The Music Ministry at First Baptist Church exists for the same reason the church does—to worship God, to edify each other, and to evangelize a lost world. We try to do this using a variety of musical styles and genres.


We believe that sacred music is a sacrificial act of worship and is not performed for the entertainment of man but is offered up to a holy God. Old Testament sacrifices were required of God to be the very best quality—the unblemished animal, so we believe that our very best is also required of us in this ministry. Our motto is Excellence in all things, and all things to the glory of God.


The Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church in Pine Bluff, AR is the backbone of the church’s music ministry and provides weekly leadership during Sunday morning worship services, as well as special seasonal programs. These special presentations include chamber instrumental ensembles to accompany the choir. Made up of 35 voices, the choir is a non-auditioned group that presents a wide repertoire of sacred choral music, in a variety of musical styles and genres. In November 2019, the Sanctuary Choir participated in a performance at Carnegie Hall on the Distinguished Concerts International New York concert series. To read more about their experience at Carnegie Hall, click here.


For more information about The Music Ministry, contact Dr. Bryan Bolton at or call 870-534-4741.