MediaMerge Welcomes Stephen Kirkland

Posted on Sep 29, 2021 3:22:51 PM


Chelsea, Alabama — MediaMerge is pleased to announce the hiring of Stephen Kirkland, a professional video technician and outreach specialist, previously with Church of the Highlands. Stephen’s new role as Church Outreach Specialist involves helping churches improve their presentation quality by providing free support to volunteers while cultivating relationships within the community of worship pastors and technical directors.

Stephen is also developing training and educational resources for church sound, video and lighting techs. His time with Church of the Highlands has given him a deep reservoir of practical knowledge on how audio/video/lighting (AVL) technologies function, along with a unique combination of skills to help churches raise the bar for AVL production quality.

“In many cases, the skill and experience of their volunteers can be the limiting factor,” said Ken McKibben, President/CEO of MediaMerge. “These are areas where relationships and customized training can raise the bar, and Stephen really gets that. He cares deeply about the Church and its mission, and this new role is just an extension of what he’s been doing for the last ten years at Highlands. From the moment we met, it was clear Stephen was the ideal person to take up this challenge.”

MediaMerge is an AVL integrator that helps organizations improve communication and engagement through the creative use of audio, video and lighting systems. They promote lasting value with creative design capabilities, reliable technology, and an experienced team of passionate professionals. For more information visit

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