I Am They


I AM THEY made its national debut in January 2015 with their self-titled album on Essential Records. The band’s five-piece, pop-acoustic-worship sound is anchored by three-part vocal harmonies. The group, made up of Abbie Parker (vocals/harmonium), Jon McConnell (vocals/guitar/keys), Matt Hein (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Justin Shinn (keys/banjo) and Sara Palmer (drums) represent I AM THEY – inspired by John 17. “In that chapter,” shares Sara Palmer, “Jesus is praying for his disciples and refers to them as ‘they.’ He’s praying and saying things like, ‘Sanctify them. Make them holy. They are not of the world because I am not of the world.’ He’s really interceding for his disciples. We are disciples of Christ and being disciples is just as important today as it was back then. We’re still here for the same purpose on the same mission with the same calling, bringing people to the Lord and spreading the news of the Gospel to people. We really wanted to incorporate that into our mission as a band, saying that anybody who is a believer in Christ is a ‘They.’ They are a disciple as well so we can stand together in that and really bring people into the ‘I AM THEY’ family because we are all family in Christ.”

The band’s new single “Crown Him” is a song of surrender. “Sometimes we lose sight of the eternal purposes our lives carry,” shares Jon McConnell, lead vocalist on the song. “We can get so worried about our own agendas and building a kingdom for ourselves that we forget that it’s really not about us or our kingdoms at all.” Matthew 6:33 says, ‘But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.’ Jesus wants us to come to Him before anything; to surrender and make Him king of our lives and He will always have our back. As people hear this song, we pray that they would be reminded that whatever it is we pour our lives into, it is meant to magnify and glorify God and crown Him as king over everything; our struggles, our burdens, our victories – even the songs we sing. May we live daily in His victory and for His glory.

I Am They - Scars (Official Music Video)
I Am They - My Feet Are on the Rock (Official Music Video)
I Am They - From the Day (Official Music Video)

Upcoming Events

July 19, 2019
Rapid City, SD
Hills Alive Festival
July 25, 2019
Owensville, MO
July 26, 2019
Jackson, TN
Englewood Baptist Church
July 27, 2019
Lexington, KY
Whitaker Bank Balllpark
July 28, 2019
Richmond, KY
FBC Richmond KY
July 30, 2019
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Theme Park
August 03, 2019
Arnolds Park, IA
The Tabernacle
August 04, 2019
Decatur, IL
Decatur Celebration
August 09, 2019
South Bend, IN
Morris Performing Arts Center
August 10, 2019
Muskegon, MI
Heritage Landing
August 11, 2019
Cochrane, AB
CND Baptist College Grounds
August 16, 2019
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts
August 17, 2019
Shafter, CA
Shafter Ford Theater
August 18, 2019
Irvine, CA
Irvine Presbyterian Church/Shepherd's Grove Presbyterian Church
August 22, 2019
Red Bluff, CA
State Theatre
August 23, 2019
The Broadway Theater
August 24, 2019
Coos Bay, OR
Riverview Christian Fellowship
September 13, 2019
Grove City, PA
The Guthrie Theatee
September 14, 2019
Danville, IL
Danville High School
September 15, 2019
Wolcott, IN
Tri County High School
September 19, 2019
El Dorado, AR
West side baptist
September 20, 2019
Clinton, MO
Benson center
September 21, 2019
Greenville, OH
Darke County Fairgrounds
September 22, 2019
Belleville, IL
St Mathew United Methodists
September 25, 2019
Iowa Falls, IA
Bill Riley Band Shell
September 26, 2019
Tulsa, OK
Mabee Center
September 28, 2019
Derby, KS
South Rock Christian Church
September 29, 2019
Hernando, MS
Colonial Hills-Hernando
January 17, 2020
Virginia Beach, VA
London Bridge Baptist Church
January 25, 2020
Orlando, FL
Universal Studios
January 26, 2020
Venice, FL
First Baptist Church Venice, FL
June 26, 2020
Galveston, TX
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