A native of Louisiana, John Parker holds the BM in Vocal Performance from Louisiana College and the MM in Choral Conducting from Northwestern State University. Writing primarily for church and school, John's 400+ choral works are published by more than 15 companies. Mr. Parker and his wife, Audra, are the owners of Parker Publications, Inc. which produces quality worship resources for churches in the United States and Canada. John is a member of ACDA, ASCAP, TCDA, AAP and IFCM and is sought as a conference leader and clinician. John and his family make their home in Keller, TX where John has served as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church since 1991.