Tech Director

Carl Earl

19 Posts Published


May 1, 2024


The Technical Director is responsible for managing all aspects of the Technical Ministries of Crossroads Baptist Church concerning audio, video, lighting and media as it relates to the Worship Ministry and all other ministries of the church.  This would include overseeing the technical responsibilities of normal Sunday morning worship in all venues along with any other technical needs related to the ministries of Crossroads on Sundays and throughout the week.  This would also include being responsible for any technical assistance needed for non-church events and groups who may be using our church for their purposes. The Technical Director will assess and manage technical needs and provide appropriate and reasonable support, training, leadership and resourcing of equipment.  The Technical Director is responsible for supervising the proper maintenance and care of the audio, video, lighting and media equipment throughout the campus.  The Technical Director will oversee any technical staff team member(s) in addition to a large group of ministry volunteers. This includes all scheduling of technical positions for Sunday and other programming for all venues.  The Technical Director will also be included as a part of the Worship Creative team in developing creative aspects for worship and communication related to ministries of Crossroads Baptist Church.

Essential Skills

  • A strong personal relationship with Jesus Christ and a heart for worship
  • Passion for excellence in the production quality of a worship experience
  • Ability to make sound, critical decisions under pressure
  • Ability to coordinate multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Receptive to receiving feedback and direction in the pursuit of excellence
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • 2+ years of technical experience or equivalent life experience preferably in a worship environment
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving capability
  • Strong knowledge of AVL systems and experience in live production (camera operation, switching, theatrical lighting and audio)
  • Strong knowledge of software and operating systems including Planning Center, ProPresenter, Ableton, Waves audio system, Dante, Allen and Heath Dlive audio console and Grand MA lighting console.

Core Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all Technical aspects of the ministries of Crossroads including operating, training, basic maintenance, and growing in technology.
  • Responsible for all AVL requests of direct ministries of Crossroads and outside requests for those using our facilities.
  • Develop a robust volunteer team and equip qualified leaders and volunteers.
  • Schedule and supervise leaders and volunteers related to anything technical for all venues and events, church and non-church related.
  • Maintain the campus’s technical equipment while working with the Worship Pastor and Pastoral Executive Team for repairs and upgrades.
  • Work closely with the Worship Leader(s) to ensure every gathering flows with a spirit of excellence.
  • Manage stage preparation and set design which includes stage setup and equipment placement.
  • Maintain inventory/systems/tracking for all church technical equipment and oversee any teams using AVL equipment.
  • Oversee the proper use of theater lighting for all gatherings and special events.
  • Provide fast and effective solutions to all AVL hardware and software difficulties in a prompt and efficient manner.
  • Assess future technology needs and lead out with purchasing requirements and timelines.
  • Oversee all live stream processes and needs related to streaming and social media requirements.
  • Act as liaison between Crossroads Baptist Church and any third-party AVL company for repair/evaluation/install.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual worship ministry and media budgets.

Spiritual Walk

  • A person who maintains a growing walk with Jesus demonstrated through bible study, prayer, worship, and biblical community
  • A person who is active in personal evangelism
  • A person who maintains gospel living both at work and at home
  • A person whose beliefs align with the Crossroads Baptist Church Mission Statement