News: Church


The Premios Redención Awards were held on Broadway at the Playstation Theatre. Forefront Principal Nick Burns was on hand mixing front of house for Israel Houghton & New Breed who headlined the evening.

Travelling with one of Forefront’s mobile Waves audio racks, complete with Waves Extreme server, DiGiGrid MGB, Smaart Live software & interface, setup of the supplied DiGiCo console and optimisation of the in-house speaker system was quick & easy.

Equipment Used

DiGiCo SD9
Waves Soundgrid Extreme Server
Digigrid MGB
Smaart Live
Smaart io



Church@1330 in the outer suburbs of Melbourne, Australia is a vibrant, growing church with a multipurpose centre that is also utilised by the surrounding community for varied functions and events.

1330 Associate Pastor Trent Young approached Forefront for assistance in choosing an audio console upgrade solution that would suit their varied needs.

In the end a DiGiCo SD12 was selected and implemented with great results.

We started looking for a replacement to our ageing Yamaha M7 approx 12mths ago. We had a key number of must haves in our considerations.

Our 700 seat auditorium is used for both Sunday church services, as well as operating as part of our full time conference facility. We have lots of functions of vary types from school musicals to corporate presentations. We needed the flexibility for various types of events and varying levels of operators. We don’t have a staff tech personnel so Sundays need to be simple to reset.

We really wanted a stage soft patch solution to minimise set/reset times and to increase reliability.

We needed the system to flip between dual (FOH & Mon) and single operators depending on the situation.

We considered multiple consoles and after discussion of our scope with Forefront, felt that the Digico SD12 ticked all the boxes.

We have installed multiple DiGiCo Racks with most of our stage permanently patched for both inputs and outputs.

The dual solo busses on the SD12, coupled with an iPad Pro allow us to have a fully separate monitor operator but quickly flip back to a single operator from the SD12 surface, if required.

The extensive onboard routing & matrixing, has allowed us to do customised stage & tech comms and all the various building feeds required.

We are able to do all we need and more.

Being new to Digico, our team has picked it up really quickly and it sounds great!

Nick at Forefront was exceptional in supporting us through the sales process and then onsite with training for our team.

We are looking forward to having this incredible resource for our church and conference venue.
— Trent Young - Associate Pastor Church @ 1330

Equipment Used

1x  DiGiCo SD12
1x  DiGiCo D2 Rack
1x  DiGiCo D-Rack
1x  DiGiCo LBB



Life Church Brisbane New Pixapanel LED Panels

In the words of Life Church Brisbane "We are loving them!".

Life Church Brisbane recently purchased Package B from our Pixapanel Plug + Play Packages. This gave them 4m x 2.5 of high quality LED panel to get creative with on stage as you can see from the images below.

To take a closer look at our Plug + Play packages CLICK HERE


40x Pixapanel LED Video Panels



Enjoy Church Summit 2018 GOES WITH PIXAPANEL

Forefront once again had the privilege of serving Enjoy Church for their annual Enjoy Summit.

Enjoy recently purchased a full inventory of our Pixapanel LED video panels.

The Summit featured notable speakers Shane Baxter, Georgie Baxter, John Bevere & Phil Pringle.


Pixapanel Intelli LED Video Panels
Martin Quantum Profile Moving Head Lights
Martin Rush MH3 Beam Moving Head Lights
Martin Mac101 Wash Moving Head Lights
Fusion Bars
Pixapanel Octastrobe LED
GLP Impression Wash Moving Head Lights
GrandMA2 Light Console
GrandMA2 Ultralite Console
NExo STM S118 Subs
Nexo NX4X4 Amplifiers / Processors
Waves Multirack & Waves Extreme Server


Chapel Sessions - 2017

Forefront was delighted to once again present Chapel Sessions in September 2017 with BJ Putnam along with his wife Melody and band.

BJ is a highly talented worship leader, songwriter and producer. His songs can be found on many albums including Israel Houghton’s latest Grammy Award winning release ‘Alive in Asia’, Darlene Zschech’s ‘Revealing Jesus’ and other favourites like ‘More and More’.  BJ can be routinely found leading worship at churches such as  Lakewood Church with Joel Osteen.

BJ & wife Melody reside in Phoenix, Arizona attending their local church of more than 18 years, where they pastor the worship team under Senior Pastor Michael Maiden.

2017 saw Chapel Sessions take place in two locations - Newcastle and Melbourne. Newcastle attendees were lucky enough to also have local heroes VERSES as part of the Newcastle session. Masterclasses were held at the Melbourne sessions offering small focused groups led by BJ, his band members as well as Forefront's senior staff.

CRC Churches International Conference

CRC Churches International Conference 2017 was held in Adelaide with Forefront providing audio, lighting and LED video systems.

Held over three days, the conference attracted attendees from throughout Australia and around the globe.

