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Mark L. Pippen is a native of Durham, North Carolina. Years of experience in hospitality management led him to Newark, New Jersey, in 2001 where he currently resides. Career accomplishments came quickly. But his desire to offer encouragement and support to people always left him feeling that there was something more helpful he could be doing. As years passed he continued to seek an opportunity that would allow him to feel a sense of higher purpose. In the meantime he became a "workaholic." Hereditary factors combined. His health was adversely affected. He was rushed to the hospital on several occasions. Medical professionals advised that it was imperative that he make lifestyle changes to reduce his stress level. Mark made the difficult decision to leave employment in the public sector to focus on stabilizing and improving his health.
"Everything happens for a reason" were the words of consolation many people offered. For over two years the reason eluded him. During that period Mark found comfort, strength and determination in Spirituality and renewed Faith. He had always been taught to look at the bright side. He realized how fortunate he was in spite of his challenges. He began expressing and exchanging experiences, perspectives and beliefs using social media. Fellowship, networking and writing replaced his prior passions. Finally, he began to feel that he reaching hearts and touching lives. Encouragement poured in for him to publish a motivational book. At last, "The Gospel According To Mark was born.
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