Metropolitan Music Ministries
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Martha Iley, Founder
Diann Back, President
About Metropolitan Music Ministries
Metropolitan Music Ministries began in 1984.

Our purpose is to provide musical performances and devotional services to those in our community who are most likely to be the “forgotten ones”- the homeless, the elderly, the handicapped, the incarcerated and residents of nursing homes and  assisted living facilities. 

We also have a Scholarship Program that encourages  young aspiring college students in church music. 


Interested in learning more?
Committed to sharing the gift of music with others.
To Donate to Metropolitan Music Ministries please read this letter from the President Diann Back


HISTORY: The ministry was founded by Rebecca Echerd, Martha Iley, and Catherine Stout in 1984 who, after years of individual performances at nursing homes, realized a dream -- channeling artistic skills and Christian commitment to community needs. 

A special ministry evolved, combining the magic of music and its near-universal appeal with the caring presence of persons willing to share the comforting, enabling, and uplifting aspects of their faith.

Over these twenty-eight years, MMM has presented over 11,000 programs or services. More than 470,000 people have attended these programs, offered in a variety of settings, including nursing homes, retirement and rehabilitation centers, hospitals, shelters, and prisons.

Fifty one scholarships have been awarded.