Music & Fine Arts Department

Led by the Holy Ghost, the purpose of Upper Room COGIC’s Music & Fine Arts department is to equip, empower, and encourage individuals whom God has gifted in the ministry of arts. Each group works together to enhance Upper Room’s Music & Fine Arts department as a whole. The result is a vibrant community of talented Spirit-filled believers who joyfully worship God through their unique gifts.

Upper Room’s Sanctuary Choir engages in spiritual warfare by creating an atmosphere in which the Holy Spirit is free to move among our church body. The choir can be heard on Sunday mornings, during conferences, and whenever our pastor travels for local and regional events..

The members of our Tribe of Judah group are fully devoted to serving Christ through music. They perform their spirited brand of praise and worship music every Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Thursday night.

Remnant is a gifted ensemble that lifts the name of Jesus through traditional and contemporary songs. An intriguing combination of experienced and newer psalmists, Remnant’s members share their musical gifts once a quarter and during special occasions.

The mighty warriors for Christ who make up our Men of Valor choir closely adhere to Bishop Wooden as he follows the Lord. Sincerity and a passion for praising God are at the heart of this group. They share their vocal gifts once a quarter during our Auxiliaries United month.

The Men of Valor praise team consists of bass, baritone, and first and second tenor sections. Strengthened by their “God First” lifestyle, this men’s only group displays a Godly masculinity by proving that nothing is more manly than humbly using one’s gifts to praise the Lord.

Although the 70+ enthusiastic women who participate in Upper Room’s women’s choir offer a wide range of skill levels, they each share a total devotion to praising God through song. They promote love, fellowship, and sisterhood once a quarter during the Auxiliaries United month, at our Women’s Day service, and as requested for other special events.

Upper Room’s women’s praise team is a small ensemble of women who share strong vocals and a passion for praising God. They’re heard during the Auxiliaries United month, at our Women’s Day service, and as requested for other special events.

Led by the visionary Elder Clarence “Rocky” Raeford, our Voices of Victory choir is a group of seasoned singers ages 50 and up. They share their gifts and passion for worshipping the Lord once a quarter during Auxiliaries United month.

The Voices of Victory praise team is a collection of talented singers from the Upper Room praise team and Voices of Victory choir. They feature more traditional songs of Zion, as well as a variety of worship songs that help usher in the presence of God.

F.I.R.E. is a young adult choir filled with millennials who are on fire for Christ. Standing  for “fearlessly igniting righteousness everywhere,” F.I.R.E. members range in age from 18 to 40 and are 100% committed to singing of their love for Christ everywhere they go.

Flame is a small group of millennial fire starters who enthusiastically heed the call to ignite the heartfelt worship of God.

Our MEGA youth choir is filled with energetic youth ranging in age from 5 to 18. This dynamic choir is a combination of the traditional Sunshine band and youth choir. They make a massive impact by passionately praising God through song and dance once a quarter during Auxiliaries United month and on special occasions.

Interpretive dance is the vehicle by which Upper Room’s Feet of Praise dance team expresses the glory of God. This riveting ministry supports Fine Arts department by occassionally serving during Sunday worship services and other special events.

A group of talented actors and actresses that use drama to worship God. They are oiften featured in special services, including our pastor’s anniversary service.

Upper Room’s Minister of Music Elder Clarence Raeford, Jr. leads this dynamic group of Holy Ghost-filled musicians. The house band glorifies God through spiritual songs and hymns.