I recently learned that some pictures that I took of Craig Groeschel and his family would be included in an article about Craig in Joy! magazine. Joy! is a Christian magazine based in South Africa. It’s exciting to see my work published and distributed like this. You can see the magazine layout and some of the pictures I took of the Groeschel family here.
To read a web-friendly version of the article, you can go to the magazine’s website, by clicking here.
Today was the day. Six weeks ago, it was an idea. Five weeks ago, I heard about the idea. Today, Town Hall for Hope became a reality. With all that happened today, it is going to take some time to gather my thoughts and post them here. So for now, here are the pictures. Enjoy!
The day begins with the sun rising above the TV truck and the generators.
Dave Ramsey about to lead the combined team in prayer. Awesome!
Dave Ramsey's team getting prepared to take questions from Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Dave Ramsey doing his sound checks.
More sound checks.
Inside the LifeChurch.tv Video Suite
Another Video Suite picture.
From inside the auditorium.
Dave Ramsey going "Office Space" on a microphone. You'll have to watch the event to understand this picture.
Big day today for Town Hall for Hope setup. The TV truck and generators arrived. The auditorium chairs were setup. There are 1717 chairs in the room, if you were wondering. One the highlights for me was getting a tour of the TV truck. It was very cool. Here are some pictures from today.
Things really heated up today for the Town Hall for Hope event. Some members of the Fox team and Dave Ramsey’s team arrived today. The staging arrived. Lights started to get mounted. The LED wall was assembled. Here’s some pictures. Enjoy.
The team dove into it today. They removed our cameras from the auditorium and removed the lights around the foot of the stage. Fox will be utilizing their own cameras. We’re adding some TVs in the Green Room and in another room that the Fox team and Dave Ramsey’s staff will use. We’re also lining up the electricians and a boom lift that we’ll need tomorrow. I’m told at least sixty more lights will be added to our existing lights. A larger stage will also get installed tomorrow.
We received a very detailed outline of the event from Fox today, which they call the Operations Book. They think of everything. They even had a plan for an emergency evacuation of their crew, if necessary.
I’m very excited to see things start to take shape tomorrow.
If you haven’t heard, LifeChurch.tv Oklahoma City Campus will serve as the broadcast location for the Dave Ramsey Town Hall for Hope event. This event will be streamed to 6100 locations in the US and will be broadcast on Fox Business Network. It will be broadcast live on Thursday, April 23.
We’ve been interacting with Dave Ramsey’s folks for about 3 weeks and after a few face to face meetings, hundreds of phone calls, and millions of emails, it all comes down to this.
I can’t wait. I am so excited to see how God is going to use this. I am thrilled to play a very small part of what maybe the largest webcast in history.
There are a lot of people working on this event. This week, I’ll be writing on what the Tech Team is involved in. So stay tuned. If you feel led, please pray about this event and pray for Dave Ramsey’s team and LifeChurch.tv team.
I paid a visit to the LifeChurch.tv campus is Tulsa today. I’m so glad I did. The campus team did an awesome job with the lights. They used Martin LC 2140 LED panels provided by Integrity Lighting. Here are the pics. Enjoy!
One of the largest LifeChurch.tv campuses just expanded their auditorium and lobby. If you’ve visited the Edmond, Oklahoma campus you know that the old lobby was woefully inadequate. It wasn’t really a lobby; more like a glorified hallway. The Tech Team was responsible for installing sound speakers in the new auditorium sections, the lobby and outside of the building. We also installed TVs and stage light fixtures in the lobby.
Many people worked hard to make the new space look awesome. Here are some of the pictures I took this past weekend.
Published October 13, 2008
Tags: bill hybels, lifechurch.tv
Here’s another interesting picture from my church’s all staff meeting, the October Event. I don’t get to write a note like this everyday.
Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words. I survived the insane week. Actually, it was a great event for me. The tech team did really well. I am so thankful to be working on a team with some very gifted and dedicated people. There were some challenges in supporting this event. One of the challenges was having to setup and teardown the tech gear in four different locations around town. The other challenge was getting a three screen rear projection system to work on a stage that was never designed for that.
As you can see from the pictures below, it didn’t just work, it was awesome. In case you are wondering, we rented a Catalyst Media Server to display the images and manage the projectors. Click here for more info on it.
Enjoy the pictures.
Setting up. Complete with popcorn and Dr. Pepper
My favorite picture.