Praise Team & Band

Praise Team & Band

Joyful Noise Praise Team & Band

Laura Cross - Praise Team Director
LCross@SalemUMC-Benton.com

Believing that anyone can make a "Joyful Noise", the Praise Team was born in early 2005 from the need for a special musical experience for the 8:45 AM First Service with a contemporary and less formal format. This group is lead by Laura Cross and consists of a Choir of Men & Women, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano/Synthisizer & Drums. They support the musical requirements of the Contemporary Service and are also responsible for special drama events and off site presentations as well. 

The Praise Band itself has existed as a seperate entity for many years. Their members are Professional Musicians and have performed in many different venues including both religious and secular music, creating and performing their own original compositions. The Praise Team is indeed fortunate to have these talented Professionals as members of the Praise Team.