Rev. Dr. Alvin L. Powell is a locally licensed minister and wedding officiant based out of Bowie, Maryland. His goal is for your ceremony to be performed beautifully and leave memories for years to come. He offers a variety of affordable packages to accommodate multiple needs. Dr. Powell offers premarital and post marital counseling, in addition to performing vow renewals and other religious ceremonies.
This passionate minister is the Founder and Executive Director of Alvin L. Powell Ministries a Christian Pastoral Counseling Service. He is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor through the National Christian Counselors Association and NCCA Board Certified in Integrated Marriage & Family Therapy, Advanced Child & Adolescent Therapy, Temperament Counselor and Professional Clinical Member. Moreover, Dr. Powell holds Masters and PhD degrees in Christian counseling with 15 years experience as a pastoral counselor. Addionally, Dr. Powell is a locally licensed minister and internationally ordained minister with Paragon Clergy Association International (PCAI).
Rev. Dr. Alvin L. Powell offers couples the Basic Option (Ceremony Only), Standard Option, and Premarital Prep Boot Camp Option package, which includes wedding officiant services. He also offers customized options depending on your needs. Each option includes an initial consultation, review of your wedding vows, wedding ehearsal, ceremony, and optional reception blessing and filing of your marriage license. His ceremonies are non-denominational and usually last about 30 minutes or less.
67 Reviews for Reverend Alvin L. Powell
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Carol Bristol · Married on 10/12/2019
What a blessing!
Rev. Powell's ministry for counseling and marrying couples in the DC, MD, and VA area is truly anointed!!! I found his services online just two months before my wedding. Yet, he was more than accommodating to the plans we had already set in place for our nuptials. He only insisted that my fiance' and I get premarital counseling before performing our ceremony - which we both only agreed to reluctantly. Now, we can't thank him enough for that gesture of love!!! His sessions were all divinely inspired by the Holy Spirit - such that he led us each time in prayer and then into a scripture-based dialogue that touched on all of the things we were both either feeling or experiencing but unable to talk about with each other. We could also feel the presence of the Lord so heavily in his home office each and every time we met with him. In fact ... by the time we came to the end of our premarital counseling, Rev. Powell had to reassure us both that if we needed him after we were married that he would have an open door for us. LOL... And on the day of my wedding, he arrived promptly beautifully robed and he carried out my entire ceremony graciously and elegantly. What a blessing the entire day was because of the favor on his ministry - I can't recommend him enough for your wedding!!!Sent on 11/07/2019
Joane Duro · Married on 10/05/2019
What we needed
First I want to give advice to any couple that plan on embarking on this journey called marriage to seek pre-martial counseling even if it’s not required by your church or officiant. Rev. Powell was truly a blessing to my now Husband and I. He really took the time to explain what love really means through the eyes of our Creator and not based on the vanity and surface love you see in movies and In society today. We truly couldn't have asked for a better officiant. After each session we felt encouraged, as well as challenged, and it reaffirmed why we were right for each other, but at the same time what work we needed to do to keep our relationship on solid ground. We are very thankful to God for putting Rev. Powell in our path. And we know that even after the Ceremony we have someone to go to when we need help through this journey.Sent on 10/27/2019
Wanda Washington · Married on 09/28/2019
Inspirational & Amazing
We’re so thankful and truly grateful to have Reverend Alvin L. Powell join us together in holy matrimony on our wedding September 28, 2019. Rev. Powell was truly a blessing to us. We knew from our first consultation for our pre-marital counseling that he was a true man of God, and we couldn’t have asked for a better counselor, officiant who is sincere, patient, kind, gentle, and passionate for our wedding. His advice and wise counsel to start our marriage God’s way and build on an enduring foundation was very practical, insightful, and enlightening. In addition, we also had the pleasure of Rev. Powell’s wife, Beverly joined us for a counseling session. Her invaluable input was a great takeaway for us too. We both highly recommend his scripture based premarital counseling.Sent on 10/17/2019
The entire wedding ceremony from Rev Powell’s warm greetings, prayers, scripture reading, declarations, exchanges of vows, ring and unity candle ceremony, the benediction, and every aspect of his program were awesome, and exceeded our expectation. My husband and I, our families and friends were very impressed and deeply touched with his service. We highly recommend him to any couples looking for tools for a successful, God-centered marriage from a true man of God, a professional counselor and sincere officiant for your very special day.
Rev. Powell, we thank you so much for your inspirational and outstanding service, invaluable counseling and a wonderful wedding ceremony!
Elwood & Wanda