Nampa First UMC’s Wings of Faith praise band has been ministering to the congregation since the fall of 2004. Currently under the energetic and experienced leadership of Tim Swanson, the band has grown to about 14 members and is responsible for music during the 11:00 am Contemporary Service. This tight-knit, multi-generational group ranges in ages from the teens to the mid 60’s.
Wings of Faith brings to the church a long list of musical skills, including vocal talent, electric and acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, keyboard, drums, trumpet, flute and the occasional sax. Not only does the praise band bring a variety of instrumentation, they also are comfortable playing and singing current Top 40 worship songs by popular Christian artists, old tried-and-true hymns, and pretty much everything in between, with a few uplifting secular songs appropriately fitting in now and then.
Wings of Faith performs outside of the church on occasion and is always seeking opportunities to share their music and their faith with the community.