In 1948, Baylor University held an on-campus church service called the Baylor Religious Hour. Soon they realized there was an element missing, and Dick Baker helped create a choir that would sing at this weekly service and the Baylor Religious Hour choir was born.
This choir was developed as a student-led organization that would minister to Baylor students, to the state of Texas, and to the nations of the world. BRH helped lead in many of the church revivals going on during this period, touching and enriching countless lives. The Lord continued to bless BRH with some amazing directors such as Dick Baker, Kurt Kaiser, Paul Smith, and David Phelps. Often times, the director has been a student within the choir who rises up to a new type of leadership position. This year our very own Kathryn Terrell, a junior Business major, has risen to the leadership of director!
Each May BRH goes on a mission trip to serve as an ambassador for the Lord and for Baylor University around the world. The mission trip tradition began in the 1950s and continues to this day. The choir has recently gone to places such as Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, Nicaragua, Ghana, Spain, France, El Salvador, Mexico, and Taiwan.
BRH is such a unique ministry full of talented students who volunteer their time because they have a shared passion for music and for ministry. BRH holds a special place in the members’ hearts because they develop many close friendships. Although BRH may not be singing all the same songs as when they first began in 1948, the choir is still singing and praising the Lord with the same spirit and heart to serve and minister to all people.