Customer Story

McLean Bible Church

Enhancing the Message with State-of-the-Art Video Installation

"Christie provides the level of quality and performance we need to help us communicate with the greatest impact."

Dave Schatzman, Technical Director, McLean Bible Church

Being a part of McLean Bible Church means being part of a vision - a vision to impact lives through the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. Founded in 1961, McLean Bible Church is a nondenominational church committed to bringing secular Washington D.C. the message of Christ. Drawing close to 9,500 worshipers a weekend, McLean’s is making an impact in their services with Christie.

A total of 23 projectors, including the acclaimed Christie CP2000 projector - the first ever installed in a religious institution - are now part of the worship services at McLean’s in the main church auditorium, the church lobby and a smaller auditorium.

Occupying 51 acres, the church campus includes parking for 2,500 cars. The main church, nearly 279,000 square feet, holds 2,400 people with a stage dominated by a 30-foot projection screen used with the Christie CP2000 and two 24-foot wide screens on either side, illuminated by a pair of Christie Roadie S12s. Alternatively, two edge-blended Christie Roadster S9 projectors project onto a 32-foot screen for large screen setups instead of the Christie CP2000. Additional screens at the midpoint of the auditorium feature Christie RoadRunner LX100s. The adjacent auditorium, the “Smith Center” holds up to 1,200 people. It features a 19-foot wide center screen and two 12-foot wide side screens, each using Christie RoadRunner LX100s and Christie RoadRunner L6s. Wherever possible, native 16:9 HD sources are displayed.

Quick Facts

  • Customer:
    McLean Bible Church
  • Partner:
    Washington Professional Systems, Wheaton MD
  • Location:
    Vienna, Virginia, USA
  • Configuration:
    1 Christie CP2000
    2 Edge blended Christie Roadster S9
    2 Christie Roadster S12
    5 Christie RoadRunner L6
    7 Christie RoadRunner LX100
    2 Christie LX25
    1 Christie LX35
    1 Christie LX37
    2 Christie LX20