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Professor Bilotta Helps Area Church

by Office of Marketing | December 13, 2012

It’s not a surprise that Professor Lee Bilotta would help a church develop their sound technology needs, but it was quite an honor for him to be featured in a recent edition of Church Production Magazine, a digital magazine distributed to Christian media professionals around the world.

Bilotta was asked to be a consultant at Grace United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Del., a prominent church in the community known for it’s musical excellence. The audio system in in the church desperately needed an professional upgrade, not only for aesthetics purposes but also for clarity in preaching and worship. That’s where Bilotta’s expertise came in.

He was hired by the church to recommend a system that would go well with the unique style of Grace UMC, and worked with Audiobahn, Inc. in Pottstown, Pa. for the equipment needed.

Bilotta gave recommendations that would improve staff communication during worship services, sermon clarity, recording options, and would aesthetically enhance the already-beautiful architecture in the church.

“My desire is to see churches be good stewards of the resources they have, and get the best value for their money,” Bilotta said. “I want them to know exactly what they really need so that they don’t get taken advantage of.” He serves as a consultant for about two or three churches each year.

As the equipment was installed at Grace UMC, the church realized the necessity of having a qualified sound technician to lead the audio team. The best person for the job turned out to be Terisa Shormount, a member of the church who had studied audio technology under Bilotta at VFCC.

Grace UMC is immensely grateful for the expert advice and help they received this year. “We couldn’t have done this properly without our consultant, Lee Bilotta,” said Dr. Neil Harmon, Grace’s director of music.

We at Valley Forge Christian College couldn’t do a lot of what we do without him either.