Wednesday, March 19,
9:45am - Noon
On March 19th, we are very excited to welcome back a very special guest - President George Washington (AKA- Mark Collins)! Mark, with his white hair and 6’4” build, bears a remarkable resemblance to General Washington. Mark travels extensively, speaking about President George Washington. This will be a very special treat for children of all ages and for adults as well. Elected officials also plan to attend.
We will have special music starting promptly at 9:45am. Our speakers will each share with the class and end with a lively time of Q&A from the audience. RSVP early on the FEAST website and to Gale at (210) 662-0588 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Collins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 21, 1961. He and his parents moved to Texas when he was only 3 years old – so he got here as quickly as he could. Mark was also smart enough to marry a Texas girl from Fort Worth, his lovely wife Devy. Mark attended Northwood University in Dallas, Texas and graduated with a degree in Business in 1984. He began a successful 20-year career with Blue Beacon International, a truck service company with over 100 locations, rising to the position of General Manager. He retired in January 2012 to devote his energies to portraying George Washington full time.
Mark was an Associate Pastor at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas for 10 years. On a Fourth of July ten years ago, the senior pastor asked Mark to portray the "Father of Our Country" for the first time. During his preparation, Mark came across General Washington’s prayer journal and he became inspired by these writings. He discovered a man devoted to God and country and much more than our schoolbooks had ever revealed. That event turned into a life-changing experience for both Mark Collins and for everyone who was in attendance that day. By the time Mark was finished making George Washington’s appeal to God from on his knees, many in the audience were in tears. He was then invited to speak at the Southern Baptist Convention, and many more invitations followed.
Mr. Collins has spoken at various events such as: Governor Perry's Prayer Breakfast; Republican State Conventions - TX, OK, SC; the Republican National Convention - Minneapolis, MN; the National Cathedral - Washington, DC; the National Day of Prayer at Focus On the Family - CO; Mt. Vernon Plantation - VA; the Kimbell Theater - Colonial Williamsburg, VA; the Pro Family Legislators Conference - Dallas, TX; and Republican events Nationwide. He has also appeared on film in several productions such as: The Revolution (13 part Mini Series) - History Channel; National Treasure II - Hunting the Lost Symbol; The Discovery Channel; Behold A Pale Horse - Heartland Pictures (summer 2011); and Deadliest Warrior - Spike TV (fall 2011).
Mark and his wife Devy have six children and three grand-children and he now pastors his own church, which is fittingly located in Yorktown, Texas. When he’s not busy portraying the General, Mark and his family operate a successful hunting guide service in Southwest Texas called Apache