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

January 25, 2020
Orlando, FL
Universal Studios
January 26, 2020
Venice, FL
First Baptist Church Venice, FL
February 06, 2020
St. Louis, MO
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March 06, 2020
Berlin, WI
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March 07, 2020
Lake Mills, WI
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March 08, 2020
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March 13, 2020
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March 14, 2020
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March 15, 2020
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April 04, 2020
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May 09, 2020
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May 31, 2020
Midland, MI
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June 12, 2020
Norfolk, NE
Christian Cross Festival @ Skyview Lake
June 13, 2020
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June 19, 2020
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The Church on 68
June 26, 2020
Galveston, TX
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July 10, 2020
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July 11, 2020
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July 18, 2020
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July 25, 2020
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August 01, 2020
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August 08, 2020
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August 30, 2020
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September 04, 2020
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