andy Ray, district superintendent for the United Methodist Church in Mississippi, worked with McCann and Stuckman in setting up the seminar. He says he wanted to help his churches provide adequate sound reproduction for their congregations.
“I have 133 churches in my district,” says Ray, “and I get discouraged when I visit them and can’t hear what’s going on. Some of the churches have good equipment, and some have none, but we’re about proclaiming the gospel. If you’re unable to communicate that—if people can’t hear what’s being said—it’s not helping us get that message out.”
Ray adds that Peavey’s new Sanctuary Series product line, which is designed to make pro audio easy and cost-effective for houses of worship, will be helpful for churches in his district, especially because volunteers usually handle the audio responsibilities.
“There are so many features in these products that are going to be helpful to churches,” he says. “People who don’t have trained technicians, who have volunteers, now have something that can be turned on and pretty much left to run itself.”