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First Baptist is seeking to hire an Associate minister to oversee the traditional worship and music ministry. They will lead our traditional worship and music orchestra, choir and team by developing, coordinating, and administering Spirit-led worship, excellent, engaging music & arts ministries, providing leadership and supervision of programs, musical and technical staff, and equipment. 

The primary purpose of the Music Ministry of FBCW is to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus. This is done by enhancing the congregation’s sense of celebration in worship.

The Music Ministry of FBCW exists to lead our congregation in meaningful worship each week and to provide ministry outlets for those interested in music, drama, and the arts. Special programs and evangelistic events are designed to encourage the church and to reach our community and the world for Christ. These ministries help children, youth and adults grow in their musical and other artistic abilities in the service of God. The Music Ministry desires to help all grow in spiritual maturity and provide mission and ministry opportunities for every age group.

Latest Update

After exhausting our resources on two rounds of resume collection, vetting, and interviews, we have partnered with Celebration Ministry Staffing to help us expand the search. They specialize in helping churches find just the right fit for their worship leadership needs. We praise God for how He continues to provide for an excellent Traditional Worship Service experience at FBCW as we continue seeking His person for our lead position.

The committee has prospective candidates that will be interviewed in the coming weeks.


  • Please be praying for our search committee as they thoughtfully review resumes and discern which candidates to move forward with in the process.

  • Please pray for the team as they make initial contact with these candidates regarding next steps.

  • Pray for the candidates as they complete a subsequent questionnaire.

  • Please pray for all involved as follow-up conversations and interviews are planned and conducted.

  • Pray even now for our future Traditional Worship Lead, their family, and the impending transition to FBCW.

Billy Wilhite - Chair

Julie Ivester

Stacey Mayo

Jim Moore

Robin Schneider

Becky Thompson

Darin Talkington

Search Team Members

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