The Lord has taught Mark and his wife Alice, parents of nine children, many ways to build their family upon Christ. Their family mission statement is to be “quick to obey, quick to repent, and quick to forgive; praying for one another and discipling one another as they wait for God's love to be shed abroad in their hearts." In Christ, they find the ability to work together as a team, supplying local Farmers' Markets with fresh farm produce, conducting a three-generation real estate business, and hosting several ministries, including the Family Encouragement Weekend (FEW). Through God’s faithfulness, the Wilkes now rejoice in seeing the multigenerational result of the vision He gave them. The Wilkes reside in central Virginia.