"It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the LORD; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of music, and praised the LORD, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth forever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD; So that the priests could not stand to minister by reason of the cloud: for the glory of the LORD had filled the house of God." - II Chronicles 5:13-14
The Bethlehem Baptist Gospel Choir gathers singers of various musical experience, ethnic backgrounds, and ages to celebrate music and spirituality through the rich tradition of religious music. Under the direction of Brother K. Whitfield and backed by a talented ensemble of musicians, the choir's spirit and harmonies invariably bring audiences to their feet in auditoriums, churches, schools, prisons, conferences, and festivals.
With songs ranging from inspirational spirituals to rocking contemporary gospel tunes, the choir strives to share the "Good News" of gospel music with diverse audiences, leaving them energized, hopeful, and filled with spirit. The choir has experienced tremendous growth in the last five years.From its founding to the present, the spirit of ministry has been deeply embedded into the hearts of the members of the Bethlehem Baptist Gospel Choir. Each year, God has added to the spiritual growth of the members, and has taken us to a new level in Him. In the next months we plan to add a Praise Dance Team, or a Praise & Worship component to the choir. We are open to all and encourage others to join us as we glorify and worship the Lord.
The Bethlehem Baptist Gospel Choir's main purpose was to (and is still today) touch people by ministering and imparting the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. As an act of obedience to this "great purpose" over the years many people have been saved, set free, and delivered by the power of the Holy Ghost. As committed members each of them knew their purpose in Christ and their purpose for being in the choir, and with those two elements working together they were able to minister more effectively.
The Bethlehem Baptist Music Department, as one body united in spirit and with a heart of purity, purpose to glorify God, to humbly serve Him in a spirit of excellence as ministers of music, hope, and agape love... To lead others into His divine presence through thanksgiving, praise and worship.
To inspire, encourage, train, and direct those whom God has called into the music ministry with a spirit of service, excellence, sensitivity, purity, humility and strength.
Bethlehem Baptist Church ~ 1415 Franklin Ave, Bonham, Texas 75418
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