Mark Boone believes that God works miracles. He thinks a lot about the future, loves history and is the founder of Markus Group Ltd., a Raleigh, NC based company that serves as a contract manufacturer for medical and consumer goods. In his 40-plus years of experience he has accumulated more than 3 million air miles and conducted business on every continent except Antarctica. He is no stranger to high technology manufacturing having spent nearly two decades working in the nuclear power and defense sectors.
"My desire for the completed Ebenezer Chapel is to provide people with a place to come in quiet solitude for meditation, prayer and contemplation. The art displayed will tell the story of who we are as a people in the early 2000’s and point to Christ as the one who came two millennia earlier to offer the path to salvation. It will allow visitors to see creation up close, allowing them to touch the very rock that forms the structure while seeing natural light pouring in. My hope is even in the year 7000 people coming to the chapel will not need a tour guide. Even though they are likely to speak a language entirely different from any spoken today, they will be able to interpret the designed message for themselves."
Mark loves putting people at ease when hosting events and gatherings for family, friends, business associates and neighbors. He understands that when people are relaxed, they end up feeling refreshed and renewed. He wants the same for those who visit the Ebenezer Chapel and park: put away your worries and find healing in quiet communion with the Father.
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? Why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ .... But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:25-34
Inspired by old architecture and the ancient structures of people who lived many thousands of years ago, he hopes that the Chapel will represent who we are and share who we were. He is convinced Ebenezer Chapel is divinely inspired.