October 31, 2005 -- Posted at 4:04 p.m. CST
JONESBORO -- A pastor in
Gene Bosche said using a handheld microphone is not common in churches around Region 8, most of the churches he works with use a lapel or drop-down microphone.
“For something like a baptistery where someone is going to be in the water either one would work properly the lapel microphone that's wireless is usually better.”
Most of the pastors I spoke with said they use a wireless microphone with a transmitter safely inside the rubber waders worn during baptism. If the transmitter or the microphone do get wet, does that pose any danger to the pastor or to the person getting baptized? “The typical wireless microphone operates from a nine volt battery so there is absolutely no chance of electrocution,” said Bosche.