A Word from Pastor Jon Stockton

“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 musick, and praised the LORD, saying,

For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the LORD;” – II Chronicles 5:13


Music is an important part of the worship of the Lord at Community Baptist Church. In addition to soul-stirring congregational singing, we are blessed to have a strong choir, an orchestra, and many who minister individually and in smaller groups. The intended focus of our music ministry is first to worship our great God, and then to “teach and admonish one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs.” (Colossians 3:16) Young people and those beginning with instruments and singing are encouraged to develop their talents for the Lord here, and those who have been trained will find many opportunities to minister in the Body. We try to keep our music God-focused, and not man-centered. We trust and pray that the music with which we worship here will be untarnished by the world, unhindered by pride, and acceptable in the ears of Heaven. The Music Ministry of Community Baptist Church will strive to prepare the hearts of God’s people for the preaching of God’s Word (I Chron 25:6,) to prove that music which is acceptable to God’s Person (Eph 5:10,) to promote an attitude of worship (Ps 66:4,) to present a different song to the world (Eph 5:19,) and to praise only the LORD JEHOVAH, who is our Salvation, Strength, and Song (Isa 12.)