Many musical opportunities are available here at First Baptist…
John Neely Gaston came to Chester First Baptist in the summer of 2013. He accepted a call to go to seminary at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte in hopes of deepening his relationship with Christ. Having a deep passion for serving God through music, John Neely longs to provide servants an opportunity to lift up Christ through song and praise. John Neely had an extensive performing career in the field of opera, as well as received his musical training at some of the finest institutions in the United States. His greatest opportunity of all, however, has been as a vessel in song through God’s grace. He welcomes all people who feel led to share their gifts to Christ.
Music Makers Choir and Young Musicians Choir (Wednesday @ 5:00 pm)
These choirs are for children in Grades 1-6. The choirs sing at various times throughout the year and on Children’s Day. The two choirs also join together and present musicals at Christmas and in May.
Youth Choir (Sunday @4:00 pm)
This choir rehearses on Sunday afternoon and leads in worship on Youth Sunday and at various times throughout the year. The Youth Choir presents a Dinner Theatre at Christmas and in May to help raise money for their Summer Youth Choir Tour. The Youth Choir ministers through song in different venues and in various locations each summer.
Chancel Choir (Wednesday @ 7:30 pm)
The Chancel Choir leads us in worship each Sunday by lifting Jesus up through beautiful music. The Choir also leads in special times of worship both at Easter and Christmas.
Handbell Choirs include…
Jubilee Ringers – A Children’s Handbell Choir (Mondays @ 4:00 pm)
The children’s handbell choir plays numerous times during the year for Worship Services.
Joyful Sound Ringers (Mondays @ 5:30 pm)
Plays numerous times during the year for Worship Services.
First Baptist Instrumental Ensemble
The ensemble is composed of anyone who plays a band or orchestra instrument, who would like to play for the Worship Services. The group meets on Sunday mornings at 9:15 AM to review the music for worship.
The Music Ministry also features numerous soloists, duets, trios, and quartets of all ages who participate in the musical life of the church and the community. We are blessed with many talented individuals who sing, play the pipe organ, the piano, band instruments, guitars, drums, handbells, and tone chimes and who love to use their talents to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
To listen to the Choir Music for Palm Sunday, 2018, click here