MUSIC

Choir MinistryMusic is a powerful language that can move a person to the praise and worship of God. Thus, music plays a vital role in our church services. Since music stirs human emotions for good or for evil, we realize the importance of quality music that is God honoring. Music also reminds us of God’s stability, strength, and peace, and it prepares our hearts to receive God’s direction from His Word. In general terms, we regard each song as simply our testimony and convictions set to music; therefore, we recognize the importance of an appropriate, worshipful style of music with words that are accurate and agree with our theology.

Pastor Dirk Crawford leading the choirThere are several avenues of service in the music ministry here at Calvary. Congregational singing allows every member to lift his voice to sing praise to a holy and righteous God. In Patch the Pirate Club, first- through sixth-graders learn fundamentals of music theory and performance, and have the opportunity to minister to the church family. The church choir sings on Sunday mornings and evenings. Choir practice is at 4:45 p.m. on Sundays. All seventh- through twelfth-graders and adults are invited to participate in our choir. Special vocal music is provided by soloists, duets, trios, and ensembles. Instrumentalists provide special music during the offering.

Pastor Dirk Crawford (ordained on July 23, 2006) has been the minister of music since the fall of 1996. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education degree in 1979 at Bob Jones University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration in 1981, and an Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership in 2004, also at BJU.