For over sixteen years Maryville College's gospel choir the Voices of Praise, has been worshiping the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through song. VOP's members ave come from many different nations including Ireland, Rwanda, Haiti, Japan, Korea, Ghana, China, the Virgin Islands, Taiwan, Honduras, France, Congo, Jamaica, and all over America. Maryville College's most diverse organization is united under the cleansing and powerful blood of God's son, Jesus. His blood does not discriminate against race, country of origin, color or language but is able to purify us all. All member of VOP, from past to present, are an important part of this loving and supportive family. The Lord has sent this choir all over the United States to spread His Word through song. Our prayer is that we continue to walk in the anointing of the Lord and be living evidence that Jesus is alive all over the world.
-Elise McPeak, VOP Chaplain
"Over the years, students, community members, and leaders have come and gone. Still, V.O.P. has survived and been blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ…..it was started as a multi-cultural group to sing praises to the Lord and still maintains this purpose. V.O.P has also been blessed to record two CD's during its existence."
"This group of young people represents all facets of the schools population. The group was started to give minorities pride in an aspect of their culture. This group has grown beyond the black and white to the spiritual renewing and strengthening that we all get from being a part of this cup of Christ. We were made to praise."
"Voices of praise has truly been a blessing to the students and community. God has done marvelous things with us. Through our praises others become closer to god and through that god receives the glory."