The sprawling campus of Tulsa’s Redeemer Church, just a short drive from the banks of the Arkansas River, has long been a gathering spot for this south Tulsa neighborhood. From pre-school and teen activities to homeless ministry and outreach, Redeemer’s Evangelical congregation and staff have contributed to the local community.
Redeemer moved to their current site several years ago, and have been involved in an ongoing process of renovating it to serve the needs of their congregation. Recently the church undertook a major project in their Redeemer Hall, involving room combining for the halls and four classrooms, as well as an additional children’s wing. Audio, video, and control systems were reworked, including bringing in audio and video feeds from the church’s 800-seat auditorium.
“The auditorium was originally built for a Christian artist who was the worship pastor of the church at the time, and the sound system actually sounds great,” explains Brent Handy of Advanced Sound and Communications in Kansas City, MO. “They’ve been making some changes to the space as time and budget allowed, to make it more their own. This project was originally targeted for some time in the future, but the Covid19 shutdown enabled them to get in there and do all the work at once, so they took advantage of the opportunity.”
The main Redeemer Hall can be divided into three smaller halls. The children’s wing also has two large spaces, with air walls for combining them. As Handy observes, expanding the existing Q-Sys based AV network was easily accomplished. “They already had a Core 510 in place for the main system. We installed a Core 110F to run the rest of the building. There is enough processing power to accommodate full redundancy.”