With 350 to 400 congregants, Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson, South Carolina, is part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. About 60 percent of its members are ages 50 and older, and 30 percent are younger families.
The tech-savvy church has a long history of live-streaming its worship services every week—even before COVID-19.
When the new pastor started at Boulevard Baptist Church, older members of the congregation began complaining that they couldn’t hear. Church officials turned up the sound system thinking that would solve the problem, but it didn’t.
That’s because the pastor uses voice inflections when delivering his sermons, and the elderly congregants couldn’t hear the high and low pitches of his voice.
The church first investigated a Bluetooth system, but they’d have to buy a system for each person who used it—an investment of at least $20,000. A church member started looking into solutions on his own and found Listen EVERYWHERE.
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The system is so affordable that the investigating member bought it himself and donated it to the church.
Congregants started using the system as soon as it was installed. At first, it was just a few people using the system, but they could hear everything the pastor said during his sermon.
Church officials trained a few other congregants who had Bluetooth hearing aids on how to use the system. Word spread, and soon at least 30 people were using the system for hearing every Sunday.
– Ensures everyone can hear the sermon
– Requires a simple plug-and-play installation
– Presents no lip-sync issues
– Supports up to 16 channels
– Uses the existing Wi-Fi network
– Provides a fully customizable app experience with custom channel labels and links to events, the weekly program, hymnal, and more.
Beginning this month, the church plans to use the system to host drive-in events in its parking lot so congregants can gather for fellowship while maintaining safe physical distance.
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