Mac Powell grew up in a small town in Alabama. His love for music began at an early age as both of his parents would sing and play guitar around the house. Mac soon began to sing in the local country church by day, and listen to his Dad's record collection by night.
When Mac was a sophomore in high school, he moved to Atlanta, GA where his passion for music and faith found an outlet in the band THIRD DAY. Over the past 25 years THIRD DAY has helped transform Christian music and built a devoted fan base while traveling the world many times over, selling 10 million albums, earning 4 Grammy awards, 1 American Music Award, 24 Dove Awards, and by being inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
His song “By His Wounds” speaks of Christ’s ultimate sacrifice on the cross with lyrics such as “We are healed by Your sacrifice And the life that You gave. We are healed for You paid the price. By Your grace, we are saved. We are saved.”
Besides his love for music and ministry, Powell is very passionate about the subject of adoption. He and his wife Aimee have three biological children of their own and adopted a fourth back in 2009. “When Amy and I dated in high school we actually talked about how when we eventually get married we might adopt,” said Powell. “So it’s always been something that we’ve talked about.”
Being a parent and raising a family is also something that is very important to Mac, “I think it’s something that God has placed down in all of our hearts — to be able to raise and educate and love and bring up a child,” he said. “We want to raise them up to be children of faith. To know they were created by a God who loves them and has a purpose and a plan for them.”