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)

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June 21, 2020
Greeneville, TN
Camp Greene - Campground CoG
June 26, 2020
Galveston, TX
Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas
July 04, 2020
Karlstad, MN
Wagon Wheel Ridge
July 11, 2020
Sabetha, KS
NorthRidge Church
July 12, 2020
Griswold, IA
Central Church of Christ
July 16, 2020
Mattoon, IL
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July 18, 2020
Incline Village, NV
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July 19, 2020
Acampo, CA
Faith Community Church
July 24, 2020
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July 25, 2020
Chippewa Falls, WI
Northern Wisconsin State Fair
July 30, 2020
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July 31, 2020
linton, IN
Anchored In Faith Ministries
August 01, 2020
Brockway, PA
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August 02, 2020
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August 06, 2020
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August 07, 2020
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August 09, 2020
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August 13, 2020
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Sunnyview Fairgrounds
August 22, 2020
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Ozarks Amphitheater
August 28, 2020
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Bethel University
August 29, 2020
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September 03, 2020
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September 04, 2020
Yorkville, IL
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September 26, 2020
Seagrove, NC
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October 01, 2020
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October 02, 2020
North Syracuse, NY
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October 03, 2020
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October 09, 2020
Steelville, MO
Meramec Music Theatre
October 10, 2020
Dodge City, KS
Cross Connection Church
October 16, 2020
Modesto, CA
Gallo Center for the Arts
October 23, 2020
Greensboro, NC
The Church on 68
November 08, 2020
Hays, KS
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November 13, 2020
Morehead City, NC
Parkview Baptist Church
November 21, 2020
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January 30, 2021
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Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas
March 21, 2021
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Woodward High School Auditorium
April 05, 2021
Cloquet, MN
Common Ground Coffee Bar
May 08, 2021
Flowood, MS
Liberty Park
May 22, 2021
Stewartville, MN
Ironwood Springs Christian Ranch
June 11, 2021
Norfolk, NE
Christian Cross Festival @ Skyview Lake
June 12, 2021
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July 06, 2021
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August 14, 2021
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August 21, 2021
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August 29, 2021
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