Music Ministry


Music Ministry Staff

Rev. John Baldwin, Minister of Music: jbaldwin (a)
Laureen Davis, Music Ministry Assistant: ldavis (a)
Dee Pace, Children’s Music Assistant: dpace(a)
Ryan Smith, our Student Minister, leads the music in the 11:00 service. To reach him: rsmith(a)

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, Fairhope is dedicated to the worship of God Almighty;  the edification or building up of the body of Christ, and the proclamation of the Gospel until Christ returns.
Worship – because God is worthy and worshipping Him will never cease for all eternity.
Edification – because God has gifted each of us with talents and abilities to be used by Him and for Him.
Proclamation – because God has commanded that we “Go into all the world” telling the good news of salvation in Jesus.
Below you’ll find a listing of all our music groups. God has blessed us with many talented members. We’d like you to be the next! If you have any questions about the Music Ministry please contact our Music Minister, John Baldwin 251.928.8685 jbaldwin(a)

Golden Tone Singers – Senior Adult Choir

If you like to laugh, sing, fellowship, and on occasion, eat really scrumptious dishes, you’ll want to be a part of the Golden Tone Singers. There’s just one catch: You must be at least 55 years old to be a member! Sorry, no exceptions. On Tuesdays at 1:30pm, we rehearse Southern Gospel songs, hymns, and maybe a chorus or two. We go to area Nursing Homes, churches and Women’s Ministry Centers to sing, smile and share a pat on the back  and a word of encouragement. No audition necessary….just to “make a joyful noise”!  (Off during the summer).

Sanctuary Choir

Our Sunday Morning Worship Choir. Young Adults all the way up to….90 somethings. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:30pm in the Sanctuary. We sing a broad range of music from traditional to contemporary, from southern gospel to classical. If you love major presentations, this is the group for you!
We have done a full-blown Easter pageant, a flag-waving patriotic program and at Christmas…it’s like a present. You never know what you’ll get! Sometimes we sing with full orchestra, sometimes pageantry…God has blessed us so much. He’ll bless you too as you give yourself to Him. No audition required. For more information, contact John Baldwin at jbaldwin(at) or call the church office at 251.928.8685.

Student Choir

Students love to sing all the cutting-edge music. These groups are presently working on music by artists such as Third Day, Mercy Me, Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, Fuse Box and more. Here is the schedule for our student choirs:
RE:Sound: (Student Choir)

Children’s Choirs

Wow! If you have children, if you know children, if you are a children, uh, child, then you’ll want to hear about our fantastic Children’s Choir program. Through the efforts of our Children’s Minister Kevin Nelson, and under the leadership of our Children’s Music Associate, Dee Pace, we offer a tremendously exciting Children’s Choir Program on Wednesdays (during the school year) Our children’s choirs begin at 5:30pm. Our wonderful faculty of directors and teachers lead our children in singing, playing instruments, doing activities and learning about God and His creation. Here are the children’s choirs available:
They are Wee Singers (for those 3 years old before Sept 1);
Wee Singers Too! (4 year olds);
His Kids (5 year olds);
Music Makers (1 Grade);
Music Makers Too (2 Grade),
Young Musicians (3 grade),
Young Musicians too (4th Grade) and
J.A.M. (Jesus and Me) 5th – 6th grades.
If you need further information, please contact Dee Pace  at 251.928.8685

Sanctuary Orchestra

Brass players, woodwind players, string players, percussionists — this is for you! Even if you haven’t played for several years, dust off your instrument, rosin up the bow or get your chops back in shape, and come on!
We rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:00pm in 308 West building. We play a wide range of music: Classical to southern gosopel to hymns/choruses to contemporary and beyond. For a taste of some of our repertory, go to and listen to some of the selections. We play for the Morning Worship Service (8:30) once a month playing stand-alone orchestrations as well as accompanying the congregational singing and Sanctuary Choir anthem. Have questions? Contact  contact John Baldwin at jbaldwin (at)

Handbells – Southern Bells

This is an experienced group of ringers using four octaves of Malmark Bells. We ring a wide range of musical styles. Those interested in joining the Southern Bells should be comfortable reading music and able to count complex rhythms. We meet each Wednesday at 5:15 pm in 301South Building.


An adult ensemble which sings a variety of musical selections from traditional, contemporary and southern gospel to a cappella songs. Participation is by invitation. Rehearsals held on Sundays at 4:30pm. Interested singers should contact John Baldwin at jbaldwin(a) or call the church office at 251.928.8685. Adoration is under the direction of John Baldwin.

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First Baptist Church - Fairhope
300 South Section Street
Fairhope, AL, 36532
Phone: 251.928.8685
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