Jurisdictional Music Department
Elder Brandon Smith
VISION STATEMENT: The overarching goal of the Music Department is to create an atmosphere for the Spirit of God to have free course. (Psalms 149, Ephesians 6:12). While the natural definition of choir shows us that anyone can sing Gospel music when it is viewed as a mere art form, the ministry of destroying yokes and changing lives and outlooks can only be filled through the anointing and the power of the Holy Ghost. The overarching goal for the youth choir is to help young people to grow, musically and spiritually. We desire to usher young talent into the realm of ministry and excellence. Finally, the overarching goal for the children’s choir is to educate, develop and inspire children to attain the highest level of excellence in preparation for church ministry and life. We desire that every child has a real relationship with the Lord.
Promote the growth and development of all music and worship arts constituents
Foster understanding with Biblical teaching of the Levitical concept
Enhance all music entities throughout the brotherhood.
Provide opportunities for exposure to faithful music persons, to the jurisdiction, regional department, and the National Church.
STATEMENT ON SEND JUDAH FIRST (Praise and Worship): The term “Send Judah First” alludes to the tribe of Judah (meaning “praise”), a group of Israelites who are recorded in the Old Testament as going before the army in battle. It is comprised of people who love God and have a heart for worship. We long to see God’s people be able to enter into His presence. We understand that our role as the modern day Levite is to lead the way, show others how to enter in, prepare the way for the glory of God to be manifested in our midst, as well as encourage the congregation to not be spectators of the worship experience, but participators.