The Broadway Baptist Church music ministry has become spiritually and physically essential to my well-being, and this comes not only from being a chancel choir chorister, but also from being a congregant who is uplifted by the music of the choirs and the instrumental accompanists.
I came from over 50 years of church finance and business involvement, while only singing with the congregation on Sunday. So, I was reluctant when Debby and Wayne Griffin said to me that I should join the choir. Soon, my hesitancy was overcome by the tugging of Ed Turney and Noel Weaver. Pat Davidson and Jim Thurmond encouraged me to stick-with-it when I tried at my first rehearsals. Eventually, the Wednesday nights became a joy.
Singing stimulated me to grow more spiritually by emerging me in worship on Wednesday night. As an African thought says, “when one practices or rehearses, one is worshiping God.” Robert’s meditations, music instructions, prayers, and expressed concerns for the troubled assure that that thought is a Wednesday night truism.
I have always loved music. Now this ministry has shown me more Light, and has sustained me through prayers and personal attention so that my physical pains have not caused me to falter in my belief in God.