Curtis Baptist Church has a TV ministry. After a multi-year hiatus I returned to work the sound board for the broadcast in August of 2016. The sound board was an entirely different setup than the one on which I had learned those many years ago. I watched. I took notes on my phone and largely learned it. They guys who had taught me had offered to let me run it with their oversight two or three times, but I declined. It was more comfortable to let them do it, and I was a little nervous to be watched. On Saturday, September 8th, 2016 I learned in the following email from one of our pastors that the time had come for me to run the show.
Lane, have you run sound on your own yet? [“Uh-oh” went my mind] I hope you are getting comfortable enough to do that while there is someone in there with you. I am going to be needing to move Don1 to run house sound on some Sundays so having you in the TV side makes me feel more comfortable. Feel free to ask any questions of me or the other operators at any time.
I knew I would need to run it, but well I was nervous to be watched. I replied:
Tom2, Don3 and Tony4 have shown me pretty much what I need to know. Tony has twice tried to have me run it, but I have continued to watch. I can run this Sunday with Don there. I understand the board and stuff now, it should not be a problem.