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Music Ministries List

Minister of Music
Music Policy and Procedure
Cathedral Choir
Male Chorus
Leroy Giles Gospel Choir
Voices of Inspiration
Lord's Messengers
Praise Team

As a Music Ministry we are committed to the following points:

  1. Personal growth toward God Matthew 22:37-38 – Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.

  2. Being authentic worshipers John 4:24 – Worship God is spirit and in truth.

  3. Living in Community with others Philippians 2:3 – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit but in humility. Considering others better than yourselves.

  4. Commitment to Kingdom Building Matthew 6:10 – Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Music Policy and Procedure

There will be Music Ministry Open Houses where potential singers and musicians can fill out an application and play or sing.  The process is to help maintain a standard of excellence established at SJBC throughout all ministries.  Music should not be a 'catch all' ministry.  Participants in the music ministry should be individuals that are Saved, committed, aware of music ministry expectations and can positively contribute to the ministry as a whole.  Dates of Open Houses will be publicized in advance.

Minister of Music - Eric B. Byrd

Eric Byrd

Eric Byrd has been a pianist for over 30 years growing up in the church where he served as choir accompanist while still in middle school. A self described sinner saved by grace, Byrd has been blessed to have previously served as Minister of Music at Union Street UMC of Westminster, St. Mark's UMC of Baltimore and Westminster Bible Church. He has recorded and toured with gospel choirs all over the world. He has appeared on over 25 internationally released jazz and gospel recordings.

All Choirs sing at either 8:00 a.m., 10:15 a.m. or both

The Praise Team sings at noon only

Cathedral Choir

(Specializes in notated/written sacred music, anthems, Negro Spirituals)

Rehearses on every 2nd & 3rd Monday of the month ( at 7 PM) and the Saturday (at 10 AM) prior to the Sunday they sing.

Sings on the 4th Sunday at 8am and the 5th Sunday at 10:15am

Sis. Carolyn Gayle, President
(410) 997-5395

Sis Linda Hall Director

Male Chorus

(Williams Brothers, Canton Spirituals, Soul Stirrers, traditional male gospel quartet sound with a slight contemporary slant)

Rehearses on Tuesday nights at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30am the week prior to second Sunday.

Sings the second Sunday of the month and 10:15am on the fourth Sunday.

Bro. Richard Shepherd, President
(443) 677-6306

Leroy Giles Gospel Choir

(Traditional gospel choir sound with a slight contemporary slant, Mississippi Mass Choir, Hawkins Family, mass choir sound)

Rehearses on Tuesday nights at 7pm and Saturday mornings at 9:30 a.m. the week prior to first Sunday.

Sings on the first Sunday of the month and 8am on the fifth Sundays when applicable.

Bro. James Scott, President
(410) 995-1905

Voices of Inspiration

(Contemporary Gospel)

Rehearses on the Tuesday before the third Sunday at 7:30 p.m. and the Saturday before the third Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Sings on the third Sunday of the month.

Bro. Lyle Jones, President
(410) 707-3894

Lord’s Messengers (K-5th grade)

Rehearses on the first and second Saturdays at 10am

Sings on the third Sunday at the 10:15 a.m. service.

Sis. Frances Barron, Director
(410) 730-9609

Praise Team

The Minister of Music, Mike Boone or both appoint this group of singers.

Rehearsals are scheduled in advance and may vary.

Sings at the noon service

Eric B. Byrd

Mike Boone



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