Oklahoma Baptist Symphony

Who we are

The Oklahoma Baptist Symphony was established in 1993 and is continuing a rich tradition of instrumental worship. The OBS members allow God to use their music as a ministry of worship and as a witness to those who hear them.

Sponsored by the Worship & Music Ministry of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, this ministry organization is made up of volunteers from every walk of life. The group has grown to 82 members, each desiring to praise God with the instrumental, musical skills God has given them.

The Oklahoma Baptist Symphony wants to provide a spiritual focus, which will emphasize the beauty of God’s creation and His mighty power. They point the hearts of people to the Lordship of Christ and lead people to worship. They prepare the hearts of people to receive Christ and challenge people to give their very best to the Lord. They also promote instrumental music ministry throughout the state, the nation, and “. . . the uttermost parts of the earth.”

Brad Henderson

Brad Henderson

Conductor

Mr. Henderson is the Worship Associate at FBC, Tulsa and is an accomplished writer and arranger. In addition to formerly serving as a worship pastor on church staff, Brad spent 5 years on the road as staff for Up With People where he and his cast performed with Belgian National Symphony, Winnipeg Symphony, and Boston Pops. Brad also served as pianist/arranger and musical director for the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame awards show and directed the NSU Jazz Band. Brad is a member of the Singing Churchmen of Oklahoma and produced their latest recording project. Henderson’s undergraduate degree is in Instrumental Music Education from Northeastern State University and he holds a Masters of Music in composition from the University of Arkansas.

Mr. Henderson is married to Mary Kay Henderson, also an outstanding musician and soloist. They have two sons, Josh, an Annapolis grad and current Navy pilot and Joe, band leader and drummer for the Swon Brothers.