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Yakima Foursquare Church

About Yakima Foursquare Church

Located in the beautiful state of Washington, Yakima Foursquare is a multi-campus church with 4 physical locations that span across the Yakima Valley, and 1 online campus.

Yakima Foursquare is unique because each campus is assigned a dedicated pastor that preaches on the same sermon, but with their own method and style. Every location has a different vibe, but they all fall under the same umbrella of Yakima Foursquare Church.

The Challenge

Matt Brown, Media Pastor at Yakima Foursquare Church, has around 8 years of experience working with live video. When Matt first started to live stream the church’s services, he had no idea what he was getting into, but he hoped great things would come if he just gave it a shot. And great things came in numbers… after some trial and error, of course.

Matt was attempting to live stream to multiple destinations at the same time, but the process to do so required rebroadcasting from one site to another, and a number of steps in-between. When Yakima Foursquare realized that their online following was growing exponentially, Matt needed to find a way to simplify his live streaming workflow in order to save unnecessary time and energy.

The Solution

  • Use Switchboard Cloud to simultaneously live stream Sunday services to Facebook, YouTube, and the Yakima Foursquare website.

The Impact

  • Positive return on investment
  • Streamlined workflow and saved time
  • Increased online reach and growing congregation

"When we went to Switchboard, we were able to see quantitative growth on our live streams. Our engagement is off the charts and our numbers are exploding. We even had a couple from North Carolina fly across the country to visit our church because they discovered us on YouTube and wanted to get the real deal and see it in person!”

Matt Brow, Media Pastor