Bay Area First Baptist Church

About This Project

We’ve loved working with John Fones through the years, so we were excited to be the first call he made after moving back to Houston to take over as Technical Director for Bay Area First Baptist Church. You know when John calls you’re about to have some fun, push the envelope, and design something great together. Bay Area is undergoing a multi-phase expansion with the 1st phase of the project focusing on the main worship center audio and lighting systems (video will be fully upgraded in the Fall in conjunction with their lobby and other remodeled areas). The approach was simple: provide high quality functional equipment that will serve them well for years to come.


The system’s centerpiece was the L-Acoustics KIVA with a rich accompaniment of L-Acoustics goodness: Five (5) L-Acoustics KIVA below one (1) SB15M flown on each side with (4) SB18 under the stage carrying the weight of the low end. Three (3) L-Acoustics 8XT‘s were implemented for extreme side and center down fill. Lastly we’ve got two (2) LA4X and one (1) LA8 powering and processing the entire rig.


When asked why choosing L-Acoustics John shares, “Skylark arranged a demo for us a few months back and I knew that the next time I’d purchase a PA it would, without a doubt be L-Acoustics. The clairity is second to none. I’m amazed at how good it sounded right out of the box, with no tuning. Of course, Skylark tuned our rig and took it to another level.”


Some other additions included Shure ULXD4 with RF Venue Distro4+ and Diversity Fin for wireless, custom multi-pin Whirlwind drop snake with dual disconnect, LED lekos, Chauvet high power battons, and a custom ‘Mirage’ Curtain from Rose Brand as well as a complete stage re-organization.


John truly understands why we exist. “Skylark is like family to me. They are a true partner in what we are doing at Bay Area FBC. Marcus and the team always act with our best interest in mind. I couldn’t imagine doing this project with anyone other than Skylark.”