Born and raised in Chicago, IL, VaShawn Mitchell began his career as an assistant music director at the famed St. Mark Baptist Church, before becoming Minister of Music at Bishop Larry D. Trotter’s Sweet Holy Spirit Church, merging contemporary music themes with the church’s traditional choir sound.
After releasing an independent project and two albums on Tyscot Records, Mitchell was signed to Motown Gospel (then, EMI Gospel), where he released his breakthrough album, Triumphant (2010). The celebrated album garnered Mitchell 11 Stellar Award nominations and 6 wins. Following the success of that album, Mitchell released Created 4 This (2012) and Unstoppable (2014), both of which yielded radio hits and consistent sales. With his most recent album, Secret Place (2016), Mitchell achieved a career-first #1 debut on the Billboard Gospel Albums chart.
In January 2017, Mitchell began serving as General Overseer of Music & Worship Arts of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, TN under Bishop Joseph W. Walker III. In addition to his consistent touring schedule, Mitchell’s new single, “God Will Take Care of Me,” is currently impacting gospel radio.