“Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today, I want to be a part of it, New York, New York” likely was the refrain on singer/songwriter Eva Kroon Pike’s lips during her recent mission trek from her hometown in Florida to New York City where she and the Florida Worship Choir & Orchestra brought the audience to its feet in Carnegie Hall, stopped traffic in Times Square, wowed the crowds in Central Park and made history at the Brooklyn Tabernacle. Pike, a soloist with the Florida Worship Choir & Orchestra, was in New York with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to provide ministry and training to area churches. She is also currently promoting her CD, Love Is All About You.
“My heart is so full from an incredible five days in New York City with the Florida Worship Choir! This has been an unforgettable experience full of God-sized opportunities,” Pike says. “It is an honor and privilege to know and worship alongside so many who have a passion to reach lost souls through music. In a city with people from all over the world, we were able to ‘speak’ the universal language–music! God definitely showed up in a mighty way!”
Pike and the Florida Worship Choir ministered to 12 churches in the New York City area by leading workshops, prayer walking and evangelizing. The group also performed a flash mob in Times Square where Florida Worship Choir leaders estimated approximately 100,000 people could hear the choir singing about Jesus. The choir also performed in the famous Central Park bandshell and on the world renowned stage at Carnegie Hall. The Florida Worship Choir also made history by being the first choir to be invited to perform at the Brooklyn Tabernacle’s Tuesday Night Prayer Service.
The trip was held in partnership with NAMB, an Atlanta-based organization that works with churches, associations and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism and church planting.
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About Eva Kroon Pike:
“Music is my passion,” says Eva Kroon Pike, who has been singing since age 3 and also plays the flute, guitar and keyboard. During her career, Pike has performed in front of thousands of people and has shared the stage with the likes of Anne Graham Lotz, Mark Harris, Babbie Mason and Third Day. Pike’s ministry, she says, is about “spreading the
Gospel, one song at a time.” In her testimony, Pike shares her confidence that God has a plan for her life and that He chose, through her adoption as an infant, a very special family for her to grow up in to learn life’s lessons. Her ministry is to point people to her loving Father who sent His Son to die so that everyone who believes in Him will live eternally. Pike states in her song, “Grace That Chose Me,” which focuses on the theme of adoption, “So, if I’m anything close to what I’m meant to be, I owe it to the hands of Grace that chose me.”
Pike’s current EP, Love Is All About You, produced by six-time Dove Award winning producer and songwriter Don Koch (producer for Avalon, 4HIM, and many others; songwriter credits include classics “In Christ Alone,” “Adonai” and “Mercy Said No”), was released in 2013. It is the singer/songwriter’s third recording project. Her current single is “Not Miss A Thing.”
Pike’s current video, “Grace That Chose Me,” has been featured at various events, including the Florida Baptist Convention. Pike, who has experienced firsthand the blessings of being adopted into a loving Christian home, is an outspoken advocate for adoption. She has partnered with the Florida Baptist Children’s Home, a Christ-centered organization that provides services for abused, neglected, and orphaned children, where she helps to promote the organization’s adoption and other ministry services to hurting children and families.
Pike and her husband, Jonny, live in Central Florida with their two young sons.
For more information about Pike, visit evakroonpike.com.