Grammy Award winner and trumpeter, Phil Driscoll says, "Excellence in Music Ministry should be a must in the curriculum of anyone serious about pursuing their gift and calling before God. Really, if "caught," it will change the life of any musician or singer who takes the time to read its words." Excellence in Music Ministry is written to aid musicians, singers, writers, and pastors in their pursuit of serving God through local church music. Whether a novice or a seasoned musician, Dr. Steve Ingram, himself a pastor and pianist/arranger, has skillfully laid out practical and Biblical concepts to build inward foundation of spiritual motivation for an outward expression of music ministry. Chapters give detailed plans for the cultivation of musical creativeness and skillfulness coupled with principles of faithfulness and sensitivity to the Holy Spirit's leading. Steven James Ingram's book is a resource to assist individuals and church music teams in nurturing an atmosphere of maturity and growth. In writing the foreword, Kenneth Copeland states, "Oh, how I would have been thrilled with a book like Excellence in Music Ministry written by someone with not only the obvious God-given ability, but also the Word knowledge to go along with it. To be able to study after a ministry of excellence that has been proven in time and by fire is truly an honor and privilege. "