Music ministry has been an important outreach tool at Missouri Baptist University for nearly four decades. As the different groups have come and gone, the longest lasting group is Spirit Wing, which strives to lead the campus and community in worship. The group began in the 1980s with an undergraduate student who is now the university’s president.
Members of Spirit Wing Blue Team lead MBU students in worship during Chapel. Pictured (left to right) are Myranda Kenshalo, Krew Taylor, Rachel Harrah, Katie Thomspon, Madison Vierling and Savannah Cox. Photos by Emily Heflin
MBU has attracted students from across the United States to its campus. From bonding with friends at “Up All Night” to cheering at volleyball games, MBU students have created a strong community, with friendships sure to last a lifetime.
Spartan Team Leaders provide the energy and love to welcome the incoming MBU students and build a lasting community on campus. Photos by Anna Jeschke
MBU senior David Gregory released his debut album, “Jesus is Enough,” in September 2021, which features original songs with several musical genre influences that portray his skill in creating music while giving glory to God. To listen to Gregory’s album, visit Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube.
David Gregory performs songs from his debut original album, “Jesus is Enough,” at a release party at Missouri Baptist University in October 2021. To listen to Gregory’s album, visit Spotify, Apple Music or YouTube. Photos courtesy of David Gregory
As a follower of Christ, I have often wondered what it looks like to worship Christ with all that I am. One of the things that I have learned through asking questions like this is it’s all about having the right mindset. What is the right mindset in this instance? One that is directly linked to scripture.
Jeremiah Emanuel (’21) and Madi Sullivan (’21) rehearsing for Jeremiah’s senior worship recital at Fee Fee Baptist Church in Bridgeton, Missouri. Photos by Patrick Griffey
For the first time in the school’s history, Missouri Baptist University hosts a church geared toward college students, called College Park Church, which began meeting weekly on campus Aug. 23, 2020, and this summer approaches its one-year anniversary.
Myranda Kenshalo, Nathanael Pezzo and Lindsey Peters are part of the College Park Church worship team that lead the congregation on Sundays. Photo by Madisyn House