Ivan Ray Parker

Born: Dec. 21, 1957 Roanoke Rapids, NC

Lived in Gadsden, AL

Gospel Songwriter, Vocals Gold City

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame


Offical Website: Welcome to Ivan Parker.com + Official Website

Ivan Parker was raised in Sanford, North Carolina, where his father was a pastor in a Pentecostal church. In 1982, Parker joined the Singing Americans, and in 1983 he became lead vocalist of the Dove Award-winning group the Gold City Quartet. As a member of Gold City, he was named Favorite Lead Vocalist by Singing News from 1988–1993, and was named Favorite Male Vocalist from 1989–1995 and 1997. He was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993.

In January 1994, Parker began recording as a solo artist, and in 1995 he joined Bill and Gloria Gaither in "Homecoming" tour. Occasionally, he would sing with tenor Kirk Talley, and pianist/baritone Anthony Burger in a group they called simply, "The Trio." He has released 13 solo albums. From 2001-2004 and 2006, The Singing News named him Favorite Soloist. In 2007 and 2008, he was voted Male Vocalist of the Year in the Singing News Fan Awards.


With the Singing Americans

1982: Exciting Sound Of The Singing Americans

1982: Sensational Singing Americans

With Gold City

1983: I Think I’ll Read It Again

1983: Hymns Sung By The Gold City Quartet

1983: Higher than the Moon

1984: Walking with Jesus

1984: Walk On

1985: Sing with the Angels

1986: Double Take: Live

1986: Your Favorite Hymns

1987: Movin’ Up

1988: Portrait

1988: Voices of Christmas

1989: Favorite Hymns Volume 2

1989: Goin’ Home

1990: Windows of Home

1990: Instrumentals Volume 1

1990: Indiana Live

1991: 10 Year Celebration

1991: Answer the Call

1992: Kings Gold

1992: Pillars of Faith

1993: Kings Gold 2

1993: Acapella Gold

Solo albums

1994: Faithful

1995: Mercy

1996: Days Gone By

1998: A Collection Of 20 Favorites (Homeland)

2000: Vintage Homecoming (Ivan Parker Ministries)

2001: Be Blessed (Action Music)

2002: It's True (Horizon)

2002: Merry Christmas From Ivan (Action Music)

2003: Just Imagine (Horizon)

2004: Redeemer (Horizon)

2006: Under Grace (Horizon)

2007: That Was Then...This Is Now (Horizon)

2008: Inseparable (Horizon)

2008: The Best of Ivan Parker (Gaither Music Group)

2009: Unity (Horizon)

2010: Sing the Greatest Hits of Days Gone By (Horizon)


2005: Requested LIVE

2007: The Best of Ivan Parker

2010: Exclusively LIVE

Gaither Homecoming Video Performances

1995:Holy Ground "Saved by the Hands"

1995: Ryman Gospel Reunion "Farther Along", "The Lighthouse"

1996:"Joy in the Camp" "I Know","Go Ask"

1998: All Day Singing At The Dome "When I Get Carried Away"

1998: Kennedy Center Homecoming "One Day At A Time"

1998: Down By The Tabernacle "Old Camp Meeting Days", "Tell Me The Story Of Jesus", "At The Altar"

1999: Singin' In My Soul "Jesus Loves Me"

1999: I'll Meet You On The Mountain "I Am Loved"

1999: Sweet, Sweet Spirit "Glory Road" (The Trio)

2000: Oh, My Glory! "Love Is Like A River", "Our Debts Will Be Paid"

2000: Christmas in the Country "Come And See What’s Happenin'"

2000: What a Time! "Rise Again"

2000: Irish Homecoming "Close To The Well", "Midnight Cry"

2000: Memphis Homecoming "Wait Till You See Me In My New Home", "Where No One Stands Alone"

2001: London Homecoming "He's On Time"

2001: Journey To The Sky "My Journey To The Sky"

2002: Freedom Band "The Statue Of Liberty"

2002: Let Freedom Ring "God Bless the USA"

2003: Heaven "Canaanland Is Just In Sight"

2003: Red Rocks Homecoming "Then He Said, 'Sing!'", "When The Rains Come"

2003: Rocky Mountain Homecoming "He Must Have Had A Mountain On His Mind"

2004: Whispering Hope "He'd Still Been God", "Precious Jesus"

2005: Hymns "Does Jesus Care?"

2005: Canadian Homecoming "Goodbye, World, Goodbye", "I Can Only Imagine", "I'm Saved"

2005: Live From Toronto "When I Get Carried Away"

2006: Rivers Of Joy "Jesus, My Wonderful Lord"

2006: Christmas In South Africa "A King Is Coming To Town"

2007: Amazing Grace "Tell Me The Story Of Jesus/I Love To Tell The Story", "Jesus Paid It All"

2007: How Great Thou Art "Thank You"

2007: Love Can Turn The World "If The Lord Wasn't Walking By My Side"

2007: South African Homecoming "Midnight Cry"

2009: Joy In My Heart "Sunday Meetin' Time"

Source: Ivan Parker - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

DVD: Amazon.com: Ivan Parker: The Best of Ivan Parker: Ivan Parker: Movies & TV

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