Proclaiming God's Word through Music
Since 1978, Joyful Sound, the BCM's music ensemble, has shared God's Word through music and worship. The purpose of this ministry is to introduce people to Jesus Christ, help people grow in Christ, and encourage the brokenhearted. Joyful Sound consists of two nine-member vocal teams, each with their own sound technician, and a five-piece band (keyboards, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums) that rotates between the teams.
How the Teams Are Selected
Team members are selected on the basis of their testimony, their personal walk with Jesus Christ, and their musical ability. Members of Joyful Sound receive significant scholarships. The amount of the scholarships varies based on commitment and contribution to the ministry, years of service, and satisfactory peer reviews.
Dr. Steve Crouse, Vice President for Campus Ministries, has overseen this ministry since 2002. He has been involved in music ministry and worship leadership for more than forty years.
Since 2008, Rev. Josh Epton, Associate Campus Minister, has served as the Music Director of Joyful Sound. Both Josh and his wife, Kerie (Phillips), are former members of this ministry. Steve and Josh choose team members, select the music, conduct rehearsals, produce the annual recording project, and lead Bible studies and prayer times.
Rev. Mayson Easterling, Executive Director for Church Relations, has managed the group since itsí founding. He handles all scheduling, contacts, bookings, vehicle maintenance, and financial and travel arrangements.
Daniel Brady and Quinn Varnado serve as the student leaders of the two vocal teams.
If you would like to book Joyful Sound please call Mayson Easterling at (864) 977-7055 or email email@example.com.