First Baptist Choir
The First Baptist Choir leads worship each Sunday during our Classic Worship at 9:45 a.m. and presents several major productions each year. The choir presents traditional anthems as well as choral arrangements of more contemporary songs. The group is open to all adults with a heart for glorifying God through music.
eleven:11 Praise Band/Praise Team
This group leads the eleven:11 worship service. Our desire is to be lead worshippers as we honor our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ each Sunday.
The Orchestra is a symphonic style group that accompanies the choir and congregational singing each Sunday during the Classic Worship Service. This group also presents instrumental selections during worship services and concerts throughout the year. Other instrumental ensembles also perform throughout the year.
The Youth Choir
The Youth Choir is for every student in grades 7–12. The goal of this ministry is to raise up students with a heart for passionate worship! The Youth Choir also participates in mission opportunities where students learn that worship is more than singing! If you want to be involved in a life-changing ministry that impacts our community, state, nation and world, then check us out!
Lifelong worship begins as a child. We strive to build a future generation of worshippers, and have a place for your child to experience the joy of praising the Lord. Each of our choirs for children is specifically designed to the child’s developmental level. The choirs meet at 4:30 p.m. each Sunday during the school year.
Music activity groups provide preschoolers with opportunities to learn spiritual truths through music. Preschoolers learn to sing, play instruments, perform drama, and experience worship each Sunday evening. They also have opportunities throughout the year to perform in worship services.
The Christmas season unites the entire music ministry in a presentation of Christmas favorites. The Singing Christmas Tree, a tradition in our community dating back to the mid-eighties, is presented some years, while a music/drama is presented other years. Opportunities are numerous for short-term, non-singing participants, including drama cast members, set builders, costume makers, tech team, prop managers, decorating and more.
Worship Arts Academy
The Worship Arts Academy at First Baptist Lafayette exists to glorify God by training musicians of all ages to play skillfully on their chosen instruments to magnify the greatness of the Lord (Psalm 33). The Academy specifically combines a well-rounded musical education with various opportunities to share music in worship and missional situations. For more information on the Academy and music lessons, click here.
FOR MORE ABOUT MUSIC & WORSHIP:
John Frank Reeve
Minister of Music