Published on March 1st, 2016 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
“CHANGED,” Brookland Baptist Church Young Adult Choir
“CHANGED,” which stands for Committed to Having a New Godly Experience through Devotion. The mission of “CHANGED” is to provide a fresh anointed atmosphere for young adult believers to move towards mature worship and serve God by ministering through song; bridging the gap between youth and adulthood.
Almost 2 years ago, the proposal of a new young adult choir was brought to minister of music, Harold Brooker by Briana Gerald. She explained to him that she felt there was a need for young adult involvement with the music ministry at Brookland Baptist Church. With Pastor Jackson’s blessing, Briana, along with long time Brookland members John Wilson and Sa’sha Smalls, embarked on a great journey of building a choir that will effectively minister a relevant word of God through song to their peers. Thus, July of 2013 marked the birth of this phenomenal group.
While searching for someone to lead them, they felt it was important that the person have a background in music as well as someone who could lead them spiritually in their craft. Scharan Clarke came in and accomplished that and more. She constantly tells CHANGED: “Music is a powerful tool that God has given to us. David used it to calm Saul when he was enraged and when Israel went into battle, the musicians led the way. As a Levite, we serve God and fellow believers by helping set the atmosphere so that the word of God can truly touch the hearts. It is with this understanding that we approach our ministry.” This group of young adults is growing in their own personal relationships with Christ, some of them attending weekly Young Adult Bible Study as well as other events that the young adult ministry holds. They are looking to make 2016 an outstanding year with a host of events soon to come. Look out for them!
CHANGED’s main focus is young adults and their walks with Christ, they are reaching out to ages 18-40 all over! They have members from all churches, colleges, and backgrounds who truly love what they do, uplifting God’s Holy name. Practices are held Monday nights at 7:30pm in the Arts and Crafts room. They minister every 3rd Sunday at Brookland Baptist, Northeast and 5th Sundays at Brookland Baptist, West Campus. We welcome you all with open arms to join our family.
Secretary: Danielle Ravenell (973) 477-1585
President: Briana Gerald (843) 246-4532