Music Ministry

Worship Choir

The Worship Choir is for anyone who would like to participate in the worship leadership.  It is helpful to have a little bit of musical knowledge, but definitely not essential.  Our purpose is to join with others in expressing our praise to God and to be a blessing to others in the Church Family.

The Choir rehearses on Sunday evenings at 5:00 PM.  See Wayne, or some other choir member for details.  The Choir enhances the 10:00 worship experience on Sundays by assisting with the congregational singing and the presentation of special music.

Praise and Worship Team

The Praise and Worship Team provides music for both the 8:00 & 10:00 worship experiences on the third Sunday of the month.  They may also sing for other special events like the Church Picnic.  Their rehearsal times vary, and Carl Crawford coordinates this ministry.

Handbell Ministry – – Jubilee Ringers

Through the years, handbells has been a very important ministry to our worship, providing opportunities for as many as 30 people to use their gifts and talents in service to the church family.  In more recent years, with inclusion of the blended worship, we now focus upon one choir of eleven ringers.  If you would like to participate, see Wayne for information.

The Jubilee Ringers will rehearse from September to April on Tuesday evenings at 5:30 PM and possibly play on the first and fourth Sundays of the month.

Special Music

Solos, ensembles, and other groups may be included and scheduled in worship or at other special events throughout the year.  If you have a gift that you would like to share or be a blessing to God, contact Wayne for scheduling.

Meet Our Accompanists

As they give of themselves to serve our Church’s Needs

Julie Lewis has been a blessing to this church as pianist and organist since she was twelve years old. She serves primarily as our Church Organist, but also accompanies at the piano.  Julie is a graduate of William Jewell College with Piano Performance.  She also accompanies the Marshall Community Chorus.

Edith Pautz began serving in 1992 as pianist when we started the 8:00 Worship experience.  As a child and youth, she played for Gill Memorial Baptist Church.  Frank & Edith joined First Baptist in 1987 and have been involved in every aspect of the church’s ministry. She also accompanies the Marshall High School Choirs.

Jane Weber, accompanies our Praise and Worship Team from the keyboard and serves on the organ and piano as needed.  Jane grew up at First Baptist Church and raised her family in the church.  In 1984, she and her husband, Nelson, felt God’s leadership to pursue other areas of ministry.  They followed God’s leadership the Fall of 2009 to once again serve Him with us, and are very involved in the worship and ministry of our family.

Verna Sue Gibson assists First Baptist by serving as our pianist for our Wednesday evening Midweek Focus.  Verna Sue is married to John (Junior), is a member of the Berea Sunday School Class and a retired teacher from our Marshall Elementary Schools.
Pam King, serves our church as an assistant pianist, filling in as needed and playing regularly on Sunday evenings.  Pam is also involved in the Worship Choir and Jubilee Ringers.  She is a retired Kindergarten teacher from the Glasgow School District, but still enjoys substitute teaching and very willing to help out when needed.

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As a Remembrance

Gayle Charles (1955-2007), was the wife of Larry, daughter of Vernon & Clareca Maxted, and mother of Jenny, Kindra, and Amy.  Gayle began serving as our Church Pianist in July 1986.  Gayle also taught an Adult Sunday School class, she was involved in many aspects of our Church’s life, and she served the Carroll & Saline Baptist Association.  Gayle was a tremendous blessing to the music ministry of First Baptist and to all with whom she served.

Kathy Peuster, (1953-2011) served as a part-time organist and assisted on Sunday evenings.  Kathy grew up at First Baptist Church.  After retiring from the Marshall Habilitation Center, Kathy also helped with Meals on Wheels, the Clothes Closet, and in the Children’s Sunday School ministry.