At the heart of the Music and Worship Ministry of First Baptist Church, our passion is to lead people to worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our purpose is carried out through the utilization of talents and abilities that God has placed within His people in the area of music, media, and drama.
The adult Worship Choir ministers each week during Sunday worship services. In addition, the choir presents two productions annually – Christmas Praise, and the Ellijay Passion Play.
Two Weekly Rehearsal Options:
Thursday: 6:45 - 8:15 pm in the main sanctuary.
Sunday: 1:30 - 2:30 pm in the choir room.
We invite new members to come and join us.
Our orchestra meets each Wednesday 5:30 pm in the main sanctuary. Under the direction of Scott Eaton, the orchestra plays each Sunday for worship and accompanies the Sanctuary Choir. The also play in our two annual productions - Christmas Praise and the Ellijay Passion Play. Players should be able to play at high school level.
Contact Scott Eaton for an audition time.
An auditioned group made up of members from the Worship Choir, the Praise Team leads in the worship services each Sunday.
For students in grades 6-12th we have our student arts program which includes choir, drama, and puppets.
We perform occasionally during Sunday morning services and in local churches on Sunday nights. We also take summer mission trips. In past years, this group has gone to such places as Boston; Charleston, South Carolina, Chicago, Toronto, Canada, Gallup, New Mexico, Arizona, and Atlanta.
Our children’s choirs meet each Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. We have 3 groups:
Age 4 - Kindergarten
These groups meet during the school year from August through May.
Our children’s choirs sing during the Sunday worship services about once a month. We also have had opportunities to sing in and around the community. In the spring we close out the season with a musical.
Our Media Team works as a support unit in several ways in the life of our church.
Each Sunday the Media Ministry strives to serve as a team in the areas of TV broadcasting, sound, and video projection. We are always looking for individuals who have interests in audio, camera operation, computer graphics, and editing.