A note from Ivan Parker

Dear Friends,

If this past year has taught us anything it has taught us to be thankful. I am thankful that we once again are able to gather together in a spirit of Praise and Thanksgiving for all God has blessed us with and brought us through. I am thankful that He healed my wife and restored her health from her heart attack. I am thankful for the new grandson we were blessed with and the joy he brings. I am thankful that He protected my family as the world battled COVID. And I am thankful that God will deliver me from the trial I currently face.

Earlier this month, I was diagnosed with metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. Simply put, I have a skin cancer spot on the back of my tongue and lymph nodes that must be removed.

From the first meeting with my doctors, I have felt the peace that passes understanding and that everything would be okay and my doctors have confirmed the same. What the devil meant to hide, the Lord has revealed and the doctors have every confidence that after surgery I will make a complete recovery.

I ask for your prayers and support as I prepare for surgery on August 24. All my concert dates up until that date are good.

While my heart’s desire is to be with you and of course singing for the Lord, I know with complete confidence I will return to touring in a couple of months after this surgery. I will be moving dates around and knowing I have your support with this and your love and prayers will be more than enough to see us through. My Facebook page will be the information center for any details and well wishes. That is where I will get my hugs from you daily. I look forward to once again singing and praising God for the power of this testimony for His Son, who is glorified by all.

Until the Midnight Cry,

Well Wishes For Ivan Parker


Please pray for Ivan Parker. 

Doctors recently told Ivan that he has skin cancer on his tongue and lymph nodes. They said the cancer will have to be removed. 

The surgery is scheduled for August 24. 

Ivan says he plans to honor all of his concerts that are set up until that date.  He will take a couple of months off after the surgery to recover. 

Chronicle Named 2021 Winner of Gospel Music Fan Award


Denham Springs, LA  – (July 27, 2021) Chronicle, the much loved husband and wife duo of Tim and Missy Kinchen, has been named as the winner of Christian Voice Magazine’s 2021 Gospel Music Fan Award in the Favorite Video Category.

Gospel Music Fan Award recipients are decided on annually by Gospel music fans and enthusiasts through a two-ballot voting process done in 31 categories. Chronicle was given the award for their inspired video rendition of Old Rugged Cross. This classic hymn was originally part of their immensely popular “Sunday Morning, Red Back Hymnal” CD.

On behalf of Christian Voice Magazine, parent company CEO Randall Wilds states, “We sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as we have been unable to present our annual awards program in a live setting due to Covid-19 health and safety restrictions for the past couple of years. As these concerns and restrictions currently continue to subside, we are planning to return to Somerset, KY, in May with Gospel Music FanFair, including the annual Gospel Music Fan Awards.”

Of the win Tim Kinchen says, “We are very honored to receive this award, and give God all the glory. He truly is the reason we sing.  We love this old song, and the message it shares of what Jesus accomplished for us at the cross. While the important thing isn’t an award, we couldn’t be happier that it also blessed the lives of our fans and are so grateful to them for voting for us.”

Old Rugged Cross was penned by George Bennard in 1913, and the video was created by David Brown in 2020.  Chronicle has breathed fresh life into this timeless hymn, and their talent, inspiration and anointing has clearly been felt by the fans. After watching the video, we know you will enthusiastically endorse this well deserved honor for one of Southern Gospel’s favorites, Chronicle.

The Perry’s announce changes


The Perrys announced Monday the addition of Scott Brand as lead singer and new baritone Austin Olvey.

Scott, a native of Lineville, Alabama, is a former member of Gold City and has toured with Ernie Dawson and Heirline.

“Libbi and I have been friends a long time and it’s a great honor to not only be apart of a 50 year old rich legacy but be on stage with one of the greatest voices that has ever stepped on a gospel stage! The future is very bright and I’m looking forward to what God has planned for me and for The Perrys,” said Scott.

Austin is from Chattagnooga, TN. He says he’s always dreamed of singing with a group like the Perrys since he was a child.

“The Bible says, if you delight yuorself in the Lord, He will give you the desires of your heart. He is faithful and has kept His promises,” said Austin.

The first date with the new members is August 6 in the US.