Evie Tornquist – It Only Takes A Spark † Pass It On ( 1976 )

Uploaded on Sep 25, 2011

Evie Tornquist – It Only Takes A Spark † Pass It On ( 1976 )


Evie Tornquist Karlsson on Billy Graham Crusade singing her hit song Born Again


Evie – Shine (1979)

Evie Tornquist Karlsson and her husband Pelle sing “United We Stand”

Uploaded on Apr 26, 2011

Evie Tornquist-Karlsson was Christian Music’s greatest sweetheart , she took the world by storm with her sweet angelic face & voice that touched everyone’s heart with her love for Jesus. She will forever be known as the girl who sang her songs for Jesus Christ. She was born 1957 in Rahway, New Jersey, professionally known as Evie, is a Contemporary Christian music singer who was known in the late 1970s and early 1980s for songs such as “Say I Do”, “My Tribute”, “Live For Jesus”, “Pass It On”, “Never The Same”, “Mirror”, “Born Again”, “Come On Ring Those Bells”, “Step Into The Sunshine” and “Four Feet Eleven”.

Born in the United States to Norwegian immigrants, Evie began her singing career as a young teenager while visiting her parents’ homeland. She released her English language debut album at the age of 16 in 1974, and went on to release more than 30 albums, including several in various Scandinavian languages. Evie was recognized as the Dove Award recipient of Female Vocalist of the Year for 1977 and 1978. She married Swedish pastor and musician Pelle Karlsson in 1979 and retired from performing music in 1981 to pursue other avenues of ministry, such as Sky Angel.

In the early 1980s Pelle and Evie Karlsson felt the Lord’s leading to join the “SKY ANGEL DOMINION NETWORK”. The Lord used them both in a might way for the Lord’s glory. While there, they recorded a few other albums. Evie and her husband has since left the SKY ANGEL NETWORK a number of years ago. Although Evie is “officially” retired from performing and doing concerts all the time on a regular basis since 1981 – she is still pursuing her music ministry with White Field Music, (owned by Pelle and Evie Karlsson) in Florida and very much involved in missions work with Back to Jerusalem. A vital, encouraging work. They also produce a wonderful outstanding 30 minute weekly series for Back To Jerusalem which can be viewed online. The weekly broadcast can be viewed her which is hosted by Pelle & Evie –http://www.backtojerusalem.com/video/…
All of the past episodes of the broadcast can be featured for downloading / viewing here –

Evie still does some concerts in Churches and in other venues and is also still on tour. She also tours to different venues with Rebecca St. James in a Mother and Daughter outreach series of programs they put on called, the “SHE” events. The SHE event tour with Evie for dates, and locations and more info please visit the SHE event tour dates – http://www.sheevent.com/events.html

Evie currently resides with her husband Pelle in Florida. Their two children, Kris and Jenny Karlsson are now out of high school. Jenny is already now very recently married and is a school teacher. Evie and her music is still loved today more then ever, and Evie albums are still being hunted down and collected by her fans. I had the wonderful privilege of having a very special invitation to a Concert that Evie was able to take part of, in September of 2005. Earlier, that year in February Evie was officially inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame on February 22, 2005. Some of Evie’s best selling LP’S include:

2008 – Jul med Evie (Nyutgivning på CD av LP-skivorna “Jul med Evie” från -74 “Julens
klockor ring” från -78)
— Christmas with Evie (republication of CDs of LPs “Christmas with Evie” from -74 and “Christmas bells ring” from -78)
2006 – Evie På Svenska – 15 Önskesånger
2006 – Evie In Swedish – 15 Wishful Songs
1998 Day by Day (Word UK)
1996 Songs for his family
1993*Exact date unknown- Evie’s Special Christmas Delivery Album
1989 Spirit Song (as Evie Karlsson – Cedited)
Maranatha! Singers, The – Praise 3 Album
1987 Christmas Memories
1986 When all is said and done
1985 Loving Promises – 2 LP Set
1984 Christmas a happy time
1983 Restoration
1983 Evie – Hymns
1981 – The Very Best Of Evie (WORD – Release Through Word Austerila with Endeavour)
1981 – Unfailing Love
1980 Teach us your way
1980 – Evie Favourites Vol 1
1979 Never the Same
1978 A little song for my little friends
1977 Come on ring those bells
1977 JULENS KLOCKOR, RING! (Come on ring those bells SWEDISH VERSION)
1977 – Mirror
1977 TILL MINA SMA VANNER (SWEDISH VERSION Little Song Of Joy For My Little Friends
1976 Gentle Moments
1975 Evie Again (2 Release album covers) WORD
1975 Du skulle vara med i sången (1975 You would be part of the song)
1974 – Evie (1st American Release)
1973 – Jag kommer till dig (1973 – I come to you)
1972 – Evie på svenska (1972 – Evie in Swedish)
1971 Evie Sings Gospel
1971 Evie Synger
1970s Everything Is Beautiful
1970 A song for Everyone (First Album)


From 2004 this article:

Finally! an update on Evie Tornquist

If you were an Evie fan back in her heyday…basically, the mid to late ’70’s…you’ve probably wondered whatever happened to the pretty, petite blonde with the golden voice. In fact, it always amazes me that many hits on my website are from people looking for info on Evie (I mention her in my article on Christmas music.)

Well, CCM Magazine actually has an article about Evie in its June issue (although I wasn’t able to find it on the magazine’s website…you’ll have to get a physical copy of the mag to read the story.)

Just thinking about Evie brings back memories of my days at Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. I don’t think there was a red-blooded guy on campus who didn’t have a crush on the little Norwegian songbird. And I just about wore out the 8-track of her “Mirror” album…come on, there were some really good songs on that album! We’re talking “Lord Send that Morning,” “If Heaven was Never Promised to Me,” “Jesus Was There All the Time,” and more.

According to the CCM article, Evie left the Christian music scene in 1981, while she was still quite popular. She told CCM in 1996, “Interestingly, people think I got out of it because I started having kids. But toward the end of that time, ’79 or ’80, I felt somewhat uncomfortable with what was happening. I felt as though my hands were tied in terms of ministry. I wanted more freedom to pursue ministry; but when people pay to hear you sing, you have a responsibility to do what they paid you to do.” Evie does say she looks back on that time with pleasant memories, calling them “wonderful experiences.”

Evie is 48 now, and lives in Florida with her husband Pelle Karlsson and their children, Kris and Jenny. Says CCM: “The Karlssons have continued their musical ministry as a family over the years, largely out of the limelight.”

Evie did appear with Mark Lowry at a concert here a couple of years ago, sponsored by Radio 91. Although I didn’t make it to the concert, I saw pics that were taken there, and Evie looked as lovely as ever…and I understand she’s still in fine voice.

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