The Student Choir Ministry, under the dual direction of Kelvin Reed and Angie Smith, exists to worship God through music. The theme of our ministry, found in the last part of Colossians 3:16 (The Message) is “to sing our hearts out to God. There are four choirs and ensembles within our ministry, including Praise Alive Choir and Alpha Chi Ensemble, for grades 9-12, and the Elevate Choir and Vertical Praise Ensemble for grades 6-8.
The membership of our choir includes students from 20 different schools all over East Texas, and includes athletes, artists, and musicians. It is an incredibly diverse group of students that all come together to sing in one voice to our God.
All of our groups are involved in local concerts and mission projects throughout the year, and each choir is involved in an annual concert/mission project tour. Our Praise Alive tour is held during the summer and has included locations such as Toronto, NYC, North Carolina, Orlando, Chicago and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We have participated in VBS, homeless ministry, construction projects, food banks, and prayer booths. Elevate tour is usually at the beginning of Spring Break and is typically over a long weekend. We usually stay within the state in locations like Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.