Churches in Holston Baptist Association able to utilize a drone for many ministry purposes
By David Dawson
Baptist and Reflector
JOHNSON CITY — The Holston Baptist Association now has an eye in the sky, and it’s helping the association’s churches in a wide variety of ways.
Over the past several months, the churches in the Holston association have been using a drone — a small, remote-controlled “aircraft” that captures images and videos — to aid them in ministry purposes.
The drone is owned and operated by Jeremy Carlson, the communications director for Holston Baptist Association. Carlson has taken the device to several church campuses to assist with promotional videos, photos for social media and various other projects.
Some churches have also used the drone for more practical purposes, such as surveying the condition of the roofs on their buildings.
“We’ve had quite a few churches so far that have called us to utilize the benefit of the drone,” said Carlson. “It really is a great way for churches to show their ministry in a new and different way.”
Carlson’s drone can fly as high as 13,100 feet and features a 12-megapixel camera that captures full, high-definition images. [Read more…]