During the 9am worship service this past week, CFPB Worship Center went dark. No, we didn't forget to pay the power bill.
Funny thing about our Palmetto Bay Campus. The entire campus is on the same electrical grid...except for our worship center (which is on a separate grid). This was painfully obvious a couple years ago when we held church in our worship center (which had no power/AC) but the rest of our campus was fine...
But I digress. No power, in the middle of the teaching portion of the service. Shouldn't be a problem for the Worship and Media staff to overcome, right?
Where was I? 5 minutes before the outage, I got a call from CFH. Emergency that I needed to go resolve. I was getting on the Turnpike heading south.
Where was Hector? Hector was editing videos in his office, which didn't lose power because the worship center is on another grid than the main offices.
Where was Sammy? Teaching CFPB's 101 Connection Class over at Perrine Elementary (which also didn't have any power issues).
Who was in charge of the control room? Rookie Director Eddy P, who hasn't even been directing a month.
Everything went back online smoothly. Everyone working the service tells me Eddy did great getting the technology back online. Funny, I didn't think he knew how to do the stuff he did, but I guess he knew somehow...
Every week CF Volunteers contribute to services in a MAJOR way. It's just rare when it's THIS MAJOR!
Thanks, Eddy, for saving the day!