Ivan Parker To Perform At Willow Bay Theater Oct. 24

Ivan Parker will perform at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Willow Bay Theater, 21 E. Third St., Jamestown.

The performance is hosted by Koinonia Christian Fellowship and Kiantone Congregational Church. Tickets are $10 each and are limited in quantity. Pre-sale purchases are recommended and can be made by contacting Ron Lemon at 499-8549 or Letty Smith at 574-9816.

Parker has traveled around the world to perform. He traveled with the award-winning Gold City quartet, for more than a decade, before embarking on a solo career in 1994. During his years with Gold City, the group gained national notoriety, achieved 19 top 10 hits, including a 1993 Dove Award for Southern Gospel Song of the Year by the Gospel Music Association.

Parker was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993 and has received more than 20 awards from a variety of fan and trade publications. In 2008, the Gaither Gospel Series released The Best Of Ivan Parker on DVD and CD, which peaked on Billboard Magazine’s Music Video Chart at number 2. Most recently, Parker was nominated for a 2009 Visionary Award by the Christian Music Hall of Fame for Southern Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year.

Ivan and his wife, Teresa, live in Nashville, Tenn. They are the parents of two grown sons, Ryan and Josh.