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I guess anyone at FOH can tell stories about guitar amps, not only from church…
If the guitar player persist to hear his amp directly, it should face towards the guitar players head, as Bob said. This normally does not work well if the player stands in front of the amp. Placing the amp in front of the player does not work either with most amps, since they’re open on the back so the audience gets full volume as well. Catching up with FOH gets difficult…
I’d try to place the amp at one side of the stage and turn the volume down, then feed the miked amp into the player’s monitor.
This may require some extra energy to convince the player for this solution, but if he’s also singing he soon will realize how nice it is to hear guitar and vocals from the same location.
…if drums are still too loud, think about placing some drum shields.