11 Best Projector for Church in 2023 [Projector screen & Guide]

Last updated by Nitish_Lakra on January 15, 2023


Are you going to Replacing Your Church Video Projector? Or you want to buy a new projector.

If your church or worship house has not had a big budget. And want a great projection system for your sanctuary and hall.

I have a good list of the best projectors for the church with Reviews and opinions.

I will tell you everything you should know.


How to choose the projector for church? And what are the best screen for your projector.

Read Also: Projector vs TV: Which is best for home entertainment?

Which projector is best for the church?

Now it’s time to reveal my best projector list, as I promise at the beginning of the article. Here is my top handpicked projector for the church.

This projector can be divided into various parts according to user needs.

  1. LG ProBeam BU50NST (Best Overall)
  2. Acer C200 (Portable, Budget)
  3. NEC NPMC382W (Portable, Small Size Hall, Budget)
  4. Epson L610W (MidSize Hall, Laser, High Lumen)
  5. Epson PowerLite 1781W (Wireless Connection & Slim)
  6. NEC Corporation NP-PA803U (Overhead, High Lumen)
  7. Optoma X600 (High Lumen)
  8. ViewSonic LS830 (Laser, UST)
  9. Panasonic PT-VZ580U (Runner UP and Budget)
  10. Optoma ZH406 (Laser, Ceiling Mount)
  11. NEC Display PJ-P525UL (Whisper Quite)

Let me know in the comment section which one you are going to buy portable, laser, budget, or something else.

List of Best projectors for your church or house of worship.

LG ProBeam BU50NST (Best Overall)

LG ProBeam BU50NST
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Key Features:-

  • Brightness: 5,000 ANSI Lumens
  • Screen Size: 40.00″ – 300.00″
  • Contrast Ratio: 3,000,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 3840×2160
  • Setup: Keystone Correction, Lens Shift, Manual Zoom & Focus
  • Life: 20,000 hours
  • Light Source: Laser

Want to go beyond with your church projector? Without any limitations. With promising features.

Then the LG ProBeam BU50NST (Amazon) projector is perfect for you. In this projector. You will get every element. 

To buy the LG probeam BU50NST for your church.

This projector is made for business and educational purposes. It means you can project sharp quality images in the ambient light.

Without worry, the image will not wash out. In the BUN50NST projector. There is a presentation mode.

By turning on this setting. You will reach the 5000 ANSI lumens projector. Which is outstanding.

Also, you can project up to 300 inches of images. If you have a plan to project a big image. 

You don’t need to worry about image sharpness. Because in this projector you will get the DLP chip. And the contrast ratio of 3,000,000:1.

Another point to notice is resolution. This projector is capable of projecting 4k images.

In the projector, you will get the all appropriate wireless and wired connection options.

And to make the setup easy on this projector. You will get the option to adjust the image vertically to 50% and horizontally to 20%.

Also the manual zoom and focus. It has digital keystone correction too. But I will suggest that you avoid keystone correction.

On behalf of the keystone correction. I will suggest you use the lens shift.

Pros and Cons.


  • Very bright mode is available.
  • Easy to adjust and set up the image.
  • 4k resolution.
  • Portable.
  • High contrast ratio.
  • Very sharp image.
  • Laser light source.
  • Lower fan noise.


  • Nothing to say.

Acer C200 (Portable, Budget)

Credit: Amazon.com


  • Luminous: 200
  • Wattage: 25 watt
  • Hardware Interface: HDMI
  • Battery Life: 4 hours
  • Native Resolution: FWVGA (854 x 480)
  • LED bulb life: 30,000 hours

This projector, you can choose if you want to buy the projector for the church. Which is portable for Mobile Church Or LED Or want a budget projector.

This small projector is amazing, the size is like a passport and can fit in your pocket. Easy to take anywhere.

Comes with the rechargeable Lio-Battery (6700 mAh) which can operate for up to 4 hours. In case of emergency use, you can use this projector by attaching a power bank.

The projector has an LED light source of up to 200 ANSI. There is no warm issue with the projector. It can constantly provide you, its service.

ACER claims that it has a native resolution of FWVGA (854 x 480). Its screen or image aspect ratio is 16:9 (Native), and 4:3 (Supported).

This little projector has a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and an Optical Zoom Ratio: of 1X.

To connect the projector have HDMI/MHL (Video, Audio, HDCP) x 1. It’s enough for the portable projector, What is your point?

Let’s talk about the good and bad things about this projector.

