Christian Arts Ministries
Ken Parker is the founding director of Christian Arts Ministries, building on more than 45 years involvement in local church ministry as pastor, worship leader and dramatist. Ken has served as a youth pastor, senior pastor, and minister of music in churches in Missouri, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota. For more than two decades he was the minister of worship at Grace Church in Edina, then Eden Prairie, Minnesota, where he developed large scale, outreach-oriented musicals and passion plays that communicated the gospel and impacted the lives of many thousands of individuals. Ken was also instrumental in starting two national music conferences; Music Michigan and Music Minnesota.
In starting Christian Arts Ministries, Ken wanted to use his creative and entrepreneurial gifts to develop a team of committed, talented followers of Christ to realize a great vision—to create original productions that illustrate eternal truth, dramatize the stories of the Bible, tell the stories of great Christians of the past as a way to communicate the truth of the gospel to a world much in need of that message.
Original Productions by Ken Parker
Dramas, Comedies, and “Broadway Style” Musicals
Passion Play Musicals
My first calling is as a Pastor — not first a musician, songwriter, arranger, playwright, show producer, choir director, worship leader, administrator, etc.
My first passion is to love and worship God and live an obedient life based in His Word by devotion and study.
My first desire is to win the lost through personal evangelism, personal use of my talents, and to touch the entire world with the Gospel.
My first determination is to know and share the Word of God.
My first loyalty is to the Church—always expressed in my loyalty to the local church.
My first happy duty is to love the individuals placed around me and under my leadership.
My first delight is to enable those I lead to grow, to bloom—to look and live like Jesus and to serve Him and all others with joy.
My first cause is to finish my course with joy and stand before the Lord hearing the words, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
My first commitment is to use every remaining minute of my life to honor and serve Christ. “All out, all the time, all of me!”