1 Timothy 2:4 "who wants all people to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth"
Until I watched that video in service I had no idea my daughter had been praying for me to get saved since she was nine yrs old.
I will never forget that day I finally gave in to her request. On the way to church I pretty much had it in my mind that no matter what happened I was not going to make this a regular thing. I was only doing this so she would leave me alone. I had driven by Church on the Move many times and had imagined what I thought it would be like there. Large choirs, organs, plants all over the stage, like the mega churches I had seen on TV.
Was I ever surprised, and when the praise and worship team came out and started playing and singing it really softened my heart and opened my mind to receive Pastor Willie George’s message.
Praise and Worship Church on the Move
This was in the fall of 2010. Later that year I went to the Christmas program at COTM and a couple of more times before the Easter service of 2011.
That Easter service the baptism tanks were placed by the stage and they were doing water baptism during the service for all to witness. We were sitting in the back of the sanctuary. At the end of the service Pastor George said alright men, you are the spiritual leaders of your families, let’s get this started.
I immediately hid my face with my hand like Pastor George was looking right at me. I was very uncomfortable, then all a sudden the Holy Spirit picked me up by the shirt collar and I do not remember touching the floor until I reached the stage.
I got saved and water Baptized that day and have never looked back.
Easter Service 2011 Baptism
After that day I attended church every weekend and then later that year I volunteered for the Christmas Train at Dry Gulch US.
Pastor Kirby Marshall of Dry Gulch USA
Serving and volunteering was the start of a life change. That is when I really started to grow spiritually. Because now I had community and fellowship. I made new friends and met several of the Pastors.
In February 2012 at a volunteer meeting I signed up for the production department. I had no experience in this area at all. The next year was amazing! I was growing in my walk with Jesus, learning new things, developing new relationships and making lifelong friends. I started training to be a stage manager, and helping Chico Torrez the operations manager at COTM in his workshop building props and other things.
2 Timothy 3:17 "so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work"
Table for Seeds Conference at Church on the Move
Then I was asked to be the Stage Manager when we launched the 180 campus of Church on
Stage Crew and my brothers in Christ
I had never really been to church before and now in just a few years I was really plugged in. That is when I started asking the Lord why am I here? Why after 53 years have you planted me in this church. This is moving really fast, is there a purpose for this spiritual growth?
Fast forward to the spring of 2016. Chico Torrez, and I started fabricating the frame work for the video wall
that was going to be used for the Movies on the Lawn at the 180 Campus and currently on the stage at the 180 campus.
Chico and his workshop at the church
We completed the video wall and moved it to the outdoor stage.
Acts 5:32 " We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him"
As I was helping stand up the first section of the video wall the holy spirit whispered to me, “this is why “
That was it. Nothing else, no ideas, no visions, nothing.
Over the next year something was stirring inside me and it had to do with a video wall. I knew they were doing a story with Katie but wasn't aware of all the content. As I was sitting in service watching Katie’s story it came to me. A trailer.
The Lord had been directing my steps and growth over the last few years for a reason. Doing it thru serving and volunteering, preparing me for my purpose or my calling.
Proverbs 20:24 " The LORD directs our steps, so why try to understand everything along the way"
I have no prior background in music, audio, video or stage production. But being in the production dept for 6 years and 38 years of manufacturing high end sports cars, has blessed me with the skills and knowledge to manufacture a self contained 24’ enclosed trailer with a popup LED video wall, stage and sound system.
The vision or calling that the Lord has placed on my heart is to go back to Montana and other parts of rural America to share Church on the Move service's and introduce people in small towns and remote areas where there are a lot of Larry’s who think they are getting their church on top of the mountains or alone out in nature like I did.
Mark 16: 15 He said to them "go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation"
Little do they know, or did I know, you need more. You need to hear the word, have community, fellowship and be accountable.
I will also use it locally to reach those less fortunate. A Sunday morning service so the homeless in downtown Tulsa can hear about Jesus and just escape their current reality for a hour. Have a family night with praise and worship and a movie on the lawn for the families at the Salvation Army Family Center. Also at the John 3:16 Mission family housing. Bring United Night our kids ministry to low income housing sites for the kids that do not have a way to church. The list of suggestions from family and friends are endless.
"Those who have not been told of him shall see,
and those who have not heard of him will understand"
This vision of a self-contained mobile church has reached the country of Zimbabwe thru
TONWA Ministries. www.tonwa.org
Local churches there are waiting for this project to kick off because they have interest in using a
couple of units to share the Gospel to the 100's of thousands in the slums there.