Pros and Cons.


  • Amazingly portable size.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Have rechargeable battery.
  • Now warm issue.
  • Perfect for emergency use.


  • To achieve clear focus is difficult.

NEC NPMC382W (Portable, Small Size Hall, Budget)

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  • Wattage: 288 watts
  • Native Resolution: 1280×800
  • Light Source Wattage: 225 Watts
  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Lamp Life: 10, 000 hour
  • Brightness (typical): 3800 lumens

People who want the Portable or Small Size hall or Budget or LCD worship projector. They can consider buying this.

The best thing I like about this projector is the multi-presenter. This projector can share the screen with 16 devices at once. By using the wired or wireless (wireless requires NP05LM1).

And the second thing which pulls my attention towards this projector is this projector has eco* mode which improves its light source age.

This projector has a native resolution of 1280×800 and a brightness of 3800. Which ensures that your picture quality is vivid for you. And the display is LCD.

The keystone correction option is available on this projector. Which ensures that your image or screen is perfect from every angle.

VGA, USB, and Dual HDMI options are available for connectivity.

The last thing I have to say about this projector is it has 16w speakers.

Pros and Cons.


  • Multi screen share option.
  • Keystone correction.
  • Have ECO mode.
  • Good lamp life.


  • Nothing to say.

Epson L610W (MidSize Hall, Laser, High Lumen)

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  • Display Resolution: 1280 x 800
  • Brightness: 6,000 lumens color/white brightness
  • Light Source Life: 20,000 hours
  • Contrast Ratio: 2,500,000:1
  • Display Technology: LCD

I have added this projector to our list, for those people who want the Laser or Midsize church projector.

This projector contrast ratio is so high 2,500,000:1. The projector image is so clear on the screen. Example: As you can see the black color over the white color.

Because of laser technology. This projector has 6,000 lumens color/white brightness. And long life of up to 20,000 hours with instant ON/OFF.

The resolution of this projector is WXGA resolution (1280 x 800). Its display technology is 3LCD.

This projector lens can be shifted manually ±50 percent vertical and ±20 percent horizontal. To ensure that you get the right size of screen or image.

Pros and Cons.


  • Projector have high contrast ration.
  • Laser technology.
  • Direct ON/OFF.
  • Flexible installation.
  • No need maintenance.


  • Manual lens shift.

Epson PowerLite 1781W (Wireless Connection & Slim)

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Brightness: 3,200 ANSI Lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 10,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Resolution: 1280×800
  • Mounting Type: Floor Mount
  • Setup: Keystone correction, manual zoom, manual focus 
  • Light Source: Bulb
  • Screen Size: 29.99″ – 300.03″

Epson PowerLite 1781W (Amazon) is a business projector. But you can also consider using this projector for the house of worship.

Because of its specifications. In the PowerLite 1281W, you will get the 3,200 ANSI lumens.

If the house of worship does not have that much ambient light. Then you will be easily able to project the sharp image.

In the Powerlite 1781W, you will get a resolution of 1200×800. With the aspect ratio of 16:10.

Which is good for projecting the content like song lyrics. On the big screen.

Good for you. You can project up to a 300-inch big screen. But I will suggest a small projector image.

If in your church. There is lots of ambient light. 

The installation will be a little bit easy on this projector. Because of the digital keystone correction, manual zoom & focus.

You can easily connect the laptop and smartphone to the Epson Powerlite 1781W. Using the HDMI (MHL) input port.

And also a wireless connection is available. For laptops, tablets, and smartphones.

Pros and Cons.


  • Built for the project in the ambient light environment.
  • Various features to set up the image.
  • The image is arguably good in the projector.
  • Portable.
  • Easy to connect the video source.


  • Wireless connection. Are not good.
  • Stream content has audio and video sync issues.

NEC Corporation NP-PA803U (Overhead, High Lumen)

Credit: Amazon.com


  • Brightness: 8000 Lumens
  • Resolution: Wide UXGA (1920 x 1200)
  • Contrast ratio: 10000:1
  • Display Technology: LCD
  • Life: 5000 hours

This most powerful projector on our list. Projectors can be purchased for LCD or Large Size Hall or Overhead church projectors.

As I said this projector is a very power full projector. I will prefer this projector for the large service.

This is a high-performance video processing projector 4k ready. Its display technology is LCD, the projector has one LCD. Its brightness goes up to 8,000 lumens.

Able to create vibrant colors on the screen.

With the ECO mode on, the projector life is up to 5,000 hours.

