“Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break out in praise and sing for joy!
Sing your praise to the Lord
with the harp and melodious song,
with trumpets and the sound of the ram’s horn.
Make a joyful symphony before the Lord, the King!”
These are the words of King David in Psalm 98. Worship in music is a tradition that spans both the Old and New Testaments as well as the past 2000 years of church history. From the Israelites to the early church in the book of Acts, whenever God’s people gathered, there was music. At Ocean View, we view worship as a lifestyle as we seek to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth, but corporately, we worship God through songs of praise, thanksgiving, confession, and adoration. As you visit our website, you will quickly see that we view worship as a participatory activity, not merely as a spectator sport, and we aim to give as many outlets for expressions of worship through the arts in many different ways.
This non-auditioned group rehearses Wednesdays at 6:15-7:30 in the choir room. From Black Gospel to Classical, we prepare a variety of choral music to be sung in our 9AM Traditional Service. For more information on joining the choir, please email Stephen Hand with any questions. E: Stephen@ovbc.org.
Contemporary Band and Vocal Team
Our contemporary service is led by a team of musicians and singers who spend extra time and energy in preparation for the music in our contemporary service. This auditioned band consists of typical rhythm section instruments (electric guitars, acoustic guitars, keys, drums, bass, etc) and our sound is greatly influenced by Hillsong, Gateway, and Passion. If you have an interested in this area, please contact Stephen E: Stephen@ovbc.org. for more information and to schedule an audition time. The band and praise team rehearse every Wednesday night at 7:30PM.
Ocean View Baptist Church Orchestra
At OVBC, we take seriously the call to worship found in Psalm 150 as we are encouraged to worship God not only with our voices but with a variety of instruments. Our Traditional Service is led by a team of talented instrumentalists. Players in the group should be high school age or older and have a high school proficiency on their instrument. The ensemble rehearses at 8AM for our 9AM Traditional Service. For more information and to schedule a brief interview, please contact Stephen. E: Stephen@ovbc.org.
School of Music
The Ocean View School of Music is a part of the Music Ministry of Ocean View Baptist Church. Recognizing that music and the arts are gifts from God, it is our purpose to provide students with quality instruction and a means of expression for their God-given talents. In an environment where Christ is honored, students are challenged by qualified teachers to develop their unique and individual gifts for glory and service of God. Being Christian-based does not mean that all music sung of played, or works performed is to have a religious theme or be sacred in nature. It does mean that we strive to have Christian teachers whose life-styles will reflect their faith, and that they will teach from a Christian perspective. For more information, call the church office at 843-449.3384 or E: Office@ovbc.org.
Children are naturally drawn to music, and music provides the framework for maximizing their potential at every stage of development. Additionally, music crosses cultural boundaries and fosters social and educational development. For more about our Musikgarten classes, please feel free to call Jane Burlinson at 843.446.1360 or E: Jane@ovbc.org. For more information click here.
Piano, Guitar & Ukulele Lessons with Gary Assadourian
Gary’s 20 year span of teaching music and art, has been a wonderful gift to all levels of students. As a resident artists with the South Carolina Arts Commission, he has composed a great body of work and has performed his original compositions to a world-wide audience. His unique way of working with the needs of each individual child has resulted in music becoming their lifelong friend. Playing music has been proven to help raise a child’s IQ and balance the brain. Gary’s teaching style will be a wonderful asset to any child, and we invite you to come check out what Gary has to offer. Ocean View School of Music offers a wonderful facility with outstanding pianos for lessons and recitals that support the creative process. For more information, call the church office at 843.449.3384 or E: Office@ovbc.org.