Music Ministry

First Presbyterian Church has an extensive music program ranging from Children's Choir and Hand Bell Choir to our Chancel Choir. Mamie Downing is the church Orgainist & Director of the Hand Bell Choir. Jan Capelle is our New Director of Music.  Most of our singers have been members of the Chancel Choir for many years.  We welcome new members to the choir at any time of the year.  To express your interest, contact Jan Capelle or Mamie Downing through the church office.


Praise and Worship

In the Early Service, John Mark Solomon leads us in musical worship.  He sings & plays guitar & many of the offertories he sings are of his own composition.  He is accompanied by Willie Hadnot on the piano. The songs we sing are upbeat & easy to learn. Please come join us!

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir sings in the Eleven O’clock service. In addition to Sunday services the choir presents Lessons and Carols on the second Sunday of December and sings in the Tenebrae service preceding Easter. This choir is lead by our new Interim Choir Director Jan Capelle. Our practices are on Sunday evenings, 6pm in the Sanctuary.


Mamie Downing is the Organist & Hand Bell Choir director. Our practices are Wednesday's at 5:00 in the Sunday school room of the Fellowship Building.


If you are interested in joining any musical group, please contact Jan Capelle or Mamie Downing or call the church office for more information 903-675-3530.

Handbell Choir

PC Ringers practice @ 5:00pm in the Fellowship Building classroom. If you are interested in joining this musical group, please contact Mamie Downing or call the church office for more information 903-675-3530.


The Peg Cain Hand Bell Choir has played together for several years under the leadership of Mamie Downing. They play in worship each season & add to the musical joy of our Christmas Music Programs. We have a membership of twelve & out of those, there is a bell quartet that plays for special programs & in worship. The handbells perform using a 4 octave set of Schulmerich bells, and a 2 octave set of Schulmerich hand chimes.


Men for HIM

Men for Him sang at the 11:00 service at First Presbyterian Church on October 15 and at Lake Athens Baptist Church on October 29 at an evening event.  The chorus sings four-part barbershop style religious music and witnesses to others through the gift of music.  Practices are held each Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at First Presbyterian Church.

If God has gifted you with a singing voice or if you have a friend or neighbor who does, you may want to consider inviting your friend and visiting a Tuesday night rehearsal to see what Men for Him is all about.  If you would like more information, please feel free to call me at 214-478-2386.  


Ted Schroeder, Director

Men for Him

Church Hours

Monday - Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
01:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Sunday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Office Business Hours are Monday - Friday & our hours of Worship are on Sunday.

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