MUSIC

The Hillsdale Music Ministry strives to glorify God with vocal and instrumental music as we praise Him in our worship services. We try to keep a balance of using music that is new and exciting, as well as our many favorites from the past. It is our goal to be obedient to the instruction in Ephesians which tells us to sing "Psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs." If there is such a thing as a "spiritual song" there must certainly also be a carnal or worldly song. With that in mind, it is our goal to use music that is conservative in style but fresh and exciting in presentation as we strive to honor Christ in all that we do. The primary use of the Hillsdale music ministry centers around congregational worship, but in addition to corporate singing as a church family there are a variety of other opportunities for individuals of all ages to serve with musical abilities. Some of these include children's choirs, adult choir, orchestra, instrumental offertories, small groups, solos, and ensembles. If you are a musician, we would love to add you to our team of faithful servants!

Please contact the Music Pastor, Pastor Steve Armstrong, for more details.  You can contact him at: sarmstrong@hillsdalebaptist.org.

 

Pastor Steve Armstrong became Music Pastor of Hillsdale Baptist Church in May, 2018.  

He was born and reared in Bradenton Florida.  Steve earned a Bachelor of Music from Bob Jones University in Voice Performance. He then attended the University of South Florida where he earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting.  Steve went on to the University of Miami on a full scholarship for his doctoral work in Choral Conducting.  Returning to the Tampa Bay Area, he taught Voice and Church Music Administration at Clearwater Christian College.  He has always been active in local church ministry and has served as both Music Director and Youth Pastor.  Steve, his wife Sharon and three kids joined Hillsdale Baptist Church in May of 2018 where he will direct the music ministries of the church.

 


  

 

 

December is a big month for the music program of Hillsdale Baptist Church

 

 

 

December 9th is the annual Christmas Concert. 

         This features vocal and instrumental pieces by the Hillsdale Baptist musicians. 

December 16th is the Christmas musical "Adore Him". 

         This much anticipated musical includes a drama written by Hillsdale's own Mrs. Cindy Herlocker and directed by Dr. Melissa Cancel.  The Choir and Childrens' choirs are directed by Steve Armstrong.  All are invited.  Admission is free.

December 24th is the Candlelight Christmas Eve service.

       Candle lighting during the service makes this a special observance of Christmas Eve with a Bible reading and the Christmas story with special music and singing of Christmas carols by candlelight.

 

 

Here are some pictures from last year's Christmas 2017 musical and drama "Home for Christmas".

 

 

 

      

 

 

      

 

 

         

 

 

        

 

 Click here to see the whole program:  2017 Christmas program

 

The Church Ensemble Music Team

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