FishHawk Fellowship Church in Lithia, FL came to Morris Integration with a unique project: the church wanted to build a space on a cash-only basis to remain debt free. Together with Morris, the project was completed in several phases, over the course of two years.

Dual Purpose

The scope of the project was unique in design. Morris Integration set out to create a hybrid space dually used for both worship and a gym. Of course, this presented design challenges for several reasons, but chief among them was no one wants a scoreboard in their place of worship. The solution: Morris installed Christie projectors that doubled as scoreboards with the Morris custom designed Q-Sys automated sports interface. Additional items were needed to protect the gear when it was in use as a gym so protection cages were designed and installed to ensure the safety of the gear.

Phase Two: Audio Upgrades

Decisions made during this phase were also made with the dual applications of the space at the forefront of planning. The cornerstone of the sanctuary’s audio package was was the DiGiCo SD9 console. The console purchase was made in addition to a d&b 10AL line array system, 8S fill loudspeakers, and 18S-SUB subwoofers. The new FishHawk line array delivers scalability, flexibility, diversity and maximum efficiency with dedicated rigging accessories. With their dual horizontal coverage and accurate pattern control, they are appropriate for both sporting events and worship service audio applications.

Building Relationships

Matthew Leach, Pastor of Worship at FishHawk praised Morris’ willingness to accommodate their needs.  “Morris was very supportive and customized a schedule to help us stay within our financial goals.”

Morris Assistant General Manager, Wade Russell enjoys working with young churches like FishHawk because the entire process is likely new to the leadership. “We look at ourselves as advocates, advisors and teachers.”







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