Gina Mingo and Marcus Price's approach to ministry is different than others, especially coming from their sports background - both former NFL players. The are both praise and worship leaders at Shoreline Christian Church, warriors who love to worship God, and make up the band known as Distinguished.
Gino, a senior associate pastor, husband and father of two girls, released his debut solo project The Unfolding, co-produced by Grammy award-winning Israel Houghton and featured recording artists Niecee Walls, Claude McKnight of Take 6, and Shake Anderson, former bass player for the legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire.
A certified sports nutritionist, personal trainer, songwriter, author and motivational youth speaker, Marcus took another route honing his musical talents. He comes from a family of musicians in the Houston area where he was entrenched in gospel music. He also honed his skills by taking a variety of applicable classes and singing in the gospel choir while attending Louisiana State University . During his eleven-year NFL career he performed the National Anthem in Jacksonville, in addition to singing alongside gospel greats at the 2004 Super Bowl Gospel Celebration in Houston,Texas.
Their debut project entitled Warriors / Worshippers (2007) features a host of musical all-stars including the highly sought-after Grammy award-winning producer Aaron Lindsey (Israel & New Breed), D.C.-based Kollective Music Group, and the Usher band.
They add two different dimensions – Marcus is deeply rooted in gospel music, while Gino’s love for praise & worship is evident - that truly balance their efforts. It is Gino’s hope that people do not just say they sound good, but that they are blessed by the anointing that comes through their songs. Gino states, “My prayer is that our music will touch people’s spirits and minister to their souls.”