First United Methodist Church of Conway, South Carolina
Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Choirs and Instruments


Mission Statement

The music ministry of First United Methodist Church in Conway strives to glorify God through music in its worship and other offerings to our community of faith and the greater Conway community by inspiring, encouraging, training, and directing those whom God has called into the music ministry with a spirit of service being led by the Holy Spirit to guide with excellence, purity, humility, strength, and Christian love.

Music at First United Methodist Church

Billy Fallaw, MM
Director of Music and Organist

Chancel Choir

The Chancel Choir is our choir of mixed voices that sings for worship weekly at 10:30 A.M. New singers are always welcomed. No audition is required, but an interview with the Director is requested. In addition, this choir will work on major choral works to be performed with orchestra on special occasions in the life of the church. Women of the Choir will offer music for SSA and Men of the Choir will offer music for TTBB.
We look forward to opportunities to sing in the community and other venues in the region and nation. 



Carillon Choir

A handbell choir for adults. Ringers use 5 octaves of Malmark Handbells and 3 octaves of Schulmerich Handchimes. Music reading is not required, but is a plus. Those interested in ringing should contact the Director of Music at 488-4251 or This choir rings regularly for worship and looks forward to involvement in festivals with other choirs in the area. First United Methodist Church is affiliated with Handbell Musicians of America. The Carillon Choir was featured in our 2008 Christmas TV ad.




Cherub and Wesley Treble Choir

The Cherub Choir is for children ages 4-grade 2. The Wesley Treble Choir is for children in grades 3-6. These choristers prepare music for worship, sing with the chancel choir on occasion, and prepare seasonal musicals to enhance the life of the church. First United Methodist Church is affiliated with the Royal School of Church Music America.


Wesley Ringers

This is a beginning handbell choir for grades 3-7. Music reading is a plus, but not mandatory.

King's Singers and Youth Jazz Ensemble

King's Singers is a vocal ensemble for youth in grades 7-12. Choristers sing a variety of music occasionally in worship. The Jazz Ensemble is for instrumentalists in the church targeting band students.


The Tower Carillon

The Carillon is a Van Bergen Flemish Carillon that strikes the hour from 9:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M. daily. In addition, it plays hymns twice daily and is programmed to ring bells on Sundays and at other special services.

The Chancel Organ

The Chancel Organ was built by the Schantz Organ Company of Orville, Ohio. It is a 3 manual and pedal pipe instrument with 1,874 pipes in 34 ranks. The link below is a narrative about the acquisition of the instrument and a stop list.