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 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. 

For more information about our Adult, Children & Youth Choir programs see the WEEKLY SCHEDULE. We invite and encourage our congregation to find their appropriate place as worshipers 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!


Twenty Youth Choir members and four adult sponsors pictured above center, attended PraizFest, 2019 at First Baptist Church, Benton, Arkansas, Friday-Saturday, January 25-26.   

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 fifteen years ago. It is a two day event designed to promote and nurture youth choirs. 

More than 200 singers representing  20 different churches across our state:  

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

Pictured on the left above with Mike Paslay, director, are five senior girls for whom this was their last PraizFest event:  (front row; l to r) Rebecah Person, Sara Falknor, Anna Hall, (back row; l to r) Meredith Boogaart and Tori Shelton . 


Pictured on the right above is Sarah Falknor who sang a solo in the PraizFest Concert.  This was Sarah's second year to be featured as a soloist.

Pictured in the center above are the students and adult sponsors who attended in 2019.  For a number of years,  student choirs have sung individually as  "feature choirs," as ours did this year.  Our choir is the only choir in our state to have had that privilege three times.

2017 Youth Choir Summer Mission Trip to Utah

July 20-29, 2017, thirteen students and four 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 a cappella choral selections as they traveled to and from Utah, as well as while they were in the city.  As they dispersed after each presentation, they passed out testimony cards with a photo of themselves and their individual testimonies, along with a QR Code linking recipients to webpages that presented the Gospel and invited folks to visit Redemption Church. 

*Click here to view the choir's singing "Tell Me What Do You See?" at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City.

*Click here to view the choir singing at a restaurant in Colorado.

*Click here to view the Redemption Church's float in the Pioneer Days Parade with choir members distributing fans to parade attenders.

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 at the Chapel on the grounds of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, 
  • helped build a float representing Redemption Church in Ogden's Pioneer Days Parade
  • passed out more than ten thousand fans with Redemption Church's website printed on them to parade attenders
  • sang in the morning worship service at Redemption Church and the evening service Wasatch Fellowship in Ogden
  • toured and sang in the Mormon Tabernacle during their tour of Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, 
  • passed out 4800 invitational flyers to two different block parties where they provided set up/clean up, food service, bounce house monitoring, 
  • sang their "Thank You Song" fourteen times at restaurants, convenience stores, malls, and motels throughout the trip, and
  • shared their testimony cards at just about every opportunity along the way.

Midweek, 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.  

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!