Music Ministry


Come join the choir. We would love to have you join us at 6:00 on Wednesdays!

The Gathering Praise Team is looking for musicians and singers!  If you sing, play the guitar, bass, keyboards, or drums come talk to Tish. Even if you are a beginner, we would like to talk with you! 

You can share God’s truth through the gift of music. Everyone is welcome to celebrate the Lord in worship with song! For more information on traditional music ministries or to join, contact Dr. Tish Davenport at 501-268-5896.

*Click the videos on this page for a fun explanation of how the organ and handbells came into use in the church.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir welcomes singers of all ages, from high school to adult, and of all levels of musicianship, from the trained vocalist to the occasional singer. This choir of 20-25 voices is dedicated to sacred music of all genres and styles: classical, hymn-based, contemporary Christian, 21st century hymnody, spirituals and psalms. In addition to serving at the 10:50 worship service, the choir sings at several other special services throughout the year and presents a Christmas and an Easter Cantata each year.

Rehearsals are from 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in the Music Suite, room 115. In addition, they rehearse at 10:30 on Sunday mornings before the 10:50 service. New members will be assigned a robe and a folder at their first rehearsal. Everyone is welcome!

Adult Handbells

The Van Patten Handbell Choir is a 4-5 octave bell choir that rehearses at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings in the Music Suite, room 114. They ring every 4-6 weeks in the 10:50 service throughout the school year. Handbells are wonderful rhythm instruments – which means you have to be able to count! They are also very musical instruments with a vast array of dynamics, musical styles and sound techniques all the way from singing bells, swings and mallets to martellatos! It is sure to be the most fun way you’ve served God through music!

Kidz Bellz, 4:30-5:15 p.m. and Adult Handbells, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Contemporary Music

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Contemporary music ministries perform the most current and popular worship songs as well as worship classics. These groups are always open to new members.  These groups include the Adult and Youth Praise Teams.

Adult Praise Team

The Praise Team is a group of very talented musicians and singers who lead the music at The Gathering, the 8:30 service on Sunday. They welcome all kinds of instruments, from the bass guitar to the cello. Led by Ryan Russell, they rehearse on Thursday evenings, from 6:00 – 7:30 in Yancey Hall. If you would like to schedule an audition to sing on the Praise Team, please contact Ryan Russell or Dr. Tish Davenport.

Youth Praise Team

The Youth Praise Team is comprised of youth in 7th – 12th grades. They rehearse regularly and play for several Youth services throughout the school year as well as occasionally leading worship for The Gathering. If you are interested in joining, please contact our Youth Pastor, Shane Staton at 501-268-5896.