I’m Ericca Roberts, and I am the worship band leader here at Cassidy.
Originally from Van Buren, Arkansas, I moved to Fayetteville, Arkansas for college at the University of Arkansas. There, I met my wonderful husband, Jefferson Roberts, who also helps out part-time with audio and visual for our church services.
In the summer of 2016, my husband and I decided to settle here in Southwest Missouri and found Cassidy United Methodist Church. Upon arriving, we had a sense that this church would be our home church, and we wanted to be more involved, so I inquired about being involved in the contemporary worship band. I dare not say it was coincidence—but rather God’s perfect timing— that there was need for a new worship leader.I accepted the exciting opportunity to be involved with Cassidy in this way. Since then, the band has grown from two members to five (and counting!) and the experience has been wonderful!
In the past, I have lead worship for The Upper Room Ministry, an outreach ministry in Fort Smith, Arkansas for over three years. I also sang and played the piano at Genesis Church, a local Methodist church in Fayetteville, Arkansasas a member of their praise team.
I believe that music can set the tone for whatever situation/event we encounter in life. I also believe that music serves as a great factor in worship. Psalm 98:1 says to “Sing to the Lord a new song, for He has done marvelous things,” and marvelous things He has done indeed!
If you’re ever in the neighborhood, stop by and join us for a time of worship and the Word on Sundays at 9 a.m. or on Thursday nights during band practice at 6:30 p.m.
Until then, “[May] The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” (Numbers 6:24-26 ESV)