January 17, 2022

Nathan Parrish Accepts Position as Worship Pastor at Panama City Church

Nathan “‘Lil’ Luke” Parrish, formerly of the Florida Boys and Freedom Quartet announces new venture as Worship Pastor of Oasis Worship Center in Panama City Beach, FL. Parrish most recently has garnered over 90 thousand followers on the app TikTok, combining southern gospel classics and hymns with modern worship music. In addition to his music abilities, Nathan’s gift of pastoral administration will also play a part in this new role. 

Tommy McCormick, Senior Pastor of Oasis Worship Center, states, “Myself, along with our ministry staff, are so excited to announce Nathan Parrish as our new Worship Pastor! His anointed ministry has blessed so many people across North America, from his time traveling with great quartets like the Florida Boys, Blue Ridge and Freedom, and also as a solo artist and Pastor. We are looking forward to this partnership and his leadership!”.

Nathan, who began working with the worship team in late December, says, “What started out as a trip to visit “Oasis” and do a little studio work, has turned into an opportunity that only God could put together! Pastor Tommy is an amazing pianist himself and is the son of the late “Pappy” Neal McCormick, who gave Hank Williams his first regular job in music! He and I have a great time together, on the platform, in the studio, wherever we are. I believe God is going to do great things in Panama City Beach! As always I would like to thank Charlie Waller and Randy Shelnut for believing in me and granting me my first real opportunities in southern gospel music!”.

Along with this new position, Parrish also has a new project being released in the spring entitled “The Same Road Leads Home”. The new project features the talent of James Rainey, Tommy McCormick, and Warren and Ronda Drake (daughter of former Lefevere members Ron and Barbara Dailey and stepdaughter of legendary steel guitarist Sonny Curtis) Nathan shares “I am so honored by all the talent, time, and tears that have been poured into this project! I can’t wait for you to hear it!”.

Oasis Worship Center is located at 8400 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407