SC Baptist Allstate

January 28-30, 2022

at Columbia First Baptist Church, Columbia SC

Baptist AllState is a fun weekend filled with music, community, and worship!  It has been a ministry of the SC Baptist Convention's Worship & Music Office for over 40 years! Baptist AllState brings together middle school, high school, and college students from all across the state for a fun-filled weekend of music training and worship leadership in choir, orchestra, and worship band.  Apart from rehearsals, this weekend is packed with recreation opportunities, worship services, social connections through nightlife, and a chance to lead in worship on Sunday.

AllState Chorus, Orchestra and Worship Team: Students grades 9-College
Middle School Worship Choir: Students grades 6-8

New students begin the process by being nominated by their Minister of Music or Worship Leader.  After that, students can register for the weekend.  High school students will need to submit an audition video highlighting their abilities.  Once selected, students are invited to attend Baptist AllState for the weekend.  As an audition only opportunity, this event draws some of the most gifted students who have a desire to grow in their faith and use their abilities for Jesus.

a vision for 2020 and beyond

The expressed goal of Baptist AllState is to provide an opportunity to raise up the next generation of worshippers and worship leaders in South Carolina churches. This event has always been a collaborative effort among state workers, worship leaders, churches, parents, and students. Our hope is that by partnering with the three Baptist colleges in South Carolina, we can give students a snapshot of how they can continue their training at the collegiate level.

Guest Conductor:

Baptist AllState Guest Conductor - Bradley Knight

Bradley Knight
Award-winning Christian music composer and arranger


Matt McCall - ONWARD Worship Breakout Leader

Matt McCall and Elevate Worship
from Charleston Southern University


Baptist AllState 22 Director - Megan Hollifield

Megan Hollifield
Director of Worship Studies
North Greenville University
Tigerville, SC

Baptist AllState 2022 Director - Nicholas Holland

Nicholas Holland
Associate Professor of Music
Charleston Southern University
Charleston, SC

Baptist AllState 2022 Director - Joe Wehunt

Joe Wehunt
Assistant Professor of Music
Anderson University
Anderson, SC



Music and student leaders statewide nominate talented students to register.

Due by October 8, 2021

ONLINE Nomination Link
PDF Link: Nomination Forms



We will contact nominees with information about registration

Due by November 11, 2021

ONLINE Registration Link
PDF Link: Registration Forms



New high school students and Worship Band must summit an audition

Due by November 11, 2021

ONLINE Audition Submission Link

Audition Requirements

All forms can be submitted in paper or electronic form.

Student - $120.00
Chaperone - $60.00
Student - $80.00
Chaperone - $45.00

Deposit of $50.00 per person due by 1/7/2022

Baptist AllState Schedule 2022

 Friday, January 28
   4:00 pm – Registration and Check-In   
   5:30 pm – Dinner/Orientation
   6:30 pm – Rehearsals/Chaperone Meeting
   9:15 pm – Worship     
 10:00 pm – Adjourn 

Saturday, January 29
   8:30 am – Rehearsals
 10:00 am - Break
 12:00 pm – Lunch – provided at church
   1:00 pm – Rehearsals
   2:30 pm – Afternoon Break/Free time
   3:00 pm – Middle School Worship Choir Concert
                   in Sanctuary
    (Dinner on your own)
   7:00 pm – Joint Rehearsal (Sanctuary)
   8:30 pm – Worship
   9:30 pm – Fellowship time
 10:00 pm – Adjourn

Sunday, January 30
Morning Worship at First Baptist, Columbia

All three groups will lead morning worship at First Baptist Church of Columbia, SC. Lunch will be provided.

  1:30 pm – Final Sound Check
  3:00 pm – Combined Concert at FBC Columbia

Middle School Worship Choir Schedule 2022

 Friday, January 28
   4:00 pm – Registration and Check-In
   5:30 pm – Dinner/Orientation
   6:30 pm – Rehearsal/Chaperone Meeting
   8:00 pm – Worship
   8:45 pm – Rehearsal
 10:00 pm – Adjourn

 Saturday, January 29
   8:30 am – Rehearsal
   9:30 am – Break
10:00 am – Rehearsal
12:00 pm – Lunch – provided at church
   1:00 pm – Final Rehearsal
   3:00 pm – Final Concert


For every seven (6) same-gender students, one adult chaperone (21 or older) is required to attend Baptist AllState Weekend. 

Anyone that is attending AllState that is 18 years or older MUST complete a security screening in order to attend Baptist AllState Weekend. This includes students that are 18 or will be 18 by the time they come.

Background Screening


Marriott Columbia
1200 Hampton Street, Columbia SC 29201
Group Name-“Baptist AllState Weekend
Does not include breakfast. Breakfast can be purchased onsite.
Complimentary Self-parking for overnight guests ($14/day/value)

Standard rooms - $119.00
Booking deadline: by January 12, 2022

Holiday Inn Columbia Downtown
1233 Washington St, Columbia SC 29201
Event Group: Baptist AllState Weekend
Does not include breakfast.  Breakfast can be purchased onsite.

King Room - $129.00 + tax
2 Queen beds - $129.00 + tax for Double occupancy; $139/Triple; $149/Quad Occupancy
Booking deadline: by December 28, 2021

Online booking link: Holiday Inn Baptist AllState Weekend

More information to be added at a later date

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