FIRST MUSIC MINISTRY
The FIRST Music Ministry is an important part of worship at First Baptist Columbia. Under the direction of Rev. Steve Phillips, Minister of Music, the various choirs and the orchestra seek to glorify God, encourage the Body of Christ and magnify the message of salvation through music and song.
First music offers opportunities for all age groups from preschoolers to senior adults. Whether you sing or play an instrument, we invite you to use your gifts for God’s glory and your pleasure!
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First Baptist Sanctuary Choir
The Sanctuary Choir is a group of committed singers from all walks of life who join together for the purpose of giving glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Led by Rev. Steve Phillips, the choir sings regularly for Sunday morning services as well as special Sunday evening services.
In addition to Sunday mornings, the Sanctuary Choir sings in several special productions throughout the year including the Carolina Celebration of Liberty and the Columbia Christmas Pageant. The Sanctuary Choir has had the privilege to sing with Christian songwriters, Keith and Kristy Getty and on several occasions with the Billy Graham Team consisting of Cliff Barrows, George Beverly Shea, and John Innes.
Weekly rehearsals for the Sanctuary Choir are held every Wednesday night in the choir room from 6:45 – 8:00 PM.
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Student Ministries Choirs
The High School choir meets for rehearsals in the Choir Room on Sundays at 4:45 PM during the school year. They sing for worship services as well as other ministries in our area. The High School choir is led by Rev. Steve Phillips.
Students in grades 6-8 should check out the Middle School Choir! This group sings in worship services and special events inside and outside the church, and this year will be featured in a major production. Rehearsals are Sunday afternoons at 4:45 PM in the Third Floor Sanctuary. The Middle School choir is led by Keith Watson, Associate Minister of Music, Christian Music Educator, and father of a middle-schooler!
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Children’s Ministries Choirs
Choirs are offered for children from age 3 through 5th grade on Wednesday nights from 6:00 – 6:40 PM from August through April. Parents can register their children by calling 803-343-8550 or through the online form below.
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SENIOR ADULT CHOIR
The Senior Adult Choir meets Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM in the choir room.
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The Orchestra plays for Sunday morning worship services as well as for special events such as the Columbia Christmas Pageant and the Carolina Celebration of Liberty. Also each summer, the Orchestra plays in a special concert featuring the Orchestra’s favorite songs. The Orchestra, led by Rev. Steve Phillips, rehearses on Wednesday nights at 6:00 in the choir room.
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