music and drama

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An integral part of worship at the La Grange 1st Free Will Baptist is music and drama. The choir, under the direction of Marian Kennedy, sings an anthem during most Sunday morning worship services. Often there is also other special music during the worship services, vocal and instrumental.  The children and youth also present dramas and musicals during the year.

In December of 2010, a new Christmas tradition began at La Grange First Free Will Baptist Church with the beginning of "The Journey to Bethlehem" dinner theatre. "The Journey to Bethlehem" tells the Biblical story of the birth of the Savior through drama and music. It is an original production compiled by the pastor and the music director.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we did not perform the Journey to Bethlehem in 2020 ; HOWEVER, we did stream the 2019 performance on Sunday, December 20th and Monday, December 21st, 2020 at 7pm.  In December of 2021,  "The Sanders' Family Christmas", which is a sequel to "Smoke on the Mountain". was presented on December 4th and 5th (Saturday and Sunday).  Due to the ongoing pandemic, we had the play only with some snacks from the Sanders' family filling station..

We are planning to return to the "Journey to Bethlehem" December 4-5, 2022.  Reservations are REQUIRED will be open in October, 2022.  Please contact Tiffany Creech at (252) 286-5311 to make your reservation.  There is no charge to attend; however, a love offering will be received to off set expenses.  Thank you.


The choir meets for rehearsal most Sunday afternoons at 4:50pm. It is open to those in the 9th grade through senior adults. The choir sings anthems most Sunday mornings during worship and sings a blend of traditional and contemporary music under the direction of Marian Kennedy.


The Praise Band came together in the fall of 2012 under the direction of our youth pastor. The band plays a variety of praise and worship music and traditional choruses and hymns to lead the congregation in worship. Occasionally the band and the choir present music together!

kids drama

The kids drama department presents several dramas during the church year.  In the past several years they have performed Christmas dramas, short skits and "Down by the Creek Bank".  We also have kids and students who play various instruments to participate in worship services on occasion.