Reverend Mario Ellis

Reverend Ellis is a graduate of DePaul University of Chicago with a BS in Human Resources and an MA in Practical in Theology from Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Reverend Ellis served as Minister of Music, worship leader, church administrator, Sunday School teacher and outreach pastor for congregations in Chicago, IL, Nashville, TN and Silver Springs MD.  He also served as Associate Pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Chicago. His focus in ministry is on evangelism and teaching with a foundational scripture:”But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 NKJV


While serving at Third Baptist Church his home church from his youth, Rev. Ellis worked with the Sunday School, Men’s Fellowship, Youth Council, Parents and Guardian Council and Praise & Worship team.  In December of 2009, Rev. Ellis began to feel the urge for pastoral ministry and in March 2010, believing God, Reverend Ellis founded Refreshing Springs Congregational Church with 5 charter members.  Praise the LORD!!


Reverend Ellis is currently working in the Human Resources office at St. Luke’s Hospital in Boise, ID. He and his family joined St. Paul Baptist Church in July 2013. Reverend Ellis took the position of Minister of Music at St. Paul Baptist Church in September  2013. He is spirit-filled and loves doing the work that God has called him to do.