At First Church, we believe that music is more than just a song. It is the foundation for our praise and worship to Almighty God. As it says in II Chronicles 5:13-14:
"It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For He is good; for his mercy endureth forever; that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud; for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God."
In addition to the First Church Worship Choir, First Church is also home to numerous musical groups, soloists, and creative artists. God has blessed us with a wide array of talented individuals who give tirelessly of their time and energy to making each worship service a life-changing experience.
First Church Worship Choir (FCWC)
First Church Worship Choir is a thriving music ministry of First Church. This multi-generational, multi-cultural vocal ensemble leads the congregation in worship and provides special music for Sunday morning service. The mission of FCWC is to reach vertically to move the heart of God with worship and to reach horizontally, ushering people into the presence of Almighty God.
Diverse in musical styles, FCWC's repertoire includes original songs, gospel choir tunes, and relevant worship songs. From traditional, gospel-infused hand-clapping songs to more modern, worshipful expressions of praise, First Church Worship Choir’s own unique sound has emerged as a rich blend of Pentecostal soul, seasoned with true anointing. This choir is much more than a collection of fine vocalists; FCWC is a troop of worship leaders!
First Church Worship Team
Attend any regular service at First Church and you will be led into the presence of the Lord through the music and worship led by our dynamic First Church Worship Team. These singers and musicians have dedicated themselves to providing the leading edge of worship for each and every service. Blending a rich repertoire of fresh, guitar-laced worship songs with soul-stirring anthems, the Worship Team’s music is at once relevant, participatory, and vertical, pointing the congregation to the One who is the source of our song.
First Church has other groups that minister as part of the Worship Community beyond just singing or playing a musical instrument. Teams of creative interpretive worshippers are featured regularly at First Church services. From beautiful interpretations of gospel songs from Hands of Praise to dramatic representations of Biblical truths by the youth team known as S.W.A.T., First Church recognizes and encourages diverse expressions of worship.