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-two Youth Choir members and three adult sponsors pictured above center, attended PraizFest, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Benton, Arkansas, Friday-Saturday, January 24-25.   

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

More than 175 singers representing different churches across our state:  

  • prepared music ahead of time,
  • came together on a Friday night and Saturday morning,
  • received instruction from Clint Blackley, minister of music at First Baptist Church, Rockwall, Texas, and
  • presented a concert with a 30 piece orchestra on Saturday afternoon, including Christopher Brown, violinist from our church.

Pictured on the left above are seniors (l to r) Ellyn Bailey and Amelia Peters, for whom this was their last PraizFest event, with Mike Paslay, minister of music.  

Pictured on the right above is this year's attendees: (beginning at the bottom, l to r) first row - Matthew Goff, Amy Goff, and Mike Paslay (sponsors); second row - Caitlin Eary, Sarah Martin, Lillian Smiley, and Kristen Eary; third row - Audrey Alvarado, Georgia Peters, Monica Husnian, Isabel  Alvarado, and McKayla Williams; fourth row - Amelia Peters, Ellyn Bailey, Forrest Clampitt, and Nealie Den Herder; fifth row - Callie Skoff and Adeline Smiley; six row - Marie Martin and Caroline Weaver, seventh row - Daniel Goff, Cooper, Tidwell, and Jay Shelton; and top row - Harrison Smiley and Braden Bunger.

Pictured in the center is the choir and orchestra at the concert, held at 3:30 on Saturday conluding the event.