The Music Department of First Church has a long history of diversity and excellence. We believe that music is the main vehicle through which our praise is raised and our hearts are changed. Whether you are young or old, whether you enjoy Traditional or Modern worship music, whether you are a trained musician or a simply have a heart for praise, we have a place for you!

Chancel Choir

Our Traditional adult choir of approximately 40 members leads worship at our 11 a.m. Classic Worship Service. We offer traditional anthems every Sunday, and perform large works with orchestra for concerts and special occasions. The choir meets September through June.

First Praise Band

Our adult praise band consists of singers and instrumentalists who love to worship and love to rock out! This group leads worship year-round at our 9 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service.

First Praise Choir

Our modern worship choir is group of singers that leads worship once a month at the 9 a.m. Contemporary Service. Rehearsals are held every Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in the Choir Room. If you love the vibe and the energy of the First Praise Band – this choir is for you!

Rejoicing Handbells

The handbell ensemble is a dedicated group of ringers at all skill levels. The group performs at the 11 a.m. Classic Worship Service approximately once a month and rehearses most Wednesday evening before choir from 5:00-6:00 p.m. September through May.

Children’s and Youth Choirs

First Church has three exciting children’s and youth choirs for the young singers in our community. Click here for more information about pre-school and children’s choirs. Click here for more information about youth choir.


The present 56 rank organ in the First Church sanctuary is one of the most tonally complete in Arizona, with complete flute, reed and principal choruses in all divisions. You are invited to add your voice to the throng as we are led by our organist, Ron Rhode, every Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.

Learn more about our organ here.

Media Ministry

In addition to our “up-front” leaders, every worship gathering requires a team of skilled people working behind the scenes! We are always looking for people who are interested in Sound, Video and Lighting.

For more information about any of these groups, please contact Joshua Elder.