Parker Outreach International was established in 1997, a non-profit charitable organization, an umbrella through which the Parker Trio , and Gospel Jubilee Concerts operated. A ministry outreach to a world that so desperately needed hope and where a clear gospel message could be heard through a music presentation.
Gospel Jubilee concerts have taken place multible times between 1997-2005, were many Canadian and USA groups and Artists have taken part. The Parker Trio hosted these concerts and as these events became more popular they grew into larger venues over the years. The Lord was glorified through the ministry, and lives were being reached through the message of the gospel. We believe gospel music is one of the largest tools to reach the lost for Christ and also to encourage fellow believers in the faith.
Photo to the left: Brian & Edna Parker
In 2006 after the passing of Warren, it appeared that it was time to conclude these Concerts, and that the ministry would end. The loss and grief was too great to carry on! After meeting with the board of directors soon after, it was advised to give it a year before making any hasty decisions. The advice was taken and in April 2006 at least 12 Canadian artists / groups, came together and put on a fund raiser concert in Pickering, Ontario, Canada to help cover financial debts. A business owner matched the funds that came in that evening. What a blessing -- God is so good! To all who donated please know we are truly thankful for each one of you, and today we are here because of your generous support.
On December 13. 2008 the second chapter of Gospel Jubilee Concerts were launched with "Christmas with The Hoppers". Over the years ,The Booth Brothers, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, Greater Vision, The Blackwood Brothers, The Talley's, Ivan Parker, Triumphant Quartet, The Browns, Michael English, The Pfeifers, The Collingsworth Family, many of the great Gaither artists, along with our wonderful Canadian Artists have taken part in these Concerts.
As we move ahead to a new and larger venue this year (2019) Parker Outreach Int. is excited to see what God is going to do!
THIS YEAR WILL BE OUR 52nd GOSPEL JUBILEE CONCERT!
The Scarborough area (near Toronto ) is a good central location.
"Thank you for your support in coming out to these concerts -- we have been so encouraged"
This Concert is in Memory of Warren Parker
(JULY 16. 1971 - JANUARY 8. 2006)
To learn more about Warren and our motivation behind this annual concert, click here.
SO WE FIX OUR EYES NOT ON WHAT IS SEEN, BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN, SINCE WHAT IS SEEN IS TEMPORARY BUT WHAT IS UNSEEN IS ETERNAL. 2 COR. 4:18 ( NIV )