9 November 1947 (age 70)
Phil Driscoll grew up in a musical family, and was soon found to be gifted himself at playing the trumpet. He began taking lessons in school when he was a fifth grade student at Lancaster, near Dallas, Texas. His family moved to Tulsa in 1959, where he began to study trumpet both in classes at Bell Junior High School and as a private student of Roger Fenn (3rd trumpet with the Tulsa Philharmonic).
His skill opened doors for performance throughout school, and by the 1970s he was touring and recording with major music acts including Stephen Stills, Leon Russell, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and Joe Cocker, as well as performing classical music with the London Philharmonic orchestra. Along with fame and fortune, Driscoll found himself increasingly involved with illegal drug use. In 1977 he became a Christian, gave up drug usage, and has since turned his musical talents to furthering the Christian faith.
Driscoll is an accomplished pilot, with commercial, instrument and multi engine ratings.
In 1981, Driscoll recorded his first album sharing his new-found Christian beliefs and has recorded 34 more CDs since. He has been affiliated with the ministry of Kenneth Copeland since the early 1980s, playing and singing at many KCM Believers' Conventions. Himself an excellent musician, Driscoll has worked with some of the top session musicians, including Abraham Laboriel, Bill Maxwell, Justo Almario, Greg Mathieson, and others. Between 1999 and 2002, Driscoll recorded several albums that featured the organ playing of the late Billy Preston, "The Fifth Beatle."
Phil Driscoll has had the honor of playing music for several United States presidents, as well as playing for many national events, including the memorial services following the Columbine High School massacre.
Driscoll is also an accomplished, ordained Christian minister teaches about Biblical praise and worship, teaching church musicians how to excel in their work as well as preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost, plundering Hell and populating Heaven.
Phil Driscoll is considered by multitudes to be the "Praise Master General" of Christian life & ministry. He is well respected in Christian circles, particularly for the way he has endured false accusation and persecution for using his gifts & talents to promote Christ, as well as his stand on Biblical principles.
See www.PhilDriscoll.com for a complete biography and discography on the man and the message.
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