Choir Director - Pastor Sands
Choir Practice - 5:00 PM Sundays
Music plays a major role in our lives. It is almost impossible for us to go anywhere today and not have access to music. While everyone has certain styles of music to which they are accustomed, it is the goal of Keystone Baptist Church to use music that is doctrinally sound and biblically supported. God, Creator of everything in the universe, created music for His pleasure and for His glory (Rev. 4:11 ). It is this truth that serves as the foundational for the music ministry at Keystone Baptist Church. It is our goal and desire to use and promote music that will bring honor to the holiness of our God. As children of God, we have been called to be holy -- separate from the world and set apart to our God (I Peter 1:15-16). Applying this verse to our music necessitates that the music of the children of God music be distinct from the world in the following areas:
Distinct in its Message: We believe that everything, including music, was created by God for His pleasure (Rev. 4:11 ). Due to this belief, it is our goal to use music that accurately and faithfully teaches the truths of God's Word about Himself, His people, and His desire to save those who are lost. Lyrics that promote worldliness and deny, distort, or devalue the doctrines of the Word of God will not be used or endorsed.
Distinct in its Means: God is not only concerned with the lyrics of the song, but He is also very concerned about the music that accompanies the truths of His Word. We will not allow music to become the "exception" to Biblical teaching. God has always been clear that both the message and the means by which that message is delivered be holy and represent His character appropriately. Therefore, it is our goal to protect our music program from styles of music that would identify or associate with the music styles of the world.
Distinct in its Morals: We do not accept the belief that music is amoral. Music is a powerful tool and it is used to influence people's lives every day. For the Christian, we must learn that the music used in public and private will either build up the body of Christ or it will bruise the body of Christ (Prov. 23:7 ). It is our goal to use and promote music that will build up the body of Christ and promote biblical morals in the lives of God's people.
The goal of the music ministry at Keystone Baptist Church is to please and promote the God of the Bible. The message from the pulpit ought to be supported by the music that is sung in the pews. The Gospel message is hindered and distorted when the music of the church is held to a different standard than the preaching. Our goal is to use and promote music that will encourage believers toward growth in Christ. We invite you to join us for a service as we seek to glorify God through the music and message of the Word.