The Worship Ministry leads the church into worship. We plan and design times of worship that will lead people to encounter Christ and help them to express thanksgiving and praise to our God. We also train people of all ages to grow in their skill and commitment in praise.  

We have many opportunities to lift up our Lord every week through praise and worship. Below are some of the many ways that you can become a part of the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church.
 
 

Sundays

Sanctuary Ringers:

4:45 p.m.

September through May

 

Mondays

Harbor Lights Choir:

10:30 a.m.

September through May

Wednesdays

Children’s Choir:

6:00 p.m.

September through May

Wednesday Rehearsals

Worship Instruments:

6:00 p.m.

 September through May

Worship Band:

6:00 p.m.

Praise Band:

7:30 p.m.

 

Worship Choir Rehearsal:

7:00 p.m.

Glasscock Memorial Carillon and Bell Tower

First Baptist Church in Corpus Christi received the gift of our bell tower and carillon from Mrs. Lucille Glasscock in 1976. The carillon was played after worship services, before and after weddings, and at summer concerts. Guest carillonneurs would come from around the world to provide concerts. The church and community enjoyed the carillon for a number of years, but by the 1990’s it became clear that the coastal environment was not friendly to the structure. The remaining funds in the designated gift account have not been adequate to cover the full costs of maintenance. The structure was built without factoring the heat, humidity, and salt air of the Coastal Bend and its location on the bayfront.

On June 10, 2002, a bell fell from the tower and several bells were at risk of falling. Due to safety considerations, the bells were removed, and now they are kept in a safe, secure location. The bell tower stood for a decade longer before it was deemed unsafe, at which time the church membership voted to take it down and make plans to replace it with a structure that will meet the demands of our sub-tropical climate.  

The bell tower that has been a significant landmark on Ocean Drive for almost four decades was removed on November 3, 2015. A fundraising campaign is currently underway to rebuild the bell tower. No construction will occur without raising the funds necessary for the project. We are asking that whatever you consider giving be above your normal tithe or gift to the ongoing budget requirements of the church.
 
For more information on raising funds for this effort, click on the image.