Warren was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 16. 1971 to parents Brian and Edna Parker, and brother to Julie.
At the age of 6, Warren received Jesus Christ into his young life. In those early years he showed a great love and desire for music. Warren could sit at a piano or any other musical instrument and make music without reading a note; it was evident that God had blessed him with a God given talent.
In later years he did study theory and conservatory music.
In his early teens Warren had a heart for Missions and was blessed to travel throughout various countries of the world through his home church. These trips included a 6 month mission trip to Belize in Central America with 4 other guys. While there he was actively involved in leading youth in sports and music programs along with other activities. God was preparing him for what was ahead. In the two years following, he had the privilege to play piano for a gospel music group based in South Carolina, USA.
WARREN RECORDED HIS FIRST INSTRUMENTAL CD IN 1996 'GOODBYE WORLD GOODBYE'
THIS AWARD WINNING ALBUM WAS A BIG SUCCESS, AND BLESSED MANY PEOPLE, WITH THE POWERFUL DYNAMICS HE INTRODUCED TO THE MIX..... The keyboard rocked!! Click STORE!
July 1996 Warren married Shannan. They met in Ontario when Shannan was singing with her group from Canton, Ohio.
Warren said he had met the "love of his life."
In Dec. 1996 they felt God's leading to step out in faith into full time music ministry , where they became known as Warren & Shannan Parker.
In 2000 they became a trio known as The Parker Trio ( P3 ) and by 2003 they had 7 CD'S and 1 DVD released along with 11 songs they wrote. With the addition of Angie White as soprana, and her husband Brandt as sound technician and bus driver, the team was now complete. Warren and Shannan's dog, Cody, also travelled with the group and was loved by all. The travel became extensive from one coast to another, and they were on the road 250 days a year, ministering in Churches, conventions, prisons, rehabs, wherever doors would open. God was really moving and they were seeing many people come to know Christ as their personal Saviour.
The Parker Trio had a sound like no other!
In 2002 the song "Thank God For Calvary" was awarded Song of the Year by the Canadian Gospel Music Association (CGMA), this was one of the songs that Warren wrote. Over the next few years 11 other Awards where received from CGMA. The last to be received in October 2005 for Favourite Group.
2 x GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
3 x FAVOURITE GROUP
1 x FAVOURITE SONG
5 x FAVOURITE INSTRUMENTALIST
*plus a # 1 song that reached the USA charts*
( God was faihful to the end and for this we give Him praise )
Warren lived the dream that God had placed on his heart. On January 7. 2006 , the day before the accident, Warren penned these words for a new CD cover, he was working on which read.........
"Most of all I want to Thank my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ for giving me this dream and the ability. Thank You for choosing me and reminding me that you are in control of every situation."
On January 8. 2006.. In Goose Creek, South Carolina USA, while Warren was directing the bus into a Church Parking lot, he was struck by a truck and tragically killed.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge will award to me on that day....2. Timothy 4. Vs.7-8.
Warren's Favourite Verses... Psalm 100. And Jeremiah 29. Vs. 11.