Music Ministry


The Music Ministry of First Baptist Athens is committed to facilitating worship, fellowship, encouragement and outreach through a balanced program of music that includes expressions ancient and modern, eloquent and simple, familiar and new. We strive to prepare gatherings for worship that are Christ-exalting, transformational, and display the unity of the Spirit. Corporate worship in our morning and evening services is enhanced through various musical ensembles that participate each Sunday. If you sing or play an instrument, we would love to have you join us.  If you are searching for a place to share, sharpen, and give your talents through music, and want to make a difference, First Baptist Athens has much to offer. We have many wonderful groups for each age and are always looking to start more as they are needed.


Sanctuary Choir

Open to adult volunteers of various skill levels and musical backgrounds. The choir enjoys being together in fellowship and takes seriously its mission to prepare music that honors the Lord and serves the church. Discover the joy and privilege of giving your time and talent for that which is eternal to the glory of God.  The choir sings for most Sunday morning services, and is also featured in musical events throughout the year.

The choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 6:00 pm & Sundays at 8:45 am.  

Sanctuary Orchestra

Composed of volunteer instrumentalists of all ages and skill levels, the orchestra participates in the morning worship service each Sunday.  We’re always looking for drums, bass, percussion, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, and anything else you might happen to play.
The Orchestra meets on Sunadays at 8:45 am.




Each week

we help children build foundational musical skills & good vocal technique while learning how to serve God with our gifts through worship.

  • Children, Grades K—6
  • Pre-K, 3-5 year olds
KidSing meets on Wednesdays at 4:30 pm.


Count Me In

If you are interested in more information about joining one of these ensembles, please Contact Us.

  • Age 4 through the 6th Grade meet on Wednesdays, 4:30 pm (KidSing)
    • Preschool Choir
    • Grades 1-2 Choir
    • Grades 3-6 Choir
  • Sanctuary Choir rehearses Wednesday at 6 pm finishing by 7:30 pm
  • Senior Adult Choir rehearses Thursdays at 10 am
  • We have instrumental opportunities with orchestra, handbells, and more.

  For more details feel free to call the office at 423-745-5441 and ask for our Worship Pastor, Tim Ellis. Ephesians 5:19 says, “Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord.”  We take the Bible very seriously and believe the church is to be a place full of music and worship. So we organize to train and utilize the trained ones to lead our services.