The music ministry of Emmanuel Baptist Church is to focus on praising and worshiping our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through song. All choirs are to minister to God’s people through the gift of singing but not to entertain the congregation. Our goal is to sing under the anointing of the Holy Spirit so that people will be saved, healed and delivered.
The music ministry is comprised of the following choirs:
The Spiritual Choir is an institution on its own! They present “Negro Spiritual” in congregational singing. To hear them is a lesson in the history of the Black Church. They offer a selection each Sunday prior to the preached word! They sing every Sunday prior to the preached word and rehearsals are 2nd & 4th Saturdays @ 4:00pm.
The EBC Mass Choir has a repertoire of songs that hold to the “traditional mass choir sound.” This includes traditional, contemporary and “neo” or urban gospel. They sing 1st & 3rd Sundays and rehearsals are Thursday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am before the 1st & 3rd Sunday.
The Youth/Young Adult Choir consists of youth and young adults from ages 5-35. They believe in worshiping and lifting up the name of Jesus through song. They have a very unique style that displays our love for God in various ways. Their Motto is “God has a plan and a purpose for us all”. They sing on 2nd Sundays and rehearsals are Thursday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am before the 2nd Sunday.
The Senior Choir music includes mostly traditional gospel music but utilizes the great hymns of the church. There are no specific age requirements and is primary made up of our seasoned saints. They hold the tradition of singing customarily in church robes. They have sung at revivals, Christmas dinners and various nursing homes throughout the area. They pray continuously for each other. Sing on 4th Sundays and rehearsals are Thursday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am before the 4th Sunday
The Male Chorus is open to all males age 13 and up. They sing in the traditional quartet style but also offer down home gospel favorites. The Male Chorus performs on the 4th Sunday with the Senior Choir. The Male Chorus has special performances on Father’s Day, Men’s Day & 5th Sundays. You do not have to be able to sing to join us…just be ready to make a joyful noise for the Lord!! They rehearse on Thursday @ 7:00pm & Saturday @ 11:00am before the 4th & 5th Sunday.
The Youth/Young Adult & Adult Praise Team members are designated by the Director of Music. They are a group of singers who are praise and worship leaders during devotion. They rely on the Holy Spirit for the anointing to move upon the congregation to praise and worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth. They sing on 2nd & 3rd Sundays.