Music Ministry

At First Baptist Church, we desire to glorify the Lord in response to His character and His word. Music plays a vital role in expressing this response as the congregation gathers for worship. The people of God are not to be spectators but participants as they honor the God who gave up His own Son for their salvation.

Our worship services feature hymns and songs both ancient and modern. We express our praise in a multiple ways, including: scripture reading, vibrant congregational singing, and vocal & choral messages in song while utilizing a variety of instruments. All generations are valued and encouraged to serve as we worship the Lord together.

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Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir leads in worship weekly and shares choral messages in song in a variety of styles. Not only is choir rehearsal a time for making music, but also is an opportunity for discipleship and fellowship. Rehearsal is on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 to 8:30 in the choir room. We also meet at 10:30 before the morning worship service.

Michael Ware, director (fbcshawnee.michael@gmail.com)

Worship Band

The Worship Band is made up of keyboard, wind, and rhythm instruments and leads in worship weekly. Rehearsal is on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 9:30 and Sunday afternoons from 5:00 to 5:50 in the sanctuary.

Michael Ware, director (fbcshawnee.michael@gmail.com)

Children’s Choirs

Music Makers is made up of children from kindergarten through 3rd grade. Singers learn music as well as foundational Christian beliefs. The children’s choirs present seasonal programs and sing occasionally on Sunday mornings. Rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 to 6:15 in C202.

LaHoma Singleton, director and children’s choir coordinator (lahoma.singleton@gmail.com)

Young Musicians is made up of children from the 4th through 6th grades. Singers learn music as well as foundational Christian beliefs. The children’s choirs present seasonal programs and sing occasionally on Sunday mornings. Rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 to 6:15 in C200.

Conchita Hansford, director (conchita.hansford@okbu.edu)

Handbells

Young Ringers is made of up children from the 3rd through 6th grades. It is a great way to develop music reading skills. They ring as a part of special programs or services. Rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoons from 5:00 to 5:30 in C201.

Joel Deichman, director

Youth and Adult Ringers is made up of students and adults who desire to praise the Lord through handbell music. Rehearsal is on Wednesday afternoons from 5:30 to 6:15 in C201.

Michael Ware, director (fbcshawnee.michael@gmail.com)

Technology

The Audio Team is a rotation of people who serve the church by running sound in morning worship services.

The Video Team is a rotation of people who serve the church in preparing or running projection software in morning worship services.

The Broadcast Team is a rotation of people who serve the church in producing the weekly worship service broadcast.

Michael Ware, coordinator (fbcshawnee.michael@gmail.com)