HARMAN Professional Solutions today announced that Woodstock City Church
recently installed a full array of Martin by HARMAN fixtures to enhance worship
services at its new state-of-the art facility. Lighting director Rob Shawver and the
Woodstock City production team selected 34 Martin fixtures for the church’s main
auditorium, including MAC Viper AirFX fixtures, Atomic 3000 DMX strobes, RUSH MH
3 Beams and more. The new Martin lighting rig enables Woodstock City Church to
bring concert-style lighting to a wide range of events and provide a compelling
worship experience to more than 4,000 people each week.

“This was the first time we’ve designed a lighting rig from the ground up, and we
were excited to work with the HARMAN team to build a state-of-the-art rig for our
church,’ said Rob Shawver, lighting director at Woodstock City Church. “I’ve always
liked Martin fixtures, and their customer service has been great—they make us feel
like we’re part of their team. We’ve received great feedback on our new Martin
lighting rig, and people are always telling us how beautiful the lights are.’

Woodstock City Church is part of North Point Ministries, a network of six churches
throughout the metro Atlanta area. The Woodstock City Campus recently moved to
a new facility to accommodate its growing congregation. The church takes a modern
approach to worship by incorporating popular music and games into its services.

“At Woodstock City Church, one of the ways we accomplish our mission is by
creating engaging services,’ said Shawver. “We provide weekly worship services
that are commonly full-on, concert-style productions. For example, we did
“Firework’ by Katy Perry on the Fourth of July. Other times, we will host smaller,
more intimate services, and we use the lights to supplement the production. Our
goal is to enhance the experience rather than introduce distracting elements.’

For Woodstock City Church, it was important to design a lighting rig that could
complement these high-energy performances, while maintaining the versatility to
deliver beautiful, atmospheric segments for more intimate experiences. The Martin
rig at Woodstock City Church now includes 21 MAC Viper AirFX, 2 Atomic 3000 DMX
strobes and 11 RUSH MH 3 Beams. The MAC Viper AirFX plays a huge role in the
production for its ability to combine hard-edge, mid-air effects and a beautiful wash
field in one luminaire.

“The MAC Viper AirFX fixtures have been great, and they give us so many creative
options,’ said Shawver. “The colour mixing is smooth, and the colours have
excellent punch. We absolutely love that they can mimic a beam as well as a super-
wide zoom. We use mid-air effects to create really dynamic lighting and evoke the
emotion that complements the music. They’ve been amazing.’