Music Ministry

Music is a vital part of church life. Our primary purpose is to draw people to God through weekly worship experiences and special musical events throughout the year. We also provide musical training and leadership experiences for everyone, from preschoolers to senior adults.

Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is a non-auditioned group of adults of all ages who rehearse weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 – 8:45 pm. This choir leads in worship in our 8:30 a.m. service.  In addition, the Sanctuary Choir participates in special Christmas programs and the annual FBC Festival of Music each Spring.

Contact
Dennis Adams: dadams@fbcnn.org

 

Transformed Praise Band

Transformed,” a praise band of instrumentalists and vocalists, was formed in 2001 to provide music for the youth worship service. It has since become the praise band for the church, leading our contemporary music for the 11 a.m. worship service each Sunday. Though the band’s membership has changed over the years, the mission of the group has remained the same: to glorify God, humbly serve Him as ministers of music and lead others into his divine presence.

The band also provides special music in worship and sometimes provides accompaniment for soloists and other choir anthems.  They participate in the annual FBC Festival of Music each Spring, as well as provide music for the Newport News One City Marathon.

Rehearsals
Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Contact
Lesley Spitzer: lspitzer@fbcnn.org

Swingin' Singers

The Swingin’ Singers is open to all those who have reached at least 55 years of age, whether or not they attend First Baptist Church. The group meets every Friday (except the 3rd Friday) at 10:00 a.m. for refreshments and rehearsal. This group’s greatest ministry is singing in nursing homes, senior adult centers, and convalescent centers throughout Hampton Roads. The Swingin’ Singers also enjoys day trips and extended trips to places like the Amish Country, state historical sites, and seminars.  This group never misses an opportunity to have a fun or holiday party.

Contact
Dennis Adams: dadams@fbcnn.org

Preschool Music

Preschool Music is open to 3-year-olds through Kindergarten and they meet on Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. (September-May).  Learning to sing, love music, work together, and praise the Lord through song are the focus for this ministry.

Contact
Mary Merritt: mmerritt@fbcnn.org

Children's Choir

The Children’s Choir is for all children in grades 1 through 5 and meets each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. (September-May) to learn music and sing praises to God.  Our children sing in our worship services several times a year and also participate in special services highlighting our music ministry.

Contact
Mary Merritt: mmerritt@fbcnn.org

Youth Praise Team

The Youth Praise Band is comprised of teenagers who love the Lord and are very gifted musically. They meet twice a month on Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. for rehearsal. They regularly lead music for the youth and also participate in other church events throughout the year.

Contact
Michael Adams: madams@fbcnn.org

Handbell Choirs

The Joan Monroe Bell Choir
This is an experienced bell choir of those with strong music reading skills and experience in bell ringing. This group rehearses on Wednesdays from 6:00-6:40 p.m.

Contact: Jeanette Lystlund: jlystlund@fbcnn.org

The Marcia Adkins Bell Choir
If you are interested in trying handbells for the first time, this group is for you. No music reading skills or handbell ringing experience is needed to join this group. Rehearsal is held on Wednesday from 6:45-7:25 p.m.

Contact: Dennis Adams: dadams@fbcnn.org

Instrumental Ensemble

The Instrumental Ensemble is open to youth and adults and serves as accompaniment for congregational singing in the 8:30 am worship service each Sunday. This ensemble participates in the annual Festival of Music each Spring.

Rehearsals
Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

Contact
Rob Spitzer: rspitzer@fbcnn.org

Sisters In Praise

The Sisters In Praise, a ladies singing group, was organized in 1990. Through the years, the group has gone through several changes due to work and family needs. Today, they are blessed with six ladies’ voices serving the Lord with music. The mission of the group is to praise God and minister to the community through song.

This group presents music and programs at our church retirement communities, nursing homes, other churches, and group functions in the area

Contact
Kay Brown: kbrown@fbcnn.org

 

For more information

Dennis Adams
Associate Pastor/Music & Young Adults
dadams@fbcnn.org

School of Music

Music and voice instruction, taught by qualified Christians.

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Sunday

8:30 a.m.
Traditional Service

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School

11 a.m.
Contemporary Service

12:30 p.m.
Hispanic Service

Wednesday

5 p.m.
Family Night Supper

6 p.m.
Music Ministry Groups
Youth Ministry Groups
Children’s Ministry Groups

6:15 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study

6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Ministry Study

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Sunday

8:30 a.m.
Traditional Service

9:45 a.m.
Sunday School

11 a.m.
Contemporary Service

12:30 p.m.
Hispanic Service

Wednesday

5 p.m.
Family Night Supper

6 p.m.
Music Ministry Groups
Youth Ministry Groups
Children’s Ministry Groups

6:15 p.m.
Prayer and Bible Study

6:30 p.m.
Hispanic Ministry Study

Follow Us

First Baptist Church, Newport News  | 12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606 • (757) 930-0911 |  Email: staff@fbcnn.org

First Baptist Church, Newport News
12716 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606
(757) 930-0911 • Email: staff@fbcnn.org