The primary task of this department is to coordinate and standardize Orchestra music at Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries Worldwide. Noteworthy, the MFM Orchestra is a vision inspired by God through His servant, Dr D.K. Olukoya. The aim is first, to institute a section that will skilfully praise the Almighty God with diverse instruments of music for His wondrous deeds; second is to rescue youths from vices, thereby engaging them in the productive venture of orchestra music making to the glory of God.
However, it is important to mention that the MFM Orchestra comprises both young and old musicians, hence, age should not be a barrier to becoming a member. More so, it is mandatory at the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries for every member of the choir to learn at least one musical instrument asides the voice. We therefore encourage members of the MFM music ministry worldwide who are yet to key into this vision to please endeavour to do so.
The Orchestra department of the music ministry has since grown from a small unit to a large department comprising several groups worldwide. For instance, at the international headquarters, there are eight orchestra groups: DKO Symphony Orchestra, Mountaintop Orchestra, Heavenly Strings Orchestra, Children Orchestra, Angelic Horns, Angelic Brass, MFM Brass and the Holy Ghost Orchestra.
It is worthy of note that each of these groups have no less than forty members; together they make up the international headquarters mass orchestra. Further to this, training and refresher courses are periodically organized for the instructors and members of these groups. In recent times, we’ve had the privilege of being tutored by notable world-class musicians from the United States of America, the United Kingdom and other parts of Europe. Also, with the kind support of our Father-in-the-Lord, members of the orchestra department have been graciously sponsored to attend training sessions and master classes in South Africa and Europe.
We have been able to progress thus far with the help of the Almighty God, and the immense support of the church. To God’s glory, we are proud to say that the MFM orchestra is the number one church orchestra in Nigeria, and arguably, in the whole of Africa. However, there is need for us not to relent. Just as we have operational orchestra groups at the International Headquarters, and some regions, we encourage regions worldwide to embrace orchestra music by developing orchestra groups of their own while working in conjunction with the orchestra department which has the responsibility to supervise such engagements in our branches worldwide. Enquiries on how to set up an orchestra should be forwarded to the orchestra department via email. Also, orchestra instruments and other musical instruments can be purchased from the MFM Music Consult (enquiries about this should also be forwarded via email).