VaShawn Mitchell was born and raised in Chicago, IL, a city known as the birthplace of Gospel music, an art form that has been indelibly imprinted on his life. When he was a teenager, Mitchell became the assistant music director of St. Mark Baptist Church. Then for nearly a decade he went on to serve as Minister of Music at Bishop Larry D. Trotter's Sweet Holy Spirit Church. As the youngest Minister of Music in that church's history, Mitchell successfully merged the contemporary themes he composed with the traditional choir vibe that marked the church's worship services. Since that time, he has been blessed to serve a number of prominent churches throughout the United States as a Minister of Music.
About three years ago, gospel singer/composer VaShawn Mitchell made two crucial decisions. The first was to leave his Chicago home and move to Atlanta, to become music minister at Higher Living Christian Church. Mitchell also chose to put his burgeoning recording career on hold so he could pay attention to the 10,000 members of his new congregation. They had a lot to tell him.
Gospel stars Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett and VaShawn Mitchell are teaming up for a fall tour that will travel some of the country's largest mega-churches.