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music department

The New Era District Choir, an auxiliary of the New Era District Association, is committed to presenting appropriate music that is biblically sound; that will praise and worship to our God and edify the saints. This will be done in keeping the instructions in Colossians 3:16 "Let the words of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

Mrs. Hattie Lewis

Music Director




President - Deacon Fred Patton, Haven of Rest Baptist Church 

1st Vice President - Sister Erna Faye Boggess, Progressive MBC

2nd Vice President - Sister Donna Wood, Morning Star MBC

Director - Sister Hattie Lewis, Progressive MBC

Musician - Brother Darryl Lewis, Progressive MBC

Recording Secretary - Sister Natalie Ford, Haven of Rest BC

Enrollment Secretary - Sister JaRita Johnson, Progressive MBC 

Financial Secretary - Sister Linda Watkins, Morning Star MBC

Librarian -  Sister Sandy Jones, Second Baptist Church, Indep.

Corresponding Secretary - Vacant

Treasurer - Vacant

Chaplain - Vacant

Deacon Fred Patton, President



Bro. Reggie Watkins


Bro. Darryl Lewis


Sis. Dannielle Woods


coming performances

No upcoming performances


Held at Progressive Baptist Church - 

January 30
February 27
March 30
May 8
May 22
June 26

August 14
August 28


September 11
September 25
October 2
October 16
November 13
November 21
December 11
December 19

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Tips to help RESUSCITATE YOUR  MUSIC MINISTRY contributed by W. Timothy Bailey, JEFirst Music, LLC.

After a couple of years of stay-at-home orders, quarantines, isolation, face coverings, “pull that mask up over your nose,” physical distancing, no handshakes, no hugs, not to mention warnings from medical professionals that singing is a “high-risk” activity due to the way it spreads aerosol particles, (can I take a breath?!) many Music Ministry leaders feel like Ezekiel in the valley of dry bones! “Son of man, can these bones live?” I said, “Sovereign LORD, you alone know.” (EZEKIEL 37:3 NIV)


Music Ministry is not dead! Singing is a vital part of how we express our faith in and adoration of our Almighty God. God commanded us to sing. We will sing in heaven. Music still ministers to the soul. Anointed music still has the power to calm evil spirits and refresh the listener. Music still encourages and edifies believers. A choir singing from their heart still engages the congregation, touches and warms their hearts and renews and strengthens their faith. Congregational singing still reinforces the unity of the Spirit and the covenant connection within the body of believers.


So what are a few ways you can revive your Music Ministry and Prophesy to these bones as
Ezekiel was instructed to do? These thoughts will help you charge up that defibrillator.  CONTINUE READING HERE

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