The Capitol Hill Music and Worship Arts Ministries (MWAM), is an expansive 120+ member ministry – a vehicle of evangelism and discipleship – under the servant leadership of Michelle Riley Jones (right). The ministry is made up of anointed singers, choirs, praise teams, drama and liturgical dance ministers, and skilled musicians presenting a repertoire filled with high anthems, hymns, spirituals, gospel music, praise & worship songs, contemporary music, Christian drama and dance. Our mode of worship today is our attempt to glorify our Lord and Savior, responding to the leading of the Holy Spirit to fulfill God’s will for our congregation at this time. It provides an avenue for fellowship for members of the congregation who share the love of singing or playing music, expressive movement, dramatization and other visual forms. The ministry partners with other ministries to provide musical leadership to other church and outreach programs. We seek to educate those involved in the ministry through workshops, retreats and self/group-directed studies. Our members are encouraged to participate in opportunities for service to our community.
The Capitol Hill Music & Worship Arts Ministries is:
Michelle Riley Jones, Minister for Music and Worship
Community Music Programming
Directors: Dr. Lloyd Mallory, Jr. and Alejandro Lucini. Email: email@example.com
Capitol Hill Chorale (anthems, spirituals, hymn arrangements, traditional gospel)
Director: Ramon Bryant Braxton. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministers on 1st Sabbaths. Rehearsals: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays @ 7:00pm
New Covenant Experience (contemporary gospel)
Director: Zina Johnson. Asst. Director: Michael Wright
Ministers on 3rd Sabbaths. Rehearsals: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & occasional 4th Mondays @ 8:00pm
God’s Inspiration Children’s Chorus
Co- Directors: Douraine Donaldson and Kesslyn Brade Stennis
Ministers on 4th Sabbaths (except June through September). Rehearsals: Sabbath mornings @ 10:30am
Capitol Hill Male Chorus
Director: Reginald Bouknight
Ministers as scheduled. Rehearsals: Saturdays at 2:00pm
Capitol Hill Youth Choir
Director: Patrick “PJ” Sampson
Ministers as scheduled. Rehearsals: 3rd & 4th Fridays at 7:00pm
Praise and Worship Teams
Adult Praise and Worship Teams
Directors: Elder Sharon Hodges and Kimberly Knight
1st/2nd Sabbaths: Kimberly Knight. Team rehearses on 1st/2nd Thursdays at 8:00pm
3rd/4th Sabbaths: Elder Sharon Hodges. Team rehearses on 3rd/4th Thursdays at 7:30pm
Men’s Praise Team
Directors: Paul Avery and Michael Wright
Young Adult Praise Team
Directors: Patrick Sampson and Cariel Coates
Ministers as scheduled. Rehearsals: 3rd and 4th Saturdays at 3:00pm
Capitol Hill Liturgical Dance Ministry
Director: Roxan Cooks. Email: email@example.com
Ministers and rehearses as scheduled.
Director: Raquel Samuels. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ministers for weekly Sabbath services.
ACTS of the Apostles (Drama Ministry)
Young Artists Series
Music Director: Paul Avery
Organist/Pianist: Tedde Gibson
Drums: Joel Tate
Percussion: Alejandro Lucini, Eian Jackson
Bass: Reger Smith, Jr.
Steel Pan: Armand Davila
Pianists: Tedde Gibson, Elder Lydia McClain, Cassandra Danley-Arnold, Floretta Taylor, Zina Johnson, Cariel Coates
Through the Roof (Deaf and Disability Ministry)
Deaf Ministry Director: Kathleen Peoples. Email: email@example.com
Sign language interpretation is regularly provided for our 11 a.m. Sabbath service. Interpretation for our 7:00 p.m. Wednesday service or other church events may be available upon advanced request only. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an interpreter.
If you are a sign language interpreter who is interested in serving at Capitol Hill, please send an email indicating your interest to email@example.com.
The Capitol Hill SDA Church Music and Worship Arts Ministry seeks to kindle a worship environment that: ACKNOWLEDGES Jesus as Lord and King; REFLECTS Christ through our witness and testimony; INSPIRES others to seek to know Him and to submit to His will for their lives; and, NURTURES the congregation in full, conscious and active relationship with Him.
Matthew 6:10 (NCV) — “May your kingdom come, and what you want [WORSHIP] be done, here on earth as it is in heaven.”
God does not bless great talent. He blesses great likeness to Jesus. We want to be and live as Jesus did.
(1 John 2:6, NIV)
Current Projects/Special Needs:
The Music and Worship Arts Ministry has recommended a major renovation of our historic pipe organ
Michelle Riley Jones, Minister of Music and Worship
Phone: (202) 543-1344