Music Minister

Mary Kafer


First Baptist Church Music Ministry


The music ministry of First Baptist exists to enhance the worship of God, inspire participation in worship, teach Biblical truths through song, fellowship with other believers, and reach out to our community.


We would love to have you as part of our team!


Sanctuary Choir - The sanctuary choir helps the praise team lead in the morning worship service each Sunday.  They occasionally sing special choral anthems and present programs on special occasions such as Easter and Christmas.  Sanctuary choir practice is Wednesday evenings at 7:00.


Praise Team - Praise team practice is at 7:00 on Wednesday evenings.  The praise team leads in worship and varies in size from week to week depending what we are singing and what singers and instrumentalists are available.


Band/Orchestra - We are always looking to incorporated new instruments into the worship service.


Pianist/Keyboardist - We often have need of another keyboard player, and at times need to hire a substitute, so please let us know if that is something you would be interested in doing.


Audio/Video Ministries - If you would be willing to work in this area, we will be happy to train you. This ministry includes running Pro-Presenter,  audio/video equipment, live steaming services, etc.  We provide audio-visual services for funerals held at our church, as well as regular Sunday and Wednesday services.  


Handbells - The handbells have been refurbished and the handbell choir has recently reorganized.  We will set a regular practice schedule in the fall. 


Children’s music - Children’s Choirs meet each Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. There are three choirs:  Preschool, 1st-3rd Grade, and 4th-6th Grade.  We welcome all children and all adults who would like to help!


Singing at the Oaks - Jackie Noles, Leader

Singing at Hillside - Jackie Noles, Leader


I have been a member of FBCG since 1982.  My degree in Secondary Education is from Howard Payne University with teaching fields in music and English.  I taught senior English and high school choir, retiring after 30 years in the public schools.  I am married to Gary Kafer and we have one son, Canyon.


If you have any questions at all, please contact me.  I would be happy to talk with you!


Mary Kafer

Interim Music Minister

Office: (254) 865-2014

Cell: (254) 679-9055


  July 2020  
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