Mario Desmond Powell

S/HE Identity Conference Presenter


Mario Powell began his music career at a young age. After growing as a drummer and musician, he became a head musician at the age of 16. Mario attended Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska graduating with a bachelor’s of music with emphasis on Music Composition and Entertainment. His passion is teaching, playing, writing and arranging gospel music, as well as Jazz and some R&B. Currently, Mario Powell is the Director Of Music at Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church in Colorado Springs where he is in charge of six choirs and a praise team. He has played with several artist such as; Recording Saxophonist Tony Exum, Recording Artist Ron McMillon, Thomas Dawson of the Commodores, Gospel Artist Baby Mason and more. Mario brings a unique energetic spirit when it comes to ensembles and playing, in the end, sound quality is high on his priority list so that praise and worship can have a musical impact on peoples life’s bringing people closer to Christ.