Lakewood United Methodist Church | 6133 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL | 904.733.8477
Music | Lakewood UMC



Lakewood United Methodist Church exists to build God’s Kingdom by being authentic followers of Jesus.

The Music Ministry is a vital component of our corporate worship, of the connection of members to the life of the church, of individual discipleship, and of service and mission beyond our walls.

The purpose of the Music Ministry is to enhance spiritual enrichment and the worship of God for all people of all ages through music, both choral and instrumental. Music in worship is well-balanced in style and genre.

Opportunities for participation are available for all ages and areas of musical interest.


The Aglow Youth Choir is open to all youth grades 7 through 12. This group takes an annual choir tour in the early summer and has traveled to 49 states presenting their message in song and doing mission work. They rehearse at 5 pm. on Sunday evenings in the Music Suite, prior to UMYF (United Methodist Youth Fellowship). The youth choir is directed by Jeff Johnson, Associate Director of Music Ministries.

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is an adult choir that is open to all who wish to share in the joy and fellowship of praising God in song. The choir provides music for the morning worship services about twice a month. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 in the music suite, following Wednesday Night Dinner and Programs. From this choral group also come various mixed voice trios, quartets, ladies and men’s ensembles. 

Children's Choir

The Children’s Choir is open to grades kindergarten through 6th grade. They are directed by Bethany Coleman, Director of Children’s Ministries. Rehearsal is held in the Music Suite on Wednesday at 6:00 pm.


This ensemble primarily performs contemporary music in worship and special services. They rehearse Tuesday evening at 6:30 pm in the Music Suite. 

The Praise Band leads our congregation with special praise music during worship services. They partner with Aglow and Testify! to present contemporary music. They rehearse on Thursday evenings in the sanctuary. They are directed by Jeff Johnson.


This small ensemble is comprised of young adult and college-aged singers share their talents in worship and special services. Rehearsal is held on Thursday evenings at 6:30 in the Music Suite. They are directed by Jeff Johnson.

Rejoicing Ringers

Lakewood currently owns five 1/2 octaves of Malmark handbells and five octaves of Malmark chimes. Rejoicing Ringers Team practice on Thursday mornings at 9:00 in room 106 of the Educational Building They usually play in worship on the second Sunday of each month. 


Women and girls of any age sing/and or play instruments. Practice is Monday nights in the choir room from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm.  

Lakewood Orchestra/Instrumental Ensemble

Instrumentalists are formed as needed for worship and special services. Rehearsal is called upon request of the choir director.

For more information contact: 

Steve Chapman,  Director of Music Ministries, at