During 28 years as a Designer and Engineer, some of Armando’s accomplishments include the design and management of more than 560 projects nationally and internationally for broadcast churches, multi-site applications and video venue sites. Armando serves as the front-of-house engineer for some of the leading worship artists in the country like Israel and New Breed and Ricardo Sanchez. Armando’s extensive experiences include work for internationally and nationally known artists and ministries.
LEAD PASTOR - THE CHAPEL
Pastor Mark Q. and his wife Trish planted theChapel along with some families, in January of 2010. Since then they have outgrown their Tarpon Springs facility and moved the church to its new location in Trinity. As a former music producer pastor “Q” has always had a vision for excellence within the audience experience. In 2019 theChapel partnered with a ministry-centric company Venueflex. The partnership provided world-class acoustical and control systems for the venue.
Kent Margraves earned a B.S. in Music Theory and has been mixing audio for over 30 years. He’s made a career of managing the delicate blend of art and science that is front-of-house sound. He’s worked with a long list of notable worship artists and venues across the globe and has led hundreds of audio seminars and workshops as well as authored various articles and white papers. Also, Margraves served as a worship audio director for nearly a decade and has worked as Applications Specialist with Sennheiser, Digidesign, and Waves, and now manages the Midwestern U.S. at Meyer Sound. Along the way, he’s continued to mix FOH and coach the multi-site SE roster at his home church, Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC, for more than 13 years.
With over 30 years of experience in the lighting industry, Tom has worked with Celebrity and Disney Cruises and Opryland USA Theme Park. In 2001 Tom became part of Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen Ministries. Tom was able to be a part of the lighting design team with veteran Bill Klages and served as lighting director for over 8 years. He has also worked for SeaChanger, 4Wall & Philips. Tom currently serves as the Eastern Regional Systems Sales Manager for Signify (formerly Philips Entertainment Lighting.
CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS.
Over the past 17 years, Luke has served as the Lead Audio Engineer and Audio Director for Church of the Highlands. When Luke joined the staff team in 2005, Highlands had one location—a portable set-up in a high school auditorium—with 3 Sunday services and an average attendance of 2,000. Highlands now has 23 campuses with a weekly Sunday attendance of over 60,000. Luke has mixed and trained volunteers in church audio settings on every level, from portable campuses to state-of-the-art facilities.
Nick serves as the Production Director for one of Clearwater’s largest multi-site churches. For over 40 years, Calvary has utilized video to help communicate the gospel to the greater Tampa Bay area, Central Florida, and around the world via its internet broadcast and televised services. As an early adopter of the simulcast multi-site strategy; Calvary’s team helped in the development of many systems including The Church Online Platform. Nick’s team was at the forefront of helping partnering churches get online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Technical Resource Group
With the birth of TechXplosion in the late 1990s, Rick Greenlee has been a well-known face to many of those who have attended. With over 40 years of industry experience, Rick has served as the production director for Christian Television Network among many other positions, before founding Technical Resource Group in the late 80s. Designing and building some of the country’s largest churches Rick has a wealth of knowledge with the church and commercial markets.
Michael is an Audio Engineer with 18+ years in the industry. Growing from a musical background, his work experiences has taken him everywhere from studio production to live sound reinforcement, audio for sports and entertainment broadcast, and most recently into audio post production and sound design for TV and the gaming industry. Michael is now the Business Development Manager at Mainline Marketing. He represents companies like Allen & Heath, Barco, Shure, and QSC.
Technical Resource Group
Gary is no new face to those who’ve attended techxplosion in the past as he’s served as the TRG brand ambassador for the past 12 conferences. Gary has been a part of the house of worship technical scene for well over 25 years. A studio engineer at heart, Gary has mixed for several Christian artists such as Travis Cottrel, Charles Billingsley, Brett Younker, Meredith Andrews, and the Booth Brothers. Gary also served as the technical director at Clearwater’s Calvary Baptist Church for 19 years.