"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before Him with thanksgiving and extol Him with music and song." Psalm 95:1-2
The music ministry of First Baptist Fort Valley is centered on celebrating and glorifying the God who so wondrously made us. We realize worship is not just something we do; it is the reason we’ve been created and should be a part of who we are every day. We believe our music in worship should be culturally relevant, meeting the needs of every generation. We combine traditional and contemporary styles of music to create a blended atmosphere of worship. Not only do we enjoy the sounds of modern songs, we also celebrate the richness and timeless treasure of wonderful hymns.
The Music Ministries of First Baptist Fort Valley seek to glorify God in Christ, communicating the Gospel in vibrant and creative fashion. The music ministry is as varied as the members of our congregation. Our worship utilizes all forms of worship music, including hymns, modern hymns, modern songs, contemporary songs, and Southern gospel. When you worship with us, the music may be centuries old or written in the last few years. We try to weave together varying instruments and musical styles so there is something for everyone.
This First Praise Choir sings at the weekly morning worship service, and provides seasonal musicals. Rehearsal is Wednesday evenings at 7:35, and is open to those ages high school and up. The Bells of Praise Handbell Choir is a three octave choir, and rings occasionally and seasonally in the morning service. The congregation and the First Praise Choir are accompanied by Mrs. Barbara Cleveland, who has served as organist and accompanist for more than 30 years and by Mrs. Angelyn Sims-Price, pianist.