Forefront also provided audio and lighting engineers, ensuring a great result whilst doubling as a support and training opportunity for church volunteers.


Nexo STM M46 Line Array
Nexo STM M28 Line Array
Nexo STM S118 Subs
Nexo STM PS15 Speaker Elements
Nexo NXAMP4x4 Processor / Amplifiers
Digico SD8 Digital Mixer
Digico SD9 Digital Mixer
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Mics
Sennheiser 300 Series Wireless In-Ear Monitors
DPA 4066 Head Worn Mics
Comstar Wireless Comms / Talkback
Pixapanel LED Video Panels
Martin MH3 Beam Moving Heads
Martin MAC101 LED Moving Heads
Pixapanel Pixastrips
GrandMA 2 Light Console


VIVE Church Conference

August saw VIVE Church hold their first ever conference where they gathered as one church right in the heart of the City of San Francisco to declare THERE IS A HOPE.

VIVE Conference was nothing short of powerful with guests such as Chris Durso, Benny Perez, and Mack Brock (Elevation Church) and Jack Diaz (C3 Los Angeles), hosted by lead pastors Adam & Keira Smallcombe.

Forefront was honoured to supply production on the event providing lighting, audio and video.


DiGiCo SD9 Audio Console
DiGiCo S31 Audio Console
Sennheiser 2000 Series Wireless Microphones
Sennheiser EW300 Wireless IEM's
JBL Vertec Line Array System

Elation Cuepix Blinders
GLP Impression X4
Clay Paky Mythos
Chauvet Maverick MK2 Spot
Chauvet Maverick MK2 Wash
GrandMA2 Lite Console

Christie Roadster HD14K
Stumpfl Projection Screen



Need Great deals on equipment for your next Church event, Christmas services, Vision Sunday or Summer Camps?

Christmas will be upon us before we know it so it's time to GET READY! Forefront will be closing our doors on Friday 22nd December and spending some much needed time with family, friends and loved ones, before returning refreshed and ready to take on 2018 on Tuesday 16 January.

What does this mean for you? GREAT DEALS!

Planning on hiring some equipment for a weekend?

Talk to us about doing a deal for the entire Christmas closure period!


VIVE Church Palo Alto Nexo Install

Now with 4 campuses, Vive Church (formally C3 Church Silicon Valley) continues to grow in the heart of the USA's technology epicenter, the greater San Francisco Bay area.

Vive's largest and original campus is located in Palo Alto, and has grown to the point of needing a new main speaker system.

In fact, Vive is the first church in the USA to take delivery of the new Nexo GeoM10 line array speaker system.

Being a venue that they rent and setup each week, the system needed to be modular and easily handled to fit within the total setup time of 45 minutes.  

The new GeoM10 system was an obvious choice, providing exceptional coverage throughout the entire seated area, with a quality of sound that provides high intelligibility and sensational musicality.




6x Nexo GeoM1012

2x Nexo GeoM1025

2x Nexo RS18 Sub

2x Nexo PS15

1x Nexo NX4x4 Amplifier / Processor

1x Nexo NX4x1 Amplifier / Processor



Calvary Church Gold Coast

The latest campus by Calvary Christian Church headed by Ps James McPherson has opened on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Forefront has been providing turnkey production systems for Calvary over the past 5 years, as it has opened campuses which consist of a full mobile setup at rented facilities each Sunday.

Calvary Gold Coast campus lead by Andy Kirk, once again chose Forefront Productions to provide a complete mobile audio & lighting setup.

"Obviously we know how to fit out churches really well, but we also know how to do mobile church also.  Drawing from our constant experience in our rental and touring department, we know best how to design robust and fast to connect systems that make it easy for church volunteers to achieve a consistent result every weekend, in the shortest possible time." said Matt Wever of Forefront.


Equipment Used

Nexo GeoS1210 Line Array Speaker Elements
Nexo GeoS1230 Line Array Speaker Elements
Nexo LS18 Sub Bass Elements
Nexo NX4X4 Speaker Processor & Amplifier
DiGiCo S31 Digital Audio Mixer
DiGiCo D-Rack
Sennheiser 500 Series Wireless Microphones
Sennheiser EW300-2 Wireless In-ear Monitors
DPA 4066 Head Worn Microphone
Sennheiser 900 Series Instrument Microphones
Shure Instrument Microphones
Radial DI's
K&M Mic Stands
FFP Custom Stage Patch System
Martin MH3 Beam Moving Head Lights
Martin MH2 Wash Moving Head Lights
Pixapanel Par Quad 18FPWW LED Lights
LSC Lighting GEN12/10 Dimmer/Power Distro
LSC Lighting MDRR DMX Distro
Look Solutions Unique Hazer 2.1
Global Truss
Jands Ezicom