SOLO, INDONESIA – It is very fitting that GBI Keluarga Allah (Family of God) Church has designated 2018 the “Year Of Great Harvest.” Since its start in 1989 as a seven-member prayer group, this Pentecostal charismatic church has been gathering people from throughout the world into its ever-growing community of worshippers. In addition to the 30,000 congregation members at its main campus, the church reaches worshippers in Japan, Korea, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, and other nations through its television and radio broadcasts.
To keep pace with its expanding ministry, GBI Keluarga turned to its longtime and trusted vendor ASIIS to design a lighting system that created an engaging atmosphere inside the church while also looking good on camera. ASIIS delivered this package with a system that includes over 70 CHAUVET Professional fixtures.
“We have been supplying the church for over 10 years with quality products that reflect our own core values,” said Andy Mulya Sutikno of ASIIS. “This is a beautiful new building, and we wanted to match it with lighting that reflected the fine features of the surroundings. We also wanted lighting that was bright and colorful enough to support the musical parts of services. At the same time, we needed our lights to have color temperatures that made different skin tones look natural on camera.”
A collection of Rogue moving fixtures was used to create exciting looks at appropriate points during services and to downlight people on stage in soft color washes. The ASIIS team installed six Rogue R2 Wash, six Rogue R2 Spot and 16 Rogue R2 Beam fixtures on mid-stage and downstage truss, as well as on the stage deck.
“The Rogues produce very little noise, which allowed us to position them on stage without worrying about having them distract from recorded services,” said Andy. “As for the quality of their light, it fit perfectly with the sophisticated camera equipment used by the church.”
Also supporting the quality of the broadcast services are the 16 Ovation F-165WW Fresnels that were hung on pipe in front of the stage. Backlighting was provided by three Ovation C-640FC lights and 12 COLORband PiX units from CHAUVET DJ.
Color plays an important role in creating an immersive atmosphere at the church. To colorize the room in a range of hues, ASIIS positioned 20 COLORdash Par-Hex 7 fixtures throughout the worship area. “The church relies on color to change the whole mood in the room,” said Andy. “The Par-Hex does this very effectively with smooth color transitions and clean washes.”
Another function of lighting at the church, aside from creating an immersive mood, is to make worshippers feel welcome. This is especially important, given the number of newcomers who visit this rapidly growing house of worship. ASIIS contributed to this inviting feeling by installing four STRIKE 4 multi-formatted fixtures as house lights. With their intense output, the 100-watt COB LED fixtures are able to fill the room with warm white light that makes every visitor feel right at home.
“The light of the STRIKE 4 welcomes people,” said Andy. Given how this dynamic church has grown, many more visitors are likely to be greeted by its inviting glow in this “Year Of Great Harvest.”