Worship Arts

"Praise the Lord. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!" Psalm 150 NIV


The purpose of worship is to glorify God and to commune with Him. Music provides a wonderful expression of worship and is a vehicle to express our praise, declare His truth and to encourage others. We desire to lead our congregation into a deeper transformational faith and relationship with God through music that is scriptural, glorifies God, speaks to our hearts and is worthy of Him.

Everyone is invited to enter into worship and to offer up your praises to God. It is our mission to encourage believers to live out the worship of God, not only through the music of our Sunday services but in lifestyles that touch the community of Pacific Beach and beyond.


Sounds of Worship

Sounds of Worship, under the direction of Esther Jordan, provides energetic and inspirational leadership weekly for the morning services and other special services.   This ensemble includes 3 or 4 vocalists, acoustic guitar; electric bass; percussion; keyboard, and the addition of trumpet, violin and other instruments at various times. Sounds of Worship musicians join with the chancel choir to lead congregational songs of worship and special music.


Chancel Choir
The mission and purpose of the Chancel Choir is to glorify God as one body through one Spirit.

· To humbly serve God in a spirit of excellence as ministers of music, hope and agape love.

· To lead others into God's presence through praise, thanksgiving and worship that they may experience the miracles of His love.

· To continually seek God's guidance that we might always bear the fruits of the Spirit.


The Chancel Choir, with Anne Bay on piano and organ, provides musical leadership for worship at Pacific Beach Presbyterian's second service. The choir supports congregational singing and provides special music with anthems of various styles. Throughout the year, the choir is also involved in other special presentations including holidays. The Chancel Choir is open to anyone college age and older who can carry a tune. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in the church Sanctuary.

Interested in contributing to our musical worship? Whether you are an experienced singer or just like to hum along to the radio, we would like to have you in our choir. We are looking to add more Basses and Tenors. No extended time commitment is necessary. All we ask is that you come with an open heart and willingness to learn. Do you play an instrument? We are currently looking for instrumentalists to do solos, small groups and/or accompany the choir. If you have a musical gift but not a lot of time, we want to hear from you. Please e-mail Worship and Music Committee at

The Chancel Choir rehearses every Thursday from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. No audition is required.


Crusader Bells
The Crusader Bells of Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church was founded in 1969 and was one of the first hand bell choirs established in San Diego. Initially it began as a musical outlet for junior and senior high school students. This ringing experience started with two octaves of Schulmerich Hand bells, directed by Judy Whiles. Today, the group rings 5+ octaves of bells and has added 6 octaves of Marlmark Choir chimes. The repertoire available to the Crusaders with all of these bells and chimes ranges from Bach to pop to jazz. Ringers, many starting as 12 years-old, with many years of experience enjoy making beautiful music together. Playing hand bells requires commitment (it’s hard to replace a ringer), teamwork (everyone must work together), a strong arm (bells weigh from a few ounces to 9+ lbs.), and a sense of humor.

Interested in being a part of our music team? Contact us!

Esther Jordan
Director of Worship Arts
858.273.9312 x112


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