Mario is the President and CEO for Family Legacy, an education ministry to 14,000 Zambian kids at 22 schools in Lusaka, Zambia and has been the President of East-West Ministries International and the President and CEO of Pine Cove Christian Camps. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California Business School.

Lynelle is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Southern Methodist University and a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. She is the author of Choose Words, Choose Life.

Mario and Lynelle live in Dallas, TX, and have seven adult children, and ten grandchildren.