For over 25 years, Marcos Mercado has devoted his life to helping people all over the world. Marcos answered his calling at 16 years old when he started preaching at his local congregation in New York City, where he was born and raised. Marcos is happily married to his wife Amarillis for 16 years who serves alongside him as a Women’s Ministry Leader. Amarillis was called at the age of 19 as a campus student in New York City. She has served in the ministry for the past 20 years.
Marcos has worn many hats over the years, including that of a Full-time Minister, Pastor, Preacher, Teacher, Motivational Speaker, Radio Personality and Marriage Counselor. You can currently hear him use his seasoned experience and his passion for people on the airwaves as he hosts the popular Radio program “Marriage Beyond the Vows”, broadcasted all over the eastern seaboard in markets like Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey, Maryland, Detroit, Charlotte, N.C and online on BlackPlanetRadio.com.
Marcos and Amarillis’ God-given ability to minister to all-types of people has taken them on mission trips around the world. Marcos and Amarillis, who are fluent in both English and Spanish, speak both around the nation and throughout the world including South America and the Caribbean. They have led life-changing marriage seminars throughout the country where they have helped couples from all walks of life find healing and a future.
After helping to build a dynamic church of over 5,000 people in New York City, The Mercados moved to the Philadelphia area in 2007 to lead a ministry in the heart of the city. Marcos is presently the Lead Pastor for the Northern Delaware Church of Christ and the President and CEO of Relationships & Beyond, LLC. They are also the proud parents of two beautiful children ages fourteen and ten.