I want to thank everyone in advance that blesses this ministry with their gift. We need to reach more people now then ever before. We are living in some troubled times. The world is moving so fast and Satan has so many means and tools at his disposal to attack non-believers and believers alike. I have commited and devoted the rest of my life to sharing my testimony, witnessing and introducing Jesus to as many people as possible. With Gods help, my life experiences and my story hopefully I will have the wisdom to accomplish that commitment.
Thank you and God bless,
"Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you" Luke 6:38
Video wall components
ADJ AV4IP 7x4 IP Rated Video Wall Kit with 28 Panels
The AV4IP is a high resolution, flexible video panel from ADJ. Each panel has a pixel pitch of 4.81mm with a configuration of a 3-in-1 RGB SMD1921 LEDS. The panel IS IP65 outdoor rated. The brightness is 4000 NITS. There are 4 LED modules per panel. This allows for easy serviceability. The AV4IP includes iTrue 1 powerCon In/Out and IP65 etherCON In/Out water proof connections. This panel also features a Novastar receiving card. The AV4IP is a great video solution for indoor or outdoor use. ADJ offers full packages with video processors, software, cabling, rigging bars and flight cases so that you have everything you need to get up and running.
4.81mm pixel pitch high resolution video panel
Outdoor rated: (IP65 front, IP54 back)
SMD1921 3-in-1 RGB LEDs
Pixel count: 104 x 104
Quick release power supply / receiving card module
True1 powerCON in/out
IP65 etherCON in/out
Novastar receiving card
Dimensions: 19.7" x 19.7" (500x500mm) panel size
Rigging bar: AV3RBI
Pixel pitch: 4.81mm (0.19”)
LED configuration: 3-in-1 SMD1921 LED
Pixel density: 104x104; 43264 (dot/m2)
Panel size: 19.75” x 19.75” x 4” / 500 x 500 x 100mm
Module quantity: 2
Module size: 250 x 500mm
Module resolution: 52 x 104 pixels
Panel weight: 20 lbs. / 9kg.
Surface flatness: gaps less than 0.5mm
Brightness: 4000 NITS
View angle: horizontal 140°/vertical 140°
Gray scaler: 14-bit
Brightness adjustment: 0~100% 100 levels
Input voltage: 100~240V 50-60Hz
Max. power consumption: 180W/per panel
Ave. power consumption: 60W/per panel
Connections power/data: power = True1 powerCON in/out; data = IP65 etherCON in/out
Control mode: nova star synchronous system with control via DVI
Frame update frequency: 50-60Hz
Scan mode: 1/16
Refresh rate: 1920Hz
Support input: composite, S-Video, component, VGA, DVI, HDMI, HD_SDI
Control distance: ethernet cable less than 100m or fiber optic greater than 120m
Support VGA mode: 1024 x 768, 1280 x 1024, 1600 x 1200, 1920 x 1280
Brightness correction: pixel, module, cabinet
Operating temp: fahrenheit: -14° + 122° / celsius: -10° + 50°
Humidity: 10-90% (no condensation)
Operating life / MTBF: @ 50,000 Hours
Protection level: IP65 front and IP54 Back
Out of control rate: less than 0.02%
Listings: cETL, CE, FCC Class A
Custom built 24' Enclosed Trailer
- Overall length 23'11"
- Width 102''
- Height 120''
- Hitch Type 2 5/16'' bumper pull
- Brakes Electric
- GVWR 9900#
- Curb weight 3210#
- Payload Capacity 6270#
- Tires ST205/75R15
- Exterior .040 aluminum screwed
- Floor 3/4''
- Roofing One piece aluminum
- Roof bows
- Side posts 16'' OC
- Frame Steel tube
- Crossmembers 16'' OC
- Axles Torsion
- Lighting LED
The video wall lift mechanisms will be proprietory to this project and patent applied for, so unfortunately we cannot attach photos at this time. The video wall and frame lift will be electric actuated, mounted on chrome moly tubing using low friction linear bearings. Enclosed in a sealed compartment when the doors are closed.
Setup of the video wall and components will take less than 30 minutes utilizing this system.
(4) JBL EON612 12" Portable Self-Powered Speakers
(1) Yamaha MG12XU 12-Channel Mixing Console
(3) Pure Resonance Audio UC1S Ultra-Clear Vocal Microphones with On/Off Switch
(1) 2 pack On-Stage Stands SSP7900 All-Aluminum Speaker Stands with Bag
Includes: (2) All-Aluminum Speaker Stands and (1) Draw-String Speaker Bag
(1) 3 pack Samson BL3VP Boom Microphone Stands and Cables with Carrying Bag
Includes (3) Microphone Stands (3) 18’ Gold-Plated XLR Mic Cables and (1) Nylon Carry Case
(2) CBI MLN-25 XLR Microphone Cables
(2) CBI SC14-25 25ft Heavy Duty 14 Gauge Speaker Cables