As a Music Ministry we are committed to the following points:
- 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.
- Being authentic worshipers
John 4:24 – Worship God is spirit and in truth.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
(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
Sis Linda Hall Director
(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
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
Voices of Inspiration
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
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
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 email@example.com
Mike Boone firstname.lastname@example.org