Waterford, MI (November 16, 2005)–Bridgewood Church, in Clarkston, MI, has only been in existence since 2002, starting with a humble 12 members in a small building. Since the decision to move was made a year later, Bridgewood membership jumped to 200 people and continued to grow. Phase I in the building of a new church was started in 2004 and completed in 2005 and is approximately 20,000 square feet, and includes an ISP Technologies sound reinforcement system.
The Spiritual Life Center at Bridgewood Church seats 350 people and more than half of the campus is creatively designed for children and students. Bridgewood Church is designed with most of the infrastructure already in place to expand quickly as they continue to grow. This is where ISP Technologies came in. When ISP Technologies learned of Bridgewood’s expansion, the company contacted the church and asked if they could do a demo for them. ISP particularly loves working with churches where the spoken word needs to be as clear as the praise and worship portion of the service.
After hearing ISP’s LT2’s, which are 1000 watt, 3 way active, vertical hang micro line series boxes and our VMAX 12XL active floor monitors, Bridgewood was sold on the idea of going with ISP. They had already promised their Sanctuary, the Spiritual Life Center, to another contractor but ISP was happy to be installed in their Crave Student performance room which was set up with a stage and lighting for live performances and in the large group meeting room. With the Sanctuary installed with one of the most commonly known major brand name systems, ISP humbly had its LT2s hung in the other areas of the church.
Pastor Shawn, Worship Pastor, called ISP immediately after the boxes were up and said, “We have a problem!” Pastor Shawn informed ISP that the “problem” was that the youth performance room and large group room sounded better than the Sanctuary.
Within a week of hanging the major brand name speakers in the Sanctuary, Bridgewood took them down, returned them and outfitted the Sanctuary with ISP Technologies speakers. Pastor Shawn had this to say: “ISP has literally shocked me. The fidelity is remarkable. The richness and warmth of the sound has impressed our greatest skeptics. We have outfitted the whole church campus with ISP and everyone is delighted with the performance of these speakers, especially the youth. I could rave all day long about what ISP has blessed us with.”