Music & Worship at First Baptist Cleveland seeks to exalt the Lord, encourage His people, engage the lost with the Gospel through music, and to equip the local church family to worship the Lord in Spirit and truth with passion, excellence, creativity, intentionality, and diversity.

 Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.

Colossians 3:16 (CSB)

Music & Worship Team

Eric Yeldell

Music & Worship

Jim Burleson

Music & Worship Associate

Melody Williams

Music & Worship Admin

Tyler Williams

Music & Worship Associate

Worship Choir

The Worship Choir leads the church weekly and is open to all who are interested in making a joyful noise to the Lord.

No prior experience is required and all are welcome to attend rehearsal on Wednesdays from 7:15pm-8:45pm. On-site childcare is available.

Let them praise your great
and awe-inspiring name. He is holy.

Psalms 99:3 (CSB)

Vocal Team

The Vocal Team is an auditioned group of vocally gifted worship leaders. High proficiency in singing and leading is required. There are multiple teams that rotate weekly, and rehearsals take place weekly.

Praise Band

The Praise Band is an auditioned group of rhythm section players (drums, keys, guitars, etc.). High proficiency of playing rhythm instruments is required. The Praise Band rehearses and leads weekly.


The Orchestra is an open group of instrumentally gifted worship leaders. Proficiency with an orchestral instrument is required. The Orchestra rehearses and leads weekly.

Loft Services Band

The Loft Services Band is an auditioned worship team that leads music weekly in The Loft, a smaller and more intimate worship venue. High proficiency of music and worship leadership is required. The Loft Services Band rehearses weekly and leads weekly.

LLI Resident Worship Leaders

The Lockerman Leadership Institute includes a select group of worship ministers in training that are developing skills for future ministry and assisting in current music leadership with First Baptist Cleveland.

Applications for this program are received in the spring and summer of each year, and commitments are made on a semester-by-semester basis.

Learn more about the Lockerman Leadership Institute.

Kids Teams

Kids Choir

All kids are invited to be a part of the preschool and elementary choirs to learn God’s truth and sing God’s praise. This group meets on Wednesdays as part of First Kids from 6pm-7:15pm. Kids Choir sings in the Sunday morning experiences in the Worship Center twice a year in addition to other opportunities.

Kids Praise Team

The Kids Praise Team is an auditioned group that helps lead music for  kids worship services on Sunday morning in the BackYard.

Student Teams

Student Worship Band

The student ministry is led in worship each Wednesday night by their peers with an auditioned worship team that rehearses weekly and seeks to lead with passion & authenticity & excellence.

Amplify (Student Choir)

All middle and high school students are invited to be a part of the student choir as they seek to praise the Lord and minister to others through song. On select Sundays, Amplify members are fed a free lunch in the Go Café from 12:30-1:00pm and rehearse in the Choir Room from 1:00-2:00pm.

Creative Arts Camp

Creative Arts Camp is a unique week-long, half-day camp during the summer that trains children in how to use creative arts to fulfill God’s purpose in their life of sharing His gospel and glory with the world. Each student learns how God has made us on purpose for a purpose. If you are interested in helping administer and teach, or if you are interested in registering your child for Creative Arts Camp please contact the Music & Worship Team.

Lockerman Leadership Institute

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