A new worship opportunity begins in September for Oklahoma Baptists’ students. The Oklahoma Student Worship Choir (OSWC) is a new ministry outreach of Oklahoma Baptists and Oklahoma Baptists Worship and Music.

“On Sept. 12, about 35 students from all across Oklahoma will gather at Midwest City, Meadowood to begin a new era of ministry for Oklahoma Baptists,” said Randy Lind, worship and music ministry partner for Oklahoma Baptists. “This is the date when the new Oklahoma Student Worship Choir will meet for the very first time.”

Randy Holt, music minister at Inola, First, will be the director and said that first choir rehearsal on Sept. 12 will be “a fast and furious day” with a lot to accomplish in a short amount of time. The choir will be preparing for its first Night of Worship on Sept. 27 at Chandler, First.

“All students are invited to come to the Night of Worship at 6 p.m. for the inaugural concert,” Lind said. “At each concert, the OSWC will sing and lead the congregation in worship, share their stories and present the Gospel.”

Auditions for OSWC began June 29 for all students grades 8-12. “All auditions were done online,” Lind said. “We auditioned for all vocal parts, plus media and tech positions and band positions.”

Lind said “connection” is a major theme for the choir. “First, connecting each person to God through worship and memorization of spiritual truths through the music,” he said. “Second music is a great unifier, and students will connect with other students from across the state.”

OSWC is still accepting auditions in all areas. For audition information, visit oklahomabaptists.org/student-worship or contact the Worship and Music office, rroberson@oklahomabaptists.org or rlind@oklahomabaptists.org.