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Musicians' Fund

School of Fine Arts

The Gerald & Trevelyn Ray Musicians' Fund

The Gerald & Trevelyn Ray Musicians' Fund honors the legacy of Gerald and Trevelyn and recognizes the immeasurable impact they've had on the kingdom of God and Houston’s First Baptist Church in so many areas, but primarily on the music and worship ministry.

Gerald served as the Minister of Music from 1970 to 1998 and was the mastermind behind Pageant, the Christmas musical production seen by sold-out crowds of thousands for decades. Trevelyn was an active member of the music ministry serving in roles with the choir, the children's choir, handbells, Pageant and other areas. She went home to be with the Lord in 2006.

The impact of their ministry on the lives of countless people will continue through the generosity of those contributing to this Fund.


The primary purposes of the Fund are to:

  1. Support and encourage the Choir and Orchestra of Houston’s First Baptist Church
  2. Provide financial support for young musicians at Houston’s First Baptist Church through:
    • Children’s and student’s choirs and instrumental programs
    • The School of Fine Arts
    • A music internship program designed to train and equip young musicians for ministry
    • Other worship resources
  3. Support workshops, concerts, seminars and similar gatherings that further the use of music and worship in the outreach and inreach programs of Houston’s First Baptist Church

Making a Contribution

The Fund is maintained solely by contributions from individuals, families, and groups. It is not funded by Houston's First. To make a contribution to the Fund, you can:

  • Bring a check made out to Houston’s First Baptist Church by the Worship Office (Mon-Thu, 8a-4:30p), or
  • Make a check made out to Houston’s First Baptist Church (or place cash in an envelope), write “Gerald & Trevelyn Ray Musicians' Fund” in the memo line, and place in the offering plate or in designated tithe boxes around the church


Contact if you are interested in investing in the lives of young musicians by supporting the School of Fine Arts.