The 500-voice Falls Creek Centennial Choir completed three rehearsals in preparation for the Falls Creek Homecoming Service, Sept. 3, at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center, near Davis. Choir
members came from all points in Oklahoma in preparation for the event that is part of Falls Creek’s Centennial Celebration Weekend.
“We just completed all three rehearsals all across the state, from Tulsa to Lawton to Oklahoma City, and had 500 singers who are ready to go,” said Randy Lind, worship and music specialist for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, who is leading the choir. “All three rehearsals were excellent. We had a great time.”
Songs the choir rehearsed were memorable to many members, as the Homecoming Service will feature music from the different eras Falls Creek youth camps covered.
“It’s been a long time since a lot of (choir members) have sung many of these songs,” Lind said. “It’s funny how a song will bring you back to a specific time or (recall) a memory. We will do songs that are related to Falls Creek such as ‘Victory in Jesus,’ ‘Saved, Saved,’ ‘Wherever He Leads I’ll Go,’ ‘People to People,’ ‘He’s Everything to Me,’ ‘My Tribute.’ The first time I heard ‘My Tribute’ was at Falls Creek. They sang it every night.”
Lind said the choir also will perform a new song “Legacy of Faith,” which he co-wrote to go along with the theme of the Sept. 2-3 weekend, celebrating Falls Creek’s great legacy.
Performing with the Centennial Choir Sept. 3 will be the Oklahoma Baptist Children’s Chorus and the Oklahoma Baptist Symphony. Native Praise also will be singing at the Homecoming Service. Bill Green, an Oklahoma Baptist favorite, will be a musical guest and will lead a congregational singing of “Saved, Saved.”
For more information on the Centennial Choir visit www.bgcoworship.org/falls-creek-centennial-choir. For more information on the Falls Creek Centennial Celebration Weekend, visit www.fallscreek.org/100.