Music is important to our church family’s life. No matter what your age, there is a place for you in the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church Allen. From singing in our Worship Choir or a vocal ensemble to playing in a contemporary worship orchestra or handbell choir, you can participate in a variety of musical expressions of your love for God. See all our music ministry opportunities below.
Our Sunday morning worship services are about connecting individuals with God. The songs we use to collectively voice our expressions of praise and worship to Him are dynamic and heartfelt. We use both the newest worship songs of our day, as well as the time honored hymns of our faith. Our music, ranging from the celebrative to the meditative, is worship band and vocal team led, while on varied Sundays combines with an energized worship choir or contemporary orchestra.
Music and Missions (Preschool M and M's) allows preschoolers to sing and play instruments as they learn to worship and praise God through music. They are also introduced to the wonderful world of missions, while developing compassion and growing in their knowledge of God’s work throughout the world. Preschool M and Ms for children ages 3 (by September 1 of the current year) to kindergarten meets on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. through the school year. For more information, contact Kathy Carpenter.
WAM Kids (Worship Arts Ministry) is for children in grades 1-6 that meets every week on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. during the school year. Our goal for WAM Kids is to guide children to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and become lifelong worshipers of God through music, arts and media. We'll do this by equipping kids to offer whatever talents, gifts and skills they possess back to God as an act of worship. Each nine weeks they will choose between sign language, world percussion, art, instruments and media/tech. At the end of the nine weeks, WAM Kids will help lead worship through song using all of these elements. In the spring WAM Kids will present a musical to finish out the year. For more information, contact Kathy Carpenter.
Student Singers is our all-youth choir that meets on selected Sundays during the school year from 5:00-5:45 p.m. in the Main Choir Room. Student Singers is open to all students in grades 7-12.
Celebration Choir provides vocal worship leadership on various Sundays throughout the year. Membership is open to all adults, college age and up. No audition is required. You don't have to know how to read music and you don't have to have a "solo" voice. You don't even have to have any prior experience. Our choir is made up mostly of people who just enjoy singing for the Lord. That’s right, “making a joyful noise”! Celebration Choir meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Choir Room and is a great time of fellowship and spiritual refreshment.
Celebration Orchestra combines with the worship band to help lead worship on various Sundays throughout the fall and spring. Membership is open to high school band students through adults. An interview with the Minister of Music is required. Celebration Orchestra meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Center.
Cornerstone Choir is for our senior adults that meets on the first and third Mondays at 9 a.m. in the Main Choir Room. After a brief rehearsal, Cornerstone Choir travels to various local nursing and retirement facilities throughout the year. No audition is required. You only need a smile to be part of this group. Check our calendar for seasonal breaks. For more information contact Jeff Mize.
Handbells periodically provide music for worship, seasonal services and community outreach. Basic music reading ability is required. The handbell ensemble meets on Fridays during the school year at 9:30 a.m. in the Music Suite. For more information contact Kathy Carpenter.
Gospel Gathering is a bluegrass gospel music jam session that meets each Monday night at 7 p.m. in the Main Choir room. Bring a friend, your acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin or any stringed instrument and get in on the pickin’ and grinnin’. We also welcome folks who would like to just sing along or just come to listen. Come and give us a try as we “make a joyful noise.” Check our calendar for seasonal breaks. For more information contact Eddie Huckabee.
For More Information, Contact:
Minister of Music
Generations Pastoral Ministry & Music Ministry Assistant