“Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with singing.” Psalm 100:1-2
The Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is a non-auditioned group of singers who lead in worship each Sunday morning in our Traditional Service. Each week this talented and dedicated ensemble glorifies God and proclaims the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. The Choir annually presents a Christmas Concert, “Christmas at First Baptist,” which has become a signature event offered to the community benefiting local charities. The choir also offers a variety of special worship and themed program events throughout the year. This group is led by Minister of Music Ryan Heritage and rehearses at 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays in the Choir Suite, Daniel Building, 3rd Floor. email@example.com
The First Baptist Church Orchestra is an auditioned instrumental ensemble open to high school age and adults. The orchestra performs occasionally in worship, accompanying the Sanctuary Choir, and presents a variety of music for special events. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and rehearses when needed. Please contact if you play an instrument and would like to serve in this group. firstname.lastname@example.org
Adult Praise Band
The Adult Praise Band leads worship in our contemporary worship service. The offering of songs includes modern versions of familiar hymns and contemporary worship songs. Multi-generational, congregational participation is greatly encouraged – songs and the vocal keys are chosen with that intent. The music and songs are chosen for the purpose of bringing honor and glory to God. This band is led by Dan Gaudinier and rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Missions Activities Center Gym. email@example.com
This adult handbell ensemble is a fun and talented group of musicians and is open to all adults who have music reading experience and would enjoy learning how to play bells. This group leads in worship regularly and plays for special events throughout the year. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and rehearses Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. in the Walton Building, Room 102. firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Music Ministry
The First Baptist Youth Choir is a non-auditioned group for all students grade 6-12. This group occasionally sings in worship and during Christmas season in the Traditional Worship Service and other special events throughout the year. We go on a winter retreat, participate in the local Youth Choir Festival, and finish the school year with a mission trip filled with singing, mission work, a fun destination and a fun day outing! This group is led by Ryan Heritage and meets at 4:30 p.m. Sundays in the Choir Suite, Daniel Building, 3rd Floor. email@example.com
2022 Youth Choir Festival Video: https://vimeo.com/690280404
Youth Praise Bands
The Rise Youth Worship Team, regularly leads worship for our students on Sunday evenings at Rise Youth Worship which is held from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. in the Missions Activity Center. The group welcomes any and all students grades 6-12 who have a desire to learn to lead the worship of God through instruments, voice, and worship production (lights, sound, and computer). Rehearsals are held on Sunday mornings from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. in the Walton Building and there is also a sound check at 5:30 p.m. on Sundays when the band is playing. This group is led by Daniel Willingham and coordinated by Dan Gaudinier.
Preschool & Children’s Music Ministry
Preschool and Children’s Choirs – M3
This program is a fun break in the middle of the week for our preschoolers and elementary aged children. A group of dedicated adults lead our children in faith skills, including missions and more, that help children understand how faith aligns with everyday life. Additionally, our children have an opportunity to experience God through scripturally based music.
No time for dinner? RSVP for our Wednesday evening dinner with the church before programming begins.
Ryan Heritage is the Children’s Choir Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org , Martha Kate Hall is our Minister to Preschool email@example.com and Randi Outlaw is our Director of Children firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Adult Choir
First Family Singers
The primary purpose of this non-auditioned, committed ensemble of senior adult singers is to minister to our community by singing at area nursing homes, rehabilitation facilities and retirement centers approximately three times a month. This group is led by Ryan Heritage and meets at 9:30 am Thursdays in the Choir Suite in the Daniel Building, 3rd floor. email@example.com
Share Your Musical Gift
If you have a heart for leading worship through music and you have been gifted with instrumental and/or vocal skill, we want to offer you the opportunity to share your gifts. Please contact Ryan Heritage or Dan Gaudinier if you are interested in joining one of these areas of the Music Ministry. We hope you consider sharing your talents! firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com