Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Parker.
Hi Tiffany, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I started performing as a singer and professional dancer in my early teens. And once I began, I never wanted to stop! It was such an outlet for me and a place where I could put the challenges of life. My journey took me from performing all over as a teen to recording my first professional demo to flying from my then home in Seattle to Los Angeles every weekend for music videos, recording sessions, and meetings. I began songwriting and recording songs for TV shows, films, and video games in 2010, and soon after, I relocated to LA to continue working in the music industry full time.
When I moved to LA, I unexpectedly got very sick and was diagnosed with an incurable auto-immune disease that made my music career incredibly difficult to maintain. I slowly fizzled out from the pace I was working at and began a 10-year battle with multiple severe chronic illnesses and disabilities.
Throughout the journey, I found clarity in who I was as an artist, songwriter, and now a worship leader after I experienced radical healing in my mind and body. I moved to Raleigh from Seattle in 2021, and my life has been completely changed! I now write and record Christian music, lead worship for multiple ministries around Raleigh, write articles and books and run an online ministry platform sharing my journey of hope and healing through chronic illness and the truth I have found that has set me free.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Getting chronically sick as my professional music career began taking off was a huge struggle. Instead of recording sessions and attending events like the Grammys, I started a life of hospitalizations, multiple major surgeries, caretakers around the clock, IV feeding, disability, and inability to live everyday life. I continued writing and working as much as I could while in hospitals until I was unable to for a series of years.
Once I felt emotionally strong enough to talk about it, I began to share my journey and what I was facing through my blogs, music, and spoken word poetry. To know that what I was going through encouraged and was bringing hope to others who face hardship in their lives was an incredible gift. And I knew I had found my purpose.
I then began blending the worlds of vulnerable honesty with my healing journey and the world of music, songwriting, and ministry. I now use music, creativity, and the power of testimony to bring the hope I found in Jesus to people all over the world, and it has been such an honor to see people’s lives changed.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a Recording Artist, Songwriter, Author, Spoken Word Artist, and a Worship Leader.
I am the author of “The Passionate Pursuit,” an E-book all about pursuing your God-given call and purpose. I have had the privilege of writing songs for dozens of TV shows and networks and releasing my music over the years. I am now recording my next album, a blend of Pop/Soul and Modern Worship.
I am most proud of the new music and the platform I have created at TiffanyParker.com. Sharing the details of my journey and how I’ve overcome the illnesses that have threatened my life through writing articles, spoken word poetry films, and my new music has been excellent. I have been sharing the details of how, through my faith in Jesus, I have experienced supernatural healing against all odds despite being labeled “incurable” or “disabled” by dozens of doctors. Now I teach others how to walk in that same freedom. I am most proud that lives are being touched and transformed by the work I do now.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
Oh my goodness, so many people have been there along the way. I have had amazing mentors and coaches, but the closest ones to me personally have impacted me the most. My mom was my first supporter and cheerleader who did whatever she could to help me pursue my dream when I was starting. In adult life, my husband and son have been the two strongest rocks of my journey. They support me in everything I do, from caring for me through health challenges to playing backup for rehearsals or filming me for new releases.
Outside of my family, the churches I have been a part of have radically supported me and loved me into who called to be. And now, my teachers and classmates at Charis Bible College. I have never grown more quickly or strong than I have during my time at Charis. It has changed my life!
- Website: http://www.tiffanyparker.com
- Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/TiffanyParkerMusic
- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TiffanyParkerMusic
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/_TiffanyParker_
- Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/TiffanyParkerMusic