BIOGRAPHY OF ANTHONY POPS MITCHELL
Mr. Anthony Mitchell, formerly known as Samson & Delilah, and affectionately known by all that love him as Pops and Papa Tony.
Anthony has been in music all of his life. He is a producer, composer, song writer, band leader, organist, designer, lead and backup male vocalist and also does arrangements.
Anthony was born in Memphis Tennessee, reared in the Chicago, IL, Buffalo, NY and his music career started in Buffalo. Anthony has great determination and an outstanding personality. He sets and atmosphere when singing that brings the audience immediately to their feet once he starts singing and playing.
Anthony has played behind the Temptations, the OJays, Dionne Warwick, the Isley Brothers and many other famous performing artists.
Anthony is a member of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church under the direction of Rev. Dr. William H. Curtis where he is the Spiritual Leader and Choir Director and for Men of Worship. Anthony does outreach ministry & concerts throughout the tri-state area and parts of Ohio. His desire is that God be known, honored, loved and exalted in every tought, action and deed above anything else in life. Anthony Pops Mitchell released this first CD project November 9, 2012. Pops had a spiritual and committed team of friends and family helping to bring this projection to its completion and distribution; I can’t thank them enough for their love, time and commitment. God has put all of the right people in my life to accomplish His work through my ministry.
My song “Lord Because of My Faith In You” was birthed out of hurt, heartache and failures in my life and through it all it was my faith in God that brought me through.
My song “God Will Make A Way” reflects the loss of my daughter and my mother. My daughter died in my arms at the age of 11 years old and I saw my mother take her last breath when I was young man. I wanted to give up because it seemed like every one I loved was being taken away from me. Regardless of what you go through and not matter how bad the pain seems keep trusting God because He will make a way.
(Psalm 34:1 & 1 Chron. 16:34, Rom. 10:9-10) - I first thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Head of my life for the gift of salvation as well as the ministry of love, psalmist and musician given to me to glorify Him and encourage others in the Lord. My prayer is that someone would listen, hear, be healed or come to know Christ as a result of the ministry that God has given me to share with you.
(Proverbs 31:10-31) – I would like to give thanks to my lovely wife Bea Mitchell for standing by me through it all.
(1 Thess. 5:12-13, Eph. 4:11-12, 2 Cor. 9:13-14) - I want to thank my Pastor, Dr William H. Curtis, Senior Pastor of Mt. Ararat Baptist Church Pittsburgh, PA for feeding me the Word of God through his anointed preaching and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his support of me and my ministry which has resulted in spiritual growth under his leadership.
(Psalms 133:1-3 & Philippians 1:3) – Special thanks to my Minister of Music Dwayne Fulton and the many friends who all helped to make this project a success. I thank God for the gift of leadership, patience, love and laboring in the ministry that Dwayne Fulton have extended to me to bring this project to its fullness.
Thanks to the Mount Ararat Mail Chorus for allowing God to use their voices to minister to so many people
Thank God for placing Valetta and Donna in my life.
Thanks to my sister Carol Merideth for her administrative gifts, spiritual advice and direction.
I love all of you for allowing Christ to use you.
Love, peace and blessings from Tony Mitchell (aka Pops & Papa Tony)