Music plays an exciting role in the life of Nashville First. Our Music Ministry opens many avenues for fellowship, outreach, great singing, exuberant worship experiences, and service for Jesus Christ through the church. Our programs range from the many events which we sponsor to the individual activities for worship and praise.


The Sanctuary Choir

The Sanctuary Choir is comprised of people who love God, have a heart for worship, and enjoy using their voices to magnify and praise the Lord.

The Sanctuary Orchestra

The Sanctuary Orchestra is a vibrant part of our church’s worship experiences and major musical productions.

The First Kids Choir

From preschool to 6th grade, the First Kids Choir offers an unparalleled experience for your child to pursue their love of singing and music.

Youth Choir

The First Baptist Nashville Youth Choir is a dynamic ministry open to all students in the 7th -12th grades. Our Youth Choir provides ministry and fellowship opportunities designed to glorify and praise God.

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The Psalmist has said we are to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord” and “come before His presence with singing. The Ministry of Music at First Baptist Nashville provides that unique opportunity to express openly the joy that we sense and feel inside…Jesus Christ.


Genuine worship stirs our hearts, stimulates our minds, and motivates our feet for Christian living.  The Worship Services at Nashville First are focused on an “Audience of One” – The Lord God Almighty, Master and Creator of all the universe. Our desire is to honor, magnify, and lift up the precious Name of Jesus through the powerful preaching of God’s Word along with dynamic praise and worship music. A variety of creative expressions are employed to lead Believers in meaningful, intimate worship with their Lord as we seek to impact others with the life-changing Good News of Jesus Christ. These expressions include offerings of praise rendered by our choirs and orchestra, personal testimonies, the reading of scripture, solos and ensembles, guest artists, drama, thrilling congregational singing, and speaking to God through prayer.

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Joe Fitzpatrick has served as the Worship and Music Pastor at First Baptist Nashville since May 2009 after having served for twenty years as Worship Pastor for Park Hill Baptist Church in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  Previously he has served churches in Jacksonville, Florida, Fort Worth, Texas, and in Oklahoma.  He holds degrees in trumpet, voice, and conducting from Oklahoma State University (BME) and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MCM).  Mr. Fitzpatrick is a Past-President of The Southern Baptist Church Music Conference and the world-renown Grammy and Dove Award nominated recording/touring ensemble, The CenturyMen. He is a member of The Nashville Symphony Chorus and the Tennessee Baptist Men’s Chorale.  He has also served as President of The Arkansas Master’Singers Men’s Chorus and recently served as host for the Metro Music Conference.