So I recently discovered a group of people that do things similar to me – CITRT (Church IT Roundtable). While I’m not officially a church IT guy, I do dabble. Just my way of introduction, my name is John Cheatham (as is obvious by the domain name) and I am the Production Assistant at Journey Church in Raleigh, North Carolina. Here’s some of the stuff I do at Journey:

  • Prepare weekend service screen media (videos, graphics, etc.)
  • Direct, film, and edit videos for weekend worship, online video, DVDs, or otherwise
  • Oversee the upkeep and production of the church website as well assist with pastoral blogs
  • Build post-production team for transition to video-driven multi-campus setup
  • Produce television and website commercials to invite people to church

That list shows how I overlap into the world of church IT. Like many new churches, my job calls for the “jack-of-all-trades” mentality. I’ve been listening to the CITRT podcasts and have learned that even in very large churches, this often is the call. I’m looking forward to catching up on those podcasts and maybe contributing some – even though I might be a little Mac biased. ;p

Author: John

I am the Senior IT AV Systems Design Engineer in the department of Enterprise AV Services, part of the Division of Information Technology at University of North Georgia. That means I design, install, and maintain anything that is audio visual: projectors, sound systems, control systems, cameras, lighting, Crestron, Polycom, Extron, Yamaha, Dante, Hitachi, Sony, NEC, and any other techy-sounding thing. I am also the deacon of technology at Christ Family Church in Dahlonega, GA. All in house technology (audio, video, lighting, etc.) is under my care. I attended North Georgia College and State University (now UNG, where I work) for my undergraduate work in Music Performance. I’m also a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where I obtained a Master of Divinity in Biblical Counseling. I’m married to my awesome wife (Heather) and have an awesome family (Jack, Debbie, Hannah, Levi, and Emmeline)!

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