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We will be back for the spring of 2024! 
Find details HERE.

The Reason we sing, is to praise the One who gave

His everything....

Who are we?

The Bay County Christian Youth Choir, Inc., an independent interdenominational youth choir, (the “BCCYC”) was established in 2009 under the conviction that the future of congregational participation in the music of the church lies in the training and nurturing of its youth and children. The choir has the goals of teaching choir members (i) to speak and sing in public, (ii) the experience of performing locally and on choir tours, (iii) how to work together to achieve goals that can only be achieved collectively, (iv) the discipline of making a long-term commitment and the rewards of hard work, (v) how to "get along" with fellow choir members and (vi) skills that enable the choir members to be what God has called us all to be: worshipers of Him.


​The choir performs a Christmas concert, sings three or four times throughout the year at area churches and also sings at two or three community events. Each year the choir takes a Spring tour immediately after school is dismissed in late May or early June.


The choir sings a mixture of classical choral literature, traditional hymn arrangements, spirituals as well as contemporary praise and worship songs, and each choir member has a speaking part during the tour program. Each tour program is thematic, with the songs and speaking parts tied together by this theme. On tour the choir watches teaching videos on the bus and participates in Bible studies at night when the choir is together.

What do we believe?

• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

• We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

• We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

• We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful people, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

• We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a

godly life.

• We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

(Confession of Faith Adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals)


Nevin Zimmerman


Nevin Zimmerman and his wife Gigi have been involved directing and organizing traveling youth choirs for almost 25  years, and they felt the need, along with others, to start the Bay County Christian Youth Choir in 2009.

Contact Nevin at:

Gigi Zimmerman

Tour Director

Gigi plans the entire tour every year. She also cooks and prepares the many meals that are served to the choir every week. BCCYC wouldn't be possible without her.

Heath Taws

                           Bible Teacher

Heath spent his teen years as a member of the youth choir, and came on as an intern in 2009. He holds a BA in Biblical Studies and Theology from Covenant College, and is currently attending LAMP Seminary. He also serves as the director of family ministries at First Presbyterian Church of Panama City.

Ashley Taws

Choir Director

Ashley is the musical director of the choir. She has been with the choir as an assistant director since 2012, and lead director since 2020. She studied classical and jazz voice at Gulf Coast State College and Berklee College of Music. Ashley is also currently directing the music for First Presbyterian Church of Panama City, FL. Soli Deo Gloria!


The choir is currently taking a break for the fall semester of 2023, and plans to return in the spring of 2024. Check back for more updates and rehearsal locations before then to stay in the loop!


Check out the rest of the website for pictures, videos, and other information  and then come to a rehearsal and check us out! Email us at OR or contact Nevin Zimmerman at (850) 215-6604 for more information. 

You can also find us on Facebook! Like and follow to stay updated on current events and happenings of the choir.

Still Have Questions?

Want to Donate?

We can only exist and operate through the donations of others. We now have  the ability to donate online and we would love to have you give monthly in any amount as you are able.

Practice Info

Board of Directors

The Bay County Christian Youth Choir, Inc. is a tax exempt 501c3 not-for-profit Florida corporation. The Board of Directors consists of men and women that are successful in their chosen vocations, and it brings years of experience and enthusiasm to the youth choir ministry.


The Board of Directors and Officers for Bay County Christian Youth Choir, Inc. come from all walks of life, churches and occupations. The current Board of Directors are: Nevin Zimmerman (Chairman), Jody Schnell (Vice-Chairman), Russell Jinks (Secretary/Treasurer), Frank Skerratt, Gigi Zimmerman, Theresa Garcia, Melanie Henneberg, Lisa Parauka, Terrell Magee, Candi Hutchison, Tom Holmes, Elizabeth Hamrick, Gabe Allen, Ashley DeVries, Emily Trumbull Pons, Ryan Pons, Hannah Magee Adams, Matt Adams, Jessica Hayes Teplicek, Monica Napier Halverson, Matt Jinks, Jenny Grace Taws, Shelly Barta and Christina Leete Gordon.


Membership in the choir is open to any interested student, and no choir member is required to subscribe to the statement of belief. However, all Board members must consent to the  confession of faith adopted by the National Association of Evangelicals.

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