Ivan Parker bringing gospel concert to Dunn Saturday

October 9, 2013

The exciting sounds of Southern Gospel music will ring loudly on Saturday, Oct. 12 at the Cumberland Street Baptist Church,, 200 South King Ave. in Dunn, as popular Southern Gospel recording artist Ivan Parker will be featured in an exciting concert event, beginning at 6 p.m.

Parker, who burst onto the Southern Gospel music scene in 1982, has spent more than three decades ministering in churches and arenas, sharing his testimony and rich vocal talents. Traveling with popular Southern Gospel quartet, Gold City, for more than 10 years, Ivan helped lead the group to national notoriety, achieving 19 Top Ten hits, including the 1993 Southern Gospel Song of the Year Dove Award from the Gospel Music Association. Since embarking on a solo career in 1994, Parker has continued to enjoy national prominence and much success. Hit songs have flowed his way in bunches, as he has more than a dozen solo recordings to his credit. In 2007, Ivan enjoyed his first Number One hit, as the moving ballad, “I Choose” peaked at the Number One position atop The Singing News Magazine’s Top 80 Radio Airplay Chart.

For more than a decade he has been regularly featured on the highly successful Bill Gaither Homecoming Video and Concert Series, and in May of 2008, the Gaither Gospel Series released The Best of Ivan Parker Collection in DVD and CD format. Inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 1993, the North Carolina native has received more than 25 Awards from a variety of leading fan and trade publications, incuding the 2013 Favorite Soloist Fan Award from subscribers of The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication.

This special concert event, featuring one of Southern Gospel Music’s most recognizable voices, Ivan Parker, on Saturday, October 12 at the Cumberland Street Baptist Church in Dunn, NC, promises to be most memorable. Complete information regarding this event may be obtained by calling 910-893-5321 or 910-892-8188 or by visiting