Show Notes

Today's episode is with Mark Benson, the West Regional Director of  Partner Relations for the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC. Now, Mark actually living here in phoenix  and attends CCV.  

I met mark a few year ago and over the years we have become good friends.  

The Museum of the Bible is located in Washington, D.C., and houses artifacts and manuscripts related to the Bible. David Green’s connection to the Museum of the Bible comes into play through Hobby Lobby funding the museum.  

Check out:  https://www.museumofthebible.org/

He no stranger to the church. Mark’s  father was a third-generation Lutheran minister, retiring at 86 years old. (He went home on January 1, 2022.) Mark did not feel the calling to be a minister, but as a capitalist, and Mark’s ministry has been to the people he served in business. Mark and his wife Mary owned or operated 16 new car dealerships around the country. They were also the managing partners for: Ford, Honda, Lincoln, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Jeep, Chrysler, Hyundai and Ram.  

While the owners of Honolulu Ford, they boldly invested in the Church. The FCC approved an on-demand station at Cox-cable: JOHN 316. We filled our Christian station with 9 local churches, with 60,000 Hawaiian home tuning in each month. Much like Hobby Lobby, In-and-Out, Mark closed his dealerships on Sunday to honor the Sabbath. https://youtu.be/t7K6s6Cxfes and sales exploded. 

Now, Hawaii is his mission field, and the last year Mark owned a dealership.   

Mark has worked for the Museum of the Bible for 2.5 years.  

The pervious 5-8 years Mark would wake up at 2:00 AM and ask God, am I using my talents the way that you would like me to?  

The Benson family has a passion for missions. He partnered with Rotary International to drill a well in Naberera, Tanzania. It did not turn out the way that he thought it would.  "We hit water 147 meters down, but the pastor there was afraid that his Massai Tribe would kill him and take the well over. He waited for 10 years to put the well head on and start pumping water. Mans timing is different than Gods!"


Website:   https://www.museumofthebible.org/
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/museumofBible/
Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/museumofbible/?hl=en
Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/museumofbible/

Christ’s Church of the Valley: https://ccv.church/
CCV Missions:  www.ccv.church/missions
Let’s Go 360:  https://www.letsgo360.org/
Pastor Larrie Fraley: linkedin.com/in/larrie-fraley-53445032

Email: missions@ccv.church 

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