MINISTRIES:

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Music and Arts Ministry

The Music & Arts Ministry, under the direction of Rafael Ross, is designed to recapture the performing arts for the Kingdom of God. This ministry offers a wide array of opportunities to express oneself through song, instrumental music, liturgical dance, drama, and step. It is our prayer that everyone who comes into contact with any one of these ministries is not only blessed, but also changed as a result of the experience.

Praise the Lord!
Rafeal Ross
Director of Music & Arts
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Scripture

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion to bestow upon them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." (Is. 61:1-3)

Dancers of Faith

Dancers of Faith is comprised of youth, teens, and adults who desire to worship the Lord through liturgical dance. This ministry is very vital to the regular Sunday morning worship experience.  The goal of the ministry is to help each member grow spiritually and provide basic dance techniques that will prepare the youth for further study.  Please contact Sharon Robinson at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rehearsal dates and times.

Scripture

"Let us praise his name with dancing and make music to him with the tambourine and harp."
(Ps. 149:3)

Request for Dancers of Faith

If you would like for the MPBC DOF to participate in one of your worship or praise event - fill out the form below

Dancers of Faith Request form

Drama Ministry

Drama Ministry was birthed to spread the Word of God through drama presentations. We, the Body of Christ, are commissioned to "go and teach" all nations. This ministry, while supporting the vision of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, embraces our commission through drama presentations, monologues, skits, plays, cantatas, dramatic enactments, and other major productions.  Please contact the President Tina Wright at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rehearsal dates and times.

Music Ministry

Men's Chorus is comprised of men who are members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, ranging from the ages of 14 to 100.  These are Godly Men who love to come together in fellowship amongst each other to worship God in spirit and truth.  The Men's Chorus repertoire ranges from contemporary and traditional gospel to hymns and praise and worship songs.  For membership information, contact the Men's Chorus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Inspirational Praise Ensemble (IPE)  is comprised of youth and young adults ranging from the ages of 13 to 30.  The members of this choir are very energetic and spirit filled and that energy is represented in the contemporary style of music they minister during the worship experience.  For membership information, contact IPE at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunbeams are comprised of young people ages 5 to 12.  These children are a blessing to all who have the opportunity to experience their awesome ministry.  Their repertoire ranges from contemporary gospel music to children's praise and worship songs.  Please contact Sister Clemons at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rehearsal dates and times.

Women of Praise (WOP) is comprised of women, who are members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, ranging form the ages of 13 to 100.  These women are saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost.  They love to come together in fellowship to bear witness through the ministry of song.  Their repertoire ranges from contemporary and traditional gospel to hymns and praise and worship songs.  For membership information, contact the WOP at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sanctuary Choir is comprised of young and mature adults, who are members of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, ranging from the ages of 18 to 100.  The members of this choir are very spirit-filled and its ministry is guaranteed to usher your worship experience to another level.  Their repertoire ranges from contemporary and traditional gospel, hymns, spirituals, and praise and worship songs.  For membership information, contact the Sanctuary Choir at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mass Choir is comprised of members from all choirs of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.  The Mass Choir comes together 3-4 times a year and ministers a wide variety of gospel music.  Please contact the President for rehearsal dates and times.

MPBC Band is comprised of teens, young, and mature adults who enjoy ushering in the spirit of the Lord through instrumental music.  The band consists of any and all woodwind and brass instruments.  For membership information, contact Rafeal Ross at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mime Ministry

The goal of the ministry is to exalt God with praise and bring others to Christ. 

Why a Mime Ministry?

Mime comes from the word, “mimesis”, which means to “recreate”.  This theatrical, movement type of art is used to add depth and dimension to spoken text or music – a story is acted out through body motion, sign language and dramatic expression - without the use of speech. It is the prayer of this ministry that this art form will allow others to open their hearts and imagination to “see” the word of God materialized by the expression on the faces of the Mime and the movement of his/her body.

The Mime Ministry is open to all members, ages 10 and above.  They look forward to offering an Adult and Youth Division. 

Contact: please contact Lauren Sprowls at (540) 326-6341 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for rehearsal information.

If you would like to request that the Mime Ministry ministers at a worship or praise service or event, please obtain a Request Form from the church office

or print from the link below and email to Lauren or mail to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Mime Ministry, 2516 Squirrel Hill Rd,  Herndon VA 20171.

Scripture: “O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you; I will praise your name, for you have done wonderful things, plans formed of old, faithful and sure.”  (Isaiah 25:1)