A variety of musical opportunities await you at First
Baptist Church London!
We have a focus of teaching music as worship and outreach, as well as presentation skills for performance. This is done through hymn memory, presentations in worship services, outreach to the community, and special musical presentations.
Preschool & Children
These groups meet weekly during the school year, August - May.
Preschool & Children's Choir (ages 3-K)
Director: Kim Kidd
Wednesday, 5:15p.m. • Preschool Area
This group is for preschoolers through Kindergarten. The children are taught both musical and spiritual concepts as they meet weekly. They perform during morning worship several times a year - it is always a treat to watch these adorable children worship God through singing!
Music Makers (grades 1-3)
Director: Jan Lester
Wednesday, 5:15 p.m. • Lower Level
It is amazing to see what these children learn as we hear their music and observe their spiritual growth. This is an exciting place on Wednesdays!
Director: Melody Abner • Wednesday, 5:15p.m. • Choir Room
Our Young Musicians sing frequently in worship and present an entertaining musical in the spring each year. Sixth graders who are now in middle school are encouraged to continue to sing in Young Musicians and also have the option of singing in the Youth Choir as well.
Children's and Youth Handbell Choir (grades 3-8)
Director, Jerry Wright • Wednesday, 4:30p.m. • Choir Room
This group plays frequently in worship and is open to children beginning in 3rd grade through middle school. Children learn music reading skills as well as learning to play the bells. This group focuses on the basic fundamentals of beginning to ring. Note recognition and rhythm are key concepts for this group.
Youth & Teens
Director, Jerry Wright • Sunday, 5:30p.m. • Choir Room
This group is open to all our youth in grades 7-12. They sing and frequently lead in worship, as well as singing at youth gatherings and various other musical opportunities. We also have a Youth Praise Band which often plays with the Praise Team.
Adult Handbell Choir
Director, Jerry Wright • Monday, 7:00p.m. • Choir Room • (September - May)
This exciting group plays a three octave set of Schulmerich Handbells. They play frequently in worship, do area outreach projects, and attend the annual Kentucky Baptist Handbell Festival. See Brother Jerry to join.
Director, Jerry Wright • Wednesday, 7:00p.m. • Choir Room
This choir is open to adults who enjoy using their musical gifts to worship the Lord and leading others in worship. The choir sings in worship weekly and does special programs each year. They are the chorus for the Passion Play produced in the Easter season. We feel that this group is one of the best in our state!
Vocal Team and Praise Band
Director, Jerry Wright
These groups lead our congregation in worship through contemporary Christian music and praise songs. Membership is by invitation based on current needs of the group. See Brother Jerry for more information.
Director, Jack Walker • Sanctuary
This group is open to all instrumentalists who want to develop and use their gifts in worship. In addition to playing on Sunday mornings, the group does special projects including the Passion Play. Interested persons should see Mr. Walker for more information.
Instructor, Rebecca Kiekenapp
This program began in the fall of 1996 to teach string instruments in this area. It includes a beginners class each year as well as private lesson on violin, viola, and cello. It is open to anyone in the area desiring to learn. A Community Orchestra has formed as a result of this program and does several programs each year. For more information and fee schedules contact Jerry Wright.
Danny Phelps, assistant organist
Susan Hayes, pianist
These talented individuals use their skills to lead us in worship
each week as well as accompanying many of our groups. Other
opportunities are available for accompanying and playing these