You can install this projector from the ceiling and another way to use the rear, front and desktop works very well. “Let me know how you going to use it”.

This is another multi-screen projector on our list. Projectors can share the screen with the 12 devices at once.

And also you can do mirroring by using an Android phone.

Pros and Cons.


  • High performance & 4k ready.
  • Multi screen option.
  • Overhead projector.
  • Eco mode.
  • Projector life is 5,00 hrs.


  • Nothing to say.

Optoma X600 (High Lumen)

Credit: Amazon.com


  • Brightness: 6000 Lumen
  • Wattage: 320 watts
  • Contrast ratio: 10,000: 1
  • Resolution: XGA (1024 x 768)
  • Keystone Correction & Zoom: Yes

Looks-wise this projector is so fancy on our list. If you need the 6,000 lumens or Optoma projector for your church you can choose this one.

I wanna start with the picture quality of the projector. Its picture quality is so good in terms of picture quality deserves a 4 out of 5.

10,000:1 is the contrast ratio of this projector and the resolution is XGA resolution (1024×768). Its brightness goes up to 6,000 lumens. Which means you get a bright and vivid color.

Let’s move to other things.

There is lots of connectivity option is available here for you.

Like the composite video, DisplayPort, VGA Out, S-Video, two VGA, two HDMI, and lots of other options you can check out on the retailer sites.

This projector can project images and video on 120 inches. And the best viewing distance will be 15.7 feet.

Vertically you can move the projector screen +/-15 degrees and it also supports 1x zoom. At last, I want to say one thing this projector has 10w built-in speakers.

Pros and Cons.


  • Keystone available vertically.
  • Perfect for the church.
  • Good for the 120″ screen.
  • Lot’s of connectivity option.


  • Bad experience with the vertical line.

ViewSonic LS830 (Laser, UST, Wireless)

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  • Life: 30,000 hours
  • Brightness: 4,500 lumens 
  • Contrast ratio: 100,000:1
  • Wattage: 10 watts
  • Resolution: 1080p

Want to buy an ultra-short-throw Projector or Laser Projector for your church you can buy this one.

This projector gives you vivid picture quality in a small space. It’s comes with the 1080p resolution, 100,000:1 contrast ration and lumens of 4,500.

The projector can project content on a 150 inches screen. From the possible nearer distance of 0.23 ultra-short throw ratio.

Due to its laser phosphor light source, this projector can work for 30,000 hours. Its lamp has a 1-year warranty.

The projector comes with the HV keystone technology. With this technology, you can adjust all corners of the screen easily.

It has an exclusive feature by ViewSonic called PortAll compartment. Which allows you to connect the wireless streaming device.

Projectors have a limited warranty of 3 years on the parts and labor. So you don’t need to hesitate about the warranty. You can go for this projector without hesitation.

Pros and Cons.


  • 3 year limited warranty.
  • Laser light source.
  • It has short throw ratio.
  • HV keystone.


  • Nothing to say.

Panasonic PT-VZ580U (Runner UP and Budget)

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Brightness: 5,000 ANSI Lumens
  • Screen Size: 29.98″ – 300.03″
  • Contrast Ratio: 16,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Resolution: 1920×1200
  • Mounting Type: Tabletop Mount
  • Setup: Lens Shift, Manual Zoom & Focus, Keystone Correction
  • Life: 5,000 hours/7,000 hours
  • Light Source: Bulb

Don’t have the big budget to spend on the church projector. There is a budget option available for you.

And that is the Panasonic PT-VZ68OU (Amazon). This projector comes with a brightness of 5000 ANSI lumens.

Which is very high. But always remember that. This projector has a lamp light source.

Which has very less life 5000 hours in the brightest mode. While in eco mode. You will get a life of 7000 hours.

When you use this projector in the high brightness mode. You will get less projector lamp life.

Also, the projector overheated very badly. Its temperature reaches up to 87-degree celsius. Very high for any projector.

And also you have to change the projector bulb or lamp. Regularly.

So, these are some advantages and disadvantages of the projector. 

Other than this Panasonic PT-VZ580U. Can projector a very large image. And a sharp image.

In the ambient light. Without any issue.

Pros and Cons.


  • Good projector for the price.
  • Very bright.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Sharp image.


  • Overheating.
  • And have to change the projector lamp regularly.

