I am privileged and thankful to be able to present to you my first book “The Worship Minister”. Officially release date is today: April 29, 2017.
My good friend Niyi Adeoshun called me in the spring of 2016 and came up with a suggestion to write a book together. I have known him since college days at the University of Benin, in Nigeria. We were together in a student Christian group. He was a drummer and eventually leader of the Jesus Generation Singers band. I was a member of the large Christian union gospel choir and became the choir director. We’d been friends for more than 30 years! Even when I was still in London, we kept in touch. He asked me to think about it, no pray about it. I knew that I liked to write every now and then. I’ve got this website going … and now write a book? I responded in the affirmative 6 months later. And then began the phone calls, the skype video calls, exchange of emails. Bouncing off ideas, inspirations .
God is good. We had to fix a time to complete the manuscript. And it fell upon me, (I considered myself the weaker link as he was an experience author with 4 books to his name and publishing on behalf of others). I suggested March this year and it’s there. The manuscript made it to a real book. What joy to get the proof copy in my hands. I am sooo chuffed.
This is a book that will be a resource for a long time to come for all involved in the ministry of praise and worship to God in church or outside at any level of involvement and support, pastors, and even anyone interested in knowing about the background and most importantly , what God has to say about it (Scripture) and practical stuff. I present to you ‘The Worship Minister’. Get a copy now on Amazon
Don’t just take my word for it (though it is gold) See a very comprehensive review below (long but very insightful).
“‘The Worship Minister’ by Martin Adu and Niyi Adeosun is a highly informative guidebook on the different functions and purpose of a worship minister, with the two authors employing a wealth of experience, wit and scriptural-backing to give the reader a deeply insightful introduction into how the individual roles of achieve synergy in worship. The book begins by delving into the background of the authors, exhibiting a strong and diverse musical combination. We are treated with both a singer and an instrumentalist with decades of experience, with much more fuel left in the tank. It is careful in demystifying the stereotypes and misconceptions that worship ministry simply involves vocalists. Identifying instrumentalists and those part of the technical team as integral parts of the team, together synthesising to create and sustain a holy environment. May God bless you as you pick up your copy!”
Possibility Assembly Gospel Ministries London, UK
Other reviews can be found the book’s Facebook page: The Worship Minister