Music Ministry Overseers

Sister Angela R. Davis, Minister of Music

Brother Bonshea “Bud” Lawson, Music Director

Trustee Judith Yates

Deacon Carl Davis

The purpose of the music ministry is to exalt Jesus Christ in word, song and instruments.  We provide inspiration in harmony with our voices & instruments and therefore, commit our vocal and instrumental gifts to the Lord and serve under His divine power.  The music ministry plays a vital role in the worship experience by preparing hearts and minds to receive the Word of God.

In addition to ministering in song on Sunday mornings, the Music Ministry accompanies Pastor Duckworth to outside worship experiences as well as being of service to Gethsemane for special occasions and other in-house worship experiences.

We, the Music Ministry of GMBC, continually petition the sincere prayers of the righteous. We would like to extend a welcome to those who are interested in using their voice to sing praises unto the Lord.

2015 Accomplishments:

  • 2nd & 3rd Quarter:
    • Brother Carl Allen joined the music staff as percussionist (congas/bongos)
    • Hired Bud Lawson as Music Director
    • Assigned Brother Tony Smith “Bishop” as the 8:00 a.m. drummer
  • 4th Quarter:
    • Guest choir at People’s Community Revival Service

2016 Goals (carried over from 2015):

  • New robes
  • Concert/Musical for Mass Choir & Youth Choir
  • Carry out a community service (i.e., sing at a local Nursing Home)

Mass Choir

The Mass Choir is a combination of various age groups and music ministries. This choir sings every 1st & 3rd Sunday and for special occasions throughout the year such as Resurrection Sunday at Robichaud High School and Pastor Emeritus Day.  Rehearsals are scheduled on Thursday’s at 7:00 p.m.  During rehearsal, we experience the presence of the Lord and share a tremendous love & respect for one another while learning various styles of music & vocal techniques.

Men’s Chorus

This unique group of men gather together, not only to sing praises unto God, but also to fellowship and have fun during rehearsal.

The Men’s Chorus uplifts the name of Jesus, in song, every “odd” 2nd Sunday (i.e., January, March, May, etc.).  Rehearsal time is scheduled on Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. leading up to the 1st and 2nd Sunday.

Praise Team

The Praise Team was birthed in February 2004 under the leadership of Sister Angela Davis and Brother Maurice Whitsett.  This charismatic group of ensemble singers encourages the congregation to focus on joyful praise and worship. The Praise Team conducts Praise & Worship Service once a month (and/or as needed) and every 5th Sunday.

Youth Choir

GMBC’s Youth Choir currently rehearse on Sunday’s after the 10:00AM Worship Experience to learn songs and build their voices with confidence.  We are very proud of them and look for great things to happen within this group.  As this choir grows, changes will continue to be made within.