Cynthia Powell became a Christian while a student at the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida.
After graduating from college she entered the full time ministry working with young women in the campus ministry.
In 1981 she married Sam Powell and moved to Tallahassee, Florida. The Powells led campus ministries at Florida A & M University and Florida State University for six years. While in Tallahassee, their two daughters were born, Christina Powell and Lauren Powell Egbuta (husband Kosi Egbuta), who are all disciples.
In 1987 the Powells moved to New York to be on the ministry staff of the New York City Church of Christ. Cynthia continues to serve as one of the women’s ministry leaders in the church and is devoted to raising up young women to serve in the full time ministry.