Come Join the song!

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in you hearts to the Lord." Colossians 3:15-17


EVERYONE has opportunity to we join in worship of Almighty God through music at First Baptist, Fayetteville. The mission of the ministry of music at First Baptist Church is to pursue excellence as we use God's great gift of music for His glory, the good of His church, and the gain of lost souls. FBC uses many vocal and choral styles, accompanied by a wide variety of musical instruments, requiring the talents of many participants to lead the congregation in worship. We invite you to join us in our effort! There is a place for EVERYONE in the Ministry of Music at First Baptist Church in Fayetteville. 


Please check out the links below for more information: CLICK HERE for more information about our Adult, Children & Youth Choir programs.  Also see the WEEKLY SCHEDULE or worship FAQS for more information about the music ministry. We invite and encourage our congregation to find their appropriate place as worshippers as we strive to follow the Biblical admonition: "Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet... the lute and the harp... with timbrel and dance...with stringed instruments and flutes... loud cymbals... with loud clashing cymbals. Let EVERYTHING that has life and breath praise the Lord!" Psalm 150 So, let us say it again - Come, join the song!

PRAIZFEST 2015

Twenty-three Youth Choir members and four adult sponsors pictured above left, attended PraizFest, 2015 at First Baptist Church, Benton, Arkansas, Friday-Saturday, January 30-31.  Twenty-one of these students attended this event as a prerequisite for the 2015 Youth Choir Mission Trip to Utah.   


This annual event is sponsored by the Worship and Leadership Team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention.   Our Youth Choir has participated since its inception twelve years ago. It is a two day event designed to promote and nurture youth choirs. 


175 singers representing 16 churches across our state:  

  • prepared music ahead of time,
  • came together on a Friday night and Saturday morning,
  • received instruction from Dan Hunter, minister of music at First Baptist Church, Amarillo, Texas, and
  • presented a concert with a 30 piece orchestra on Saturday afternoon.

Pictured above right, with Mike Paslay, minister of music, are senior Youth Choir members: (from left to right) Julianna Tidwell, Hudson Peters, and Jack Threet.  


 



2015 Youth Choir Summer Mission Trip to Utah

June 12 - 21, 2015, twenty-six students and six adult sponsors traveled more than 2500 miles to work with Pastor Bobby Wood and alumnus from our Youth Choir, Worship Pastor Daniel Savagepartnering with Redemption Church in Ogden, Utah.  The choir prepared and presented *"flash mobs" as they traveled to and from Utah, as well as while they were in the city.  As they dispersed after each presentation, they presented QR Code Cards, linking recipients to webpages that presented the Gospel and invited folks to visit Redemption Church. 


*Click here to view the choir's "flash mob" at Ogden's Newgate Mall.


During the week the choir stayed in the dorms on the campus of Weber State University in Ogden.  Over the course of the trip they: 

  • sang in the Morning Worship Services at Redemption Church in Ogden and Friendship Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas, 
  • toured and sang at the Mormon Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, 
  • "flash mobbed" at the Newgate Mall, the Student Center on Weber State University, and an Arts Festival sponsored by the university at a downtown park, 
  • passed out 4800 invitational flyers to two different block parties where they:

               1.  provided set up/clean up, food service, bounce house monitoring, 

               2.  presented their "flash mob," a mini-concert, and testimonies, and

               3.  interacted with attendees; and

  • sang their "Thank You Song" seventeen times at restaurants, convenience stores, churches, and motels throughout the trip.

Midweek, many in the group endured biting gnats and a considerable stench to wade in the shallows of the Great Salt Lake. 


On Thursday, choir members enjoyed Alpine sliding, zip-lining, and tackling ropes courses at the Olympic Park built in Park City Utah,  one of the sites for the 2002 Winter Olympics.  


On our return trip home, we spent an hour observing the beauty of the Arches National Park near Moab, Utah.   

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It was a great week of enjoying the beauty of God's creation, proclaiming the Gospel, under girding the work of Redemption Church, and encouraging believers!