The story of Dr. Mark Whitacre has to be in the “top 10” of amazing stories in which I have taken part.
Matt Damon portrayed in the movie “The Informant.” Against All Odds is the book title that tells the remarkable story.
Mark Whitacre’s first professional job was with Ralston Purina in St. Louis. He now returns as the acclaimed inspirational speaker to the more than 800 attending the Ministry to Men (Annual Businessmen’s Breakfast in St. Charles Mo on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015. Mark is featured in about 90 such speaking engagements each year.
Visit www.minisrytomen.net to see if there are tickets still available. They can also probably be purchased at the door. Call 636 939-9600 with your questions.
With the conviction that led to Mark spending more than eight years in three federal prisons, he thought his life was over, that he could never get another job, and that his dear wife Ginger would leave him. So he attempted suicide.
Instead amazing Ginger Whitacre moved to each of the cities wherein Mark was incarcerated, making prison visitation hours each week “like the family’s own living room” wherein Ginger and the children spent those weekly hours with Mark.
During those days Ian Howes, a Chief Financial Officer of a North Carolina company … and a member of the CBMC … read about Mark, met with him, shared the good news of Jesus, and led him to saving faith in Christ.
He discipled Mark through the “Operation Timothy” plan.
President Richard Nixon’s attorney Chuck Colson … who went to prison due to the Watergate scandal shortly after he received Christ … then later began the great “Prison Fellowship” ministry … also mentored Mark Whitacre.
In turn, Mark has discipled 50 men … one by one … in his more than eight years while in penitentiaries.
A visit to www.markwhitacre.com tells more of the story.
Earlier interviews with Mark Whitacre are as follows:
To hear … “Mark Whitacre: FBI ‘Whistleblower,’ suicidal, imprisoned; found forgiveness, peace; tells others how” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/527/5/ .
And to hear …”Mrs. Ginger (Mark) Whitacre: Matt Damon lead in movie ‘The Informant’ re her family; amazing story” … click on … http://haroldhendrick.com/content/view/499/5/.
On this last radio recording with Mark, I also recorded with his wife Ginger, aired on Bott Radio Network-owned AM 1320 in St. Louis on Tuesday, September 8th, then soon thereafter to be available right here on www.haroldhendrick.com.