Music Ministry

Singing together brings us together.

As we sing together, we belong to one another in the song.

We agree, in effect, not to be soloists, self-absorbed meditators, or competitors, but to compromise with each other, join our voices as if joining hands, listen to each, keep the same tempo, and thus love each other in the act of singing.

For a congregation, its corporate song makes a theological statement: We are the body of Christ.

—Brian Wren, Praying Twice

Music is one of God’s greatest gifts.

The Music & Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church provides individuals of all ages the opportunity to develop and use the gift of music in worship and service.

Adult Choir

The Adult Choir serves as the primary music leadership in worship on Sunday mornings.

Through choral music, ensemble and solo singing, and the support of congregational singing, this dedicated group of musicians serves faithfully each week.

In addition to worship leadership, the choir makes significant contributions to the seasonal emphases of the church year, including unique musical presentations for Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter.

The Adult Choir is non-auditioned and rehearses Sundays at 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Suite.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir is an educational-based experience, meshing music fundamentals, singing development and worship education.

The choir is for all school-age children, K-5, and meets on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. in the Children’s Choir Room, E111. Each summer we offer a Music & Art Camp!

Youth Choir

The Youth Choir is an integral part of the music ministry at FBC.

 In addition to regular leadership in worship, this choir participates in festivals and regular choir tours.

The choir is open to all students in Grades 6-12 and rehearses on Sundays at 4:30 p.m. in the Youth Choir Room, FH200.

Handbell Ensembles

Handbell ensembles rehearse and lead in worship seasonally.

These groups are open to experienced adult and high school ringers.

Music Staff

Jeff Parker, Minister of Music and Worship

Frances Marandi, Music Ministry Assistant

Ethan McGrath, Organist

Jenny Parker, Pianist

More Information

Please contact the Music Office (423-648-2543) for additional information on all our music groups.