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Everyday people... that's who you see each Sunday standing on stage leading others in worship.

Everyday people... that's who gathers each Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. to sing, laugh, and grow together as a community of worshippers.

Everyday people... that's all you need to be to join the First Baptist Celebration Choir. No music degree, no try outs, no vocal acrobatics.

Just a heart of worship for the everlasting God.

Celebration Choir

The Celebration Choir is the core of our worship ministry. This diverse group is passionate about leading our church in worship and encouraging each other as a choir family. No audition is required to be a part of this family and the ability to read music is not mandatory. Come experience our worship service that we just call "rehearsal." You will truly be renewed in the middle of the week, while connecting with fellow worshippers who will impact your life and challenge you to grow in your walk with Christ.

The Celebration Choir leads in worship every Sunday morning and is featured during seasonal worship services. Childcare is provided for all rehearsals. The Celebration Choir rehearses in the Choir Suite in the back of the main Worship Center on Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. For more information, please contact us in the church office at 479-474-1271. We look forward to your visit!

Celebration Orchestra

If God has blessed you with the gift of instrumental music, there is no higher calling than leading God’s people in worship each week! The Celebration Orchestra is a dynamic ministry that seeks to lift up high the name of the Lord using brass, woodwinds, percussion and stringed instruments.

The Celebration Orchestra plays in Sunday morning worship services and many special occasions throughout the year including holiday worship productions, special worship concerts at other churches and other community events.

In addition, there are several smaller ensembles (woodwind choir, brass quintet & the Worship Band) that also play at church & community events. We are always looking for instrumentalists of all varieties including woodwinds (clarinets, flutes, oboes), brass (trumpets, trombones, french horns, saxes, baritones, bassoons & tubas) and strings (violins, violas, cellos & string basses) to become part of our musical family at First Baptist. If you have a heart for God and the desire to use your gift of instrumental music, the Celebration Orchestra is for you!

Adults and students who are accomplished musicians and possess relevant instrumental music experience (ex: high school or college band, previous church or band experience) can contact the church office at 479-474-1271 to discuss qualifications.

Worship Band

The Worship Band is involved in leading worship through instrumental music in all services, special programs, events and auxiliary services. We use piano, keyboard, guitar, bass, drums, and percussion. Those who possess a strong musical background form this core group of players who use their gifts and abilities to the fullest; glorifying God and pointing others to Him through worship.

The Worship Band meets each Sunday morning worship at 7:30 AM for pre-service rehearsal and instructions on the upcoming worship set. For more information contact us in the church office at

479-474-1271 if you are interested in serving in this ministry.

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