Houses of Worship
Jack Bernard, the owner of JB Pro Sound, has a quarter century of experience in the design and installation of AV systems for houses of worship. Whether you worship in a large urban cathedral, a synagogue, a mosque or a small country church, JB Pro Sound can provide for your worship AV needs. We have more church installations to our credit in our region than any other AV systems contractor. We offer complete systems design, sales, installation and project management as well as component sales and "do-it-yourself" assistance.
Church sanctuaries, synagogues and other houses of worship are usually quieter than other venues. The sound system must be quieter than usual to prevent audible noise in the area. This means that any mechanical noise (fans etc.) and electronic noise (buzz, hum, hiss etc.) must be eliminated. Many listening environments have a “sweet spot” at or for which the sound system performance is optimized. It’s usually where or near the operator is located in many concert and live venues. In a house of worship, every seat must be optimized for adequate signal-to-noise ratio and suitable early-to-late energy ratios. i.e. It has to sound good everywhere. By that we mean that the spoken word must be intelligible, live music must be balanced, and program music in sync with video applications at all seats.
AV Systems Integration
JB Pro Sound can provide seamless integration of your audio, video, stage lighting and IT systems. Knowing the right equipment for the right application is important and that becomes even more so when you begin to integrate and interconnect AV components.
Modern houses of worship have a great deal of technical needs that must minister to a wide variety of human needs. Knowing the proper products and how to make them work for these applications in a house of worship is our stock-in-trade. We offer a wide range of products and services to meet these needs. Including:
- Video Projection Systems and Flat Panel TV Systems
- Camera Systems for Worship and Security
- Audio and Video Recording Systems
- Personal Monitor Systems for Praise and Worship Bands
- Stage Lighting and DMX Control Systems
- Portable Church Sound Systems
- Outdoor Music and Electronic Bell Systems
- Systems for Ministering to Shut-Ins (Recording, Duplication and Transmission Systems)
- Hearing Assistance Systems (See The 5% and ask about a free demonstration)
- A wide range of digital products including Wireless Microphones, Mixing Consoles and Recorders
- Highly Competitive Component and Box Sales Prices for Do-It-Yourselfers
- Staff Training
What Do All Those Dials Do!? Don’t fret. We can assist your lay or professional staff in the correct operation of your AV systems. Of course if it’s a system we designed and installed that task will be much easier. But we can come in and fix your existing system, tune it up and help your operator(s) with that as well. If your budget does not allow for upgrades and replacements we can get your system and people to “be all they can be” This is a very teachable skill set for most people if the system is reasonably good and is setup and tuned by professionals. Most of you folks know about teaching someone to fish. This is much more predictable than fishing. And what do all those dials do? We’ll educate you.
Ask about our staff training sessions and seminars. - JB
Please go to our Design, Installation and Service Pages for more information. Here is a partial list of some of our installations.
SELECT HOUSE OF WORSHIP RESUME
- Bethel United Methodist Church, 15068 State Rt. 89, Titusville, PA 15068 (Sanctuary System)
- Erie Church of Christ, 2317 W. Grandview Blvd., Erie, PA 16506 (Sanctuary System)
- First Lutheran Church, 109 West Third Avenue, Warren, PA 16365 (Sanctuary System; Choir Upgrades)
- First Presbyterian Church, 4281 Rt. 6N, Edinboro, PA 16412 (Sanctuary Upgrades)
- Girard Alliance Church, 229 Rice Ave., Girard, PA 16417-1422 (Sanctuary Loudspeaker System)
- Harmony Baptist Church, 2067 Old Wattsburg Rd., Waterford, PA 16441(Sanctuary System)
- Holy Cross Episcopal Church, 51 West Main St., North east, PA 16428 (Sanctuary System)
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 825 Forest Ave., Jamestown NY, 14701 (Sanctuary System)
- Kingsley United Methodist Church, 913 Cranberry St., Erie, PA 16502 (Sanctuary System)
- McKean United Methodist Church, 5041 Old North Main St., McKean, PA 16426 (Sanctuary System)
- Oil City Church of the Nazarene, 601 East 2nd St., Oil City, PA 16301 (Sanctuary troubleshooting; Rewire platform & operator position)
- Our Lady of the Lake, 128 Sunset Drive, Edinboro, PA 16412 (New Construction, Sanctuary and Distributed Systems)
- St. Andrew, 1116 West 7th Street, Erie, PA 16502-1198 (Sanctuary System)
- St. Bonaventure University 3261 West State St., St. Bonaventure, NY 14778 (Chapel Sound System Upgrades, Performance Center Upgrades and Distributed System)
- St. Isaac Jogues, 119 Miller St., Sherman, NY (Sanctuary System)
- St. John's Reformed Church, 494 Evans City Rd., State Highway 68 Butler, PA 16001(Sanctuary Audio & Video Systems)
- St. Joseph Church, 147 West 24th Street, Erie, PA 16502 (Sanctuary System)
- St. Luke RC Church, 421 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16504-1699 (Sanctuary Upgrade and Gymnasium)
- St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 1115 East Ave., Erie, PA 16503(Sanctuary Upgrades)
- Tabor Lutheran Church, 200 Dawson St., Kane, PA 16735 (Sanctuary System) - See Installation Details
- Temple Anshe Hesed, 930 Liberty Blvd., Erie, PA 16502 (Sanctuary, Hall & Chapel Systems & Upgrades)
- Unitarian Universalist of Erie, PO Box 3495, Erie, PA 16508 (Sanctuary System)
Please contact us for all of your House of Worship needs.
Call Today (814) 825-1606
"Dear Jack Bernard,
We wanted to let you know how much we appreciated you letting us use the portable microphone while ours was being repaired. Your generosity is valued! God Bless."
~ 1st United Presbyterian Church
"We trust JB Pro Sound with all our audio needs because we trust Jack. Product and industry knowledge, coupled with superb customer service, is why we always call JB Pro Sound!"
~ Pastor Dan Stauffer, Associate/Youth Pastor
Erie Christian Fellowship Church
I want to thank you so very, very much for coming with the equipment and installing it. I really enjoyed seeing you again and visiting with you. I appreciated everything you did.
Thank you so very much"
I tried the neck loop this morning in church and, even in spite of my T-coil being enhanced by the audiologist, it didn't pick up the FM from the sound system.
I am really at a loss what to do, because church is so important to me. I am grateful that you had this idea of a neck loop and certainly appreciate your help obtaining it. I am sorry to have to return it to you.
~ Joyce Barteldt
Thanking you profusely for the great sound system you installed in our new worship space. And, especially thanking you for your patience in the way we needed to fund this very significant part of our project. No one ever envisioned we would be this far ahead of the game after opening the new building a little over four months ago."
~ Fr. John Jacquel
Our Lady of the Lake Parish
I would like to thank you for the taking time to help with the installation of our sound system over the phone. We were able to successfully hook up the system allowing opening day to go very smoothly."
~ Sean and Baden Candela