Optoma ZH406 (Laser, Ceiling Mount)

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Brightness: 4,500 ANSI
  • Screen Size: 31.96″ – 301.13″
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,800:1 or 300,000:1
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Resolution: 1920×1080
  • Mounting Type: Ceiling Mount
  • Setup: Lens Shift Vertically, Keystone Correction, Manual Zoom & Focus
  • Life: 20,000 hours/30,000 hours
  • Light Source: Laser

Want the budget laser projector for your church? So you get the mind of peace. To replace the projector lamp.

Like another lamp-based projector. This projector is amazing.

On this projector, you will get the four-color wheel segment. Which helps the Optoma ZH406 (Amazon) projector.

To project a very color-accurate image. Also, you don’t need to worry about the projector’s brightness.

The brightness in this projector will get 4500 ANSI lumens. Which is very high. And optimal for any ambient light room.

This projector is native 1080p. But it can also receive 4k HDR video input.

But there is no major difference. I have seen the native 1080p image and 4k upscaled image.

It has lots of connectivity options like HDMI (MHL), VGA in/out, USB, Network Port, Audio in/out mini-jack, and Audio in RCA/composite.

Also 12-volt trigger port. On this projector. You can ceiling mount this optoma projector.

Pros and Cons.


  • Virtually maintenance-free.
  • Very bright image.
  • Easy to adjust the projected image.
  • Can be ceiling mounted.
  • Laser light source.
  • Various connectivity options.


  • Brightness and color are not uniform.
  • Throw distance is manipulating.

NEC Display PJ-P525UL (Whisper Quite)

Source: Amazon.com

Key Features:-

  • Brightness: 5,000 ANSI Lumens
  • Screen Size: 25.47″ – 300.28″
  • Contrast Ratio: 16:10
  • Aspect Ratio: 500,000:1
  • Resolution: 1920×1200
  • Mounting Type: Ceiling Mount
  • Setup: Manual Zoom & Focus, Lens Shift Vertical & Horizontal, Keystone
  • Life: 20,000 hours
  • Light Source: Laser

NEC P525UL (Amazon) is a very quiet projector. Like the lamp-based projector.

And also the virtually maintenance-free projector. Because this projector has a laser light source.

The benefit of that. You will get the light source. Which is completely packed. And you don’t need to worry about the external dust.

Once your ceiling mounts the projector. You will be carefree. Its light source life is 20,000 hours.

And this projector also comes with a lot’s flexibility in the setup. It depends on.

How big a screen do you need? And how much space you have. 

Pros and Cons.


  • Ceiling mount.
  • Virtually maintenance-free.
  • Flexibility in setup.
  • Long light source life.


  • Nothing to say.

How to choose the church projector?

You don’t need to worry about “How to choose the best projector for your church”.

It’s not a tough job. There are five parameters to choosing your church projector.

With my own experience, I will tell you about every parameter one by one.


There are two kinds of churches right now. One is old and another is modern.

Old churches have natural ambient light, which can’t be controlled. And modern churches have modern sanctuaries and halls.

Where people use lights that can be controlled.

So for both places, lumens can be different. Are you getting confused? don’t be confused. There is a standard number of lumens. You can go with them.

You can go with a number of people. For 100 to 150 people, 5,000 lumens is enough.

Over 250 people with 6,000 lumens will perform better. And for small meetings 2,000 to 4,000 lumens is best, work better in dim light.

And for the last. You don’t get which lumens fit you. Then chose lumens according to the screen size.

  • 6 feet wide: 2500 to 3000 lumens.
  • 8 feet wide: 3000 to 4500 lumens.
  • 12 feet wide: 4500 to 5000 lumens.

I hope these two ways will help you to find the best lumens for you.

Screen Size

Screen size and viewing. Both things can vary with churches. Because every church has its size and people capacity.

For the small churches, I will prefer the 120 inches screen. And for the big churches, 150 inches is good. If you want to go further, 200 inches is best.

For the viewing distance, I am providing you the graph, for better understanding.

View distance and screen resolution describe on onsme.com.
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Contrast Ratio.

In the church, the projector contrast ratio doesn’t matter that much. Why?

Because the contrast ratio matters a lot. For the movie projector, which people use in their homes for entertainment.

So you can go with the average contrast ratio, for the church projector.

Installation Options.

There are two installation options available for the projector in church. You can mount your projector to the ceiling or put it near your projector screen.

Now, that you know the option of installation which is perfect for your church let me know in the comment section.

Keystone correction and Lens Shift.

Keystone correction is a feature in the digital projector. This feature allows you to adjust the corner of the screen. But this feature affects the image quality.

