Our Style of Worship
Music has always had a vital role in our worship service. Each Sunday, the music helps us focus our minds on the purpose of our gathering and give expression to our joy, our longing, and our commitment.
Featuring our talented Sanctuary Choir and organist, along with occasional guest instrumentalists, our Sunday morning worship service incorporates sacred music in a range of styles. The music program at First Baptist is well known for its excellence, warmth, and beauty.
Our music ministry is professionally directed and accompanied, with an adult choir and two children’s choirs open to all interested singers.
Classically trained organist
The tone of our worship is set by the warm, full sound of our historic pipe organ, played by an accomplished instrumentalist. Our organist received her doctoral degree in Organ Performance and her master’s degree in Harpsichord Performance.
Our Sanctuary Choir is a volunteer choir directed by accomplished singer and director Bonnie Kidd and supported by trained section leaders. The Sanctuary Choir rehearses on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00 pm and on Sunday mornings before services beginning at 9:15 am. Childcare is provided during rehearsals.
Led by Dr. Shin-Ae Chun, our Children’s Choir (3rd-6th grade) meets at 11:30 am on Sundays.The children learn Bible songs and short anthems, sing in Sunday worship services at various times throughout the year, and have a fun time learning basic music skills and playing rhythmic instruments. All kids are welcome!
Grace Notes Choir
Led by Marissa Alaniz, our Grace Notes Choir (ages 4 through 2nd grade) meets 11:15-11:30 am on Sundays. With a gentle, fun approach, Marissa teaches the children simple songs about God’s love. A few times a year, the Grace Notes sing as part of the Sunday morning worship service. All children are welcome!
Special music ministry
Concert4aCause was started by Northside Community Church, and for the past several years First Baptist Church has partnered with them in this valuable ministry. It is a community outreach event featuring first-rate musicians and supporting worthy causes in our area.
At First Baptist Church, many people have found inspiration in music offered by various musicians. Throughout the academic year, we host a concert series to nourish your spirit and enrich our community.