At Hill Crest Baptist Church we seek a biblical approach to worship. Our first goal is to choose music with scriptural lyrics. Music indoctrinates people. Paul says in Colossians 3:16, “teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” Paul is encouraging music in a corporate setting because it teaches and admonishes. It drives home a message like no other form of communication can. In this verse Paul urges us to place great importance on the message of the psalm, hymn, or spiritual song.

Second, we find arrangements that help to enhance participation. At Hill Crest we believe that a church service should include a great amount of audience participation. It should not be a spectator activity. The purpose of this time is to “set our minds on things above.” We accomplish this through various styles of music. Earlier we quoted Paul from Colossians 3:16. In that verse Paul uses the terms “psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs”. These terms covered a variety of different types of music used in public and private worship. Paul’s point seems to be that it is in a variety of different ways we give God praise. Paul was aware of these different styles of music and encouraged the church to build one another up through the use of them.  

As a result, our music service at Hill Crest is “blended” in style. We have music ranging anywhere from the latest contemporary artists to the older, more traditional hymns. Our music services are led primarily by an approximate 80 voice choir . Instrumentally we are diverse. We use anything from a flute and trombone to drum set and electric guitar in our 18 piece orchestra. All of our music is live, with the exception of a few vocal solos that occur during the service. 

***Our Sunday services are interpreted for the deaf!

Choir anD Orchestra

We currently have approximately 80 voices in our adult choir and 18 instrumentalists in our advanced orchestra. All of our specials are accompanied live. 

We are constantly seeking new voices. If you are looking for a place to serve we would love to have you join us. There is no audition process to join the choir. We simply ask our members to be faithful to God and the music ministry. We rehearse two times each week. Our mid-week rehearsal occurs Wednesday evenings in the Choir Suite from 6:30-7:30. 

Most Sunday afternoon rehearsals occur before our evening service from 5:00-5:15. 

For more information regarding our choir or orchestra, email jay@experiencehillcrest.com or dara@experiencehillcrest.com

"Make a JOYFUL noise!"