Sacred Winds Ministries

Christian outreach through music and education.

2018 Summer Concert | June 10 and 11

Please join the the Sacred Winds Ensemble for our twenty-second annual summer concert as we give a musical narrative to the Nicene Creed. The program features works by Ron Nelson, Keith Getty, Jeff Lippencott, Frank Ticheli, and others.

Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus

Sacred Winds is excited to partner once again with First Baptist Church to present Maranatha! Come Lord Lord Jesus. The program features the First Baptist Church Celebration Choir and Children’s Choir accompanied by members of the Sacred Winds Ensemble. The program begins at 6:00 PM on Sunday, December 17 at First Baptist Church of Pikeville, […]

Dr. James Castlen Retires from Board of Directors

In February 2017, Dr. James Castlen retired from the Sacred Winds Ministries Board of Directors. A founding member of the ministry, Dr. Castlen served with grace and enthusiasm offering wisdom grounded in years of Biblical study and service to the mission field. He and his wife Shelby served with the International Mission Board in the Philippines […]

Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Consummation: How the Reformation Brought Light to Scripture’s Metanarrative

by Bill Haynes Metanarrative – the word itself is somewhat intimidating. It’s not a word that we use in normal everyday conversation. When we talk about metanarrative, we are simply referring to the “big story.” The story that gives everything else its proper place within the story. In the Reformation, there was a return to […]

Sola Gratia and Sola Fide: The Gift of Justification

by John Lucas Suppose  someone comes up and, without warning, punches you in the nose. Now even though it really hurt, you decide you are going to be the bigger person and forgive that person. But instead, they reply, “You don’t need to forgive me, I have already forgiven myself!” Now on top of that, […]

Sola Christus: One Path to God

by Josh Haywood The Reformation brought about a renewed commitment to the Word of God as the source of faith and practice for all the saints. Through that renewed commitment sprang the principles of the five solas. The fourth of these, solus Christus, is the heart of the gospel, that Christ, God in the Flesh, […]

Sola Scriptura: The Basis of Christian Belief

by Alan Dodson Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Holy Scriptures or by evident reason (for I can believe neither pope nor councils alone, as it is clear that they have erred repeatedly and contradicted themselves) I consider myself convicted by the testimony of Holy Scripture, which is my basis; my conscience […]

Martin Luther: From Fear to Faith

by Daryl Cornett Marin Luther was not born a Protestant. He entered the late medieval world in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, which had been dominated by over 1,000 years of the history and religious traditions of the Roman Catholic Church. Luther’s reality was defined by strict hierarchical systems and authoritarianism in matters […]

Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God Alone

by Scott Gilbert The five solas of the Reformation represent guiding biblical principles for the Reformers. As two of the major issues of the Reformation were authority and the means of salvation, the first four solas present a clarion call to stand on Scripture alone, which tells us that salvation is by grace alone, through […]

These Great Things: By Grace Through Faith

There can be no human boasting in this saving relationship, but only glory given to the One who makes it possible for the dead to live. In the end, recipients of this grace humbly and joyfully proclaim these great things!


Your performances of the Symphony No.7 movement [IV] are very touching and beautiful.

David Maslanka

Upcoming Events

6:00 pm 2023 Summer Concert
2023 Summer Concert
Jun 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2023 Summer Concert @ Grace Baptist Church
Join us for our twenty-sixth annual summer concert beginning at 6:00 PM. Plan to attend the pre-concert talk just prior to the concert at 5:30 to hear from our music director, biblical commentators, and commissioned[...]