The Ministry of Music at Saint Paul's

Saint Paul's has a rich music tradition that spans both traditional and contemporary music. There are many places for you to join in and "make a joyful noise" through our Music Ministry!


The Chancel Covenant Choir

Saint Paul’s Chancel Covenant Choir leads the music in our traditional 11:00 service each week and cantatas at Christmas and Easter. This choir, under the direction of Cynthia Prescott, rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 6:15 - 7:15 p.m., in the Choir Room. You do not need to read music or have any musical training to join the choir! Everyone is welcome!

For more information about the adult choirs, contact Cynthia Prescott.


The Gate Band

The Gate Band presents a variety of music, including contemporary Christian songs, restyled classic hymns, praise songs, occasional bluegrass, and other appropriate musical styles. The band leads worship periodically in the 8:30 a.m. service.  The typical makeup of the band includes acoustic and/or electric guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, violin, banjo, and several vocalists. Members of the band cover a wide age range, from young adult to senior citizen. The Gate Band rehearses most weeks through the year (schedule varies).

Contact Gaye Herndon at for additional information


Se'lah Ensemble

Se’lah is a group of adult singers who enjoy coming together to make music. Se’lah sings a wide range of music, including folk and contemporary, multicultural, and more traditional pieces. The group participates throughout the year in Saint Paul’s worship services, visits other churches to lead in worship, and presents concerts from time to time.

Se’lah is directed by Cynthia Prescott, and rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Contact


Youth Choir

Saint Paul’s Youth Choir meets Sunday afternoons 4:30-5:15 p.m., in the choir room and will begin the new year Sunday, September 16. It is open to all youth in grades 6-12.

Our youth choir director is Gaye Herndon. Contact Gaye at


Youth Band FUSE

The SPY Youth Praise Band leads worship for our youth program most Sunday evenings. Youth who have musical talents, whether on guitar, drums, or keyboards, or vocals, are encouraged to participate. Rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:00 p.m., preceding the rest of our Sunday evening youth activities.

Contact Associate Youth Minister, Raymond Pandley, for more information.


SPARKS Children's Choir

The SPARKS choir of SPUMC meets for one hour on Wednesday afternoons during SPARKS programming from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m. Children ages kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend! During this time we sing, drum, play instruments, and learn about worship arts! The SPARKS choir prepares music to lead worship regularly and prepares two musicals for the year!

If you have any questions please contact Stephany Bryant at 229-400-0722.



Saint Paul’s Handbell Choir meets Sunday evenings from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Basic note and rhythm reading skills are necessary requirements for this group. The first rehearsal for the new year is September 9.

The director is Gaye Herndon. Contact Gaye at for more information.


Instrumental Music

Saint Paul's is blessed to have a number of members with special talents on various instruments. We use these talents periodically to enhance our worship experiences. If you are interested in using your instrumental abilities in this way, please contact Cynthia Prescott, or Gaye Herndon.