Paragon 360 Renovates First Baptist Jacksonville

by | Oct 11, 2021 | Case Studies, Design-Build, Lighting, Production, Video

First Baptist Church of Jacksonville approached Paragon 360 about renovating the Lindsay Memorial Auditorium into a second, smaller worship space located on their downtown campus. The smaller worship space would seat just over 900, compared to their more famous service space that seats 9,000. Paragon 360 renovated the auditorium from top to bottom and recently completed the project in March of 2021.

The Paragon team replaced the auditorium carpet, painted the lower floor pews, put in new restrooms, and created a new modular choir loft for the sanctuary space. They also updated the infrastructure by improving the audio, visual, and lighting systems to strengthen their live streaming capabilities.

Paragon 360 also added a new, modular choir loft space that featured a mezzanine with on-stage storage underneath, along with railings, steps, handrails, and additional cubes to expand the loft. The new choir loft space is a Paragon 360 signature that they design, build, and install within the sanctuary. It is more cost-effective and versatile than their previous loft plan.

After observing the space’s audio and acoustic properties, Paragon decided to improve the audio systems within the renovation. With those improvements, they added their signature monitoring system so that all three monitors for the choir, orchestra, praise team, and singers work in unison to bring clarity and control to the entire platform.

Paragon 360 updated the auditorium’s existing lighting system, including new LED lighting fixtures, data distribution equipment and hardware. The new stage design included 2 Uniliumin LED walls on the right and left of the stage, driven by NovaStar processing, that acted as IMAG screens. An additional Uniliumin LED wall was custom-built into the front side of the choir wall behind the presenter.

The transformation of the Lindsay Memorial Auditorium allows for multi-cultural and multi-generational activities used not only for worship services but for kids and youth programming and special events.

Paragon 360

Sign Up for Connections, the Worship Facility Newsletter!


A Word on What’s New in 2023

We now have the first month of 2023 behind us, and I can't tell you how excited I am about what we have in store for you throughout the year. We're less than a year into our launch, and already you've shown a huge amount of interest in the content we've provided, week...

Finding the Right Sound System for Your House of Worship

I received a question from a subscriber last week, who asked “What’s the ideal sound system for my house of worship? Line Array or Point Source?" When looking to purchase a new sound system for your sanctuary, there are a number of factors to consider. How do you...

Discover the Facilities Track at CFX Essentials

At the first-ever CFX Essentials mini-conference in Charlotte April 28-29, attendees will be given the full conference experience in a shorter time, for less money. With the shorter amount of time allotted, there will only be two tracks: Production, which we looked at...

How and Why to Start Your Own Church Podcast

Podcasts have become an increasingly popular way to share information and ideas and to make a global impact. Before we talk about the how, let's talk about the why. In this article, we will explore some of the reasons why churches should consider starting a podcast,...