MUSIC & WORSHIP
Sharing Jesus, Loving People through music is what we strive to do at First Baptist Church Grand Prairie. Colossians 3:16 says “Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”
It is our desire as a church to reflect what this scripture says in Sharing Jesus, Loving People. Our goal is to share the message of Christ in every aspect of our Music Ministry. That is our number one purpose, to lift God up. That is why our worship is Dynamic. Utilizing choirs, praise teams, rhythm bands, orchestras, dramas one will find a blend of music to accomplish that goal. As you scroll down our different groups, you will find a place to engage your gifts with us. Our ministry will love you to love others through the gift of music. Come join us as we strive to reach our community and world for Christ.
Rehearsal's for Prairie Sounds, Sweet Strings, Wednesday night Worship Choir, and Serendipity Choir have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Please check back for updates.
Praise Band, Worship Band & Praise Team
8:15 - 9:00 am Sunday in the Worship Center
9:30 - 10:30 am Tuesday in the Choir Room
Sweet Strings (Dulcimers)
11:15 - 12:00 pm Tuesday in the Choir Room
6:30 - 7:30 pm Wednesday in the Worship Center
8:30 - 9:15 am Thursday in the Choir Room
Our Worship Choir is the lead choir for our 9:30 am blended service which is live on YouTube. We welcome anyone that has a love for blended worship (hymns and contemporary songs) and rehearsing singing all musical styles from classical to contemporary special music. Our choir has performed for Lifeline, The Promise and sings cantatas for Christmas, Easter, and other programs. Come join us to fill the choir loft each Sunday.
The Serendipity Choir is made up of Senior Adults who love to sing and have a good time. We meet on Thursdays from 8:30-9:15 am in the choir room from September thru May. The choir sings quarterly in our Sunday services as well as nursing homes, retirement centers and they take a Mission Trip every year. Their Mission trips have been to Oklahoma, New Mexico, and the State of Texas. They have also provided music for Lifeline here in Grand Prairie. If you are looking for something to do, especially during your retirement years, come join us.
Prairie Sounds is a band of senior adults who love to play and sing Christian Blue Grass/Country Music. This group at present is made up of three guitars, lead vocalist, banjo, and electric bass. The group plays for Sunday School parties, Mission Trips, revivals, nursing homes/retirement centers, and for our church. Prairie Sounds are not accepting players at this time but welcome the opportunity to speak to anyone interested in joining the group.
SWEET STRINGS (DULCIMERS)
Sweet Strings is a group of senior adults who play and practice on the dulcimer. The dulcimer is an original American drone instrument created by Irish settlers in the early 1900s. It has become a popular instrument among senior adults because of how easy it is to play as well as the cost of the instrument. Our dulcimer band has performed at local retirement centers and they participate in our Mission Trips. If you would love to learn a new instrument come to join us.
The Praise Band is the rhythm band for our worship services. They play for both the blended 9:30 am and Contemporary 11 am services each Sunday. The band is made up of a pianist, keyboard, lead guitar, rhythm guitar, electric bass, flute, conga, etc., and drums. We always welcome experienced players who can read music/or play professionally.
Our Praise Team is our premier group that helps the Minister of Music lead worship on Sundays for both 9:30 and 11 am services. This group, chosen by the Minister of Music, is engaged in our Music Ministry. They must be a part of our worship choir and be able to blend as an ensemble. They also must be able to read music on a limited basis since rehearsal for each Sunday’s service is limited.
Our Worship Band plays for our blended 9:30 am service. At present, it consists of flute, clarinet, alto sax, soprano sax, french horn, trumpet, baritone TC, and cello. We welcome 11th and 12th-grade high school students and adults who have played in high school/college or professionally. Players need to be able to read music of all keys.