Instruments were used to announce the coming of the ark of the covenant in 1 Chronicles 15. Since the ark represented the presence of God, these instruments were used to announce the coming of the presence of the Lord. We use instruments to dynamically announce God’s presence each week in worship.
The Worship Orchestra leads First Baptist Jackson in worship on most Sunday mornings and for special events. The orchestra rehearses on Wednesday nights at 6PM in the Sanctuary.
The worship band plays with the orchestra when it leads in worship and plays on Sunday nights and other times when the orchestra does not play. The worship band includes guitars, electric bass, drum set, keyboards, and other instruments as needed.
Student Worship Arts
Instrumental worship is a key part of our student-led worship goals. Visit the Student Worship Arts page for ways to get involved.
The Sanctuary Organ
From a combination of the original 1939 E.F. Skinner Opus 535, an M.P. Moller rebuild in 1972, and a 1989 Keates-Geissler expansion to 231 ranks by adding the 1929 Casavant-Freres organ, the current Quimby Opus 60 was masterfully rebuilt in 2004, resulting in 155 ranks and over 9,000 pipes. It is reputed to be among the 25 largest pipe organs in the world.Learn more about the Quimby Opus 60