david santistevan



This blog exists to help worship leaders do what they do better.

Sometimes it’s hard to reconcile the big concert stages with the every day practicality of leading worship in the local church. I want to help connect the dots. My writings are brief, practical, and applicable to being a worship leader in the local church today. Thanks for stopping by. I am a Worship Pastor at Allison Park Church in Pittsburgh, PA. You may or may not be a worship leader. Even thought I gear my writings towards that audience, I write plenty of content on leadership, devotional life, music, and ministry.

If you’d like, you can subscribe for free to all my posts.

Also, here are some of my top posts:

  1. 11 Questions Every Worship Team Member Should Ask
  2. How to Practice Better
  3. 10 “What-ifs” for Worship Leaders to Ask
  4. 7 Disciplines of a Good Worship Leader
  5. Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, & Worship Leaders?

Let me know how I can best serve you. Feel free to contact me: daves@allisonparkchurch.com



  1. Dave,

    I had heard that you were leading worship at AP and was very excited. I’ve been wondering how you have been doing and thought about dropping you a line…but someone from South Hills sent me a link in one of our bridge emails that led me to your blog… so I figured a quick hi was in order.

    Jen and I and our 3 children have been attending SHAG since we moved 5 years back and I have been somewhat involved with worship there by playing guitar for youth services during the week and children’s services on Sundays. Recently I came to be involved with the Bridge, so we’ll see how that goes for the upcoming year.

    I’m glad to hear that you’re doing well and are in God’s graces – blessing Allison Park with your talents and passion… and I hope we can catch up on things sometime.

    Please tell your family that Jen and I say hello and we hope you have a blessed Christmas season.


    Comment by Dan Budday | December 17, 2008 | Reply

  2. You are “lucky” to be able to write Christian music. I wish I could. I write Christian poetry and Christian parodies of popular secular songs, and you are welcome to visit http://valleysong.wordpress.com to take a look. For me it’s a mater of regret that I’ll never hear them sung the way I’d like to. Of course one’s personal feelings and expreience of Grace colour one’s writing and it often does not mean for others what it means for oneself. Generally my poems are meant to encourage those who dwell in the valley of the shadow (of depression/tough times/ pain/ etc.)

    David’s Psalm are often an incredible inspiration. There is a sense in which we should all be writing songs and poems to express our worship of our God of Grace and Love.

    God bless your ministry.

    Comment by valleysong | September 10, 2009 | Reply

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