Calvary Music Ministry
The Mission of Calvary Baptist's Music Ministry is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship, and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their talents and be an integral part of the worship service. The Music Ministry spreads the Word of God through music experiences. The Music Ministry also enables choir members to grow spiritually by committing their time and talents to God.
Lester Rachel was born in Arcadia, FL, on March 29, 1971. He accepted Christ at the age of ten years old. At the age of sixteen, he realized he wasn’t walking with God as he should and rededicated his life. God then revealed through Romans 12:1 & 2 how he needs to live daily. Lester then began serving faithfully in various roles within the church.
In the fall of 1992, Lester met Vicky Branham, the love of his life, and on April 3, 1993 they were married.
In 1998, Lester felt God calling him into the ministry. He was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel and he began serving as a Youth Pastor, Music Minister, and Children’s Pastor in both Florida and Alabama at various churches.
In February of 2002 God blessed Lester & Vicky with their first child, a son, Colton Zachary Rachel. In April 2004 God blessed them with another son, Parker Branham Rachel.
In 2017 God led Lester to Calvary Baptist Church to serve as Youth Pastor and Music Minister.
We offer both traditional and contemporary worship music.
Our church choir is led by Elizabeth Mitchell during special choral offerings. Occasionally special music is performed by individual members of Calvary. Each year the choir leads worship in both an Easter and Christmas cantata or drama.
Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV)
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Choir Special July 2019
Choir with Youth & Children
Worship Special 2