Early Grove Baptist Church


Night of Hope: A Christmas Celebration concert Sunday December 22nd at 6PM.   Admission to the Sunday evening concert is FREE and open to the public.   

Night of Hope
Sunday, December 22, 2019 6 PM 
Admission Free and Open to the public

with special guests…

Award Winning Vocalist Nicky Parrish
Award Winning Vocalist Katrina Anderson
Renowned Saxophonist Pat Register
Producer/Arranger and BMI Music Award Winner Ernest Williamson Jr.
World Renowned Percussionist Yvette Preyor
World Renowned Bassist Jimmy Kinard
Dove Award Winning Guitarist Steve Bethany
Vocalist Deonna Pruitt
Vocalist Brenae Johnson
The EGBC Voices
“God’s Purpose” Praise Dancers

Night of Hope will feature the following talented musicians and singers from Memphis and the surrounding areas:

Saturday Night, December 21st & Sunday Night December 22nd 

Nicky Parrish is an extremely gifted vocalist who produces a sound that soothes the soul and warms the heart. This Little Rock, Arkansas native possesses a natural chemistry consisting of diverse styles, a universal music library, and the stage presence of a vocal angel.  Parrish is a six-time Amateur Night Apollo winner, 2013 Arkansas Platinum Hood Award winner, and 2011 Arkansas Urban Music R&B Artist of the Year.

She has shared the stage with Michael Bublé, CeCe Winans, Eric Benet, The Zapp Band, Gerald Alston, Will Downing, Tyrese, The Whispers, Yolanda Adams, Cameo, Howard Hewett, Jay Lamont, Bobby Valentino, Ray Goodman and Brown, The Enchantments, Midnight Star, Joe, Silk, John P. Kee and Fred Hammonds just to name a few. She also toured for seven years with Grammy   Gospel phenom, Smokie Norful.   Her voice is one you’ll never forget!

Ernest Williamson, Jr. has been one of the area’s top sessions piano players since 1980. He has had the opportunity to tour, perform or record with such artists as Santana, Chick Corea, Al Green, B.B. King, Albert Collins, Kirk Whalum, Isaac Hayes, and many others. He has also written music for EMI Music, Warner/Chapel Music Group and Polygram Music. One of his most exciting accomplishments was winning a BMI Award for the international hit “Come In Out of the Rain” in 1984. Pat Register is a multitalented renowned  saxophonist who has recorded several albums of his own, as well as a founding member of the Jazz Group Voodoo Village. Pat has also graced the stage and studio with Isaac Hayes, Mavis Staples, Rufus Thomas, The Barkays ,The Memphis Horns, Jeff Golub, Miles Jaye, Kirk Whalum, Howard Hewitt and many, many more!

With these outstanding artists: 

Also featuring

The EGBC Voices & “Gods Purpose” Praise Dancers