Pastor Mario is a native of Columbus Ga. he left home at the age of 18 to join the U.S Army where he eventually retired from in 2016. During his time in the military he has served in ministry all over the world from Colorado Springs, Colorado to Fort Bragg NC, to Vilseck Germany where he was first ordained and deacon and later ordained a minister of the gospel. After retiring Pastor Mario was led by God to return to his hometown of Columbus Ga. where he and his family became members of Vital Church Columbus.

During time with the military in Colorado in 2001 he met his wife Susan a native of Richmond Va. who was also in the Army. They married in 2004. They were blessed with 3 children, Cortlin, Nina, and Lola.

His belief is that the Holy Bible is the absolute word of God, and God’s purpose was for us to experience heaven on earth. We should live life by leaning on God and allowing the Holy Spirit to act on our behalf in our everyday life.