Lens shift is the manual process in which you have to adjust the projector screen size manually. It does not affect the image quality that much.

Now, you know about both keystone correction and lens shift. It’s up to you are going to choose.

Which is the best projector screen for the church?

There is 6 best projector screen I have chosen for you guys. All these projector screens belong to the most reputed screen brand Elite Screens, Home Gear, and Mdbebbron.

Which ensures high-quality products and warranties. All these projector screens are highly rated on Amazon you can check them out.

The aspect ratio of all these projector screens has 16:9.

Elite Screens Tripod Series: (72″)

Source: Amazon.com

Let’s start with the 72-inch Elite Screens Tripod Series. This screen has a 5 out of 4 rating with thousands of votes.

The screen is MaxWhite 2. The screen viewing angle is 180 degrees with a gain of 1.1. No need to worry about cleaning the screen easily can be washed with water and soap.

This screen is portable and with its mechanism, you can adjust the height of the screen, as you want. The screen is ready for 4k UHD, HDR, and active 3D.

Company promise for lifetime product support and 2-year warranty.

Elite Screens Manual B: (100″) 

Source: Amazon.com

The screen is MaxWhite*B. This ensures high-quality images, you can project 3D, 4UHD, and HDR on-screen. You will not regret it.

All sides of this screen have black masking borders.

This screen is manual, you have to adjust the screen size or height by hand. The auto-clocking mechanism is available for the various height approaches.

You will not feel any headache, easy to assemble. The screen design is the ceiling and dual wall. In the package mounting kit is available like anchor and screws. Other things you have to buy yourself.

Homegear 110” HD Motorized

Source: Amazon.com

In our list, this screen first motorized projector screen. Its motor is energy efficient and quiet works for a long time and you can control the motor from the 25m.

For manual use, you can do the wall mount. The design is wall and ceiling assembly.

This projector screen supports various types of projectors example: CRT, LCD, DLP, HD, and 3D.

Its high contrast gain is 1.3 and the largest viewing angle is 160 degrees. Its three layers of black screen resist light penetration to produce a top-quality image.

Mdbebbron-PSJY-001: (120″)

Source: Amazon.com

If you are thinking to buy the 120-inch projector screen. Don’t think too much it’s a #Best seller product on amazon.

This projector screen is one-piece, lightweight, and easy to take anywhere. Just fold it and put it in your backpack or suitcase.

You will not get any wrinkles when you fold this screen. It’s made of polyester fabric. To provide you with the best sharp quality image.

You can do two types of projection on this projector screen front and rear.

To remove any kind of stains you can wash the screen with your hand or you can use the washing machine as you want.

Elite Screens Manual Series: (150″)

Source: Amazon.com

Before I say anything about this projector screen, I want to clarify if you thinking to buy this projector for Short, or Ultra Short Throw projection.

Let’s talk about some positive things.

The screen is MaxWhite 2 and the gain is 1.1. The screen layer is four.

  • Screen surface.
  • Two PVC layers.
  • Polyester.

This projector screen can go up to the diagonal 150″ and its maximum view angle is 180 degrees. The screen is quite good for the 4k UHD and Active 3D.

The company gives you the 2 year/3 year warranty and lifetime tech support. On the various platform.

Elite Screens Yardmaster: (180″) 

Source: Amazon.com

For those churches who want the huge screen.

In the package, you will get the screen and aluminum square tube. Which is easy to assemble and lightweight no tool is required.

And all this stuff will come in a padded carrying bag, now worry about the carry.

The diagonal of the screen is 180 inches. The gain is 0.8 and the viewing angle is 150 inches.

This projector screen is versatile means you can project both sides of the screen. The projector screen is ready for HDR, active 3D, and 4k/8k.


I hope in this article you get all related things to the church projectors.


Best projector for the church. And which screen is good for your church, also what is the best screen size and view distance?

In the I have also told you how you can choose the projector for your church.

And many things.

Which things I have told you in this article are enough to know, before you buy the projector.

If you are looking for the best church presentation software. Then you can follow this G2 article.

See, you next time…

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Nitish Lakra is a writer and editor with over a decade of experience in the publishing industry. He has written for numerous publications on a variety of topics including home theatre and projector. Nitish is passionate about educating and informing readers through his writing and strives to provide accurate and engaging content. When he's not writing, Nitish is enjoying the pc games, movies or cooking. My YouTube: @nitishlakra My Instagram: @nitish__lakra