Let the word of Christ dwell in your richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.  
— Colossians 3:16

The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, Weaverville, seeks to praise God through the gift of music.  Choirs and instrumentalists offer a variety of selections ranging from classical to gospel to bluegrass.  A graded choir program gives all ages an opportunity to learn about music and to grow in their musicianship.

Adult Choir (all ages and levels welcome) practices Wednesdays, 7:15-8:30 pm.

Children's Choir (grades 1-6) practices Wednesdays, 4:30 pm during the school year.

Adult & Youth Handbells (grade 7-adult) practices Sundays, 5:00 pm during the school year.

First Baptist Church Choral Scholarship Program

Braeden Johnson 2018-2019 Choral Scholar

Braeden Johnson
2018-2019 Choral Scholar

The Music Ministry of FBC, Weaverville, offers a choral scholarship each year for a student enrolled in a degree program at an area college or university, in the amount of $1,500. The Choral Scholar will sing in the Adult Choir, rehearsing each Wednesday night (7:15-8:30pm) and singing in worship on Sunday mornings (10:45-12 noon). There may be 1-2 special evening responsibilities for the Adult Choir as well. (The student is allowed absences for required college events and school breaks.)

The Choral Scholar program allows student musicians the opportunity to participate in the ministry of the local church and to experience close-up the planning, preparation and performance of a variety of sacred music. Students are invited to be involved in other phases of music ministry such as handbells and children’s choir as well as other ministries of the church such as Bible study, outreach, missions, etc. The church family will support the Choral Scholar with their encouragement, friendship and prayers. They will also provide fellowship around the table on Wednesday night (Family Night Supper), Lunch Bunch (Sundays), and other special occasions.

The 2018-2019 Choral Scholar is Braeden Johnson. Braeden is a native of Winston-Salem, N.C., and is a student at Mars Hill University. She is majoring in Theatre Arts with a concentration in technical theatre. She is also a member of the Mars Hill University Choir.