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WFX Announces Solomon Awards Entrants Highlighting House Of Worship Projects

Recognizing excellence in facilities design, management, marketing, usage and audio visual production

Worship Facilities Conference & Expo (WFX) announces the entrants for the fourth annual WFX Solomon Awards, presented by a Church Production magazine and Worship Facilities magazine.

This awards program will recognize church teams and individuals who have been instrumental in achieving excellence with their facilities design, management, marketing, usage and audio visual production.

The winners of the awards will be announced during the upcoming WFX Charlotte, scheduled to take place October 27-30, 2009 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

WFX ( is the leading event where church leadership teams connect with tools and technology to create meaningful spaces and powerful worship experiences.

The following entrants listed below have been nominated for recognition through the awards program. Complete details, including locations and descriptions of the entrants, can also be found online here.

Building Contractor
  * Elevation Church, Cogun, Inc.,
  * Pleasant Valley South Baptist,

Church Architect
  * Elevation Church, Visioneering Studios,
  * Mariners Church Chapel, Visioneering Studios,
  * Mountain Lake Church, Visioneering Studios,
  * Northside Christian Church, Visioneering Studios,
  * Congregration Ner Tamid, YWS Architects,

Church Design: Expansion Project
  * Northside Presbyterian Church, BLDD Architects, Inc.,
  * Bend Church of the Nazarene, BGW Services,
  * Second Presbyterian Church, BLDD Architects, Inc.,
  * Living Hope Church, Living Hope Church,
  * Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Merriman Holt Architects,
  * Mariners Church Chapel, Visioneering Studios,

Church Design: New Construction Project
  * Soma Ministry, Soma Ministry,
  * New Hope Community Church, Bright Side Baptist Church
  * Outlook Christian Church, Outlook Christian Church,
  * Congregration Ner Tamid, YWS Architects,
  * Northcreek Church & School, BGW Services,
  * Grace Community Church, Grace Community Church,
  * Church of Hope, Lawson Group Architects, Inc.,
  * Grace Community Church, Meyer Sound,
  * Prestonwood Christian Academy, BASIC architecture+interiors,
  * Prestonwood North Campus, BASIC architecture+interiors,
  * Chase Oaks, SmithGroup/F&S,
  * Mariners Church, Visioneering Studios,

Church Design: Renovation Project
  * Southwest Community Church, Southwest Community Church,
  * Elevation Church, Visioneering Studios,
  * Faith Community Church, Revival Productions,

Best Construction Management
  * The NewGround Group, First Free Will Baptist,
  * Pleasant Valley South Baptist, Pleasant Valley South Baptist,
  * Rock Prairie Baptist Church, Rock Prairie Baptist Church,
  * Don Allen, The NewGround Group, Summit Church,

Best Design, Installation and Operation of an Audio, Video & Lighting System
  * Chapel at Episcopal Academy, Acenetch Incorporated,
  * Ave Maria Oratory, AVI-SPL,
  * Madison Park Church of God, AVI-SPL,
  * CSD Inc., Inspiring Body of Christ,
  * SECC – The Block, Southeast Christian Church,

Best Facilities Manager or Team
  * Dave Wagner/Grace Community Church, Grace Community Church,
  * Stanton Johnston/Crossroads Church, The NewGround Group, Inc.,

Best Green Initiative
  * Vineyard Christian Fellowship, ServiceU,

Best Special Project or Initiative
  * Pastor Chad Gilbert/ Edgewater Baptist Church, Edgewater Baptist Church,
  * Grace Fellowship United Method, Merriman Holt Architects,
  * Woodlawn Church, Woodlawn Church,

Best Tech Consultant and/or Contractor
  * Don Allensworth/The NewGround Group, Crossroads Church,
  * Design 2020, Englewood Baptist Church (Balcony Renovation),
  * Acoustic Dimensions, Grace Community Church,
  * HFP Acoustical, Meyer Sound Labs,
  * Mankin Media Systems, Southeast Christian Church,  

Best Technical Director
  * Daryl Cripe/Grace Community Church, Acoustic Dimemsions,
  * Angel Amador/Love International Ministries, Angel A Star Productions,
  * Rick Stauder/Grace Baptist Church, Grace Baptist Church,
  * Ken Kilgore/Crossroads Church, The NewGround Group, Inc.,

Best Technical Production Team
  * Grace Community Church, Acoustic Dimensions,
  * Home Community Church, M2,

Most Innovative Production
  * Westover Church, Westover Church,

Award winners will be announced at WFX on Thursday, October 29.

WFX brings together over 3,500 church and industry leaders and over 220 exhibitors to guide facilities and technology investments and opportunities for houses of worship.

WFX offers over 60 Conference sessions in five tracks, a packed Expo Floor, five dynamic keynote presentations, two exclusive behind-the-scenes church tours, Hands-On and Exhibitor Offered Training Sessions, Tech Director Retreat, Pastors Programming, and invaluable networking opportunities.

Advance registration savings are available for the Conference Program through October 27. Complete information is available online at or by calling 800-598-6031.

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