Lord I Lift Your Name on High!
The IBC Music/Worship ministry’s purpose is to strengthen the worship and spiritual vitality of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church by keeping God in the center of the ministry, through music that is biblically based and theologically sound.
Ministry Vision and Strategy
(“Without a vision the people perish” – Proverbs 29:18)
Our vision is to participate in the mission, message and ministry of Immanuel Missionary Baptist Church.
Our strategy is to share with our congregation the attributes of God by ministering music thematically, in a way that will engage the whole person -- mind, soul & body (language/expressions), resulting in renewed passion for the worship, witness and work of Jesus Christ.
In obedience to Ephesians 5:19 (Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord), we are energetic about–and absolutely encourage–both singing and learning of the great hymns of the past and their history. We foster hymn singing as one of our current expressions of worship.
In obedience to Ephesians 5:21 (submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God), we also seek to hear God when listening to one another, when sharing our experiences with God, prayer and ministry, and when supporting the spiritual growth of this ministry. We trust God who leads; we work to help each other follow. The IBC Music/Worship Ministry is open to all who have the spiritual conviction to share their musical gifts/skills with the IBC congregation.
Min. William H. Acosta ~ Organ & Keyboard
Jerry Singleton ~ Drums
Daniel Lomba ~ Guitar
Grady Johnson ~ Bass Guitar
The Praise Hymn Singers are charged with the responsibility of leading and teaching the congregation in the singing of two hymns—the Processional Hymn and the Congregational Hymn of the Month—each Sunday morning. There are three teams (A, B & C). Rehearsals focus not only on preparing musically, but on learning the history and author(s) of each hymn with corresponding scriptures. The Praise Hymn Singers give you a wonderful learning experience and great spiritual inspiration!
The Liturgical Ensemble (LE) is a selected group of worshipers who encourage and support the heartfelt singing and worship of the congregation by reinforcing melodies through the beauty of deliberate, artistic dance.
The LE accompanies singing with dance while attending to the vocal harmonic movement of melody in particular. The LE is
accompanied by stringed instruments such as the guitar, piano and/or harp.
The Liturgical Ensemble ministers as assigned by the Minister of Music during any worship service.
The Vesper Singers
The Children's Choir
The Youth Praise Dancers
The Mass Choir