Praise Team & Worship

Why we worship
Are you curious about the music style at CMBC? Before delving into style, it’s important to understand why we worship. Our praise team is driven by a deep sense of gratitude and humility, recognizing that they are all individuals who have been saved by God’s grace. Because of this salvation, they are inspired to worship God by singing songs of praise (expressing gratitude for His actions) and worship (the heartfelt adoration of God). Their motivation stems from their thankfulness, awe, and love for God, which compels them to lead the music at CMBC. Their mission is to glorify God through music that pleases Him and encourages believers to worship wholeheartedly with their mind, soul, and strength. All songs must be based on the truth found in the Scripture. This is why we worship. As Isaiah 12:5 reminds us, “Sing to the Lord, for He has done excellent things; This is known in all the earth.”

Style of worship

Now, let’s talk about the music itself. Our music style is a fusion of contemporary songs, traditional hymns, and spiritual songs (Ephesians 5:18-19). Praise songs play a crucial role in our worship, as they are personal expressions of gratitude to the Lord for who He is and His deeds. However, the team removes repetitive lines that are prevalent in praise songs. These songs are mixed with hymns, which delve deeper into the theological aspects of God’s nature. Hymns are played with a reflective and thoughtful approach. Finally, there are spiritual songs which focus on attributes of God mixed with laments. Our Praise Team is skilled at bringing out various emotions and moods in each song. Additionally, they aim to maintain a low profile during worship, ensuring that the congregation can focus solely on worshiping God without any distractions from the team. The songs are all arranged to maximize congregational singing (not praise team performance.)

Praise Team
Pastor Kenny Burge Jr. – Vocals & on Acoustic Guitar
Rebecca Burge – Vocals
Deacon Joshua Burge – on Grand Piano
Deacon Nathan Keeran – on Electric Bass
Shameka Proctor – on Electric Drums
Deacon Steven Rodriguez – on Electric Guitar
Earl Henry – Backup Vocals
Riley & Reese Keeran – Lyric Operator
Songs sung during worship
Below are all the songs currently sung during worship. This list includes all the songs sung during the Christmas Season.
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name
Amazing Grace
Angels From The Realms Of Glory
Angels We Have Heard on High
As The Deer
At Calvary
Away in a Manger
Awesome God
Be Thou My Vision
Because He Lives
Blessed Assurance
Blessed Be Your Name
Bring The Rain
Christ The Lord Is Risen Today
Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Create in Me A Clean Heart
Crown Him With Many Crowns
Cry of my Heart
Death of A Son
Down At The Cross (Glory To His Name)
El Shaddai
Firm Foundation
For These Reasons
Glorify Thy Name
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Grace Greater Than Our Sin
Grace Like Rain
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Greater Is He
Hallelujah For The Cross
Hallelujah What A Savior (Christmas)
Hallelujah! What A Savior (Hymn)
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
He is Exalted
He Is Lord
He is Risen
He Reigns
He’s Got The Whole World
Hey Moon
His Name Is Wonderful
Holy, Holy, Holy
How Deep The Father’s Love
How Great Thou Art
How Majestic Is Your Name
Humble Thyself
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Love to Tell the Story
I Will Sing of the Mercies
In Christ Alone
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
It Is Well with My Soul
Jesus Draw Me Close
Jesus Paid It All
Jesus, Names Above All Names
Joy to the World!
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
Lamb of God
Lord I Lift Your Name On High
More Precious Than Silver
My Jesus I Love Thee
My Life is in You Lord
Newborn King
Nothing But The Blood
O Come all Ye faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Holy Night
O Little Town of Bethlehem
O Sacred Head now wounded
Offering (Christmas Version)
Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful
Our God Reigns
Psalm 92
Revive Us Again
Ride on To Die
Rock of Ages
Seek Ye First
Shout For Joy
Silent Night
Soon and Very Soon
Step By Step
Sweet Hour Of Prayer
The Battle Belongs to the Lord
The First Noel
The Heart of Worship
The Old Rugged Cross
The One You Want
The Potter’s Hand
The Trees Of The Field
The Wonderful Cross
There Is A Redeemer
There Is Power In The Blood
They’ll Know We Are Christians
This Is My Father’s World
Thy Word
Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus
Victory In Jesus
We Believe
We Three Kings
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
What A Glorious Night
What Can I Do (Christmas Version)
What Can I Do?
What Child Is This
When The Roll Is Called Up Yonder
Wonderful Grace Of Jesus
Wonderful Merciful Savior
You Are My All In All
You Are My Hiding Place
You Gave Your Life Away
Your Great Name
Your Mercy