First Baptist Jackson Upgrades to HD Live Production with For-A

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First Baptist Church of Jackson in downtown Jackson, Miss.,began broadcasting its Sunday services on a local TV station in the 1950s, but had not significantly upgraded its production facilities since  the 1980s. Last summer, the church made the jump to HD production and anchored its redesigned control room with a HVS490 production switcher and MFR-3000 routing switcher from FOR-A Corporation of America.

Today, First Baptist Jackson streams live 1080p video to Facebook Live, YouTube, and its own website, with local 720p replays the following Sunday on WDBD (FOX) and WLOO (MyNetworkTV) in Jackson (DMA#92). “We’ve always tried to use technology to reach others for Christ,” said Michael Bowen, minister of media and communications. “If we wanted to effectively use video for ministry, we were going to have to get current.”…

Read the rest of the story on page 10 of the May 2020 Digital Issue here