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Music & Worship

Who We Are

Houston’s First Worship is made up of hundreds of adults, students, and children of all ages and backgrounds.

We are brought together by a common biblical purpose:

  • To CONNECT with God and each other through music and worship.
  • To LEAD God’s people by sacrifice, in service and through song.
  • To TRAIN all generations to utilize their talents to glorify God with passion and precision;
  • To COMMUNICATE salvation to the lost, encouragement to the believer, and joy and passion to the world.

As an artistic ministry, we believe in the pursuit of excellence for the glory of God. As the psalmist so eloquently stated, “I will not offer to the Lord that which cost me nothing,” so we strive to offer the Lord an authentic and excellent sacrifice.

As you will see through our different musical and artistic groups, the Worship Ministry strives to use different styles and dialects of worship to allow the people of God to both serve and experience Jesus Christ.

Meet Our Staff

Music & Worship
Jeff Bumgardner
JB

Jeff Bumgardner

Minister of Worship & Arts
Eric Belvin
EB

Eric Belvin

Worship Associate
Tim Cates
TC

Tim Cates

Minister of Music - Instrumental Music
Mervin Machuca
MM

Mervin Machuca

Director of the School of Fine Arts and Worship Associate
Alfredo Salmeron
AS

Alfredo Salmeron

Worship Associate
Chris Colee
CC

Chris Colee

Associate Director of Worship - Band & Singers
Cathy Clemons
CC

Cathy Clemons

Executive Assistant
Jeff Bumgardner
JB

Jeff Bumgardner

Minister of Worship & Arts
Eric Belvin
EB

Eric Belvin

Worship Associate
Tim Cates
TC

Tim Cates

Minister of Music - Instrumental Music
Mervin Machuca
MM

Mervin Machuca

Director of the School of Fine Arts and Worship Associate
Alfredo Salmeron
AS

Alfredo Salmeron

Worship Associate
Chris Colee
CC

Chris Colee

Associate Director of Worship - Band & Singers
Cathy Clemons
CC

Cathy Clemons

Executive Assistant