The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870


Music Ministry

Oh come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation! (Psalm 95:1)

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The purpose of the Music Ministry is to share the Word of Jesus Christ through song, encourage believers in their walk with Christ, lead the congregation in worship and provide an avenue through which individuals may share their gift and be an integral part of the worship.

Ministry Leader: Kenneth Brass

At Myrtle, we are honored and blessed to have Bro. Kenneth Brass as our minister of music. As the chair of professional music at Berklee College of Music holding a B.A. and M.A. from Governors State University, Kenneth has performed with the likes of Nancy Wilson, Lena Horne, Mitzi Gaynor, Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the O’Jays, Temptations, toured as a Member of the road company of The Wiz, and recorded with Richard Evans, Natalie Cole, Cameo, and Curtis Mayfield.

The Myrtle Choirs include:

The Voices of Myrtle
Director: Mr. Kenneth Brass
President: Pennye Williams

The Inspirational Chorale

Director: Dr. Michael Britt Sr.
President: Sister June Lowe

The Men’s Chorus
Director: Mr. Kenneth Brass
President: Deacon Randy Dover

The Combined Choirs of Myrtle
Director: Mr. Kenneth Brass

The Myrtle Anthem, Acapella & Spiritual Singers
Director: Dr. Michael Britt Sr.

Myrtle Nation Teen & Young Adult Choir
Director: Bro. Jonathan-Newell Roberts

Youthful Praise Children’s Choir
Director: Bro. Jonathan-Newell Roberts

Praise Team
Leader: Sister Ayeesha Lane

Band Members:
Organist: Dr. Michael Britt Sr.
Pianist: Bro. Kenneth Brass
Percussionist: Miles Walcott
Bass Guitar: Doug Rich
Lead Guitar: Dr. Charles Anderson
Saxophonist: Dr. Phillip McCrary
Cello: Bithyah Whittaker
Cover Musician: Nathaniel Haywood

Choir Directors:
Myran Brass
Kim Nichols